Sunny Hill October Newsletter

Dr. Cynthia Armendariz-Maxwell, Principal

Readers Are Leaders

These helpful videos share ideas and information to support your child’s literacy development at home: Tips for Supporting Literacy at Home (part 1), Tips for Supporting Literacy at Home (part 2).

All Fall Assessments Completed!

Congratulations KDG-5th Graders for successful Fall testing of FastBridge and MAP! Thank you for following the health safety expectations while you were at Sunny Hill and for following the REMOTE test instructions if you tested remotely!

Thank you families and staff for your grace and flexibility with BOTH new pandemic-protocol processes!

The Principal's Newsletters are on our Sunny Hill web page!

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Parent/Teacher Conferences - October 14th and 15th, 2020

We look forward to discussing your child's progress during Parent-Teacher Conferences October 14th & 15th! All Barrington220 elementary schools are using the online Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up system, Meet the Teacher-on-line link to Sunny Hill site. This online system will be open October 5th-October 11th for parents to sign-up for conferences. Parent Guide-English & Parent Guide-Spanish. There will be no classes on Thursday, October 15th nor on Friday, October 16th due to Parent-Teacher conferences.


  • Wednesday, October 14 will now be a non-attendance day for students (except juniors choosing to take the PSAT), as staff work in their school buildings to prepare for the Hybrid transition. Therefore, students will not be in attendance on Oct. 14, 15 and 16.
  • Monday, October 19: Launch Hybrid Plan (if metrics allow)

Thank you for Parent Questionnaire Completion!

Thank you for completing the Parent Questionnaire in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to inform us if you selected remote learning or the Hybrid plan for your child/children. Details have been sent home and continuous updates are posted to the Barrington220 Coronovirus webpage.

Barrington220 COVID-19 Symptom Screening Web App

Student health reporting is required by our local health departments. Please use this web app each day before students leave home for school. To access our COVID-19 Symptom Screening web app:

1. Visit on any device.
2. SIGN IN using your Infinite Campus username and password.
3. Respond to the survey for each child in your family, or for yourself if you are a staff member.
4. Tap CONFIRM for each survey to report the results.

The system will confirm each check-in and respond whether or not it is safe to come to school for the day.

When arriving at school, a school employee will scan each ID. Those who have reported that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms may enter the building that day.

To learn more ways to access this system, please view this PDF with visuals or watch this short instructional video.

Thank you for helping us all remain safe during this pandemic!

For health questions contact Nurse Finegan at 847-844-4224,

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Hello Sunny Hill Families! My name is Edgar De La Mora, I would like to take the time to introduce myself as your new Assistant Principal for the 2020-2021 school year. I will be working together with you and our staff at Sunny Hill to help support the social and emotional needs of all our students while they are learning.

We have been developing a Distance Learning Matrix for our Positive Actions Within Sunny Hill (PAWS) program, which will be promptly shared with all of you. On this document you will be able to find the school expectations for our students while they are working remotely on their school work.

I am here to help you, and to help our students be successful in school. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 426-4232 or via email at

Project Horsepower - Free Internet

Project Horsepower is available to those students who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and who do not currently have full-priced Comcast Internet service at home (current Comcast Internet Essentials customers are welcome to apply). Persons who have Internet service through another provider (such as AT&T) are also welcome to apply, regardless of the level of service they currently have. If you're unsure of your Internet service status at home, simply apply, and Comcast will help to evaluate your application and will advise you of its findings. For more information please contact Joann Fullman(847) 842-3246, for Spanish Hector Ontiveros (847) 842-3534, or see the Project Horsepower web page.

Virtual Backpack

Virtual Backpack is a place for Barrington 220 families to receive flyers and other information from the district and community organizations. Please check out our Sunny Hill Virtual Backpack.

Food Distribution from Willow Creek Mobile Center, Oct. 14th

On October 14th there will be a food distribution at Sunny Hill Elementary School.

What type of food will you receive?

There will be a box of non perishable food with items like peanut butter, rice, canned goods, pasta noodles, etc, and then a box of fruits and/or vegetables, and a box of meat.

When you should arrive?

The food distribution will be open from 4:00-5:00pm.

Where is it?

The food truck will be parked in front of Door 7 of the school. Please pull in the parking lot and stay in your car for the entire time. There will be a check in process while you are in your car and then groceries are loaded right into your trunk.

What should you bring?

You will need to use your phone to check in once you arrive. If you do not have a phone, you can give your information directly to a check in person (name, address, phone number, and date of birth).

Wear a mask when you go outside, Tigers!

Links to ALL staff video and screencast presentations from our first VIRTUAL Back to School Nights are on our Sunny Hill web page.