Rhino Weekly Connection


A Note from Mrs. D!

Hello Ryan Families!

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend! We sure did in the DeDominces' household, we got out for one more weekend of camping. It was some much needed time in nature together, after the hustle and bustle of a busy start to the school year.

It's exciting that we are starting our 4th week of school and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on Thursday evening. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about what is happening in each classroom. Please see the details below for more information.

In this week's update you will find:

  • Back to School Night Info.
  • Picture Day
  • Volunteer Opportunities/PTA Update
  • School and District Reminders

Take care,

~Ms. D

Back to School Night!

Back to School Night is in person this year!! Please join us on Thursday, September 8th 5:00-6:30pm, to learn more about your child's teacher, classroom and schedule. You can view the detailed schedule here.

We understand this is a very busy time of the year and some of our families have more than two students or classrooms to visit. Therefore, teachers will be recording their sessions and we will share out the links in next week's update. We can't wait to see you!

School Picture Day is Tuesday, September 13th!

Order online! Search for Ryan Elementary, then select the "order" button from the "September 13, 2022" box and complete your transaction. Paper order forms will also be coming home with your child this week. However, these paper forms can not be submitted after September 13th.

Library Volunteer Opportunity!

The Ryan Library is looking for volunteers to help shelve books. To volunteer, you must be screened through the BVSD Raptor background check system. Once you've completed your background check, you may sign up for volunteer times using the Help at Schools site. Not sure how to shelve books? That's OK! Mrs. Trippe, Ryan Teacher Librarian, will help you.

Morning Reminders

Just a few reminders for morning drop off:

  • There is no supervision in the mornings until 7:35. We ask that students do not arrive on school grounds prior to then.
  • The bus lane is for buses only. Please utilize the parking lot hug & go for dropping students off.
  • When students are dropped off, please walk around the front of the building to the playground and classroom doors. There is no supervision in the back of the building.
  • Please be mindful of our school neighbors, observe no parking signs, and be respectful of their property.
  • As much as we love all of your cute dogs and pets, we ask that they are kept at home during drop off and pick up.

Ryan School Accountability Committee

Our School Accountability Committee (SAC) is looking for new members to represent our school. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join. Our first meeting will be:

Thursday, September 15th

6-7 p.m. @ Ryan

In general, the SAC is a representative advisory team that reviews school budgets, drives school improvements and supports parent engagement. In accordance with BVSD policy, a SAC member from each school shall serve on, and communicate with, the District Accountability Committee (DAC).

Please contact Ms. D (cameo.dedominces@bvsd.org) with questions or for more information. You can also find out more information on the BVSD SAC page.

PTA Update

Join the PTA

For $6.97 per year, you will formally be a member and have the opportunity to vote on local and statewide PTA initiatives. In addition, membership qualifies you for a variety of discounts nationwide! Parent membership is vital in keeping our charter. To join or renew your membership, please visit:

Fall Fest

The PTA will be hosting our annual Fall Festival on September 23 from 5-7 pm! Join us on the Ryan playground for food trucks, fun activities, music, bake sale, and Mr. Appling's famous garden soup. Bring the whole family!

We will need volunteers to run this event—stay tuned for more info!

Rhino Stampede

Our Rhino Stampede Fun Run fundraiser will kick off on September 21. Our goal is to raise $18,000 for teacher resources, STEAM PBL, PBIS, and Rhino Clubs and to strengthen our school community.

Key dates to remember:



Rhino Stampede Fun Run Kick Off - September 21

Event Day - September 30

Donations will go toward supporting our school and can be given throughout the entire experience. There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by sharing our fundraiser with your family and friends!

Email PTA Board

PTA Website

PTA Facebook

Join the Centaurus High School Dance Team for Mini Dance Camp!

FREE Dental Screenings!

BVSD is partnering with Clinica to provide Dental Screenings for our students! Our first screenings are September 6 & 7.

Parents/Gaurdians must submit a Consent form in order for your child to be screened.

Please check out this flyer (flyer in Spanish) for more information.

The consent form (English or Spanish) can be submitted in person, at the school office, or emailed to our Health Room Para at chrystal.terhune@bvsd.org

Request from Art!

Mrs. Ross is looking for donations for upcoming art projects!

  • toilet paper & paper towel rolls
  • shoe boxes and lids


Good habits start early! Research shows regular attendance at school has a DRAMATIC impact on student progress. Did you know that after 10 absences we are required to mark all absences unexcused without a doctor’s note? Please see the How Sick Is To Sick guidelines as well as the BVSD attendance policy. We understand sometimes our students need to be out for an extended period of time. We ask, if you know your child will be out for 3 days or longer, to please contact the attendance line at 720-561-7002

Breakfast/Lunch Updates

As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are no longer free for every student, unless your family qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch. Please visit the BVSD Food Services page for more information on fees, lunch menus, and setting up your child's account.

If you were approved for 2021-22 free & reduced-price meal benefits, they will carry over until 9/28/22. If we do not receive a new application by the end of the grace period, your child(ren)’s benefits will be canceled. Please keep in mind, it can take up to 10 days to process a new application.

Solicitud de Comidas gratis o a precio reducido: Es muy importante completar una solicitud de comidas gratis o a precio reducido para este próximo año escolar. El BVSD se enorgullece de poder continuar ofreciendo comidas gratis a todos los estudiantes, gracias a una exención otorgada por el USDA. Sin embargo, queremos que sepa que las solicitudes de comidas escolares sirven para algo más que comidas gratis.

Si fue aprobado para los beneficios de comidas gratis y a precio reducido de 2021-22, se transferirán hasta el 28/9/22. Si no recibimos una nueva solicitud al final del período de gracia, se cancelarán los beneficios de su(s) hijo(s). Tenga en cuenta: puede tomar hasta 10 días procesar una nueva solicitud.

Opt Into BVSD Text Messages/¡Opta por recibir mensajes de texto del BVSD!

The benefits of BVSD text messages:

  • Receive alerts during a crisis

  • Receive important reminders

Emails can get buried in your inbox; text message alerts make sure you receive timely information from the district.

Text the word "Yes" to 67587 from your phone to opt into text messaging.


Los beneficios incluyen:

  • Recibir alertas durante una crisis

  • Recibir recordatorios importantes

Los correos electrónicos son fáciles de perder en tu bandeja de entrada. Recibir alertas por mensaje de texto garantiza que recibirás información del distrito de manera oportuna.

Textea la palabra "Yes" por mensaje de texto al 67587 para recibir textos del distrito.

New Bullying Reporting Process/Nuevo proceso para reportar intimidación o acoso escolar (bullying)

Last school year the Board of Education updated its policies around bullying, and investigating complaints around bullying (See Policy JDHB / JDHB-E). To make the reporting process as easy as possible for victims of bullying, the district has created a single form to make a bullying report.

Once submitted, the school principal will be notified of your submission and will promptly begin to investigate the complaint. Parents/guardians can then expect to receive a report of this investigation. You can make a bullying report using the form on the Help for Students page which is also linked at the top of our school website. Paper copies will also be available in our/ your school’s front office.

El año pasado el Consejo de Educación actualizó sus políticas sobre el acoso o intimidación escolar y la investigación de reportes de incidentes de intimidación o acoso escolar (refiérase a la Política JDHB / JDHB-E>). Para hacer que el proceso sea lo más fácil posible para las víctimas, el distrito creó un formulario único para reportar incidentes de acoso o intimidación escolar.

Después de completarla, el director de la escuela será notificado del reporte e inmediatamente comenzará una investigación del incidente. Los padres y tutores legales recibirán un informe sobre la investigación. Use el formulario en la página de Ayuda para los estudiantes para completar un reporte sobre un incidente de acoso o intimidación escolar. El documento también está disponible sobre el encabezado de nuestro sitio web.También hay copias impresas en las oficinas principales de las escuelas.

Be sure to finish your Annual Data Update (ADU)/Asegúrese de finalizar su Actualización Anual de Datos (ADU)

If you haven’t done so already, please complete the Annual Data Update (ADU) for the 2022-23 School Year.

By logging into Infinite Campus, you’ll have the opportunity to review the data we currently have for your child and household, update your emergency contacts, and request other changes if needed. This process also allows you to electronically complete and submit the Parent/Student Sign-Off Sheet from the Student Code of Conduct, which is required to complete your student’s registration for next school year. See instructions on our website here

Si aún no lo ha hecho, complete la Actualización Anual de Datos (ADU) para el año escolar 2022-23.

Al iniciar sesión en Infinite Campus, tendrá la oportunidad de revisar los datos que tenemos actualmente para su hijo y su hogar, actualizar sus contactos de emergencia y solicitar otros cambios si es necesario. Este proceso también le permite completar y enviar electrónicamente la hoja de aprobación de padres/estudiantes del Código de Conducta del Estudiante, que se requiere para completar el registro de su estudiante para el próximo año escolar. Vea las instrucciones en nuestra página web, aquí.

RevTrack Changes/Cambios en RevTrak

BVSD has implemented a centralized RevTrak web store (system used to collect fees) for all BVSD schools. Note for current BVSD parents: You will have to create a new login when using the system for the first time. Learn more about the benefits of this change and how to set up your account.

El BVSD ha implementado una tienda web RevTrak centralizada (sistema utilizado para cobrar tarifas) para todas las escuelas del BVSD. Nota para los padres actuales del BVSD: Deberá crear un nuevo inicio de sesión cuando utilice el sistema por primera vez. Obtenga más información sobre los beneficios de este cambio y como configurar su cuenta.

If you have any questions please be sure to reach out!