Frequently Asked Questions
What are the school hours at Bryson?
Students are allowed to enter the school at 7:10 a.m. The students are led to their classrooms by their teachers beginning at 7:25 a.m. All students are dismissed at 2:40 p.m. All students should be picked up by 2:55 p.m.
What if my child is absent?
A parent or guardian of a student who is absent should bring a note signed by a parent or guardian when returning to school. The note should be given to the child's teacher or the front office. Students who arrive at school later in the day after a medical visit should bring a note from the doctor's office so that it will not be recorded as an absence.
How can I get work for my child who is ill and at home?
Call the school (817-237-8306) and request that work be gathered for your child. Calls should be made before noon. The work can be placed in the office to be picked up by a parent or guardian after 2:00 p.m. or it can be sent home with a sibling or another student.
What is the best way to arrange an early dismissal for my child?
A parent or guardian should send a note with their child. This way the student can be sent to the office to meet his or her parent or guardian at the pre-arranged time. Sending a note allows time for the teacher to prepare your child for any assignments or lessons that will be missed because of the early dismissal. A parent or guardian will need to come to the office to check the student out of school. Please be prepared to show identification.
Can I visit my child at school?
Yes, parents and guardians are always welcome at Bryson. We encourage and support parental involvement. Before visiting any area of the school, all visitors should stop by the office, check in, and receive a Visitor's Pass. A driver's license must be submitted for scanning. The license will be left in the office and retrieved when you are leaving. Parents and siblings are welcome to join their child for lunch; however, siblings or other children should not accompany parents or guardians to a classroom as they may provide a distraction to the students and the educational process.
What time does my child go to lunch?Lunch time at Bryson begins at 10:40 a.m. with the students in kindergarten and concludes with the fifth graders at 12:25 p.m. Click here to view a chart of lunch times listed by the teachers' names.Can I bring a treat for my child's class to celebrate a special event?In order to better comply with the rules for Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value as set forth by the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy and to provide a learning atmosphere that is as supportive as possible to all students, Bryson does allow parents to bring snacks to the classrooms to celebrate birthdays. Treats must be store-bought and unopened and will be handed out at the end of the day. We recognize all students by announcing their names on their birthdays and giving them a special birthday pencil. Students who have a birthday during the time of the year that school is not in session are also recognized. Teachers often have small recognitions or rewards in the classrooms also. We do have three parties a year as provided in the Elementary Student Handbook, and parents are encouraged to provide food and drinks for those occasions.
What if I need to contact my child while he or she is at school?
Please make sure that you send a signed note with your child if a transportation change needs to be made. If you need to get a message to your child, please call the office (817-237-8306) and inform one of the secretaries who will make sure that the message is delivered to the student. Please contact the school before 2:00 p.m. if you wish to leave a message for a student.
How can I contact my child's teacher?
Most teachers and grade levels have daily communication notebooks (BOB) for sending notes to school and to a teacher. This same method is also used by teachers to communicate with parents. Each teacher has an email address posted on the classroom website. To access teachers' websites, please click on the Faculty and Staff link. A message can also be left with one of the secretaries at Bryson (817-237-8306) who will deliver it to the teacher. A parent or guardian may also call the school outside of regular school hours (7:20-3:20) and leave a message with the General Delivery mailbox. The message will be transferred to the teacher's voicemail.
What if my child needs to take medication while at school?
Over-the-counter medication needs to be sent in its original container. It should be accompanied by the OTC Medication Form which is available on this web site or in the Student Handbook which is sent home each school year. Prescription medication should be sent to school in the container with the prescription label. A Prescription Medication Form should be sent with the medication. Please note that a doctor must sign this form. You may wish to download it before visiting the doctor.
When is the STAAR test?
The dates of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, are determined by the Texas Education Agency. Click here to view a quick reference guide that explains when all of the tests are given.