What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of August 1, 2022

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

Welcome Back to School!

Our first day is quickly approaching. August 8th will be here before you know it.

As we prepare for a smooth start to the school year, please be sure to read the bulletin for any/all pertinent information. It is our goal to reduce the amount of paper we consume therefore, paper flyers or memos will rarely be sent home with students. The bulletin will be shared via Bryant's FB page, Class Dojo, and email. All pertinent information for each week will be posted in the bulletin.

This year, class lists will be posted in the front of the school on August 5 at approximately 3:00 pm. Class lists are created in collaboration with the teacher(s) from the previous grade level. Students academic needs as well as social emotional well-being is considered when making placements. Please be advised that in the event a parent would like to request classroom change, you will need to visit the front office to complete a request form. Change requests will not be considered until after the 2nd or 3rd week of school. It is necessary for time to be allowed to ensure class numbers are stabilized before making any adjustments to classes.

We will also be posting the lists of those students who have applied to and were approved for the HEARTS program. HEARTS will begin August 9, 2022.

Bryant's parent groups have always been "small but mighty". We are always looking for ways to engage in our parents in the educational process. Please be sure to join our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and/or School Site Council (SSC). Our wonderful group of parents need your support, ideas, and hands to continue to provide fun and engaging experinces for the Bryant students. More information on how to join each parent group will be forthcoming.

Once again, we are looking foward to seeing everyone back on campus. Enjoy the rest of your summer break! As always, BEE fantastic, BEE great, BEE the difference!


Data Confirmation in Aeries

Attention Bryant Parents: Don't forget to complete your 2022-23 data confirmaiton in Aeries Portal by September 30. Having the most up-to-date information is important and the best way to stay connected. https://bit.ly/RUSDAeries

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.

Parents on campus on the first day of school

I am so happy to announce that parents WILL be welcomed to come on campus on the first day of school only to walk their children to class. Parents will be allowed outside of the classrooms ONLY. Parents will give hugs and kisses at the classroom door and exit the campus when the bell rings. Teachers are going to be eager to get the school day started. This moment is not designed as a Q&A with the classroom teacher. Detailed classroom info will be provided at Back to School Night. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding through this process.

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.

2022-23 HEARTS Registration

Thank you to everyone who completed the interest form for our HEARTS program. To officially enroll your child in HEARTS, you must complete 2022-2023 Registration document. You can click the link to access the form. Please be aware you child will not be considered for HEARTS until this form is received. HEARTS will begin on August 9, 2022. Please call the office if you have any questions.


Team Bryant is so proud to welcome our new team members. Their expertise and experience will be an asset to our school community. Please join me in welcoming Kallin Thomas, Connor Carlson, Anjanette Thomas, and Barbar Zaman to our family.

Free breakfast and lunch for all

For the 2022-2023 school year, breakfast and lunch will be free for all students. Students are welcomed to bring a lunch from home however, if there is a need or desire to eat at school all students are welcomed to do so. Please click the link to access menus and additional information regarding RUSDs food service program.

Parking during drop off and pick up

Bryant is a very small community school with no parking lot therefore, we must rely on street parking only. It is important that we be good neighbors and mindful of the residence that live adjacent to the school site. To ensure traffic flows smoothly, please adhere to the following:

  • During drop off and pick up, please do not park your car in the white curbed loading/unloading zone in the front of the school on 3rd Street. This impacts the ability of those parents that must drop their children off quickly and continue on their way.
  • Do not park your car in the "red zone" on Pine or Cedar. Even if you are sitting in your car, parking enforcement or RPD may issue you a ticket.
  • Do not park your car in a manner that impedes cross walks or the driveways of our local residents.
  • Do not stop your vehicle in the middle of street to drop students off or pick them up. This is a very unsafe practice that we observe frequently. In addition to being unsafe, it impacts the flow of traffic for other drivers. Pull over to the curb.
  • Trash pick up day in the community is Thursday. Please do not park your vehicle in a manner that impacts the ability of the waste management company to access the trash cans of our local residents.
  • Street sweeping day is Friday. Please be sure to observe the signs related to the weekly rotation.
  • PACK YOUR PATIENCE and be respectful to other drivers and pedestrians.

22-23 Suggested School Supply List - By grade level

Gate Entry / Dismissal- Where do we go?

Gates open daily at 7:40 am. Please be advised there is no student supervision prior to that time. Any students that are dropped off prior to 7:40 am will be unsupervised. The practice of dropping students off at school early poses a safety concern. The safety and well-being of all of our students is extremely important therefore, please do not drop students off at school prior to the gates opening.

This year, we will only be utilizing the 3rd and Pine Street gates at the start of the school day. Students will be dismissed out of the 4th Street gate at the END of the school day only (see below). To ensure we are able to connect a student with a parent, TK/K students will continue to be dismissed through the MPR doors at the end of the school day. For the first few weeks it will take time for teachers to identify parents. Please be patient as this process is to ensure the safety of your child.

Please be aware entry/dismissal gates are subject to change. If there is a need to do so, the community will be notified prior to the change. Thank you so much!

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2022-2023 Bryant Parent/Student Handbook

Please be sure to read/review our 22-23 Parent/Student handbook. Parents and students MUST sign acknowledgement of reciept of the handbook. The document to complete and turn in will be forthccoming. The handbook can also be found on Bryant's school webpage under the "Parent" tab.

2022-2023 Bell Schedules

2022-2023 RUSD Calendar

Please be sure to make a note of all District non-school days.
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TK/K Meet and Greet

Friday, Aug. 5th, 2-3pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 8th, 8am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

The HEARTS program will begin August 9, 2022.

Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 6-7:15pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Valerie Sanchez, Assistant Principal

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