Bear Buzz, December 2022

Building a tradition of excellence one Bear at a time!

Mission Statement: Bryan High School, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity to prepare students for post-secondary opportunity and career readiness.

Ortega’s Oration

Dear Bryan High Community,


The halfway mark of the 2022-2023 academic year is here! It is important all students at Bryan High finish this first semester strong and successfully complete all classes. Below are five ways you can support your student in finishing this semester strong:


1. Obtain access to the parent portal to review your student’s grades, missing assignments, attendance, etc.

2. Reach out to your student’s school counselor in person or via email to review credits and ensure your student is on track to graduate.

3. Ask your student about his/her grades and if they are attending academic tutoring on Tuesday/Thursday for all students and Senior Saturdays for seniors only.

4. Express high expectations and standards for your student’s learning.

5. Ensure your student attends school every single day and on time.


Engaged parents are a key factor in helping students and schools succeed. Thank you for participating in decisions that affect your student’s education and future. We appreciate your support in ensuring all our students attend school daily and are safe, respectful, and responsible.


#TogetherBetter #WeAreBryan

Go Bears!

Dr. Ortega, Principal

Important Calendar Dates


12/19-1/3: No School for Students, Winter Recess

Student Absences on Scheduled School Days


Parents and guardians, as you plan your winter and spring vacations, please know:


When you inform the school that your student will be out of town on scheduled school days, it eliminates the safety concerns of your student's absences but does not excuse the missed academic and social participation time. Therefore, each day of missed instructional time is counted as an unexcused absence.


Questions or concerns, please reach out to Dr. Herbert, School Support Liaison, at 531-299-7463 or willie.herbert@ops.org

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