What's Buzzin' at Bryant
Week of August 14, 2023
A Message from Mrs. Johnson
Hello Bryant families,
TOMORROW, AUGUST 14TH IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!!! Awwww Yeah!
We are so happy and exicted to have our little bees back on campus. As a reminder, On the first day of school only, parents/guardians will be allowed on campus to walk their children to their classroom. Once the bell rings, parents/guardians will be asked to immediately exit the campus so we can begin the school day. The first day of school can be difficult for some of our younger students. You may see tears, they may scream, they may throw themselves to the ground, and they may even hold on to you as tight as they can. We are equipt and prepared to deal with all of these circumstances. It is important for parents/guardians to reassure their children that school is a safe place and to exit the campus. It will be tough for you as a parent but you have to do it. Our team will be on "deck" to comfort your little one. I will not call a parent unless a student is completely inconsolable.
We live in the Inland Empire and it gets very hot as you all know. This week, we are expecting very high heat. Please ensure your child is dressed in light, breathable fabrics and has plenty of water. We do have two water bottle filling stations on campus. The RUSD District nurse monitors the heat index for all RUSD schools. In the event the heat index reaches 100 degrees, the District nurse will instruct all sites regarding next steps. Next steps could include, but are not limited to: advising students to take frequent water breaks, encouraging students to stay in the shade, restricting equipment usage, restricting outdoor play.
Let's make this the best year ever! As always, thank you for being wonderful partners. Team Bryant appreciates your support.
Have a fantastic week!
School Starts Tomorrow!!!!!!
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)
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.
23-24 RUSD School calendar
23-24 Campus Map
Morning drop off and dismissal locations
TKs and Kinder: TKs and Ks will be dismissed from the MPR double doors on 3rd Street. A parent/guardian must be present to receive the child. Dismissal may take longer the first week or so as teacher place the face of an adult with a child. Please do not send a person who is not on the authorized pick up list identified in Aeries to pick up a child. For the safety of the child, the student will not be released and you will be called to pick up the child.
Ms. Reed/Ms. Jurls: Students are dismissed from the Pine Street gate.
Third and Fourth grades: Students are dismissed from the 4th Street gate.
Fifth/Sixth/Mrs. Noble: Students are dismissed from the 3rd gate (front of school).
**Dismissal locations are subject to change. Please communicate with the classroom teacher.
RUSD Dress Code
Parking in the Community
The safety of our students and families is our first priority. DO NOT stop your car in the middle of the street and let your child to get out or stop to load children into the car. Although we plead with parents/guardians not to do this, it is a practice we observe every day. This practice is very unsafe. The extra five or 10 minutes it will take drop your children off or pick them up is worth their safety and the safety of all other Bryant community members. Lastly, please do not block cross walks when parking. Doing this impacts the ability of children to safely cross the street.
Drivers will be responsible for any parking tickets or moving voiolations that are issued by RPD or parking enforcement. This is not the responsibility of the school site or the school district. Thank you in advance for considering the safety of our students.
23-24 - Data Confirmation
Parent - Student handbook
HEARTS Applications for the 23-24 school year are here!
It's time! Bryant has one of the best, if not the best, HEARTS after school enrichment programs in all of RUSD. If you would like for your child to attend HEARTS for the 23-24 school year, please complete the HEARTS application by clicking on the link. You can also print out a hard copy of the application and turn it in to the office. All students must complete a new application each year. You may contact Mr. Carlson if you have any questions.
2023-24 Daily Schedules
"Suggested" School Supply List
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. The sign up dealine is September 5th.
First Day of School
Monday, Aug. 14th, 12am
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