August 12, 2022

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08/17 - Freshmen/New Transfer Student Orientation 8:30AM to 11AM (see below)

08/22 - School Opens 1-12 grades

08/24 - Class of 2023 College Bound Program (Part 1 of 3)

08/31 - Class of 2023 College Bound Program (Part 2 of 3)

09/05 - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

09/06 - Class of 2023 College Bound Program (Part 3 of 3)

09/07 - Live Virtual Q&A for Senior's Parents/Guardians 7PM - 8PM

09/08 - Back to School Night 7PM to 9PM

09/13 - 16 - BHS School Pictures

09/30 - Marking Period 1 (MP1) ends

10/01 - BHS Homecoming

10/11 - PSAT 8/9 - Freshmen

10/12 - PSAT/NMSQT - Juniors

10/25 - PSAT/NMSQT - Sophomores

11/03 - MP2 ends

11/03 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/04 - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

11/07 - Class of 2024 College Planning Program

11/08 - Election day - NO SCHOOL

11/23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

12/22 - Last day of Semester 1

12/23 - 01/08 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

01/09/2023 - Semester 2 begins



As I am sure you are aware, the Lake County Department of Transportation is replacing the bridge over Flint Creek on Hart Road. The bridge replacement and road closure is scheduled through November. To help mitigate impacts from the road closure, representatives and traffic engineers from the Lake County Department of Transportation, the Village of Barrington, and Barrington 220 have worked in collaboration to improve traffic flow on and around the Barrington High School Campus. Although these efforts will help alleviate congestion at arrival and dismissal time, improved traffic flow can only go so far toward mitigating congestion.

To that end, Barrington 220 and the Village of Barrington have been consulting with Barrington Transportation to help reduce congestion near Barrington High School. We ask that all students and families consider walking, biking, or riding the bus, if possible. In fact, students that consistently walk, bike, or ride the bus on and off of campus will be entered into a drawing to win BHS spirit wear, gift cards for Airpods, Apple Watches and more.

We also sent out an email with alternative parking and drop off locations that are an option for students during the closure of hart road. Please consider utilizing these remote options to help mitigate traffic congestion at BHS.

We are excited to welcome staff back next week for our "Back to School" professional development, department meeting and district kick-off events. As we prepare for our students to return, on Monday, August 22nd, we want to let families know that we will be running a special schedule on Monday, August 22nd to kick-off the school year. We will also run a special schedule on Friday, August 26th for our Welcome Back pep assembly.


Our weekly Bronco Blast will be sent out every Friday that school is in session. Our focus for the "blast" is information for that is relevant for the majority of our BHS family. We will utilize Infinite Campus messaging for more targeted information. You can stay connected with us on social media: facebook, twitter and instagram.

We look forward to a productive year empowering personal excellence in every learner.


Steve McWilliams


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Students new to BHS, and their parents/guardian are invited to an orientation program on Wednesday, August 17th from 8:30AM to 11AM. Enter BHS via Hart Road and park in the west parking lot.

Parents/Guardians should go to the main gym and students should report to the auditorium for presentations. Students and Parents will reconnect at 9:55AM to walk through the students schedule.

Please be sure to give yourself plenty of time due to road construction. Enter BHS via Hart Road and park in the west parking lot.

NOTE: The main entrance to build off of Main Street is closed.


Due to work on the water main that runs in front of the school, our main entrances (door #1 and #45) are currently closed. Please enter the building via the main gym doors (#34) where a staff member will greet you and help you find your destination.


BHS believes that attending class, completing assigned work and contributing to the class are indispensable to success in school. Only when a student is in the classroom can he/she take full advantage of fellow classmates’ ideas, the teacher’s knowledge, expertise and counseling, and presentations of materials that enrich the class.

However, we recognizes illness, death in the immediate family, family emergencies and situations beyond the control of the student to be valid causes for missing school. If your student is too ill to come to school, please keep them at home and report the absence via the parent portal of Infinite Campus. Please be aware that attendance calls go out at 11AM each school day for unexcused absences, so it is important to submit absences via Infinite Campus in a timely manner. Attached are directions on how to utilize the parent portal, via the app or website to submit absence requests.

Parents/guardians must seriously consider whether or not the reason for the student missing valuable instructional time is sufficient to warrant the absence.


Visitor parking at BHS has moved to the west parking lot. Please enter campus via Hart Road and proceed to the designated "Visitor" parking spots near the tennis courts.
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Congratulations, Class of 2023, you've almost made it!

It's time to order your Senior Class shirt to display your pride in your accomplishments and excitement for graduation. Enjoy this iconic t-shirt that is a school tradition. This t-shirt is ONLY available to order until August 15th. As an added benefit, profits from this sale help pay for senior celebration events this spring. THERE WILL BE NO EXTRAS OR LATER SALES.

Get your Senior tee shirt here!


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This page serves as a place where individuals can report school threats, bullying and concerns about a person's well-being. It is always best to talk directly to an adult, however since students and parents are not always comfortable doing so, this is another tool that can be used to alert district administrators about an issue. In the case of an emergency, call 911.