Our district e-newsletter, Success Happens Here, is one way we share important information with our parents and community. Please visit one of the links below: English: https://5il.co/1odg5 Spanish: https://5il.co/1odg4
School will be back in session on Friday. We look forward to seeing all of our Hornets tomorrow.
Due to continued weather conditions and icy roads, Bryant Public Schools will be closed today (Thursday, February 2).
The decision regarding school on Thursday, February 2 will be made in the morning. Our administrators will be driving and assessing road conditions in the early morning hours. If school is closed tomorrow, families should expect to be notified around 5am by phone call, text, app, email, and social media.
In this episode of “Did You Know?” Superintendent Karen Walters talks about the CAP process to help students (5th-11th grade) plan their schedules for next school year. She also shares an invitation for 9th-11th graders to attend the BHS Electives Fair on February 7. English: https://youtu.be/VHyV2pStZs8 Spanish: https://youtu.be/kh_SM3DkMHQ
🎧 New Podcast Episode 🎧 In episode 4 of the Hornet Hour Podcast, Dr. Alex Berry talks with school board president Dr. Tyler Nelson about the service and role of board members. Dr. Berry also visits with the district’s Chief Legal Counsel Jeremy Lasiter about recruiting and retaining teachers as well as the upcoming job fair.
Bryant Public Schools has been monitoring the forecast and consulting with the Office of Emergency Management to determine the best course of action to keep students safe in the winter weather. While it is difficult to know the right time to make a decision on closing school, we understand parents have to make arrangements for child care in the event school is not in session. Due to the current inclement weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow when students will be at school, Bryant Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 31. Students will enjoy a snow day. Bryant Public Schools adopted an alternative calendar for the 2022-23 school year. Instead of the required 178 student interaction days, we are able to use minutes instead of days. Districts which have adopted an alternative calendar may not utilize AMI days (remote instruction from home), which we have done the past few years. Students will NOT be required to learn from home and will NOT have to make up the day because we have extra minutes/days built into our approved school calendar. Our current calendar has enough minutes to absorb five missed days without having to add days to the end of the school year. Stay warm and safe, Hornets!
With winter weather in the forecast, now is a good time to review our inclement weather procedures. In the event that the school district has to cancel school due to inclement weather, we will have a traditional snow day. Bryant Public Schools does not have AMI days for the 2022-23 school year. If school is closed, students will not be required to learn from home and will not have to make up the day. The district is utilizing an alternative calendar with additional instructional hours scheduled above what is required by the state. As long as the district does not close for more than five days, days will not have to be added to the end of the school year. IF it should be necessary to close school, parents will be notified by all District communication channels such as phone call, text, email, website, social media, mobile app, and news outlets.
Arkansas School Counselors Association Southwest Region has selected Counselors of the Year and … all three are from Bryant! We are so happy to celebrate these hard working professionals. #BryantProud
The new Bryant Disc Golf Course grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is Saturday, December 17 at 11am. The first round will follow. If you have not played disc golf before, this is a great opportunity for you and your family to try a new sport!
In episode 4 of “Did You Know”, Superintendent Karen Walters shares information about the rise in the number of students spreading rumors of possible threats, also known as swatting, against schools across the nation, including Bryant. She also discusses the difference in reporting threats and starting a hoax on social media and the consequences for starting false threats. Spanish: https://youtu.be/corTbD60HFo English: https://youtu.be/mXiEjlUIf3w
Our monthly district e-newsletter, Success Happens Here, is one way we share important information with our parents and community. The November Board Recap, usually sent separately, is included in this edition. English: https://5il.co/1lfnm Spanish: https://5il.co/1lfnn
WEAR THE BLUE 💙🏈 In support of our varsity football team and their bid for another state championship, we encourage all of our Hornets to wear your Bryant Blue and/or fan gear on Friday, December 2. #GoHornets #DriveForFive #SpiritDay
*** New Podcast Episode *** This month's podcast features two of the departments which help Bryant Schools function: Technology and Food Service. Join us as Dr. Alex Berry chats with the department leaders. https://bryantschools.org/podcast
Bryant Schools will be closed November 21-25. We look forward to seeing our Hornets on Monday, November 28.
Our monthly district e-newsletter, Success Happens Here, is one way we share important information with our parents and community. Please visit one of the links below to view the November 2022 edition. English: https://5il.co/1k3oz Spanish: https://5il.co/1k3p0
The second episode of the Hornet Hour podcast is now available. We are featuring three of our district leaders discussing how much they love being school principals. Join host Dr. Alex Berry and listen on your favorite podcast platform: bryantschools.org/podcast
On this last day of #NationalPrincipalsMonth, let’s celebrate Russ Sherrill, principal of Springhill Elementary. We have great leaders at Bryant Schools!
The Lady Hornets mini basketball camp scheduled for Saturday, November 5 has been postponed.