Bryant Elementary School

June 2020

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A Message from the Principal

It is hard to believe that another year has gone by and it is time to say farewell to our Fifth grade students. Next year at Bryant several of our teachers are making transitions to different grade levels and we have hired some new staff due to our increasing enrollment. Listed below are the new staff and teachers who are transitioning to different grade levels:

  • Ms. Catherine Lippke will be teaching first grade
  • Ms. Alexa Sandford will be teaching Kindergarten
  • Mrs. Kristi Wiederhold will be moving from her second grade position to first grade
  • Mrs. Katelyn Girard will be moving from her first grade position to second grade
  • Mrs. Megan Collier will be moving from her fifth grade position to fourth grade

As you already know I will be retiring at the end of the school year. Dr. Angela Holcomb the former Riverside Elementary Principal will be replacing me. It has been such a pleasure to work with so many wonderful students, parents and staff during my past 12 years at Bryant. I will certainly miss everyone but will continue to remain connected with Bryant School. Thank you for all of your support and sharing your children with me.

Have a safe summer and mark your calendar for Bryant School’s “Back To School Night” on August 20th from 4-6 pm.

Your principal,

Mrs. Kollars

“Don’t cry because it is over but smile because it happened.”-Dr. Suess

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Health News by Julie Johnson, RN

Welcome to Bryant! I graduated from Morningside College in 1994 with a Bachelors in Science of Nursing. I have worked as a School Nurse since 2003. I am assigned to three schools: North High School; Sunnyside Elementary; and Bryant Elementary. Bryant families can contact me at 712-279-6819, extension 3413, with any health questions or concerns.

Use Summer to Get Required Immunizations

Your child needs these immunizations for school in Iowa. Iowa Immunization Law requires your child to receive:

Children in grades K-12 need these vaccines at required time intervals:

  • 5 doses of Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine before entering 7th grade or born on or after September 15, 2000.
  • 4 doses of Polio
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) or history of disease
  • 1 dose of Meningococcal (A,C,W,Y) vaccine before entering 7th grade and 2 doses or one after the age of 16 before entering 12th grade if born after September 15, 1999.

Children in Preschool (PS) or Transitional Kindergarten (TK) need at required time intervals:

  • 4 doses of Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
  • 3 doses of Polio
  • Up to 3 doses of haemophilus influenza type B (HIB) depending on age of child
  • Up to 4 doses of Pneumococcal depending on age of child
  • 1 dose of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) or history of disease

Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Students

Vision Screening Requirements

According to Iowa law, all children enrolling in kindergarten and 3rd grade are required to evidence of a vision screening no earlier than 1 year prior to enrollment and no more than 6 months after the date of your student’s enrollment. Vision screening forms are available through eye care professional, from your school nurse, or at the following website:


Dental Screening Requirements

According to Iowa law, all Iowa children enrolling for the first time in Kindergarten must have a dental screening on file. It’s required per Iowa law! According to this law: Screening must occur no earlier than 1 year before enrollment and no later than 4 months after enrollment. If you think you have already sent this form to school, please double check with your student to make sure that they have turned it into the nurse’s office. Screenings can be performed by dentists or dental hygienists.

Here is a link to the dental form. Please have this form filled out by your dental provider and turned in to your school.

Drop Off and Pick Up Instructions

Click here to read the Bryant Drop Off and Pick Up instructions



Our Kindergarten registration is open for enrollment. Children who will be entering Kindergarten next fall should have received a packet in the mail on the next steps to register your child and the required documents that need to be turned in. If you did not get a packet in the mail please email the office manager at

Note: A child must be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2020 to be eligible for admission to Kindergarten. A copy of the birth certificate and immunization record will be required at registration.

2020 Census - Every Person Counts

Census Day is observed on April 1, 2020. Households begin receiving invitations to participate in the Census in mid-March. There are three ways to complete the census – online, by phone, or by mail – and the Census Bureau provides forms in 14 languages. It’s important that every household participate and that every person is counted.

What is the Census? Get the Facts.

How Census Data Is Used

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding for public programs like schools, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Learn More.


The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home.

Under Title 13, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. Learn More.

Census Data And The Impact on Public Schools

Public schools in Iowa will be directly impacted by the 2020 census. The 2010 census estimated there were 731,975 children in Iowa ages 0-18. Children ages 0-4 are typically undercounted, and Iowa estimates 4,726 children were not included in the census.

Iowa receives over $8 billion annually from the federal government based on population estimates from the 2010 census, including funds for Special Education Grants, the National School Breakfast & Lunch Programs, Head Start, and many other education programs vital to the success of Iowa’s children. Those 4,726 children who weren’t counted in 2010 are now in grades 6-9, and the state has lost out on millions of dollars in federal funding each year for those children’s education.

We cannot let the census become another barrier to the funding of our student’s educations. The Sioux City Community School District is asking for the help and support of all families in our district to ensure that every child is counted.

Help us make sure the students of our district receive the funding they deserve. Help us make sure all kids are counted!

Census Contact

If you have questions about the U.S. Census Bureau, contact their office directly by calling (301) 763-INFO.

Censo 2020 – Cada Persona Cuenta

El Día del Censo se celebra el 1 de abril, 2020. Los hogares comienzan a recibir invitaciones para participar en el censo a mediados de marzo. Hay tres formas de completar el censo – en línea, por teléfono, o por correo postal – y la Oficina del Censo proporciona formularios en 14 idiomas. Es importante que todos los hogares participen y que cada persona sea contada.

¿Qué es el Censo? Conoce los Hechos.

Como se Usan los Datos del Censo

El Censo 2020 determinará la representación en el Congreso, informará a cientos de miles de millones en fondos federales para programas públicos como escuelas y proporcionara datos que impactarán a las comunidades durante la próxima década. Aprenda Más.


Las respuestas que proporciona solo se utilizan para generar estadísticas. Lo mantienen en el anonimato. La Oficina del Censo no tiene permitido divulgar públicamente sus respuestas de ninguna manera que pueda identificarlo a usted u otras personas en su hogar.

Según el Titulo 13, la Oficina del Censo no puede divulgar ninguna información sobre usted, su hogar o su negocio, ni siquiera a las agencias policiales. La ley garantiza que sus datos privados estén protegidos y que sus respuestas no puedan ser utilizadas en su contra por ninguna agencia gubernamental o tribunal. Aprenda Más.

Datos del Censo y el Impacto en las Escuelas Públicas

Las escuelas públicas en Iowa se verán directamente afectadas por el censo 2020. El censo 2010 estimó que había 731,975 niños en Iowa de 0-18 años de edad. Los niños de 0-4 generalmente carecen de representación y Iowa estima que 4,726 niños no fueron incluidos en el censo.

Iowa recibe más de $ 8 mil millones anuales del gobierno federal según las estimaciones de población del censo de 2010, incluidos los fondos para Becas de Educación Especial, los Programas Nacionales de Desayuno y Almuerzo Escolar, Head Start y muchos otros programas educativos vitales para el éxito de los niños de Iowa. Esos 4,726 niños que no fueron contados en 2010 ahora están en los grados 6-9, y el estado ha perdido millones de dólares en fondos federales cada año para la educación de esos niños.

No podemos permitir que el censo se convierta en otra barrera para los fondos de la educación de nuestros estudiantes. El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City está pidiendo la ayuda y el apoyo de todas las familias en nuestro distrito para asegurar que cada niño sea contado.

Ayúdenos a asegurarnos de que los estudiantes de nuestro distrito reciban los fondos que merecen. ¡Ayúdenos a asegurar que todos los niños sean contados!

Contacto del Censo

Si tiene preguntas sobre la Oficina del Censo de los EE.UU., comuníquese directamente con su oficina llamando al (301) 763-INFO.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.

The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is an unfair or discriminatory practice for any educational institution to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Inquiries or grievances, including Section 504 grievances and grievances under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.

Bryant Elementary School

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Principal: Mary Kay Kollars

The mission of Bryant Elementary School is to provide all students with an exemplary education, which will meet the diverse needs of individual students in a positive and safe environment while preparing them for academic success, productive citizenship, and lifelong learning.