Board of Education
An update from Barrington 220: March 18, 2020
Dr. Harris shares coronavirus update with Board of Education
At its March 17 meeting, Dr. Brian Harris gave his latest coronavirus update to the Board of Education.
As Dr. Harris shared with families in his newsletter on Monday, March 16, Governor Pritzker has closed all Illinois schools through Monday, March 30. This means all Barrington 220 school buildings will be closed to students on Monday, March 30. March 30 will be considered another “Act of God” day, which will not have to be made up at the end of the school year. Barrington 220 will continue to implement its Distance Learning Plan on this day.
The week of March 23 is spring break.
Dr. Harris also clarified that even though there is no attendance and grading on an “Act of God” day, students are still expected to be engaged in learning activities being provided by their teachers. Teachers will be providing guidance and feedback, which happens daily in our classrooms. When it is safe to return to school, students will be responsible for the material.
In addition, Dr. Harris reminded families, students and staff to continue practicing social distancing, as guided per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As health officials have stated, everyone should be staying home and away from others as much as possible. No matter your age, the more people you interact with, the greater the chance of infecting those around you who may be at high risk.
Kids and families should not:
Gather in large groups
Visit each other’s homes or have sleepovers
Share food or drink
Compete in team sporting activities- use this time to train individually or with someone in the home
Lastly, Barrington 220 will continue providing meals this week to families in need. There will be no meals provided over spring break.
On Wednesday, March 18, meals will be available at Sunny Hill Elementary (drive-thru or walk up in front of school) for pick-up from 3pm-5pm. Two breakfasts and two lunches per child will be distributed, in addition to a meal from Barrington Children's Charities.
On Thursday, March 19, pick-up times will be from 8am-10am at Barrington High School (drive-thru on Hart Road Entrance), Sunny Hill Elementary, and Station Campus (drive-thru in front of school). Two breakfasts and two lunches per child will be distributed, in addition to a meal from Barrington Children's Charities.
Hector Ontiveros (D220 Technology and Innovation Coordinator) and Yazmin Aceves (D220 Translator) help distribute meals at Sunny Hill Elementary on March 17.
Brigid Tileston (D220 Director of Fine, Visual & Performing Arts) and Dr. Cynthia Armendariz-Maxwell (Sunny Hill Principal) help distribute meals at Sunny Hill Elementary on March 17.
Meals ready for distribution! Thank you to all of our staff who helped distribute meals, Sodexo, Quest and Barrington Children's Charities!
VIDEO: Distance Learning in Barrington 220
Board approves 2021-22 academic calendar
To view the academic calendar for next school year (2020-21), click here.