Superintendent of Schools

An update from Dr. Brian Harris: March 20, 2020

Dear Barrington 220 Community:

This afternoon Governor Pritzker issued a “stay at home” order for all residents in Illinois, beginning at 5pm on Saturday, March 21, through Tuesday, April 7.

This means that all Barrington 220 school buildings will remain closed to students through at least Tuesday, April 7. This is subject to change as the situation continues to develop.

At the moment, we plan to implement our Distance Learning plan on weekdays beginning on Monday, March 30 through Tuesday, April 7. Governor Pritzker did not indicate these will be considered “Act of God” days and we anticipate further guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education in the next few days. It is clear that these days will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.

Spring break will continue as scheduled through Friday, March 27. There will be no Distance Learning for students during this time off.

During spring break, on Thursday, March 26, Barrington Children’s Charities graciously offered to provide meals for our students in need. All meals will be delivered to the students’ homes between 2pm and 5pm, via Barrington Transportation (school buses). Families who would like meals dropped off at their homes need to complete this survey by Sunday, March 22 at 10pm.

If you would like to help, please click here to donate to Barrington Children’s Charities.

The district also plans to continue providing meals to students in need the weeks of March 30 and April 6. We will provide more details next week.

I understand this extended closure will be hard on many families. Please know that the Barrington 220 staff will be doing everything we can in order to fully ensure our students continue engaging and learning during this time.