Barry News

Thursday, November 5th 2020



Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance as a family to complete the dare from this past week: A Piece of Me. It was an opportunity for us to share meaningful items with one another.

I am excited to challenge you all to participate in next week's dare: Take a Hike. Please see the explanation below describing the dare and its importance. Also, please reach out to share experiences you are having with these family dares via phone call, email, or even video recording. I would love to highlight these things on Instagram and our newsletters.

Week 11 Family Dare - Take a Hike

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Character Strong Student Recognition

Each week, our building will focus on a different trait of the Eight Essentials. 10 students will be recognized for modeling this trait throughout the week. This week's focus was Kindness.

The following students selected were:

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Student Council Food Drive

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Student Council Pumpkin Winners

1st - Brace Face - Saige Dickens

2nd - Toothless - Chase Kern

3rd - Jail Cell - Mason Morris

Upcoming Dates for Next Week

Tuesday, November 10

  • 3-4 PM Academic Lab
  • 3-4 PM Principals Advisory B Day Students

Wednesday, November 11

  • Early Release PLC Day

Thursday, November 12

  • 3-4 PM Academic Lab
  • 3-4 PM Principals Advisory B Day Students

Academic Lab (Repeat)

Academic Lab will begin next week. This provides students with additional academic support with a Barry teacher. Academic Lab can either be assigned to a student by a teacher, or it can be requested by a parent.

Academic Lab is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m. An activity bus is available. If you are interested in learning more you can contact the school administration, counselor or child's classroom/homeroom teacher.

Please book mark this link and/or use the form embedded below.

FERPA Virtual Learning Notice (Reminder)

As part of the 2020-2021 school year, your student will participate in virtual or distance learning. This virtual learning may occur via a digital platform like Canvas, Google Classroom, or Google Meets that will require participation by your student in a virtual setting with other students receiving the same services.

Due to the nature of virtual learning, it is possible the parent/guardian, sibling, or other related person of another student in your student’s class may hear or see your student as they are engaged in learning.

The Department of Education’s Student Privacy Policy Office (“SPPO”) stated in its March 30, 2020 virtual learning guidance “a person merely seeing or hearing your student does not violate their or your rights under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). Another person sitting in the same room as your student is treated no differently than a visitor would be during an in-person class.” It is not possible or feasible for the District to dictate the location of other individuals present during virtual sessions within a student’s home.

Our staff members will take precautions to comply with District Policy and FERPA to prohibit and limit the disclosure of personally identifiable information. Additionally, please note District Policy KKB expressly prohibits recording any virtual classroom session. This long-standing policy exists to protect the rights of all students under FERPA.

I have been advised that my student may be seen or heard by other individuals present during virtual learning sessions. I have also been advised of the District’s prohibition on the recording of the virtual sessions and agree to comply with Policy KKB.

If you desire that your child not receive virtual education services, please contact your student’s building principal:



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Clothing Reminder

As the seasons change, remember to send in extra clothes that are weather appropriate for your child in the event they have an accident at school.

Stay Connected



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Welcome to Mrs. Richison's Virtual Office! Please click around the room to find information regarding district resources, coping skills, ways to contact me, and more.

Treasure Chest (Repeat)

The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.

Register weekly here:

If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link:


Please feel free to visit our counselor's virtual office for counseling related materials.

Safe Schools (Repeat)

If you need to submit a tip regarding school safety (bullying/threats/violence/etc.), please click here.

Follow us on Social Media (Repeat)