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BRYANT SCHOOL MISSION
The mission at Bryant Elementary School is to provide a safe, caring, and challenging environment where a diverse population is recognized and respected. We are committed to achieving excellence in education by preparing our students with strong academic and social skills. In partnership with family and community, we hope to encourage our students to become lifelong learners and live responsible, creative, and productive lives in a global society.
School Uniform Colors
November 11: No School. Veteran's Day.
November 12: K-2 Greens Farm Read Aloud.
November 13: Early Dismissal 12:50. 1:15-3:45 Parent-teacher conferences.
November 14: Early Dismissal 12:50. 5:00- 7:30 Parent-teacher conferences.
November 27: Early Dismissal 12:50.
November 28-29: No school. Happy Thanksgiving.
Summary of Bridgeport Board of Education’s
On August 13, 2012, the BOE approved a Parent & Family Engagement Policy that was written by a group of nine Bridgeport Public School parents. An English and Spanish version of the policy on the Bridgeport Public School’s website: http://www.bridgeportedu.com/procedures/procedures.html. We strongly encourage you to take the time to read it.
When parents and families play a positive role in children’s education, children do better in school. As stated in this policy “The BOE defines parents and families as mothers, fathers, step parents, foster parents, guardians, grandparents, relatives, and primary and secondary caregivers.” “Research tells us that parent and family engagement makes a big difference in improving students’ academic and achievement and personal growth.” By engaging parents continuously from the time their child enters elementary school through middle school and throughout high school “leads to significant long term benefits such as better school attendance, reduced dropout rates, decreased delinquency and lower pregnancy rates.”
“Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.” This Policy is designed to be a seven step-by-step plan to create an actively engaged parent community in our schools which will lead to student achievement.
1. The District creates a WELCOMING SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT for parents,
2. CLEAR EXPECTATIONS of academic and behavior for the District, schools, teachers, and parents are provided.
3. ROBUST COMMUNICATION is created through parent surveys, language services, and methods of communication.
4. EFFECTIVE ACCESS requires the District to communicate the resources available to parents and provide parents with the knowledge and skills to access these resources which are PowerSchool, a parent engagement calendar and tracker system, Superintendent Forum, Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), School Governance Councils.
5. PARENT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE addresses the need for parents to be trained with the skills and knowledge to participate in a more meaningful level in their children’s education. This is done through the services of the Parent Center (Pembroke St. at Boston Ave.), Parent Problem Solving Groups, and the Family Resource Centers.
6. FAMILY-TO-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS strongly encourages all families to participate in at least ten (10) hours of school and/or district related activities (suggestions are listed in the Policy). The Home School Coordinator is the liaison between the school and parents and with the help of the PAC president helps parents find ways to volunteer at school, and help them get skill training and knowledge, helps implement this Policy.
7. REPORTING by the Superintendent or his designee to the BOE twice yearly the status of the implementation of this Policy and the level of parent engagement in the District.
If you need help accessing the Policy online or have questions or want to learn how you can get more engaged at your child’s school, please contact your school’s Home School Coordinator or PAC President through the school’s office, or the Parent Center at 203.275.1751.
BRYANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
September 8, 2011
Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, we want you to be aware that the schools have made preparations to respond effectively to such situations. In fact, public schools in Connecticut are built to meet stringent construction standards and they may be safer than your own home in the event of a disaster.
Should we have a major disaster during school hours, your child(ren) will be cared for at this school. Our School District has a detailed disaster plan which has been formulated to respond to a major catastrophe.
Your cooperation is necessary in any emergency.
1. Do not telephone the school. Telephone lines may be needed for emergency communication.
2. In the event of a serious emergency, scholars will be kept at their schools until they are picked up by an identified, responsible adult who has been identified as such on a School District green emergency card which is required to be filled out by parents at the beginning of every school year. Please be sure you consider the following criteria when you authorize another person to pick up your child at school:
3. Turn your radio to WICC 600a.m. for emergency announcements. If scholars are to be kept at school, radio stations will be notified. If electrical service is not affected, information will be relayed via the School District cable on Channel 12. In addition, information regarding day-to-day school operations will be available by calling the District Office.
4. Impress upon your child(ren) the need for them to follow the directions of any school personnel in times of an emergency.
Scholars will be released only to parents and persons identified on the School District Emergency Form. During an extreme emergency, scholars will be released at designated reunion gates located on school campuses. Parents should become familiar with the School Emergency Disaster Plan and be patient and understanding with the scholar release process. Please instruct your child(ren) to remain at school until you or a designee arrives. Because local telephone service may be disrupted, also list an out-of-State contact on the emergency form, as calls may still be made out of the area while incoming calls are affected.