What's Buzzin' at Bryant

Week of August 14, 2023

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Hello Bryant families,


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!


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School Starts Tomorrow!!!!!!

Back to School Parody "School is Starting" | The Holderness Family | Black Eyed Peas

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 RUSD School calendar

23-24 Campus Map

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Morning drop off and dismissal locations

When the morning bell rings, students may enter through one of two gates: 3rd Street (front of school) or Pine Street. All bike riders must enter through the Pine Street gates as the bike racks are located on that side of the campus.


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

During the 2022-23, in collaboration with district dministration, students, and parents, RUSDs dress code was revised and updated. It continues to be our current standard. If you have any questions you may call the front office or visit the RUSD webpage.
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Parking in the Community

Bryant is a very small community school with NO parking lot. All staff and visitors must rely on street parking. We must be mindful of our neighbors that live in the homes adjacent to the schools perimeter. Please do not park in a manner that may block a homeowners driveway. Trash day is every Thursday and it is important for all homeowners to have their trash picked up. Please do not block anyone trash cans as this may impact their trash being picked up by waste managment for the City of Riverside. Street sweeping day is every Friday. Please be sure to read the signs regarding which side will be serviced each week.

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

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.

Parent - Student handbook

Please take a minute to read/review the 23-24 Parent-student handbook with your child. Information in the handbook includes, but is not limited to: attendance, bully policy, birthday parties, riding bikes to school, etc. When finalizing your data confirmation you may be asked to confirm that you have received/read the handbook. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.

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.

Enrollment form
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First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 14th, 12am

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Gates open at 7:40 for breakfast. The morning bell rings promptly at 8:10 am.

Back to School Night

Thursday, Aug. 31st, 6-7pm

4324 3rd Street

Riverside, CA

Bryant School of Arts and Innovation

Natanya Johnson, Principal

Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal

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