How will therapy and mental health services be delivered for Virtual and Blended students? Check out this new #LearningReady resource. https://youtu.be/AWly-4wWFuA
Check this off your Back to School List: Free/reduced meal applications may be filled out and submitted online. If you choose to complete the application online, it is not necessary to fill out the paper application. bit.ly/MealApplication2020
The #Learning[READY] guide outlines Bryant Public Schools plans for operating schools this fall. Our goal has been to maximize educational opportunities while prioritizing the safety of our students and staff. https://5il.co/j1u3
Two new ACT test dates have been added to Bryant High School: September 12 & 13. Registration deadline is August 14. Late registration is August 15-28. Sign up today at act.org.
Still looking for quality preschool for your four-year old? Bryant PreK has openings for ABCSS and Federal PreK spots. Apply at bit.ly/HornetReady20-21.
Last week's Admin Institute focused on #LearningReady plans for the *safe* return to school on August 24.
Sales Tax Holiday is this Weekend! Beginning at 12:01am on Saturday, August 1, 2020, and ending at 11:59pm on Sunday, August 2, 2020, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax.
Still need to register for kindergarten? Register online by visiting bit.ly/HornetReady20-21.
PARENTS OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS: We are excited to welcome you to Bryant Schools. The first day of kindergarten is a special one for both parents and students. To help you and your child have a great start, all kindergarten students will begin school at 9am on Wednesday, August 26. Each school is planning a warm welcome to celebrate your little Hornet’s first day. Due to safety guidelines, parents may only walk students to the main entrance. Our staff members will be on hand to guide your child to his or her classroom. Assessments are planned for August 24 & 25. Your school will contact you regarding an appointment time.
What will instruction look like on a typical school day for Virtual and Blended students? Check out this new #LearningReady resource. https://5il.co/imyq
Brenda Qualls, finalist for 2020 AR Computer Science Educator of the Year, was featured in the the August issue of 501 Magazine (page 28-29). Check out her passion for educating technology students! https://issuu.com/501adsandmags/docs/august_2020
VIRTUAL (ONLINE) LEARNING: Learn more about how we are preparing to be #LearningReady! Elementary (Grades K-5) - Virtual Learning: https://youtu.be/fmXMuCS8Fjw Elementary (Grades K-5) - Virtual Teachers: https://youtu.be/fHoeZaHNnRU Secondary (Grades 6-12) - Virtual Learning: https://youtu.be/lL5MXOv6Hog
On July 9, 2020, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that the start date for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year would be moved to the week of August 24, 2020 instead of August 13, 2020. The State of Arkansas did not waive the requirement that schools must be open for instruction for 178 days during a school year. This announcement resulted in the need for Bryant Public Schools to amend our previously-approved school calendar, changing the start date and adding seven additional instructional days. Attached is the revised calendar for the 2020-21 school year. We look forward to welcoming our Hornets back to school on August 24! 2020-21 School Calendar: https://5il.co/h9x0
Supply lists are now available for grades K-7. Let's get #LearningReady! youtu.be/hiAysz75LBQ
The Bryant School Board will meet tonight (Thursday, July 23) at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria at Bryant Junior High School. Agenda: bit.ly/3fNb6nI
Are you interested in a GREAT part time job? Drive a bus for us!
Food boxes are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Pick up at Bryant Junior High between 8:00am - 1:00pm starting today. Thank you, Arkansas Foodbank, for feeding our neighbors! Contact the Food Service Department at 501-847-5632 with questions.
DEADLINE TODAY: In late June, a survey was sent asking parents to choose between Blended (Onsite) and Virtual (Online) learning. The survey closed on July 5. With the recent decision by Gov. Hutchinson to push back the start of school until August 24 and the rise in COVID-19 positive cases, many parents have inquired about changing their student's learning option to Virtual for this fall. This survey allows parents the option to enroll their student in Virtual (Online) learning for the fall semester. The ONLY parents who need to complete this survey are: * Parents who want to CHANGE from Blended (Onsite) to Virtual (Online) learning. * Parents who DID NOT complete the June survey and want to sign up for Virtual (Online) learning. FILL OUT ONE SURVEY PER STUDENT. (If you have three students, you will need to complete the survey three times, one for each child.) The survey is open from July 13-19. Deadline is SUNDAY, JULY 19 at midnight. We have created a Frequently Asked Questions document which provides additional information: Visit bryantschools.org for more information. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE A VIRTUAL LEARNING SURVEY RESPONSE FOR EACH ONE OF YOUR STUDENTS, THEN YOUR CHILD WILL BE SIGNED UP FOR BLENDED LEARNING (ONSITE LEARNING) IN THE FALL. Virtual (Online) Learning Survey Link: https://forms.gle/CKsA9HVavJGwuh9P6 Enlace de la encuesta de aprendizaje virtual (en línea): https://forms.gle/hpfbjPYx1VqxEiLz5
PTO leaders and parent representatives met with district leaders today to discuss school preparation to become #LearningReady.