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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.


UPDATED: Downloadable Instructions for Working Offline- Now in English & Spanish

View/download instructions for accessing materials in Google Classroom and working on them offline. ENGLISH  SPANISH  Copies will also be available at meal sites beginning 3/31.

 


Updates from Dr. Davenport

Updates During School Closure  from Dr. Davenport:

Missed this week's Messenger from Dr. Davenport?  

Review or download a copy of this week's message  Weekly Messenger for the week of March 23-27, 2020 (Voice)  or Weekly Messenger for the week of March 23-27, 2020 (Print) 

View or download archived Weekly Messengers. 

 


eLearning Calendar

The following calendar has been created to assist students with eLearning. The first 10 days, beginning on March 18, encompasses eLearning 1.0 lessons. Now that  statewide school closure has been extend to April 30th, eLearning 2.0 lessons will be posted to students via Google Classroom.

Remember, even if you do not have WiFi at home, you can connect to GCS WiFi in the parking lot at any of our schools between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm daily. 

eLearning 3.0 lessons will encompass new content and be posted to students beginning on April 8th. 

eLearning Lesson Distribution Dates:

eLearning 1.0: March 18 - April 2
eLearning 2.0: April 3 - 9 & April 20 - 24 
eLearning 3.0: April 27 - May 8

Image_BMS eLearning Calendar Part 1

Image_BMS eLearning Calendar Part 2

 


Interactive Map of GCS Meal Delivery and WiFi Sites

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


All Greenville County Schools CLOSED through April 30th per Governor's order.

Updated 3/24/20  All GCS schools will remain closed through the end of April per Governor's order.

In response to the spread of COVID-19, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered all K-12 schools in South Carolina to close immediately, effective Monday, March 16. The closure order currently extends through April 30. As we continue to follow the existing GCS calendar to the extent possible, Spring Break will be observed as scheduled for the week of April 13.

School district leaders have been preparing for this eventuality for the last few weeks and are providing lessons to ensure students continue to master important content.  These lessons have been pushed out electronically for 3rd-12th graders via Google Classroom.

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.

 

 


Google Meet_Hangout Etiquette Guide for Students (in English AND in Spanish)

Google Meet_Hangout Etiquette for Students 2020

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).


Resources for families and students during the COVID-19 Crisis/School Closures

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.


Attention 6th Grade Parents-- Important Notice about Tdap Vaccine

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. 


GCS ARMES Program Nominations begin February 6th

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Rising 3rd – 8th graders for the 2020-2021 school year. 

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK? Anyone can nominate a student, including teachers, parents, other adults, or self. Go to http://www.armesprogram.com and click on the link, “ARMES NOMINATION” and complete the online nomination. 

Nominations will be open from February 6, 2020 through April 8, 2020.  Download an ARMES FAQ  document for more information.


NEW! Redo/Retake Late Work Policy and Plan of Study

Please note our Redo/Retake Late Work Policy and Plan of Study located under the Student tab.  This policy takes effect January 15, 2020.


Attention Parents of 8th Graders--Please Sign Up for Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) meetings

Attention parents of 8th grade students: 

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHILD'S IGP MEETING!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044ea5ad2ea64-bms8th 

In 2005, the State of South Carolina passed The Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA). The EEDA requires that by the end of the eighth grade, all students in consultation with their parents (or guardian), must have an Individual Graduation Plan or IGP completed before next year’s enrollment. IGP conferences are held each year throughout high school, giving students the opportunity to update their information annually.

The purpose of the IGP is to give students the opportunity to discuss their career inventories and choose a career cluster of interest before going into high school.  By choosing a career cluster in the 8th grade, students will be better informed about choosing electives in high school that will better prepare them for their chosen career beyond graduation – on the job or in college.

During the IGP conference, you will discuss and/or complete the following:

§  Current academic progress

§  Results of career cluster interest inventory

§  High school course offerings

§  South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale

§  South Carolina graduation requirements

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Brister (355-2104) or Mr. Beeson (355-2117)

 

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Brister (355-2104) or Mr. Beeson (355-2117)


Purchase 2019-20 Yearbooks Now!!

Did you know that you can order your yearbook online? Use the link below:
Order your 2019-20 Bryson Middle School Yearbook here

Deadline to order a yearbook is May 8, 2020. Cost is $45.


NEW Greenville County Schools Promotional Video Highlights Bryson Middle School

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


Nominate an educator for the Golden Apple Award

Ingles and WYFF News 4 want to reward the teachers who are going above and beyond. Each week, an area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled Thursdays on WYFF News 4. These weekly winners will be chosen from your nominations by a panel of judges. At the end of the school year, a Teacher of the Year will be selected from the weekly winners.

Additional Information | Nomination Form


Parent Backpack--NEW!!

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. 

 


Register Now-- Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program

Registration is now open for the Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program for the 2019-2020 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 or to access registration forms, download  Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program (EDP) Flyer or  2019-2020 EDP registration form.