What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of November 28, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week off with family and friends. School resumes 11/28/2022. We are looking forward to seeing all of our students back on campus.

It's the holiday season! This is my favorite time of the year. The holiday season brings togetherness, love, and gratitude. I want to thank EVERYONE for your donations for your Thanksgiving giveaway. We were able to provide food to several of our families. The excess was donated to a local shelter. Mrs. Contreras's class was the winner of our pizza party. Collectively, the class provided 138 cans of vegetables for our food drive. Thank you so much to our Bryant community for your continued support. Our school site is a special place and it's because of you. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to serve this community.

We have about 3 weeks before Christmas break. During this block of time, we typically see a drop in student attendance. Don't let up! Please ensure your child is at school, on time, everyday ready to learn.

As always, Bee Fantastic, Bee Great, Bee the Difference! Have a great week!


HEARTS has Heart!!!!!

There are a lot of fantastic opporunities happening for our students in HEARTS!!! Thank you to Mr. Carlson and our Expanded Learning team for making our after school program one of the best in the District.

Order your yearbook and pay online!

It's finally here! There is an option to order your yearbook and pay for it online. Please use your phone to scan the QR code on the flyer below and you will be directed to Bryant's site to order. You may also continue to submit your order form and cash payment in the front office. We have only ordered a certain number of books so don't miss out.
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2023-2024 Open Enrollment transfer window is OPEN!

Open enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year began on November 1 and runs through January 6, 2023. If you are interested in an Intra-District transfer (schools within RUSD boundaries) or an Inter-District transfer (to another school district), the window is open. At Bryant, we process our own transfers. Transfer applications will not be accepted at the Centralized Registration Center. Updated applications can be found on our school webpage.

Volunteers on Campus

We are happy to report that the volunteer participation process and forms have been released.

Please visit www.riversideunified.org/volunteer and follow the prompts.

Care Solace

Care Solace is available 24-7 to students and their families to help with mental health and addiction resources. Click here to get support.


RUSD remains committed to keeping our schools safe through our WeTip anonymous form and hotline (844) 951-2990. WeTip allows our RUSD community to easily and confidentially report threats and other concerns that affect our well-being and security.

RUSD Parent and Family Engagement


The Riverside Unified School District is looking to fill five upcoming vacancies for the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).

Vacancies to fill include:

  • One person active in a business organization
  • One person active in a bona-fide taxpayers association
  • Three any group

To qualify, a person must be at least 18 years of age and not an RUSD employee, official, vendor, contractor, or consultant.

Applications are due by December 1. Download the application and learn more here.


Connect with the Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC offers a variety of workshops as well as serves as a hub for families to access information about resources withing the community. You can make an appointment by calling by (951) 328-4003 for an appointment. FRC Fall 2022

Community Event:

12/03/23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sierra Middle School. Healthy, Happy, and Prepared, get prepared for the Holidays with free vaccines, dental screenings, eyeglasses, diapers, and other local resources. The family event will feature music, food trucks, and gift cards. The event is hosted by CAAASA. Happy & Healthy 12/3; Feliz y Saludable 12/3

Family Wellness Workshop:

12/07/23 Managing Stress and Anxiety in Children and Teens, presented by SAP, will review the impact of stress, signs and symptoms of anxiety, and strategies to help kids and families. Stress & Anxiety

RUSD Family Update webpage

Take some time to periodically view the RUSD family update webpage. There you will find all important District updates and information for RUSD families.

PTO meeting

Monday, Nov. 28th, 3-4pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

You can join the meeting in person or virtually

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 874 8147 3144

Passcode: 673110

School Site Council (SSC) / English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

The meeting will be held virtually. We look forward to seeing you.

School Site Council/ELAC Meeting

Thursday, December 1 · 3:00 – 4:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/qzx-rtyf-inu

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Valerie Sanchez, Assistant Principal

School Office Hours - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm