Bryant Bulletin

September 22, 2021

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Message from Dr. Rhodes

Happy Wednesday. I hope all Bryant Families are doing well. If you wait in the car rider line before dismissal, please be courteous to our neighbors- don't park in front of driveways, move your car up or back a bit if they can't back out of their driveway, etc. I know they would definitely appreciate it.


As a reminder, parents and students should review the Katy ISD Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct each year to be aware of behavior expectations and potential consequences. Student safety and academic success is our number one priority!


Finally, remember that Friday is a student holiday/teacher work day. Our staff will be planning for the 2nd Nine Weeks. There is no school on Friday 9/24.

From Nurse Osbourne: What to do when your child is sick.

For illness, please follow the current Katy ISD 2021-22 Safe Return to School Plan linked below. If your child was out sick and went to the doctor, and/or received testing, please bring or send a copy for your child’s records and attendance. All pending communicable illness tests need to be completed prior to your child returning to school. For example, if your child takes a RAPID COVID test and then takes a PCR test, your child cannot return to school until you have received both the RAPID and PCR test results.


It is preferred that absences be reported using our online form. You can also call to the front desk at 281-234-4300. I am also available for advice or questions at 281-234-4325. Please leave a message if I am unable to answer when you call.

From Our Counselors

Save the Date - Our First Annual Multicultural Festival is almost here! Next Thursday, September 30th, from 5:30PM - 7PM, we will have the opportunity to go around the world and learn about different cultures without leaving the Bryant cafeteria and gym. Several families are showcasing their heritage and culture with displays, music, games, crafts and more. We look forward to learning together!


To promote kindness and care at Bryant, our Kindness Crew has issued a challenge! This week’s Kindness Challenge is: be respectful to our school and classmates. Bryant Bengals can show respect around our school community and sign our Kindness Challenge Board (outside the library) when they have successfully completed this challenge!


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us:

PK, K, 4th and 5th - Dr. Flores 281-234-4331 or penelopewflores@katyisd.org

1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mrs. Akerson 281-234-0676 or julianaakerson@katyisd.org

GENERAL CAMPUS INFORMATION AND REMINDERS

Changes in Transportation

Transportation must be either sent in with your student on the day of the change by printing and filling out this form, emailing bryantelementary@katyisd.org from a registered email on your student’s account, or by coming up to the vestibule of the school with your valid ID to verify guardianship before 2pm. If emailing, please be sure to include student’s name, grade, teacher, change of dismissal (include bus #, address, and stop location if changing to bus), and the date(s) of the change.

Wear RED on October 4th :)

Join us in celebrating World Dyslexia Awareness Day by wearing red on Monday, October 4th.

Blood Drive on October 8th!!

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Birthday Celebrations Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that campuses district-wide are unable to accept birthday treats. This includes all food items, invitations, party favors and gift bags. We appreciate your understanding! We know birthday's are a very special day for each of our students. Every student will receive a shout out on the live morning announcements and will sign the birthday poster in the library!

Upcoming Events

9/24 - Student Holiday (No School)


9/29 - College/Career Shirt Day


9/30- 1st Annual BES International Festival, 5:30pm (see Counselor section above)


10/1 - National Custodians Day (help us show appreciation to our Custodial Team)


10/4 - Wear Red for Dyslexia Awareness Day


10/5 - Campus Advisory Team Meeting, 4pm in Library


10/6 - Wear GREEN for Cooperation


10/8 - Blood Drive (see information above)


10/8 - PTA Movie Night in the Gym (see PTA section below)


10/11 - Staff/Student Holiday (No School)

District Information

Health Services

All students enrolled in Katy ISD must be in compliance with state required immunizations. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services Immunizations page.


Katy ISD Health Services Department is partnering with Texas Vaccine Institute is proud to announce a low cost, immunization opportunity for our students who may need state required vaccines for school attendance. Flu vaccine for $15.00.

WHEN: October 21st
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Location: Martha Aki Project Tyke building


Texas Vaccine Institute provider information:
WHO: Accepting insured and uninsured
PRICE: $15 for one immunization; $25 for two, $30 for three or more for the REQUIRED STATE IMMUNIZATIONS
BRING: Campus Nurse provided “PARENT NOTIFICATION OF IMMUNIZATION DUE NOTIFICATION" form, Child’s Personal Immunization Record, Insurance Card if insured


Accepting Cash/Credit/Debit Cards

Katy ISD COVID-19 Testing Site

FREE rapid COVID-19 testing is available for enrolled Katy ISD students, as well as all district employees and their dependents who are enrolled under the Katy ISD healthcare plan. The free test is in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) COVID-19 Testing Project. Parents can find the student sign-up link on our homepage. www.katyisd.org

News From the Bryant PTA

Shopping with Amazon?

Don’t forget us when shopping at Amazon. Click here to learn more about how to support PTA as your AmazonSmile partner. We show up as “PTA Texas Congress- Bryant Elementary.” When shopping, use the web address https://smile.amazon.com

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(Click Yearbook Flyer for Direct Link)

Visit Us Online

Click here for the PTA Website with online Spirit Wear Store.


Click here for PTA Facebook.


Click here to follow PTA on Twitter.

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Previously Published & Still Relevant

Lunch Visitors

Please click here to list Grandparents and Non-School Aged Siblings who have your permission to visit beginning September 7th.

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PK - 5th Grade Virtual Curriculum Night

Click on a grade level below to find a broad overview of this year's curriculum. You will also learn important information about each grade level!!


Pre-K

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

Direct Notification of a COVID Positive

Parents will receive a Direct Notification if their child may have been in close contact, within a classroom or student program, with an individual who has reported a COVID-19 positive. Parents can check the Katy ISD COVID-19 Dashboard at www.katyisd.org.

*Updated* Safe Return to School Plan

Please click here for Katy ISD’s most up to date Safe Return to School Plan.


**NOTE**- An updated Safe Return to School Plan was presented to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees on 8/31 and the plan was approved. Look for the highlighted yellow portions within the document to read updated information.

From the Bryant Clinic

We are requesting forms needed for students (below) be scanned and emailed to the clinic. You can email by clicking here or fax to 281-644-1967.


Any questions or concerns please contact Christilynn Osbourne, RN, MSN at 281-234-4325


KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Forms:

Daily medication with Doctor’s Order

Asthma Action Plan

Allergy Action Plan

Diet Modification Form

Seizure Action Plan

Parent Questionnaire for a Student with Seizures (English)

Diabetes Medical Management Plan

Parent Authorization for Diabetes Care at School (English)

From Nurse Osbourne: Clinic Use

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate our way together through this pandemic as well as increased spread of other communicable diseases such as Flu, Strep, RSV, and Hand-Foot-Mouth. The clinic is a very busy place, and we are doing our best to keep everyone safe and taken care of.


This year we are continuing to implement clinic referral guidelines. We have seen clinic visits grow to over 100 per day. To provide quality clinic care to those who need it, Dr. Rhodes has asked we strictly follow Katy ISD Clinic Referral process (see below). There are always exceptions and teachers are trained to guide self-care as well as triage. Teachers are also encouraged to use their judgement and consult with the nurse as needed.


The goals of the Katy ISD Clinic Referral Guidelines are:


1. To keep students in the classroom as much as possible to optimize instruction and learning.


2. To provide a framework for the appropriate utilization of the Clinic.


An added benefit to our students is to teach and foster self-care and self-awareness.


Please read the guidelines and check out the decision tree teachers use with students.


Minor injuries are extremely common in elementary school and teachers or even students themselves often clean injuries and apply a Band-Aid. No calls are made for minor injuries. Calls to parents are generally only made for injuries that may either need closer observation, involve head injuries (more than very minor bump), injuries to face, severe pain, and possible sprains or broken bones.


For any other questions please contact Christilynn Osbourne, RN, MSN at ChristilynnJPriceOsbourne@katyisd.org or 281-234-4325.

"How-To Guide" for Parents on the Home Access Center (HAC)

Need to know how to view a report card, student grades, or other information? Check out the how to guides in the Home Access Center or click below.
Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (English) Home Access Center (HAC) User Guide (Spanish)

Free Meals for All Students

Breakfast and lunch will once again be free to all Katy ISD students during the 2021-2022 school year. While meals are free to everyone, it is important to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as you may qualify for other benefits and discounts. Free and Reduced-Price Meals Benefit Applications are available online at SchoolCafe.com. To deposit funds online for a la carte purchases, please visit Pay N’ Go.

Student Discipline Updates for 2021-2022

The Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct on Monday, July 26. A summary of the changes can be found here. Parents and students should review the Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct each year to be aware of behavior expectations and potential consequences.

Annual Student Update via PowerSchool

Parents and guardians should have been emailed information regarding their Annual Student Update form for each enrolled child in their household. If you did not receive your notification(s) or you are having issues with PowerSchool, please contact your student’s campus or submit a Parent Tech Support ticket. Please complete the Annual Student Update for each child prior to the first day of school, August 18. New for 2021-2022! Parents can access their child’s Annual Student Update form directly from within the Home Access Center (HAC). For detailed instructions on accessing the Annual Student Update via the HAC: Single Sign-on Step-by-Step Instructions Manual, Single Sign-on Step-by-Step Instructions Manual - Spanish

Bell Schedule

Doors open: 8:00am - Students walk straight to breakfast or class.

Tardy bell: 8:25am (if you are waiting in car line when the bell rings, you will not be counted tardy)

Attendance bell: 9:50am

Dismissal bell: 3:35pm

Dismissal Instructions & Procedures

Please click the links in Dr. Rhodes' Message above for Arrival/Dismissal Maps


This year we will continue to offer each family a unique dismissal tag color and number. For example, if you have multiple children attending Bryant living in the same household, you will receive a dismissal number with one set of car tags for your family. This will be available at Meet the Teacher. This system allows us to account for each student and maintain proper security measures. Student safety is always a priority!



Car Riders:

Car riders stage for dismissal via double stack lanes in our car rider lane which wraps behind the school. Staff members will be entering your dismissal number and color into a Google Doc which is shared inside the school. It is imperative that once you have entered the left or right lane, you cannot change lanes. This causes great challenges because staff members are staging students inside using the order recorded in the Google Doc. If you are picking up your child as a car rider, please use the HANGING TAGS provided for you. If families are carpooling, a great idea is to use a hanger with clips to show more than one dismissal number on your rear-view mirror. Please hang the tag(s) from the rear view mirror, not in the corner of the window. If you do not have the physical number for the child or children you are picking up, you will not be able to pick up a child from the car rider line. See map below for more directions. Please watch this video for an overview of our car rider system.



Daycare Riders:

On our transportation survey above, you can tell us your child’s teacher and the name of their daycare bus.



Walkers/Bike Riders:

Students in PK-1st will be released to an adult only. If you have a PK-1st grader that you would like to walk home with an older sibling, please see the directions in the manila envelope provided during Meet the Teacher. The older sibling will not need a dismissal number to pick up their younger sibling. Parents MUST have the physical dismissal number in your hand in order to pick up your PK-1st grade child from school. If you do not have the number in your hand you will be asked by a staff member to go to the front office. Students in 3rd-5th will leave campus on their own, and will not need a dismissal number in order to exit the building.



Bus Riders:

Click here to check current bus routes.


The Katy ISD Transportation Department is excited to communicate that all 2021 – 2022 route buses continue to be equipped with GPS systems. With the GPS systems, parents, campuses and transportation personnel are able to track buses in real-time through a downloadable application from Edulog. For parents and patrons having children who are eligible for transportation services in Katy ISD, click here for information on how to download the application. Bryant's campus code is: 69167016


Click here for step-by-step instructions for how to install the app and track our buses.

Bryant Elementary Parent and Student Handbook

Our Student/Parent Handbook contains specific information describing procedures and processes for our campus. These are updated as of 8/11/21. If changes are needed, those changes will be communicated through our weekly Bryant Bulletin newsletter. Click here to view our Student/Parent Handbook.

Early Check-Outs

Anyone checking out a child must be on the child's enrollment notification as a parent/guardian. In the event you need a person on your emergency contact list to pick up your child, a note and/or notice from the parent/guardian is required. A valid and unexpired ID is required for check out.


Please see the Bryant Student/Parent Handbook for all details.

Late Arrivals

Per district guidance, students who arrive to school late will have a Bryant staff member conduct a pre-screening before allowing them entrance into the school. Late children must be escorted by a parent/guardian until the pre-screening is complete. Children displaying any of the above symptoms in the self-screening checklist or who have had exposure to someone who has tested positive or suspects they have COVID-19 should not report to school.

Child Find

Child Find is a process designed to identify, locate, and evaluate individuals from birth to 21 years of age who may need special education and related services. If you are concerned that your child may have a disability, contact your student’s Assistant Principal at Bryant.

Amanda Fait - Pre-K, Kinder, Specialized Programs

Lindsay O'Leary - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Mandy Babin - 4th and 5th

Visit the Katy ISD Child Find Information Page for more information about Child Find.