NBS Principal Newsletter

January 12, 2021


Happy New Year! As we embark on a new journey during this challenging time I want to thank each of you for your patience and support. You will receive access to view class placement at 7 pm tonight. This class placement begins on Tuesday, January 19th. These placements were based on your responses to the questionnaire that was sent in December. Your child will be placed in an AM class, PM class or distance class based on your response. While change is tough on everyone I know that we can make the most of the situation for our students. I tried my very best to make very few changes based on the responses that you submitted in the questionnaire. Unfortunately, it does not work perfectly in every situation. As a reminder, we must abide by the 6 ft guidelines along with other mitigation strategies. This forced us to have to balance some of the classes in the AM and PM. Again, I did what I could to make this the best for everyone. As we move forward I am excited to welcome some of our students back in person. If you received a new Barrington 220 teacher I know your child will be supported daily by that teacher.

Please remember that each day your child is in attendance that you will need to fill out the Daily Self-Certification App at health.barrington220.org.



Class Placement

As a reminder, you will be able to view your child’s Hybrid 2.0 classroom assignment in Infinite Campus beginning at 7 pm tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021). Current classroom assignments will conclude on Thursday, Jan. 14. The new classroom assignments will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Click here to view instructions on how to view your child’s assignment in Infinite Campus.

Daily Schedule for In-Person Classes

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Schedule

8:00 - 10:35 AM Classes

10:35 - 12:05 Lunch/Recess/Transportation

12:05 - 2:40 PM Classes

Wednesday Schedule

8:00 - 10:35 AM Classes

10:35 - 11:35 Lunch/Recess/Transportation

11:35 - 2:10 PM Classes

Distance Learning Classes

Please refer to your teachers for the daily schedule. It will be very similar to the current schedule we have with the exception that the lunch/recess times will be the same as the students that attend in-person (10:35-12:05).

Supporting Kids Through Times of Change

As our children begin the transition to Hybrid 2.0, we know the support we provide as parents, caregivers, and educators is more important than ever. I strongly encourage you to read and reflect on this blog, written by a parent and teacher, entitled, "Supporting Kids Through Times of Change". The author provides specific ideas to help children cope with transitions. While our teachers will provide support to their students as we make the shifts ahead, our children are also looking to us as parents and caregivers for our support as well. Thank you, and please reach out to us if you have specific concerns or questions regarding your child.

Pick-up and Drop-off Procedures

The procedures for pick-up and drop-off during Hybrid 2.0 will be the same as listed on the North Barrington website. The procedure mimics what would happen in a typical year. Note that the times for drop-off for our PM students will be from 11:55-12:05 and pick-up occurs at 2:40 pm. Please refer to this link and if you have any questions please call the main office.

Important Dates

January 15th - Institute Day-No Student Attendance

January 18th - Martin Luther King Day-No Student Attendance

January 19th - Hybrid 2.0 Begins - Students in-person return

January 20th - PTO Meeting via Zoom 7 pm

January 22nd - Spelling Bee (Virtual)

January 28th - Report Cards are available via Infinite Campus

February 1st - Kindergarten Roundup via Zoom 6:30 pm

February 3rd - Chinese Immersion Kindergarten Roundup via Zoom 6:30 pm