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Weekly Update for December 22, 2020

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR - SAVE THE DATES

SEMESTER 1 (S1)

Wednesday, December 23rd to January, 06 2021 - WINTER BREAK NO SCHOOL

SEMESTER 2 (S2)

Thursday, January 7th - Students return to distance learning

Friday, January 8th - Distance learning day for all students

Friday, January 15th - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 18th - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 19th - Hybrid 2.0 begins

Friday, February 12th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 15th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL for Students, In Service day for Staff

Friday, February 19th - MP3 Grades Posted

Thursday, January 28th - 8th Grade Parent Night (information to be emailed out)

Friday, March 19th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, March 22nd thru Friday, March 26th - SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 2nd - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 9th - MP4 Grades Posted

Friday, June 4th - Class of 2021 Graduation

Hybrid 2.0 in January 2021

At the Dec. 15, 2020 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Harris shared that Barrington 220 families will have the choice to participate in a Hybrid mode or Distance Learning beginning Tuesday, January 19.


The date of Tuesday, January 19 was chosen for the following reasons: to allow for mitigation time recommended after winter break due to travel and family gatherings, as well as time for operational transitions related to transportation, food service, and staffing. Over the past several weeks school principals and district leaders have been working to improve the Hybrid plans at each level. The high school will follow an eight period day for all students in the hybrid model. Students choosing in-person instruction will be divided into two groups (A & B) and will attend school two days per week based on their alphabetical grouping. All students will attend class and participate in synchronous concurrent instruction regardless of location (school or home).



Priorities within this model:


  • Maximizing the availability for onsite student learning while maintaining all COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

  • Every student has the opportunity to attend in-person learning at least twice each week.

  • Social-emotional learning can occur either in-person or remotely.

  • Parents will have consistency for child-care planning within this model.

  • No additional cost to the district as far as transportation.



Criteria for student occupancy percentage:


Student occupation rates at Barrington High School are based on three key criteria:


  • The ability to maintain a minimum of six feet of space between all student seats. This includes classroom seating, cafeteria seating, and seating in all common areas.


  • The ability to conduct physical education classes while limiting occupancy to 50 people or less. This standard applies to locker rooms, gymnasiums, and all other indoor teaching spaces.


  • Building cafeterias and common areas must have enough seating capacity to accommodate student lunch periods and other unassigned open periods without violating regulations requiring six foot social distancing or the restriction limiting space capacity to 50 or less.


In-Person Learning Groups:


  • Group A: Last name A-L

  • Group B: Last name M-Z

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S2 Material Pick-up

As we prepare for the next semester, we want to inform the BHS community that we will be hosting material pick-up days on January 7th and 8th from the hours of 11AM to 7PM. Students and parents/guardian will receive communication after the new year, if the are required to pick up any essential materials.

Winter Break Home Internet Security Check: Limit Adult Websites on a Barrington 220 iPad

The start of winter break is a good time to routinely check and maintain your home Internet security plan. Using the Screen Time feature built into the District iPad can help you establish web content restrictions. If you do not already have home Internet filtering set up, you can set up Screen Time on the district iPad to limit adult content as a first step.


Click here to learn more about Home Internet Security.

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Never, in our wildest dream, could we have imagined a year like 2020!

Even with all the challenges, we as a community have endured,

a few things resonate with all of us.

WE ARE BARRINGTON and we are in this together.

As we bid 2020 farewell, we wish each and every one of you
peace, health, and happiness in 2021.


Santa McWilliams

Faculty and Staff of Barrington High School

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