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Dr. Davenport's Weekly Event Reminder for the week of May 10-14, 2021

Missed Dr. Davenport's weekly phone messenger this week? Listen to this week's message again  Weekly Event Reminder Message 05.10.2021 (Voice)  or download a print copy of this week's message here   Weekly Event Reminder Message 05.10.2021 (Print)

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


Register Now-- Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program

Registration is now open for the Bryson Middle School Extended Day Program for the 2021-22 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  2021-2022 EDP registration form or 2021-22 EDP Program Flyer.

Three different ways to make contact and register for Bryson Middle's Extended Day Program.

Parents are welcome to...

At this time, rates for EDP for the 2021-22 school year have not been determined. We will post them here when they are finalized. 

*If none of the above works for you please call the main office at 864-355-2100 

Registration Fee and first week's payment will need to be paid up front before student can go to Extended Day Program.


Greenville County Public Library Summer Reading Tour 2021

Students who are interested in participating in the Summer Reading program sponsored by the Greenville Public Library can register online beginning May 19th using this link:  2021 Summer Reading


Download a Summer Reading Activity booklet that contains information about the program. 


Boys & Girls Basketball - Fountain Inn High School

Any rising 9th grade girl who is zoned to attend Fountain Inn High School and is interested in playing basketball should complete the Girls Basketball Interest Form.

Email Coach Casey at abcasey@greenville.k12.sc.us with any questions. 

Any rising 9th grade boy zoned to attend Fountain Inn High School and  is interested in playing basketball should complete the Boys Basketball Interest Form

Email Coach Sadler at sadlerrl@spart6.org with any questions. 

 

 


End of Course Exam- Algebra I- May 26th

Bryson MS students currently enrolled in Algebra I will take the End-of-Course exam on Wednesday May 26th. The test will be administered online, so students need to bring their charged, school-issued Chromebook to school on testing day. For more information about the Algebra I End-of-Course exam, download and review the EOCEP Parent Letter Spring 2021.


Join the Fountain Inn HS Color Guard

The Marching Band at Fountain Inn High School  is looking for energetic rising 8th and 9th grade boys and girls to join the Color Guard for next school year!  Learn dance, acting, and spinning flags all while being a part of a great team.  No experience is necessary!  We will teach you everything you need to know!  See yellow a flyer, follow us on Instagram, or talk to Mrs. Summey to find out how to join. 


Important Testing Reminders for SC Ready and SC PASS

Parents/Guardians- please review these important reminders with your student(s) before state testing. Click the link to view/download. 

Important Reminders about SC Ready and SC PASS Testing for Parents and Students

This document is in English and in Spanish. 


Bryson MS Virtual Students- State Testing Information

Click or download: Important State Testing Information for Bryson MS Virtual Students   


Please complete SC Report Card Parent Survey by May 21, 2021

Parents of all SC students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in the SC Department of Education Parent Opinion Survey. You can access the survey by clicking here 2021 SC Department of Education Parent Opinion Survey. Download or view the 2021 SC Report Card Parent Survey Letter for more information, including our school's 7-digit ID code which you will need to complete the survey. The survey is available online in both English and Spanish. 


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 to receiving a Chromebook and attending the first day of school in August 2021 even if your student is enrolled in the virtual academy.

A letter will go home with Quarter 3 Progress reports for all current 6th graders on February 18, 2021 with more information about TDAP requirements. You can also download a copy of the 2021-22 TDAP letter here. 

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.

 


Summer School registration now available

Bryson Middle School will be hosting summer school for students who did not pass one or more of their core classes (Math, ELA, Science, or Social studies) during the 2020/2021 school year.

Students who may have passed their core academic classes, but performed poorly may be invited to attend if space allows in an effort to provide those students with valuable remediation to help with future academic success.

Summer School will be held Monday through Thursday, June 21st - July 1st AND July 12th - July 19th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Transportation will be provided.

This time will be spent primarily in ELA and Math Classes as well as contain a SEL component.

**If you require bus transportation, please complete the registration form below by April 30, 2021.

View or download the BMS Summer School 2021 Registration flyer for more information.

You can also click on the Registration link or scan the QR code below to access the registration site.


Bryson Middle School Art Students win honors in GCS Middle Level Art Show

Recently, students in Ms. Simpson's Art classes entered their artwork in the Greenville County Schools Middle Level Art Show. Those students were:

8th Grader Jillian Slaw won a 5th place award for her entry in the 3-D art category for her alebrije sculpture!

To view the work that these students entered in the art show, click on GCS Middle Level Art Show 2021.

Congratulations to each of these students and to their Art teacher, Ms. Simpson. 


SC Ready SC PASS Testing Dates Announced for Virtual AND Brick & Mortar Students (UPDATED 4/1/21)

State Testing dates have been set for all Bryson Middle School students (both Brick and Mortar and Virtual Students. Students must bring a fully charged Chromebook with them for testing. The dates for state testing are as follows:

Virtual Students ONLY 

Brick and Mortar Students (NOTE: eLearning Days will occur April 29, April 30 and May 7 for Brick and Mortar students to allow virtual students to come to the building for testing). Students must bring a fully charged Chromebook with them to school for testing. 

Download a copy of the 2021 Testing Dates (UPDATED 4/1/21)


Buy Your Yearbook Before They Sell Out!

Purchase your Bryson Middle School Yearbook today! We have limited copies available and expect to see out. So do not miss out on the opportunity to purchase one! The cost to purchase a yearbook is $45. Use this link to order: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A07585410 


BMS Art Students Participate in SC Art Education Association Youth Art Month Show

The following Bryson MS Art students participated in the South Carolina Art Education Association Western Region Youth Art Month Show:

Please click on the following link to view a video of their artwork in the Middle Division:  Video: SCAEA Western YAM Art Show 2021

Congratulations to these students and to Ms. Simpson, their Art teacher. 

 


Missed Virtual Curriculum Night?

Did you miss Virtual Curriculum Night on 2/8/21? No problem...you can now watch recorded sessions from this event. Click this link: Virtual Curriculum Night 2021 to view recorded sessions. Still have questions? Contact Ms. Lewis at klewis@greenville.k12.sc.us or 355-2162.


Bryson Middle School Spiritwear

The Bryson Middle School PTSA is now selling Bryson MS Spiritwear. Click on the Bryson MS PTSA Memberhub link to purchase.  You can also join the PTSA for $5 through the Memberhub site. If you have questions or want to know how you can get involved in our Bryson MS PTSA, email them at brysonmiddleptsa@gmail.com


Bryson Middle School Redo/Retake/Late Work Policy

As we are approaching the end of the quarter, please be reminded of our Redo/Retake/Late Work policy.  Please review the Bryson MS Redo/Retake/Late Work policy. Please reach out to your student's teachers with any questions. This information can also be found under the Student Menu above. 


GCS Video on How to Wear Your Mask Correctly

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


United Way of Greenville- Keep the Lights On

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. 


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


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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