Barrington 220 School District

An update from Barrington 220: April 27, 2020

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Dear Barrington 220 Community:


As we all navigate social distancing, we understand many students may need extra support and ways to connect.


This is why Barrington 220 is partnering with META, a 100% confidential online solution, to connect Barrington 220 students to their school counselors via a mobile app, during school hours. The app is free to all Barrington 220 students.

META enables students and their school counselors to hold video, voice, and chat counseling sessions in a private, end-to-end encrypted environment.


  • School counselors connect using their computers, equipped with a webcam and microphone.

  • Students connect using the META mobile app on an Apple or Android device.


Students in grades K-5 who wish to connect to their school counselor through META must have their parents download the META app.


Middle and high school students are able to download the META app on their phones.


*Please note, META is not an emergency hotline and counselors will only respond to messages during school hours. If you have an emergency, please call 911.