BRONCO BLAST

An Update from Barrington High School - August 28, 2020

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR - S1 SAVE THE DATES

Monday, September 7th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, September 10th - BHS "Back to School" - more information to follow

Monday, September 14th - PTO Meeting (zoom meeting) 9:15AM

Thursday, September 17th - Financing a College Education (more here)

Wednesday, September 23rd - SAT testing for Seniors

Monday, October 12th - PTO Meeting (zoom meeting) 9:15AM

Wednesday, October 14th - PSAT NMSQT for Juniors

Thursday, October 15th - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 16th - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 2nd - BHS Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 3rd - Election Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 6th - Regular school day for staff & students (calendar change)

Monday, November 16th - PTO Meeting (zoom meeting) 9:15AM

Wednesday, November 25th - Friday November 27th - THANKSGIVING BREAK - No School

Monday, December 14th - PTO Meeting (zoom meeting) 9:15AM

Tuesday, December 22nd - Last day of semester 1

A MESSAGE FROM DR. HARRIS, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND BHS PRINCIPAL MR. MCWILLIAMS

Please take a moment to view this video before reading the following message.

Over the past couple of months, current and former Barrington 220 students have shared experiences which make it clear that together as a school community we must work toward a greater understanding of our differences as they pertain to race, culture and gender.


First and foremost, we want to acknowledge and affirm the lived experiences of our students. We will use these as affirmation of the work that we MUST continue to do to make our district more inclusive and equitable for all.


Please know that we address any instances as we learn about them in an appropriate and restorative way that is consistent with our values and beliefs as a school district.


Let us be clear: Hate has no place in Barrington 220. As a school community, we stand for respect and inclusion. As described in Board Policy 7.20 “Harassment of Students Prohibited”, harassment, bullying, or intimidation of any kind will not be tolerated. Please know that we have trusted adults in all of our schools who students can go to if they have a concern. Students who don’t feel comfortable reaching out to an adult can submit concerns by visiting our Safety 220 webpage and submitting a bullying and harassment form.


We look forward to working together to make Barrington 220 a place where all are free to learn in a safe and welcoming environment.

BHS DISTANCE LEARNING

We officially have a week under our belts! Congratulations to our students, teachers, and staff for making distance learning "happen" at the high school. Graphics highlighting the differences between synchronous learning and blended learning are shown below.

It is at the teacher's discretion, based on the curriculum and daily learning targets, to decide the learning method each day. Each course will have 235 minutes of instructional experiences each week. This will be a combination of synchronous and blended learning activities. Each class will have a minimum of two or three synchronous learning experiences each week during the assigned class period. Teachers will post a weekly schedule of learning activities, due dates, and expectations/outcomes. Similar to the regular school year, students may be required to complete homework beyond the scheduled class periods. Timely completion of work and make-up work will be required.

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ATTENDANCE DURING DISTANCE LEARNING

Attendance will be taken for all classes each day. Attendance for Zoom sessions will be marked as "present" if the student stays engaged for the entire time the teacher runs the session. Attendance for days that a student's class is not meeting via Zoom will be marked based on the student's participation and completion of assigned class work as designated by the teacher.

EVERY DAY. ALL DAY. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

BHS Regular Bell Schedule

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CLASS OF 2021 TEE SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW!

Show your Class of 2021 pride! Tee shirts are now available to purchase in the PTO web store. Shirts are $15 each. Delivery details will be communicated once finalized and will adhere to the CDC restrictions. Purchase your class of 2021 shirt HERE!

FAMILY FUN FOR ALL AGES FOR AND ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

Join BStrong Together for their 4th Annual Joe Kelsch Memorial 5k and 1-mile Run/Walk. This year they're going VIRTUAL!

Participate ANYTIME, ANYWHERE from August 30th - September 13th and make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families throughout the Barrington area.


And don't forget the bling! Your 2020 commemorative medal will be mailed directly to you at the end of the event! See poster below for more information.

So grab your family and register today!

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