Superintendent of Schools

An update from Dr. Brian Harris: June 4, 2020

Dear Barrington 220 Parents:

The health and safety of our students is always our top priority and we are currently making plans to determine the best way to reopen school in the fall. Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, we are considering three options:

  • Plan A: re-open school in the fall as normal with new public health guidelines and protocols

  • Plan B: develop a hybrid which would combine Distance Learning instruction with in person instruction, while following strict guidelines as outlined by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health), and ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education)

  • Plan C: start the year with all Distance Learning instruction

We have established a “Return to Learn” Committee that will be meeting throughout the summer which includes administrators, teachers, and support staff to prepare these options. Additionally, we will meet with PTO Presidents from each school to share the draft plans for their reactions and feedback prior to a final decision.

Part of our planning process involves getting your feedback. We want to hear your voice on this critical matter. We are planning to share preliminary results with the Board of Education at the June 16 Board meeting.