What's Buzzin' at Bryant
Week of August 28, 2023
A Message from Mrs. Johnson
Hello Bryant families,
Two school weeks in the books! With every day we see less tears and more independence. Year after year, our Bryant students always amaze me.
Instruction has started in every class. You may begin to see assignments students are expected to work on at home. Please be sure to montior the classroom communication system for any messages sent by the classroom teacher. More details regarding "homework" expectations will be shared at Back to School Night which will be held on August 31st at 6:00 pm. The level of work assigned will vary. If you have any questions please reach out to your child's teacher.
Lastly, as instruction begins to progress you may find there are some areas that may be easy for your child and some my be more difficult. This is normal! Everyone has areas of strength and weakness. If you notice there is a concept your child is having difficulty understanding, reach out to the teacher. We are here to help!
As always, thank you so much for being such wonderful partners. Have a fantastic week!
Kindergarten is addressing the needs of our students and helping them get adjusted to the school year!
Let's get students COLLABORATING!
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)
What makes Bryant "Special"?
Let's all do our part to make Bryant a safe and welcoming place for everyone
1) Intentional- the behavior was aggressive and a deliberate attempt to hurt another person
2) Repeated- these aggressive actions occur repeatedly over time to the same person or group of people
3) Power imbalance- the person bullying has more physical or social power than the child or children being bullied
Unfortunately, some students do engage in acts of "unkind behavior". However, those incidents may not always rise to the level of bullying as defined above. Any act of treating someone in a manner that is less than respectful is not acceptable. At Bryant, we pride ourselves on ensuring our school environment is safe and welcoming for all. This is evidenced by what is taught as part of our social-emotional learning and Core Virtues programs. Please help us by speaking to your child about the importance of being kind to all. It is never ok to make another person feel uncomfortable in any way. Bryant is a place where KINDESS MATTERS! Thank you for your support with reinforcing this message with your child.
Join School Site Council
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 - 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.
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.
RUSD's Family Resource Center
Parents and families are encourage to join RUSD engagement opportunities
8/29/23 Affordable Connectivity Program Eligible families will qualify for a $30 discount covering the monthly fees of a low-cost home internet plan.
9/11/23 Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas Builds early literacy skills and promotes positive parenting practices and family interactions.
9/11/23 Transición a la Universidad (Transition to College) Enhances the family’s ability to support their student’s last year in high school and the transition into college, emphasizing the role of the family, financial decisions, and common questions and challenges.
Various dates: Digital Equity Program Families receive a free refurbished computer after 8 hours of instruction.
FRC Flyer 2023 FRC Fall Flier (updated quarterly)
FRC calendar of activities https://bit.ly/FRCCalendar-of-Activities
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.
Bryant School of Arts and Innovation
Natanya Johnson, Principal
Melissa Gonzales, Assistant Principal
School Office Hours - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm