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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- 09.17.20

Click here to see Archived Daily Announcements.


Dr. Davenport's Tuesday Messenger for September 15, 2020

Missed Dr. Davenport's weekly phone messenger this week? Listen to this week's message again  Tuesday Phone Messenger 09.15.2020 (Voice)  or download a print copy of this week's message here   Tuesday Phone Messenger 09.15.2020 (Print)

You can also view and listen to archived Tuesday Messengers from the 2020-21 School year here: Archived Tuesday Messengers .


Bryson Bulldogs themed Masks/PPE (ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED to 9/25!!)

Beginning September 8th you can place an online order for Bryson MS Bulldogs themed masks and other PPE. Use this link to the online store to place an order: Bryson MS Mask Orders

Click here to view styles and pricing: BMS Masks


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


Picture Days- September 23rd and 24th

Strawbridge Studios will be here on September 23rd and 24th to take student pictures. Students in Blue and Green Attendance Groups ( Last names A-D/L-Q) will be photographed on Wednesday September 23rd. Students in Red and Purple  Attendance Groups ( Last names E-K/R-Z) will be photographed on Thursday September 24th. Download/View the BMS Fall Picture Order Form/Flyer for more informaiton about packages/ordering. 

VIRTUAL Students ONLY: Please use the following link to sign up for a time to have your picture taken. Dates/Times: September 23rd (4-6pm) and September 24th (4:30-6:30pm). Students will enter through the doors at the 7/8th grade car line. Students will need to wear a mask while they are waiting to have their picture taken.  Virtual Students Picture Day Sign Up


We need YOU...for the Bryson MS PTSA

Parents- we are building our Bryson MS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) from the ground up and we need YOU! Put your leadership and organizational skills to good use helping us serve the Bryson MS community.  Currently looking for parents to fill the roles of President, Secretary and Treasurer as well as several committee leadership roles. If you would liek to join our growing organization, please complete the 2020-21 PTSA Interest Form here.

Missed the PTSA Interest meeting on Sept. 8th? Click here to view the slides from the meeting.  Click here to view the job descriptions for the different PTSA roles. 


Meal Pick Up Information for Virtual Academy

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.


Girls Who Code Club

Dr. Mangum and Dr. Sorrells at Converse College are starting a Girls Who Code Club for students in 6th--12th grades this academic year. The club is designed to promote women in tech fields, but the club is open to any student interested in supporting adding more women to the field of computer science. Students will walk through tutorials designed for various skill levels while working together on a club project. Due to the current pandemic, this club will be hosted virtually (over Zoom) for the foreseeable future. This club is free, and no coding skills or knowledge is required.

General Information: Club meetings will be held weekly starting on Thursday, September 10 from 5pm--6pm over Zoom. (Please note that if a student misses the first session, they can still join at a later time.)

Girls Who Code webpage: https://girlswhocode.comI  nterested students can fill out an interest form here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd11uBfXAUpfkm9Nj5Pf7HaV5dAOZRpCPThfk5jETJlV8klOA/viewform

Interested students or parents can also email our department chair at jessica.sorrells@converse.edu  We have an informational page set up as well here:https://www.converse.edu/event/2020-girls-who-code-weekly-meeting/


7th and 8th Graders Interested in Hillcrest HS Wrestling

Hillcrest High School Wrestling is looking for athletes that weigh as low as 100 pounds all the way up through 285 pounds!  No experience necessary.  BMS 7th & 8th graders zoned for Hillcrest HS are eligible. 

If interested email Coach Esposito ( Aesposito@greenvilleschools.us ) or Coach Weathers:( Aweathers@greenville.k12.sc.us)

Download the 2020 HHS Wrestling recruiting flyer for more info. 


Middle School Sexual Health & Responsibility/Character Education Dates Announced

Middle School Sexual Health & Responsibility/Character Education will be taught Oct. 12-26 through PE classes.

All Middle School Sexual Health & Responsibility/Character Education material will be located in the Front Office for parents to view.

Any parent that wants to exempt their child from Middle School Sexual Health & Responsibility/Character Education must come fill out a Sex Ed Exemption form in the front office.


DHEC Guidelines for Exclusion due to COVID

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. 


Parents- Need help with Google Classroom? Check out these videos-

Google Classroom 

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

 


COVID-19 Reporting

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.


New 2020-21 Transportation Forms in English and Spanish (Updated 8/20/20)

Download Transportation forms for the 2020-21 School Year-  English    Spanish

Please scan and email paper forms to the appropriate bus center email address. Donaldson Bus Center - donaldsonbus@greenville.k12.sc.us


Important Back to School Information from Greenville County Schools - Aug. 5, 2020

Click here to view/download important "Back-to-School" information from Greenville County Schools. 


Chromebook Agreement Forms for 2020-21 school year- Now Online

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. 

The form is available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.  

More information COMING SOON with dates and details about Chromebook distribution.


Parent Back Pack Signup

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.


Attention Parents of Rising 7th Graders-- 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 attending LEAP, receiving a Chromebooks and attending the first day of school in August 2020 even if your student is enrolled in the virtual academy

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 main office at 864-355-2100.

 

 


Walkers to Hillcrest HS Permission Form

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. 


Fountain Inn High School- D Team Football

Any Bryson Middle School  7th or 8th grader that is zoned to attend Fountain Inn High School and is interested in playing D Team Football this Fall can still sign up to participate. Visit the Fountain Inn HS website at  https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/fihs/

Download a D Team Football Information flyer


GCS Releases Parent Resource Guide for Return to School 2020-21

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. 


Online Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications for 2020-21 are now online

2020-21 FANS Meal App

Online Free and Reduced Price Meal Apps are now available for the new school year and can be accessed on our website at http://greenville.schoollunchapp.com For more information regarding Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications please contact the FANS office at 355-1251  or visit the GCS Food and Nutrition Services FANS website.


School Supply Lists for 2020-21

View or download the Bryson Middle School 2020-21 School Supply List 

 


Congratulations to our Bryson MS Junior Beta Club!!

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


Register Now-- Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program

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.