What's Buzzin' at Bryant
Week of August 29, 2022
A Message from Mrs. Johnson
Hello Bryant families,
Our school year is in full swing. Thank you so much for all the support you have shown thus far. We truly appreciate it.
I know many of you are anxious to volunteer on campus. As you may know, for the past few years, all RUSD campuses have been closed to site visitors and parent volunteers due to COVID restrictions. At this time campuses remain closed to visitors and volunteers however, our District team is working very hard to develop guidelines with the goal of welcoming our volunteers back to sites. Please know that the restrictions that have been in place are for the safety and well-being of all staff and students. Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.
As a reminder, in observance of Labor Day, there will be no school on Monday, September 5th. Enjoy your day off.
As always, BEE fantastic, BEE great, BEE the difference!
Game Club is in full swing!
We stand by our Core Virtures!
Patriotic song for the month of August - God Bless America
Our "Specials" makes us SPECIAL!
CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS IN THE CLASSROOM
Students love to celebrate birthdays at school, as it is a memorable time to share with teachers and friends. Given the current demands of the curriculum, we cannot have birthday parties for students. We are asking all parents to follow these simple guidelines when planning for your child’s birthday celebration at school. The Bryant staff feels strongly that by following these guidelines, we are promoting a healthy lifestyle, being considerate of those with health concerns related to food (allergies, diabetes, obesity, etc.), and maximizing student learning!
Contribute a book to the Bryant School library through the Birthday Book Program (a sticker will be placed in the book stating it was donated on behalf of your child for his/her birthday.
Bring in non-food items for classmates such as pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc. The teacher will help your child distribute them to classmates at a time during the school day that does not interfere with instruction.
Volunteer in your child’s class.
Make a donation to your child’s school in honor of your child’s birthday.
Provide goodie bags for classmates which can be distributed and taken home at the end of the day.
Donate an educational game or book for your child’s classroom.
Students are no longer allowed to bring in food items for birthday celebrations. We appreciate your help with this matter!
Riverside Arts Academy
PTO needs YOU!
Show your school spirit!
Data Confirmation in Aeries
Aeries Parent Portal Accounts will automatically be created and associated with your student once the contact record is entered and saved by the school site. Parents will receive an email containing their username and password. Please check your spam/junk folders for said email. To associate multiple students/siblings to a parent account, simply add your email address and a Y in each student's (or sibling's) contact record.
RUSD Parent and Family Engagement
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
Family Wellness Workshops
The Puertas Abiertas support group welcomes Spanish speaking parents or guardians raising a child with behavioral challenges or a mental health condition. The group is facilitated by Riverside University Health Systems-Behavioral Health and meets on the first Friday of each month. Puertas Abiertas 9/2/22
Educate, Equip, and Support begins on 9/7 and helps participants learn about common childhood mental health conditions, symptom management, and local resources. The virtual program is offered in partnership with the Riverside University Health Systems Parent Support and Training Program. EES English/Spanish 9/7/22
September 7, 2022, “Sleep Soundly” reviews the effects of sleep deprivation and disorders on a family's physical and mental well-being. Sleep Soundly
September 12, 2022, Opening Doors School Readiness Program prepares families for their child’s transition into TK and kindergarten, provides tools for navigating school options, builds early literacy skills, and promotes positive parenting practices and parent-child interactions. The series in Spanish begins on 9/12/22. The English class begins on 9/15/22. Opening Doors 0-5
September 13, 2022, The Latino Family Literacy Project engages families in reading with their children and builds vocabulary and English language development. Participants will receive free dual language children’s books. Family Literacy Project 9/13/22
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.
RUSD Dress Code
A diverse group of RUSD students and staff convened this year to update the RUSD dress code policy. Input from parents was gathered as well. Parents and students have the ultimate responsibility of grooming. However, the role of the school site is to ensure student dress does not interfere with the health or safety of a student, and does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating learning environment.
Please see the graphics below. You may also see Board Policy 5132 or refer to the RUSD Parent/Student Handbook.
Bryant PTO meeting
Monday, Aug. 29th, 3pm
4342 3rd Street
Bryant School of Arts and Innovation
Natanya Johnson, Principal
Valerie Sanchez, Assistant PrincipalSchool Office Hours - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm