Thursday, April 17, 2014
3657 South Industrial Drive • Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 • 864-355-2100 • FAX 864-355-2194

Upcoming Events

Announcements

SC-PASS Testing in May
SC-PASS testing will be held the first week in May. Dates for specific tests are as follows:
May 6--ELA--Grades 6-8
May 7--Math--Grades 6-8
May 8--Science or Social Studies--Grades 6 and 8
May 8--Science--Grade 7
May 9--Social Studies--Grade 7


Summer Camp Opportunities
The Governor’s School is recruiting students to participate in iTeams Camp June 16-19, GoSciTech Camp in June and July, and CREATEng Camp July 14-17.  Applications for students are available at http://scgssm.org/summer


Tdap Immunization Required for 7th Graders
Parents need to be  reminded that rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, for students to attend school.  Parents must provide their child’s school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption, or a medical exemption.  Parents are encouraged to submit document as soon as possible.  If documentation is not provided before the first day of school, the student will not be allowed to start school.  The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).  State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination beginning with the 2013-14 school year. 


ARMES Nominations
ARMES, Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools, is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8th grades who live in Greenville County. Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered during the school year, after school, once or twice a week depending on art discipline. ARMES Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts classes are offered at the Fine Arts Center, and the ARMES Drama classes are offered at the Sterling School.
If you are interested in more information, please visit the website at www.armesprogram.com, then click on link on left side of screen "ARMES NOMINATION."


Bryson Bulldog Buzz
The Bryson Bulldog Buzz launched in December. It is a student-written newspaper courtesy of our Honors English I classes.
Click here to read the December issue.


SAVE Act
The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act, recently approved by the South Carolina Legislature, allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for students with allergic reactions. See school protocol here.


Spirit Night
PTSA House of Pizza Spirit Night continues on the second Tuesday of each month from 3-10 P.M. Just mention Bryson Middle School when ordering, and a percentage will be donated to our school as a fundraiser. Dine-in, carry out, and delivery orders apply. See additional details for this offer at this link--Spirit Night.


FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Notification of Rights under the Protection of the Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) are attached.  FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age certain rights with respect to the student’s educational records.  The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment affords parents and eligible students certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams.  Please click here to review both documents.  If you have any questions, please call the main office at 355-2100.