Barry News

Friday, November 13th 2020


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance as a family to complete the dare from this past week: Take a Hike. 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: Collaborative Cook. 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 12 Family Dare - Collaborative Cook

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Family Dare - Collaborative Cook

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 Honesty.

The following students selected were:

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Upcoming Dates for Next Week

Tuesday, November 17

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

Thursday, November 19

  • 3-4 PM Academic Lab
  • 3-4 PM Principals Advisory A Day Students
  • 6:30 pm BOE Meeting

Second Semester Learning Scenario - Please Complete by November 13

As was done in the summer before the start of our school year, PCR-3 is asking ALL families to decide on the learning scenario for their student(s) for second semester.

Please note, the Board of Education and Platte County Health Department has approved PCR-3's plans to return to full in-person learning at the middle school level on November 30, and at the high school on January 11. With this change, there is increased possibility of student quarantine due to the increased number of students per classroom and limited ability for complete 6-foot physical distancing. Remote learning will continue to be an option for PCR-3 families. See attached Platte County Health Department approval.

Families will need to select the learning scenario for their student (in-person or remote) by November 13, 2020, via the e-Form found on Parent Portal, linked here. This will allow District staff time to plan for schedule and classroom adjustments in preparation for second semester.

You will need to fill out this form for each of your children. If we do not hear from you by November 13, we will plan for your child to continue in their current learning scenario. If you need assistance, please contact us at 816-436-9623.

Please Complete the PCR-3 Parent Survey by December 4

The Platte County School District is conducting its annual parent survey to gather feedback on strengths of the district, as well as areas to consider for growth. We want to make sure every parent is heard so we can make meaningful improvements in our District and schools.

If you have not already, we ask that you complete the survey by clicking on the link below. If you have more than one student, please be sure to answer those questions for each building. The survey should take approximately fifteen minutes or less to complete. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Parent Survey Link

PCR-3 is now hiring substitute teachers

We are hiring substitute teachers! You pick your schedule - short and long term positions, as well as pre-scheduled and on-call positions are available.

  • Long-Term Substitute: $18.67 per hour (after completion of 5 consecutive days on same job)
  • On-Call Substitute: $15.33 per hour (if used day of)
  • Substitute: $13.33 per hour

Click Here to Apply

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.

Family Picture Reminder

If you haven’t already done so, please send in a family pic of you and your child. We need these for an upcoming project.

Disguised Turkey Reminder

Remember to send in your disguised turkey no later than Monday, November 23rd for your child to share with the class.

Stay Connected


Remote Learners Picture Make-up Day

On Nov. 30, 2020 pictures retakes will happen at the

DEC building, 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, MO 64079.

Picture times are based on your students attendance area.

Platte City Middle School area times are: 11:00-11:45am

Barry School area times are: 12:00-12:45pm

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Being in Remote Learning doesn't mean you are not a part of Barry School. Take pictures during your remote learning life and submit them to Mrs. Delaney at or click on the link below.


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.

Basic Social Media Rules for Middle Schoolers

The reality is that most kids start developing online relationships around the age of 8, usually through virtual worlds. By age 10, they've progressed to multiplayer games and sharing their digital creations and homemade videos on YouTube or other sites. .By 13, millions of kids have created accounts on social-networking sites such as Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Here are the essential safety and responsibility guidelines for middle schoolers:

  • Follow the rules. Many social sites have an age minimum of 13 for both legal and safety/privacy reasons. Encourage kids to stick with age-appropriate sites.
  • Tell your kids to think before they post. Remind them that everything can be seen by a vast, invisible audience (otherwise known as friends-of-friends-of-friends). Each family will have different rules, but, for middle school kids, it's a good idea for parents to have access to what their kids are doing online, at least at first, to be sure that what's being posted is appropriate. Parents can help keep kids from doing something they'll regret later.
  • Make sure kids set their privacy settings. Privacy settings aren't foolproof, but can be helpful. Take the time to learn about default settings and how to change privacy settings on your kids' favorite sites, and teach your kids how to control their privacy.
  • Kindness counts. Lots of sites have anonymous applications such as "bathroom walls" or "honesty boxes" that allow users to tell their friends what they think of them. Rule of thumb: If your kids wouldn't say it to someone's face, they shouldn't post it.

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)