End of Year Progress Reports
Happy Mother's Day to our amazing moms!
It has not been easy, but our teachers exceeded all expectations as our district transitioned to a completely new environment where they didn’t have their students in their classrooms every day. We have seen them in virtual meetings and calls, in videos, on social media, even in parades through our neighborhoods showing their love and missing their students. Their passion for their profession and their students has shown through and we appreciate all they have done to make sure our students know they are cared about. We wish them a heartfelt “Teacher Appreciation Week” in true appreciation of our amazing teachers!
Every October we celebrate National Principals Month, however; we want to recognize them again today for National Principals Day! We appreciate their leadership and want to say “THANK YOU” for everything they do everyday and especially leading us through digital learning! We have the best in the business!
This week's Employee Spotlight is Jackie Frost from Richmond Hill Primary School. Join us in thanking Jackie for exemplifying "Excellence in Everything!"
We'd like to thank our administrative assistant staff who work in countless ways behind the scenes to keep our schools and offices running smoothly! In celebration of Administrative Professionals Day, we invite you to give a shout out to them for contributing to the success of our school district!
On April 23rd, Bryan County Schools will participate in its second 7-day food delivery and pick-up program. While there will be no changes to the operation in north Bryan, there are slight modifications to increase efficiency in south Bryan to include alternative routes and 2 additional pick up sites on campus. Individuals entering onto Wildcat Drive will continue along the regular route as denoted in blue. However, once this line begins to fill, overflow cars will be directed to the front of east campus as shown in yellow and will exit using Wildcat Drive (yellow arrows). An additional entrance into west campus will be open with cars being directed to the front covered area of the west campus and exiting out of the parking lot onto Harris Trail (green arrows). Please keep in mind, buses with meals will also be available at Plantation Apartments, Ashton Apartments and in the Piercefield subdivision. The amount of food received by the District as a whole will allow it to serve approximately 4,000 students for a total of 56,000 individual meals. While federal regulations allow persons to participate regardless of income, it is our hope these meals reach the families with the most need.
This week's Employee Spotlight is Becky Slagle from Richmond Hill Middle School. Join us in thanking Becky for exemplifying "Excellence in Everything!"
This week's Employee Spotlight is Andie Screen from GW Carver Elementary School. Join us in thanking Andie for exemplifying "Excellence in Everything!"
Due to the possibility of hazardous weather conditions, the Bryan County Schools Meals on the Bus - Delivery Service will not be operating today. However; individuals may still pick up meals at Bryan County Elementary School and Richmond Hill High School from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Transportation of meals is expected to resume tomorrow.
It is a simple process and we encourage you to apply! Please use this link to complete your application: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
We wish all students, employees & parents/guardians a safe & restful break.
BCS: We have established a centralized location where BCS technology devices will be issued and replaced by appointment. The tech depot will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am & 1:00pm. Scheduling of appointments can be done by either calling or using this online link: https://tinyurl.com/upqh47h South Bryan Tech Depot: Community Education Front Lobby 120 Constitution Drive, Richmond Hill, Ga 31324 Contact number: 912.531.3099 North Bryan Tech Depot: Bryan County High School Front Lobby 1234 Camelia Drive, Pembroke, Ga 31321 Contact number: 912.704.1804
Today is the day! Who do you have living in your house today? Let the Census 2020 know and be counted! Bryan County only has a self-response rate of 33.1% as of now. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.The Census data is used to draw congressional and state legislative districts, county seats, Board of Education seats and so much more! The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs. Complete yours today - it takes less than 10 minutes. Be counted Bryan County! https://2020census.gov/en.html
Message from our Superintendent: As we enter our second week of Digital Learning Days (DLD), we want to thank teachers, students, staff, and parents again for their amazing work during our attempt to maintain some sense of normalcy with our day-to-day activities. In keeping with the spirit of “normalcy”, we will be following our adopted 2019-2020 school calendar by taking our spring break holiday from April 6th through April 10th. This is a much needed break for teachers, students, and parents who all need an opportunity to recharge their batteries. Since Bryan County Schools will not be in session during Spring Break, April 6 – 10, we will not be providing Meals on the Bus or Curbside food service at this time. This prescheduled break in our 2019-2020 school calendar will give our extremely dedicated school nutrition staff, bus drivers, and others involved an opportunity to catch their breath and prepare for our Meals on the Bus and DLD return on April 13th. Kudos to this team, who we anticipate will have served over 50,000 meals by this Friday! If you still have a need for food during Spring Break, please reach out to one of our community partners that will be available to assist families in both north and south Bryan during this time: Bryan County Family Connections 912-653-3824 United Way of Coastal Empire for Bryan County 912-651-7750 As the safety and health of all students, staff and our community continue to be the top priorities of Bryan County Schools, please continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with local, regional and national health agencies regarding COVID-19. Thank you for your commitment to your families, Bryan County Schools, and the amazing community where we reside. We have embedded a link from the CDC that provides tips on keeping children healthy while school’s out. Caring for Children: Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out. https://www.cdc.gov/…/2019-…/daily-life-coping/children.html
This week's Employee Spotlight is the Cafeteria Crew from Bryan County Elementary School. Join us in thanking these ladies for exemplifying "Excellence in Everything!"
Reminder: The Curbside Service edition of Meals on the Bus happens every day from 11:00am-1:00pm at Richmond Hill High School and Bryan County Elementary. All children 18 years and younger may eat at no cost. Come on by to pick up lunch and the next day’s breakfast. We provide service with a smile! 😊
Yesterday, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order closing all public schools through April 24th. As a result, Bryan County Schools will remain closed through April 24th, with the hope of reopening on Monday, April 27th. We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility as we work together to navigate these unprecedented waters. We want to thank teachers, students, staff, parents, and our Board of Education for their amazing work as we all attempt to maintain some sense of normalcy with our day-to-day activities. It is our hope that the digital learning days, along with opportunities for all students to receive breakfast and lunch, have provided a sense of structure in your child’s day. Through our Meals on the Bus and curbside service that began on Monday, we have served over 23,000 meals so far. A huge shout out goes to our bus drivers and school food nutrition workers, who are reporting to work every day at 6:00 a.m. to cook, pack, load, and deliver food on a daily basis. As the safety and health of all students, staff and our community continue to be the top priorities of Bryan County Schools, please continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with local, regional and national health agencies regarding COVID-19. Thank you for your commitment to your families, Bryan County Schools, and the amazing community where we reside.
Bryan County Schools will be distributing “to go” breakfast/lunch meals starting on Monday, March 23rd. Meals are open to all children 18 years or younger. Children must be present to receive meals. Times and locations will be announced by Friday evening.
Following our closure decision yesterday, Governor Kemp announced his Executive Order to close all public schools beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and carrying through March 31. Bryan County Schools will now be closed for students from March 18 until April 13. The ending date of closure for Bryan County Schools is a result of our pre-scheduled spring break from April 6 – 10. We will not require students to return to school from April 1 – 3, only to be dismissed for spring break on April 6 – 10. Dismissal and return dates for staff will be communicated directly to staff at a later time/date. This could all change based on the impacts of COVID-19. Considering this lengthy school system closure and in an effort to limit disruption and reduce loss of instruction, we will move to a digital learning environment. This will reduce our need to institute make-up days and help us maintain some sense of normalcy with our school calendar. Detailed information from your student(s)’ school(s) will be sent to you that addresses the digital learning process and expectations for completing assignments. Some of our schools may be able to assist through lending a Chromebook or other electronic device to support digital learning at home. If so, that information will be included in their communication. Also, schools will work with you through Friday to pick up essential medications from the school clinic. Beginning Monday, March 23, Bryan County Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to families that are part of our free meals program. We look forward to providing a “meals on wheels” service where we will deliver breakfast and lunch via school bus. Additional information regarding this process will be sent to families that might be impacted by this free meals program. Once again, we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work together to navigate these unprecedented waters. Please continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with local, regional and national health agencies regarding COVID-19. Thank you again for your commitment to your families, Bryan County Schools, and the amazing community where we reside.