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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 .
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com We have an informational page set up as well here:https://www.converse.edu/event/2020-girls-who-code-weekly-meeting/
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.
Download the 2020 HHS Wrestling recruiting flyer for more info.
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.
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
Click here to view/download important "Back-to-School" information from Greenville County Schools.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.