What's Buzzin' at Bryant
Week of August 21, 2023
A Message from Mrs. Johnson
Hello Bryant families,
What a wonderful first week of school! It was so great to have the students back on campus. Our 1st - 6th graders got right back into the swing of things. Bryant's new Terrific TKs and Kind Kinders learned the- routine quickly. By Wednesday they were putting up their backpack in the morning and heading to the playground with ease.
Last week, some teachers may have sent home instructions on how to connect to their class communication system (Class Dojo, Class Remind, etc.). Please be sure to join. Your classroom teacher will keep you up to date on the latest classroom announcements. I know at times you may have a question for the teacher regarding work or how your child is doing for the day. Teachers may not respond to messages sent until after school as they are working with teaching and working with students during the school day. If you have important messages such as a change in who will be picking your child up from school or a reminder that your child may not be going to HEARTS for the day, please call the main office. The front office staff will make sure the teacher receives the message in a timely manner.
Lastly, our area is predicted to have heavy wind and rain on Monday. SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION. Please be sure your little one is at school, on time, ready to learn.
As always, thank you so much for being such wonderful partners. We are here for you and your child! Have a fantastic week!
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)
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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.
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.
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