We will continue to post school announcements here daily. Please click on the following link to watch today's Daily Announcements. Here is a link to a downloadable print copy of today's daily announcements.
Click here to see Archived Daily Announcements.
Missed Dr. Davenport's weekly phone messenger this week? Lister to it Tuesday Phone Messenger 05.26.20 (Voice) or download a print copy of this week's message here Tuesday Phone Messenger 05.26.2020 (Print)
You can also view and listen to archived Tuesday Messengers from the 2019-2020 School year here: Archived Tuesday Messengers 2019-20 (Voice).
Registration for 2020 Middle School Summer School will be from May 4th to June 18th (new deadline). Download the 2020 Middle School Summer School_Updated Flyer (5.22.20) for registration information, dates and tuition rates.
Registration is now open for the Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program for the 2020-21 School Year.
The program meets from 3:30-6pm each day that school is in session.
Weekly, Half-Week and Daily rates are available.
Program includes light snack, homework time, physical activity and STEAM/Project Based Learning enrichment activities.
For more information download or 2020-2021 EDP registration form.
Three different ways to make contact and register for Bryson Middle's Extended Day Program.
Parents are welcome to...
View/download the 2020-21 rates for the Extended Day program.
*If none of the above works for you send a text message to 864-907-7868
Registration Fee and first week's payment will need to be paid up front before student can go to Extended Day Program.
Who: Rising 7th and 8th grade students zoned for Fountain Inn High School
What: Signups are going on now for Fountain Inn Fury football for Fall 2020
How: Complete the Google Form on this link https://forms.gle/ZMCgQmcxmXRRxyeX7
Contact: Brett Nichols, Head Coach firstname.lastname@example.org
We will celebrate and send off our 8th graders with a "Clap-Off" on Thursday June 4th beginning at 3:30pm. We ask that you review and follow these guidelines set by Greenville County Schools.
Congratulations to Selena Nelson and Tristan Canty, this year's ACE (Advocates for Character and Education) Award winners from Bryson Middle School. The ACE Awards recognizes high school and middle school students in Greenville County who are the "Unsung Heroes" and have overcome tremendous odds to achieve wonderful things in their churches, schools, homes or communities.
*or any rising 7th/8th Grader at Bryson Middle School who is not currently in Band.
Check out this site to explore your interests in music and find out if Band is a good fit for you. Be Part of The Band. Contact Mrs. Summey by email: email@example.com, if you have any questions.
Did you know that you can order your yearbook online? Use the link below:
Order your 2019-20 Bryson Middle School Yearbook here
Attention rising 7th grade students:
Parents, please hold on to Tdap documentation and submit to the school nurse in the Fall 2020 school year. We are waiting for further guidance on immunizations from DHEC for the 2020 - 2021 school year. At this time parents should contact their regular health care provider or the health department if their students need vaccinations and appointments might be made for the summer as offices slowly start to re-open.
Students who are planning to take an Online Virtual Summer School Course for High School credit during the 2020 Summer term:
To get this information go to gcsvirtual.com and click on Enrollment. There you will see the 2 summer school virtual program options:
Parents/guardians, Please check both schools to see which school your student will be taking the class through. If you go to the course catalogs, they describe the syllabus for each course.
Your student MUST have access to the internet all summer as well as a computer. Please be aware of this if you are taking summer trips.
Updated 4/22/20 All GCS schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year per Governor's order.
Today, the Governor announced that all South Carolina schools, including Greenville County Schools, will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Students will not return to in-school instruction this year, but will continue with eLearning through the last day of school on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
The decision to remain closed is for the protection of our students and employees, as well as for public health reasons. The rule for social distancing, which requires limiting close contact with others and remaining six feet apart in public places, cannot be maintained on school buses or in school settings.
“This is not the way anyone in public education would have wanted the 2019-20 school year to end, but given the circumstances, I want to thank Governor McMaster and Superintendent Spearman for acting decisively to keep schools on eLearning for the remainder of the year after hearing the concerns of educators about the difficulties of operating school while maintaining social distancing recommendations,” said Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster. “Though our students and teachers have been especially challenged to adjust to a new way of teaching and learning this year, they have done an incredible job making this change and have modeled resilience for all of us along the way.”
He added, “I would also like to express my thanks to the GCS food service workers, transportation employees, and nurses who have been on the front lines preparing and delivering meals to children in our community. In fact, all our employees have stepped up and are continuing the operations of this district despite the challenges. Lastly, I want to say thank you to GCS parents. Many of them have been forced to balance work responsibilities with the roles of tutor and teacher, while also dealing with the stress of a pandemic and new economic realities. We should be proud of the way the entire Greenville community has responded to the unprecedented events of the last six weeks.”
Teachers will continue to post assignments through Google Classroom for grades 3-12, and Choice Boards will be posted on the GCS website and at food distribution sites for students in grades K-2. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher if they have questions about assignments.
Greenville County Schools is required by state law and contractual obligations to remain open through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
To ensure the students of Greenville County schools continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals during the time schools are closed in response to COVID-19, Greenville County Schools will be providing breakfasts and lunches free of charge to anyone 18 and younger at designated locations Monday through Friday. On Monday March 23rd, 24 additional sites begin serving free meals to children 18 and younger (and special needs adults up through the age of 21). Buses will be at each site between 10 AM and noon Monday through Friday to deliver meals. Parents and students will have access to free Wi-Fi via the bus hot spot during these hours. The additional locations will bring the total number of sites serving breakfast and lunch in Greenville County to 81, with 15 school sites and 66 other locations district-wide. Click on the following link to find the location most convenient for you. Greenville County Schools Feeding Sites.
Meals will be prepared in our school facilities by trained Food and Nutrition Services Staff. All existing DHEC and FDA approved procedures for meal prep, storage, service, and sanitation will be observed.
Map of Sites for Free Meals/WiFi
We have developed an interactive map showing where WiFi and meals are available through the GCS FANS feeding program. Red pins indicate meals and WiFi, blue pins are for WiFi access only. Please share this information on your school’s website. https://batchgeo.com/map/b5f7d46808351ef682a403e8e32885f9
Students- Check out this great resource for Google Meet/Google Hangouts. Download a copy of the Google Meet_Hangout Etiquette Guide for Students. (Document is in English and in Spanish).
The following resources were created and shared with us. They include locations of the schools where families can pick up a FREE lunch and breakfast for the next day for any student 18 and under. There is also a list of local restaurants who are offering free kids meals during the school closure (details and hours are in the document) as well as other information about free internet and where parents can take their student's Chromebook during school closure if it is damaged. Download a copy of Food Resources: COVID-19 Kids Eat Free on Days of the Week and Other Resources for more information.
Students entering the 7th grade next school year will need to have the following immunization as required by DHEC or submit an objector’s statement prior to the first day of school in August 2020.
One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine administered on or after the 7th birthday will be required for all 7th graders. Parents must provide the school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption, or a medical exemption. The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). If you have any questions please call the school nurse at 864-355-2107.
Parents are encouraged to submit the documentation by May 22, 2020.
Please note our Redo/Retake Late Work Policy and Plan of Study located under the Student tab. This policy takes effect January 15, 2020.
A new video produced by Beth Brotherton, Greenville County Schools Director of Communications highlights all the things that make Bryson Middel School great. View the video: Bryson Middle School Promotional Video There is also a link below under Spotlight.
What is Parent Backpack?
Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal. With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.
To access Parent Backpack, go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com and create an account. Please access directions by clicking on Creating a Parent Backpack Account - English Directions or Direcciones en Español
To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue Backpack icon.