What's Buzzin' at Bryant
Week of September 11, 2023
A Message from Mrs. Johnson
Hello Bryant families,
Can you believe it? We are almost half way through the 1st trimester. Time has sure flown by. If you have questions regarding classroom procedures, work load, or anything school related, please be sure to contact your child's teacher. As we progress through the year remember that everyone has areas of strength and weakness. There may be some content areas that may come easily for your little one while others may present some difficutly. Maintain open communication with the teacher regarding how you can work collaboratively together to ensure the support your child requires is being offered. We are here to help.
Two decades ago the US was faced with one of the most deadliest attacks on US soil.
Since the attacks, the US has remained diligent in our efforts to ensure our values as a democratic nation remain in tack. We will never forget all of our fellow countrymen that succumbed to the tragic event on September 11, 2001. Let our effort to lead with love, kindness, and understanding be our way of honoring thier memory.
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.
The Core Virtue for the month of September - Diligence
This month, as part of our social-emotional development discussions, classes will discuss what it means and what it looks like to demonstrate diligence. Please join us by talking with your child about demonstrating diligence and never giving up, even when things appear to be difficult.
September Students of the Month
Who has the best attendance?
Active Shooter Drill
As a reminder, visitors will not be allowed in or out of the school site during drills. Parents will not be allowed to enter the campus to withdraw students until the drill has concluded. This holds true for all drills (earthquake, fire, active shooter, etc.). You are welcomed to call the office if you have any questions.
Bryant is a small community school with no parking lot and no designated pull through area. This presents a huge challenge therefore, it is important that everyone follow all posted signage to ensure a consistent flow of traffic. We understand that some parents like to walk their child to the front gate while others prefer to transition in/out quickly. If you would like to walk your child to the gate, please do so however do not park your vehicle in an area that is marked with white, red, or blue curbing. I recognize it may be an inconvenience for some to park a little further and walk to the gate but given the layout of our school site it is a task we must undertake.
Any citations that are issued to drivers will be the sole responsibility of the driver. Neither the school site or district is responsible to resolve or dispute the citation. Thank you so much for your continued cooperation.
Join a Bryant Parent Group!
School Site Council (SSC)
The purpose of the SSC is to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, including an analysis of verifiable state and local data, provide recommendations related to the school's Title I program, and participate in the development and approval of the school's SPSA.
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
A parent teacher organization (PTO) gives parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to supplement and enrich the educational experience.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
A school-level committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise school officials on English learner programs and services.
School Site Council (SSC)
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Join School Site Council - We are still looking for interested parents!
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.
E3 is BACK!
23-24 - Data Confirmation
Riverside Arts Academy
We are so excitedf to continue our partnership with the Riverside Arts Academy (RAA). The program is offered to all 5th and 6th grade band students. Students will extend their love of music from our day program to RAA after school. RAA band will be offered to both grade levels two times per week. Don't miss out on signing up your child for this wonderful opportunity. RAA is scheduled to begin on September 11th.
RUSD's Family Resource Center
Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities
9/12/23 & 9/14/23 Opening Doors Builds early literacy skills and promotes positive parenting practices.
9/13/23 Suicide Awareness Recognize risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors to support children’s mental health.
9/14/23 Protective Factors The workshop will help participants develop coping skills, self-care, and parenting strategies.
9/20/23 Help your Student with ADHD Join us to learn what ADHD looks like in kids and how to help your child at home and school.
Various dates: Digital Equity Program Families receive a free refurbished computer after 8 hours of instruction.
FRC Flyer 2023 FRC Fall Flier (updated quarterly)
FRC calendar of activities https://bit.ly/FRCCalendar-of-Activities
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.
School Site Council (SSC)/English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting
Monday, Sep. 18th, 3-4pm
4324 3rd Street
Bryant School of Arts and Innovation
Natanya Johnson, Principal
Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal
School Office Hours - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm