Panther Press

November 11th, 2021

Dear Bryant Families,

On Veteran's Day, we want to say thank you to our military servicemen and women for their service and sacrifice to this country. As a child of a military family, I have seen firsthand the amazing commitment made each and every day but military personnel and their families. We appreciate you and your dedication to our community as well. Thank you from all of us at Bryant!


Mrs. Klock

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Parent Teacher Conferences: November 16th and 18th

Our Parent Teacher Conferences are fast approaching! We are so excited to welcome our school community into our school and see classrooms. Please read the following reminders as we are getting ready to schedule these conferences. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher or the main office.


  • Masks are required for all participants. We will have extra masks should you need one.
  • The conference needs to be limited to 1-2 parent/guardians and the student. We ask that siblings not be brought to the conferences in order to reduce the number of people in the building.
  • Below is a map of the school with entrances and directions to find your child's classroom. We will also have people available to direct traffic as needed.


If at any point you need to schedule a TEAMS conferences instead of an in-person conference, please contact your child's teacher.

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PAX: Parent Note

Please see the file below on more PAX information. We are using PAX building wide for our students.

Upcoming Vaccine Clinics

Below is information about two upcoming vaccine clinics in the Helena Area.


Good Afternoon HPS Family,


I am pleased to announce that – with yesterday’s CDC approval of COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 – HPS is partnering with East Helena Public Schools and Lewis and Clark Public Health (LCPH) to host free vaccination clinics open to all children, regardless of where they attend school.


There are no residency requirements for these clinics, but pre-registration is required. The clinics will offer first Pfizer doses for children ONLY. Second dose appointments will be automatically scheduled three weeks out. Confirmation of second-dose appointments will be sent to parents via email.


Appointments are currently open on the LCPH COVID-19 Hub at https://www.helenamontanamaps.org/LCPHCovid19HUB/. Individuals can also call the COVID-19 Hotline at 833-829-9219 for appointments or questions. The hotline is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


All caregivers and children must wear masks at the clinic, which will be indoors. Vaccine recipients and their guardians will be expected to wait on-site for up to 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. Please note that this in an indoor clinic (drive-thru vaccinations are not available).


Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for children ages 5-11


East Helena: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., East Helena High School, 2760 Valley Drive


Helena: Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bryant Elementary School, 1529 Boulder Ave

We’re grateful to our partners at LCPH and Bryant Elementary for making this safe and convenient opportunity available to our children.


Sincerely,

Barb Ridgway
Chief of Staff, Helena Public Schools

COVID Notification

This week two students at Bryant School have tested positive for COVID-19. This information has been verified by health professionals.


Please note that I may not be able to answer every question, especially any governed by HIPAA and FERPA privacy laws. In the interim, please let me or our school nurse know if you have any questions.


Again, thank you for all you are doing to keep our students safe and in school five days a week.