Barry News

May 21, 2021


Character Strong End of Year Recognition

The following 5th-7th grade students were recognized as our end of year exemplary students for each of the eight Character Strong traits. Our 8th grade students will be recognized at 8th grade awards night next week.

Congrats to Our May StuCo Staff of the Month

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Spirit Wear! Up to 30% off!

Need new spirit wear for Spring? Now is the time to stock up! Save up to 30% with code SPRUCE21! Order now, this is a limited time offer!

Links to Order: Platte County Schools Barry School

Face Coverings Update

At tonight's meeting, the Board of Education voted to make face coverings optional at school facilities and at school functions, except on school buses where masks are required per Federal Order, effective immediately. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Platte County School District has been following guidelines from area health authorities (Platte County Health Department, Clay County Health Department, and Kansas City Health Department). The Board's decision is in alignment with recent changes to local public health orders, stating the requirement for face coverings has expired, regardless of vaccination status.

While face coverings are no longer required, our local health departments and the CDC strongly recommend that all individuals who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear masks.

Please keep in mind that although the requirement for face coverings has been lifted, they are optional. You may decide what is best for your family. Other COVID-19 preventative mitigation measures (physical distancing, cleaning and hand hygiene practices, and limited visitors) remain in effect. Unmasked individuals who are identified as a close contact of a positive case will be required to quarantine from school for 14 days. We will continue to monitor cases of COVID-19 within our District and re-evaluate our health and safety plans if necessary.

Medication Return or Disposal (Repeat)

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to ensure student’s medications in the health room are returned. The Platte County R-3 School District medication policy does NOT allow medications to be sent home with a student or be kept in the health room over the summer.

Medications must be picked up in the health room during regular school hours.

If you would prefer to have the school dispose of your child’s medications, please notify the school nurse by Tuesday, May 25th.

All Medications remaining in the health room at the end of the school day, 11:40 on Wednesday, May 26th, will be properly disposed of by the school nurse.

If you have any questions, please call the school nurse, Kelly Thomas, at 816.436.9623

Free Sports Physicals Opportunity (Repeat)

Please see graphic below.

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Mark Your Calendars! (Repeat)

As of now, our current dates/times for back to school activities are:

August 3 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.): New Student Enrollment

August 4 (noon -7 p.m.): New Student Enrollment

August 5 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.): New Student Enrollment

August 10 (2 p.m.-6 p.m.): 6th Grade Registration and Photos

August 11 (2 p.m.-6 p.m.): 7th Grade Registration and Photos

August 12 (2 p.m.-6 p.m.): 8th Grade Registration and Photos

August 18 (5 p.m.-6 p.m.): 5th Grade Back to School Night

August 25 (6 p.m.-7 p.m.): 6th Grade Transition Night for Parents

Online Re-enrollment/Proof of Residency for Existing Students; Planning Survey for 2021-22 (Repeat)

Resident parents of existing K-11th grade students are asked to complete online re-enrollment forms and electronic proof of residency, as well as a brief planning survey for the 2021-22 school year.


5th to 6th Transition

Our 5th grader students will be getting the opportunity to hear from 6th grade students and teachers on Monday, May 24th during FPC. It will be a general information session and a Q & A to assist with the transition to middle school. This will be live streamed at 12 pm on our You Tube channel and saved so that our remote families can watch as well.


8th Grade Chromebook Collection

We will be collecting Chromebooks, bags, and chargers from 8th grade students who are not taking summer school on Tuesday, May 25th during FPC after lunch.

8th Grade Dancers (Repeat)

PCHS Treasures Dance Team tryout dates have been released and will be taking place May 21st, 24th, and 25th. If you are interested in being a part of the 2021-22 high school dance team, fill out the Google Form link that is attached by a QR Code on the tryout flyer. Tryout information is also on the dance team instagram page, along with the new “PCHS Treasures Dance Team” facebook page.

Additionally, the Dance Coach will be at Barry to visit with interested 8th graders at 7:30 am on Monday, May 17th in the gym.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Jarnagin at in the Counseling Office at PCHS. Let's dance!

Rising 8th Graders - Required Vaccinations (Repeat)

The state of Missouri requires that all incoming 8th-grade students be vaccinated for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal) prior to starting their 8th grade school year.

All 8th grade students who cannot provide proof of having the Tdap and MCV being given will not be able to start the 2021-2022 school year. Students will NOT receive their schedules at back-to-school events and will NOT be able to start on the first day of school next year until proof of the vaccines being given is provided.

Please reach out to our school nurse with any questions (


Stay Connected


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.

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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)