What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of September 18, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,

We are moving right along. The beginning of the school school is off to a great start. Let's continue to be diligent and work together to do our part to make Bryant a wonderful place for students.

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.

Our skeleton helps us move

Great job to our 1st grade team. Students are learning about how the skeletal system helps them move and bend. They did planks and learned a little bit of hip hop moves. Great to to Ms. Reed and all of her 1st graders. KEEP MOVIN'

Please join us at our first SSC/ELAC meeting for the year

The Core Virtue for the month of September - Diligence

Diligence is doing what needs to be done with devotion, dedication, and determination. Showing diligence involved making a constant and earnest effort to accomplish what has been undertaken, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the person.

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.

This is how we show DILIGENCE

Thank you to Mrs. Contreras and her terrific Third Graders for showing us how they show diligence. They tought us how we should work hard, focus, and never give up. Our hands are high, our feet are low, and this is how we show diligence. Great Job!

School Site Council/English Learner Advisory Committee ballot

Please take a minute to vote on a member to join our SSC/ELAC. We are still in need to several parent volunteers to fill open positions. Please contact Mrs. Johnson if you are interested or use the "write in" area on the ballot to insert your name.

Who has the best attendance?

Congratulations to Ms. Valle 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!

Parent University

This year, Bryant is so excited to launch a series of parent trainings through our Parent University program. Each session will be geared toward helping to provide parents with tools to support their children in the areas of academics and social emotional behaivors. Our first parent night has been scheduled for September 27, 2023 from 6:00 p -7:00 p. Childcare will be provided. Please do not miss out on this awesome opportunity.

Parking enforcement

You may have all noticed the prescence of parking enforcement around our campus. The purpose of the parking enforcement officers is to ensure all drivers are adhering to parking laws when dropping off or picking up thier children from school. The ultimate goal is to make sure all of our students are safe! The front office has fielded several calls regarding parking enforcement being present. As a reminder, it was posted in our parent bulletin for the first 3 weeks of school that their was a high likelihood parking enforcement and/or RPD would be present. It is routine for both agencies to support with enforcement of parking and moving violations throughout the school year.

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!

Parent, we need you! Joining one, two, or all of Bryant's parent groups are a wonderful way for you to get involved in what's going on with the school community. We are always looking for enthusiastic new members to join our team. Be part of planning school activities, fundraising, budget planning, etc. Most meetings are held after school with the option of attending virtually or in-person. We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings.

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!

I am so happy to announce we will be bringing back E3! Please read the attached letter for more details. We hope many of you are able to volunteer.

E3 Volunteer interest form

23-24 - Data Confirmation

The data confirmation window for 2023-2024 will be July 17, 2023, through September 30, 2023. For the 2023-2024 school year, every parent/guardian of returning students MUST use the online Annual Data Confirmation process. Returning parents will not be required to print and submit hard copies of the Emergency Card. If you have questions or need support with completing the data confirmation online, please contact the main office. We will be happy to help.

RUSD's Family Resource Center

Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities

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.

School Site Council (SSC)/English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting

Monday, Sep. 18th, 3-4pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Parents can attend virtually or in person

Fall Picture Day

Friday, Oct. 6th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Mark your calendars

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

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