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Weekly Update for January 22, 2021

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR - SAVE THE DATES

SEMESTER 2 (S2)

Monday, January 25th - Picture Retakes - 2:30PM - 7PM @ BHS in C271**

Thursday, January 28th- Picture Retakes - 2:30PM - 7PM @ BHS in C271**

Thursday, January 28th - 8th Grade Parent Night (information to be emailed out)

Friday, January 29th - Picture Retakes -8AM - 4PM @ BHS in C271**

Tuesday, February 2nd - Picture Retakes - 2:30PM - 7PM @ BHS in C271**

Monday, February 8th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM

Friday, February 12th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 15th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL for Students, In Service day for Staff

Friday, February 19th - MP3 Grades Posted

Tuesday, March 2nd - Live Virtual Ask the Experts College Admissions Panel

Monday, March 8th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM

Friday, March 19th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, March 22nd thru Friday, March 26th - SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, March 31st - Live Virtual Class of 2023 Preparing Sophomores for College Program

Friday, April 2nd - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 9th - MP4 Grades Posted

Monday, April 12th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM

Monday, May 10th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM

Friday, June 4th - Class of 2021 Graduation


** Denotes new calendar add

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

Session 1 - June 7th through June 25th

Session 2 - June 28th through July 19th (NO SCHOOL ON JULY 4TH)

Summer school runs Monday - Thursday. No school on Fridays.
Summer school registration begins March 15, 2021, more information forthcoming.

Hybrid 2.0 schedule for Monday, January 25, 2021 through Friday, January 29, 2021 - CORRECTED

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BHS HYBRID 2.0 UPDATE

As we have transitioned into the Barrington High School Hybrid 2.0 plan, a significant number of high school students and families have shifted their selection of learning format from hybrid to remote learning. These shifts have created the opportunity to allow students opting into hybrid learning to attend more regularly. To that end, we will begin expanding our hybrid attendance model next week.


Beginning January 25th, seniors that have selected the hybrid learning option are invited to attend in-person learning on all five days next week. Current levels of students choosing in-person learning may allow for the further expansion of in-person learning for the students and families that have selected hybrid learning in the coming weeks. At a minimum, we intend to rotate grade levels weekly. However, initial hybrid attendance indicates that we may be able to accommodate two or more grade levels each week. We will update plans for subsequent weeks next week.


COMPLETE EVERY MORNING

In an effort to safely and quickly enter the building each day, students and staff in all schools will continue using the COVID-19 Symptom Screening app to provide for a healthy environment. The web app allows families and staff to quickly and easily report current COVID-19 symptoms. A web app is a website that functions like an app, but does not require a download from an App Store. All staff, visitors and students entering school buildings should use this web app each day before arriving at school. To access our COVID-19 Symptom Screening web app, visit health.barrington220.org on any device.

SKILLED TRADES FAIR

Barrington High School will host it’s 4th annual Skilled Trades Fair virtually this year. The event will be held over two days- February 24th and February 25th. Students will learn about careers and apprenticeships! This year we will have folks from unions and/or organizations representing Automotive, Aviation Technicians, Carpentry, Laborers, Electrical, Pipe Fitters, Plumbing, Heat & Frost, Operating Engineers, and Landscaping. Students can explore diverse career pathways and meet field experts to discover how you can gain the skills they need - for the career they want! Click here for more information and students' ability to sign up! Contact Marie Mirabella with questions. Check out the Career Trek website for other career exploration events.


CHANGES TO SAT FROM THE COLLEGE BOARD

We recently received notification from The College Board© regarding changes to the National SAT Test.

Effective immediately, SAT is discontinuing subject tests. According to SAT, the tests are no longer necessary for students to show what they know. AP courses provide students with opportunities to showcase their knowledge and skills through college-level coursework.


For students who have previously taken a subject test, colleges will decide whether and how to consider students’ Subject Test scores. Students should check colleges’ websites for the most up-to-date information on their application policies.


Also, effective June 2021, SAT will no longer be offering the optional SAT essay.

For more information, please see The College Board faq page.

BHS Testing Information

Spring Testing:

These tests are scheduled for the Spring of 2021:


  • SAT - all Juniors and applicable Seniors who need to meet the graduation requirement
  • Illinois Science Assessment - all Juniors
  • PSAT 10 - Sophomores
  • PSAT 8/9 - Freshmen

We are waiting on further instruction regarding testing from ISBE.



AP Testing is planned for May of 2021. We are waiting on directions from The College Board©.

Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT)

Connect with other parents of gifted and talented students!

Learn new ways to meet our children’s unique needs!

Join the Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) for its first Monthly Wisdom program of 2021

The Gift and Power of Emotional Agility

Dr. Joseph Chen, Ph.D.

Wednesday, January 27

7:00 pm, via Zoom

Dr. Chen, a licensed clinical psychologist and DePaul University Associate Professor, will discuss ways parents can help their children to:

• Develop the emotional intelligence skills needed to be successful

• Regulate emotions more effectively

• Develop a growth mindset and emotional agility

• Strengthen self-acceptance and authenticity

• Emphasize self-care and resiliency



Register now for this free event and we will send you the Zoom details closer to the event.

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