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Missed Dr. Davenport's weekly phone messenger this week? Listen to this week's message again Weekly Event Reminder Message 11.30.2020 (Voice) or download a print copy of this week's message here Weekly Event Reminder Message 11.30.2020 (Print)
You can also view and listen to archived Tuesday Messengers from the 2020-21 School year here: Archived Tuesday Messengers .
5K and first grade registration will be held December 1 - 4, 2020. If your child is starting kindergarten or first grade next year, we need your help! It’s extremely important that you enroll your child between December 1-4 to ensure we have enough teachers for every classroom on the first day of school. Parents will have two ways to enroll their child this year, online via BackPack or at the school. For more information call 355-3100 or visit the GCS 5K and 1st grade Registration page. You can also download an informational flyer in ENGLISH or SPANISH.
The Greenville County Schools Communications Department has produced a short video to remind students (and employees) to wear a mask and wear it correctly. Students will view this video at school as we transition back to 5 Day a Week attendance. Parents are welcome to view this video as well. Click to view the video in ENGLISH or in SPANISH.
Beginning next week, Greenville County Schools will start the process of returning middle school students to full-time in-person instruction. After consulting with medical professionals from DHEC and Prisma Health and reviewing our internal metrics, we believe GCS students and staff are safer from COVID-19 while at school than they are outside of school. We also recognize that students perform better academically in a face-to-face setting. Thankfully, GCS has received updated guidance on the use of plexiglass panels in classrooms. DHEC officials say students wearing masks can sit 3-feet apart instead of 6-feet while separated by a plexiglass barrier. It’s important to understand that our decision to return middle school students to 5-day-a-week in-person instruction was not reached overnight. Facilities personnel, including our on-staff architect, analyzed class rosters and classroom spaces at every middle school. These experts, with the help of principals and district administrators, designed a layout for every classroom. Some classes had to be moved to larger spaces, such as auditoriums and cafeterias, where safe social-distancing can occur. To better protect students, some class schedules have been altered to reduce the number of students in the hallway at one time. In most cases, lunches will be eaten in the classrooms behind the plexiglass barriers, with student encouraged to stay on task while the mask is off and given an opportunity to socialize once the meal is concluded. It is our hope that these and other protocols will lead to a safe and pleasant transition back to 5-day-a-week in-person instruction for middle school students and teachers.
Dear 8th Grade Parents and Guardians,
Your child will have the opportunity to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT on January 26, 2021. This opportunity is available to both our in-person and virtual students. There is a $17.00 fee for grade 8 students who wish to take the PSAT. Parents should make payments at our school, cash, or a check made payable to Bryson Middle School.
o NOTE: For students who are in an honors course of study (English 1, Algebra 1, and/or Geometry) this school year. Your child will have the opportunity to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT exam in January at no cost.
o The PSAT/NMSQT test will be administered during the school day on January 26, 2021. Students enrolled in the Greenville County Schools Virtual Program are required to provide their own transportation. Per College Board policies, students who took the PSAT/NMSQT test on October 14, 2020, are not eligible for testing on January 26.
You may explore the link below to learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT test.
To indicate your testing choice, please complete the Google form below by 2:00 p.m. on November 24, 2020 to be included in testing. Late registrations will not be accepted.
The United Way of Greenville is coordinating utility assistance for Greenville County community members impacted by COVID-19 via one or more of the following:
Download the Keep The Lights On flyer (in both English and Spanish) for more information.
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.
Beginning on Monday, August 24, Greenville County Schools will be providing meals to students enrolled in the Virtual Program.
These meals are available for pickup from 15 district locations. Bryson Middle School is one of the meal pickup sites. Meals may be picked up in the car line on Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
If you have a student/students who are participating in the GCS Virtual Academy and you would like to pick up meals, please complete the Virtual Program Meal Survey. For more information about the program, visit the GCS Virtual Meal Program website.
GCS is following DHEC guidelines for excluding students/teachers from school when exhibiting symptoms, been tested for COVID, is a confirmed + case, or has been exposed (within 6 ft of a + case for > 15 min). More info and a quiz https://bit.ly/34zlxsm to test your knowledge.
Google Classroom is your child’s online link to learning. Find out how parents can get emails from their child’s teachers with assignments and other class activities. This video is closed captioned in Spanish. Remember, if your student is having trouble with their Chromebook, you can call our Help Desk at 355-4357. https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/News/main.asp?titleid=2004google
Parents- check out this video that explains how you can help your student find their assignments: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E3M-jcxorkbYH-sOS-n_8NryuTSHu5uY/view
Parents are asked to report any COVID-19 exposures as well as quarantines within the home to the principal, Dr. Davenport. Please note that international travel comes with a 14-day self-quarantine requirement. This means students or staff who recently returned from out of the country should not be physically present in school until 14 days after they arrive back into the US – and then only if they are well and healthy.
Parents are strongly encouraged to screen their students daily, at home, for COVID-19 symptoms (see below). If a student takes a COVID-19 test because he/she is symptomatic, the student should not be physically present in school until the test results are returned.
Keep students at home if they present with any of the following symptoms:
GCS will follow DHEC guidelines regarding the notification of families when COVID-19 cases are present in schools. Under current guidelines, anytime a student or staff member in any GCS school receives a positive test for COVID-19, a notice will be placed on the GCS website, alerting the school and community. Additionally, parents will receive a personal phone call if the positive case was in their child’s classroom or part of another school group to which their child is connected. Please note the importance of social distancing.
Per DHEC regulations, any staff or student identified as having spent 15 minutes or more within six feet of a positive case are considered close contacts and will be excluded from school for a minimum of 14 days. Students and staff who were not close contacts will be allowed to remain at school. We will be sure and let you know if these notification requirements change. Additional information is available on the GCS Parent Resource webpage.
Please scan and email paper forms to the appropriate bus center email address. Donaldson Bus Center - firstname.lastname@example.org
Every student in Greenville County Schools will be issued a district owned Chromebook and charger to use for academic purposes. The Technology Fee has been waived for the 2020-21 school year, however parents/guardians will need to complete an online Chromebook Agreement form for EACH Bryson Middle School student in their family (regardless of whether they are attending school in person or are participating in the GCS Virtual Academy) BEFORE a Chromebook/charger can be issued to the student.
More information COMING SOON with dates and details about Chromebook distribution.
Parents who need to register for a Parent Back Pack Account can click on this link: https://parents.gcsbackpack.com/signin.aspx to sign up.
Parents of students who need to walk to Hillcrest HS at dismissal for transportation purposes must complete the Permission form to walk to Hillcrest High School . Once a staff member reviews and confirms this information, the parent will receive notification that permission has been granted for the 2020-21 school year.
On Juy 21 Greenville Couty Schools released a Parent Resource Guide outlining the plan for the safe return to schools for Fall 2020. They also released a Plan Summary Flier which gives a two-page overview of the return-to-school plan. Both documents can be viewed/downloaded by clicking on the links provided.
View or download the Bryson Middle School 2020-21 School Supply List
Congratulations to our Bryson Betas- as a result of the hard work and dedication of the students and sponsors in our Junior Beta Club, Bryson Middle School has been named a 2020 National Beta School of Merit and a School of Distinction! Way to go Bryson Middle School Junior Beta Club! #betaSOM
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.