Barry News

Wednesday, July 29th 2020

Introducing Our New Principal: Dr. Jason Haniger

Hello Barry parents and students,

I wanted to do a brief introduction video to share some information about myself. Please feel free to watch the video below.

Introducing Dr. Jason Haniger - Barry Principal

Update on Reopening - Declarations due this Friday, July 31st

Dear Barry Families,

We hope you have had a chance to review PCR-3's School Reopening Plan, shared last week. We've received questions from many families, and we want to draw your attention to the answers to frequently asked questions, posted on the District website here.

As a reminder, we are asking all families to make your declaration of learning scenario for your student(s) for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, by July 31 via the e-Form found on Parent Portal, linked here. If you have not signed up for Parent Portal, please see the directions in the section below. The declaration from ALL families will assist us in our plans for in-person transportation and meal services.

We understand these decisions are difficult, and we recognize that parents are craving more information to make the best decision for your family.

For a quick comparison of learning scenarios for the start of the 2020-21 school year, see the graphic below.

Additional Middle School Details on Remote Learning

Learning will include both direct teacher instruction and independent student work, with a combination of virtual meetings, interactive class sessions, and pre-recorded videos. Using District-issued Chromebook devices, all students will need to complete daily assignments in each course, and attendance will be taken based upon daily engagement in the learning. While students can expect to be directly engaged in learning for approximately 4-6 hours each day, students will need a different amount of time to complete their daily learning activity as students learn at different rates and times.

To give our families an idea of what a secondary remote learner's virtual classroom experience might look like, view the video here.

Additional Middle School Details on In-Person Learning

Student learning in the traditional, at-school learning experience will have the following processes in place:

  • Face Coverings: Students and staff are expected to wear protective face coverings when attending in-person learning at all times with the following exceptions:
    • When physical distancing in the classroom is established, can be sustained, and the teacher gives approval
    • When eating after physical distancing has been established
    • When involved in structured, physical activity such as PE, but only if physical distancing has been established and can be sustained
    • We recognize that face coverings are listed as one of the top mitigating strategies for COVID-19. We also recognize that our building processes can incorporate "face covering breaks" throughout the day when physical distancing is established and can be sustained
  • Classroom Supplies: Sharing of supplies will be limited and when sharing is necessary, supplies will be sanitized between uses.
  • Elective Classes: Elective classes such as PE, Health, Band, and Choir will be held outdoors when possible. When indoors, curriculum will be modified to ensure safety.
  • Technology Use: Classroom teachers will utilize Google Classroom as their learning management system to enhance and monitor the student learning experience. This will help with both student and staff comfort if a move to full remote learning occurs.
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Update on Reopening 7/29

Online Enrollment/Registration

If you have completed the following below, you are able to make your declaration in Parent Portal. If you have not, please complete the following first:

  1. Log on to Parent Portal via a web browser. If you need assistance with Parent Portal, contact Barry School at 816-436-9623.
  2. Find and click on the Online Registration link within the yellow bar.
  3. Complete each form in the list by clicking "Edit." When each form is complete, check the check box (next to the red text) to authenticate the entries, and then click the "Next" icon to proceed to the next form.
  4. Click the "Save" button if unable to complete all the forms at one time.
  5. When all forms are completed, click "Return to List." Then click "Submit Forms" to submit your information.
  6. Upon submitting your online enrollment, you'll receive a confirmation on the screen, Click "Ok" to complete your submission.
  7. Finally, a message stating that your submission was accepted will display on the screen.

Electronic Proof of Residency

As part of a continued focus on maintaining fiscal accountability, ensuring our tax dollars are spent on Platte County R-3 students, the District requires proof of residency for all returning students annually. Please see the instructions at this webpage. If you have multiple students in the District, only one proof of residency is required.

Current and new students must complete an Affidavit of In District Residency Form AND provide one of the following documents.

  • Utility bill (electric, gas, sewer, or water). No final or disconnect notices accepted.
  • Current residential lease agreement signed by resident/parent & landlord.
  • Residential housing contract (purchase).

Document provided for verification must:

  • Include parent(s)/guardian(s) name(s) and current address.
  • Be dated April 1, 2020 or later, but also dated within 30 days of date of verification. For example, if the document is provided on July 25, 2020, it must be dated June 25, 2020 or later. As further clarification, a new student enrolling on November 1, 2020, must provide an acceptable residency verification document dated no earlier than October 1, 2020.

Electronic Proof of Residency is accepted via email at

Upcoming Dates

New Students to the District - Registration/Enrollment

Thursday, August 6th from 12 pm - 7 pm

Friday, August 7th from 8 am - 3 pm

Monday, August 10th from 8 am - 3 pm

All Students - Back To School Night and Lifetouch Student Pictures

6th Grade: Tuesday, August 11th from 2 pm - 6 pm

7th Grade: Wednesday, August 12th from 2 pm - 6 pm

8th Grade: Thursday, August 13th from 2 pm - 6 pm

5th Grade: Wednesday, August 19th from 5 pm - 6 pm (Pictures for 5th Grade and ECSE will be taken during school on August 27th).

If you have completed your online enrollment/registration and your residency has been verified, you will be able to pick up your student's schedule. More information to come regarding this event next week.

Historically, students have brought up supplies to place in their lockers on these nights. Please do not do so this year. Due to safety precautions, locker usage will be minimized to reduce the need for students to use them during passing time. More information regarding lockers/backpacks to come in the next 1-2 weeks.

Barry School

Dr. Jason Haniger, Principal

Dr. Jeff Adams, Assistant Principal

O: 816-436-9623

2001 NW 87th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64154