What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of October 30, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

Bryant's student council is so excited to host their first event of the school year! For the Halloween Bash, the students determined no one should be charged to come. They just want all of their friends to come and have a great time. However, there will be light snacks available for purchase. Students MUST have a signed permission slip to attend the dance. If you will be picking your child up from the dance, we ask that you do so promptly at 4:00 pm.

Parent/Teacher conferences are right around the corner. Very soon, you will be hearing from your child's teacher to schedule a conference on November 8th or 9th. Please communicate with the teacher regarding your availability. We will do our absolute best to accommodate everyone's schedule. Please be aware on our parent/teacher conference days are non-student days. Additionally, we will be off on November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day. Please plan accordingly.

We still need your help! About half of our school population that has not finalized the parent data confirmation process. This is an important step in ensuring the information on file with the site and school district is accurate. If you have not already done so, please be sure to finalize this process by October 27th. If you need help, you can stop by the front office. We have chromebook sets up so we can support parents as needed.

As always, thank you so much for being such wonderful partners. Have a fantastic week!


RUSDs 2023 State of the District

Attention Families: Save the Date for this year's Riverside Unified State of the District!

Our annual State of the District event is an opportunity to hear about RUSD"s accomplishments, student success stories, and plans for the future.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

The Maxine Frost Performing Arts Center

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Guest reception

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Program

Learn about how your district is partnering for success!


Atención familias: ¡Reserven la fecha para el Estado del Distrito Unificado de Riverside de este año!

Nuestro evento anual del Estado del Distrito es una oportunidad para escuchar acerca de los logros del RUSD,las historias sobre el éxito de los alumnos y los planes futuros.

Jueves, 2 de noviembre de 2023

En el Centro de artes escénicas Maxine Frost

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Recepción de invitados

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Programa

Infórmese sobre cómo su distrito se asocia para lograr el éxito.

PTO Cheesecake, Cookie Dough & Wrap Fundraiser

Please help us raise money to go toward programs and materials. Each student received a fundraising packet detailing the items to be sold and prizes students can earn for selling items. The fundraiser will begin October 30, 2023. All orders and money must be turned in by November 13,2023. Thank you in advance for your support!
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Aeries Data Confirmation

Bryant families! We still have about 50% of our school population that has not finalized thier data confirmation in Aeries. This process is important to ensure we have all of the most current information related to parent and emergency contact info. Parent must also update all district permission forms. If you have not already finalized your data confirmation, please do so by October 27, 2023. By accessing the QR code, you will be directed to the data confirmation link. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and attention to this important matter.

We need your input!

Every year, we evaluate the needs of the school site. Based on that information goals are set that are designed to assist us in moving in a direction that best supports students, staff, and the community. I am looking for your input! Please take a few minutes to complete this short needs survey. The input of our parent community is very valuable! Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.

Parent Univesity

Thank you to everyone that attended our last session of Parent University. Parents walked away with tips and games to support thier children with math. If you have not attended a session you are missing out! We look forward to seeing your next time!
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The Core Virtue for the month of October - Gratitude

Gratitude is thankfulness for the gift of life and the gifts in life. Gratitude is the act of recognizing and acknowledging the good things that happen, resulting in a state of appreciation. This month show your gratitide and appreciation toward other for the little things they do to make your day brighter.

This month, as part of our social-emotional development discussions, classes will discuss what it means and what it looks like to show gratitude. Please join us by talking with your child about showing gratitude and appreciation to others.

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Who has the best attendance?

Congratulations to Mrs. Carranza and her super students for being recongized as the class with best attendance average last week. In addition to our students, parents are to be recongized for ensuring their children are at school, on time ready to go! Thank you for your support. Keep up the great work!

We would love for your to volunteer!

We are so happy to welcome volunteers on campus to offer support or to attend field trips. This is a great way to ensure the school site, community, and families are all connected. If you are interested is being a volunteer, some important information you will need to know is captured below:

  • All volunteers are required to be checked into RAPTOR Visitor System & be cleared via the Volunteer Clearance List for 2023-2024. If you are not on the Volunteer Clearance List you will not be allowed on campus for any reason. Volunteers will not be allowed on campus prior to 8:10 am unless cleared by administration in advance of the visit.
  • The Adult Volunteer Participation process is a 4-6 week process (may be longer if there is a fingerprint processing delay).
    • Be sure to inform staff of the timeline to acquire clearance for scheduled events and field trips.
    • All chaperones, no matter the duration of the field trip or school event, must be fingerprinted and complete the process

Volunteer clearance renewal:

  • To complete the renewal process (volunteers previously cleared during the 2022-2023 school year) all volunteers are required to complete the annual online volunteer training and confirmation form
  • Tier 1 volunteers, previously cleared during the 2022-2023 school year may renew their Tier 1 clearance for the 2023-2024 school year.

If you would like to begin the volunteer clearance process, please access one of the links below.

RUSD's Family Resource Center

Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities

Pathways to College and Career Family Engagement Summit

RUSD College and Career Readiness and the Family Resource Center have partnered to host the Pathways to College and Career Family Engagement Summit scheduled for October 14, 2023, at Ramona High School. Pathways Flyer

Additional resources:

Riverside College & Career Fair

RUSD students and families are invited to attend the 19th Annual Riverside College and Career Fair taking place on September 28, at the Galleria at Tyler from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

The event is hosted by the Riverside Chamber of Commerce and will feature over 100 colleges and professional organizations. View the event flier here.

Halloween Parade

Tuesday, Oct. 31st, 8:30-9am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Minimum Day

Friday, Nov. 3rd, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

School will dismiss at 11:40 am.

Parent/Teacher conferences

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 12am to Thursday, Nov. 9th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Please see you child's teacher for scheduling

No School in observance of Veteran's Day

Friday, Nov. 10th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

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