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.

VIDEO: Distance Learning in Barrington 220

At the March 17 meeting, Dr. Matt Fuller, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Innovation, showed Board members the below video, which shows how Barrington 220 elementary students and staff have been able to use technology to continue engaging in learning over the past couple of days.
eLearning 3-17-20

Board approves 2021-22 academic calendar

In order to make planning easier for families, each year the Board makes an effort to approve school calendars in advance. At its March 17 meeting, the Board approved the academic calendar for the 2021-22 school year. Click here to view the 2021-22 calendar.

To view the academic calendar for next school year (2020-21), click here.