What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of October 16, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

On October 19th Bryant, along with all other RUSD schools, will participate in California’s Great Shake Out. The drill is scheduled to begin at approximately 10:10 AM I may last approximately 45 minutes. Please be aware that during the drill access to the campus will be restricted. Parents will not be able to check students out or bring students to school tardy while the drill is in progress. Anyone that is on campus at the start of the drill will be expected to participate in the drill. If you have appointments for your child on October 19, please be sure to 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!


California's Great Shake Out!

On October 19, 2023, Bryant will be joining all other RUSD schools as well as schools across the State of California in the Great Shake Out. Please read the attached parent letter for details.

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.

Please join us for our fall fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese

The PTO Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser was such a succes we decided to do it again. Please join the Bryant community at Chuck E. Cheese in Moreno Valley on Friday, 10/20 from 3-9pm. A percentage of the proceeds earned will go directly to our school site. We hope to see you there.
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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. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and attention to this important matter.

Walk-Bike to School Day!

Active trips to school enable children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Regular physical activity helps children build strong bones, muscles and joints. In contrast, insufficient physical activity can contribute to chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke. On October 18th, Bryant will be participating in Walk-Bike to School Day! Please join us at Starbucks on the corner of Market and 3rd at 7:15 am. We will meet there as a school community and then walk-bike to school together. See you then!

Shout Out to Poly High’ ASB

Thank you so much to the Poly Bears for coming to Bryant to train our Student Council. We appreciate your leadership as our cluster high school. Thank you for helping to train the next Poly High School ASB members.

Join us for our second session of Parent University!

Bryant's Parent University is gearing up for our second workshop of the year. Join us for a hands-on, interactive session focused on providing families with games and activities to support student fluency in math! Each family will leave the workshop with a game kit to use at home!

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.

Gratitude Attitude

Thank you to Mrs. Hernandez and her super students for reminding us to have an attitude of gratitude. It was a much needed reminder. Great job TEAM 1!

Who has the best attendance?

Congratulations to Mrs. Hudak 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!

Join Our PTO

We are always looking for excited parents with great ideas to join our PTO. PTO will be hosting an ice cream party for the class with the most sign ups by October 27th. You can sign up using this digital link. Paper forms went home with students last week. You can always visit the front office for a new form if needed.

Fall Exploration Days in November

Fall Exploration provdies children with an opportunity to engage in fun activities that support thier learing. Exploration Days will be held November 20th-22nd. The application deadline is October 18th. Bryant students will attend Fall Exploration at Beatty Elementary School. Transporation will be provided. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your children.

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

  • Various dates: Digital Equity Program Families receive a free refurbished computer after 8 hours of instruction.

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.

National Walk/Bike to School Day

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 7:15am

3311 Market Street

Riverside, CA

Please join us! The team will be meeting at the Starbucks on Market at 7:15 am.

California Great Shake Out

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

PTO Fall Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser

Friday, Oct. 20th, 3-9pm

23160 Sunnymead Boulevard

Moreno Valley, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

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