Superintendent of Schools

An update from Dr. Brian Harris: March 19, 2020

Dear Barrington 220 Community:

I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones safe at home and healthy. As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread, it is more important now than ever to follow the precautions outlined by our local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As a reminder, our scheduled spring break begins tomorrow on Friday, March 20. This means from Friday, March 20 to Friday March 27, there will be no Distance Learning lessons for students.

During spring break, on Thursday, March 26, Barrington Children’s Charities graciously stepped in to provide meals for our students in need. All meals will be delivered to the students’ homes between 2pm and 5pm, via Barrington Transportation (school buses). Families who would like meals dropped off at their homes need to complete this survey by Sunday, March 22 at 10pm.

On Monday, March 30 all school buildings will be closed to students for another “Act of God” day, as directed by Governor Pritzker. Barrington 220 will once again implement its Distance Learning Plan on this day. 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.

As of this moment, it is not likely Barrington 220 schools will re-open to students March 31-April 3. Please prepare accordingly. However, keep in mind this situation is evolving on a daily basis and we will communicate with you when we know more from the state and federal level.

All communication over spring break will happen via our district website, text messaging, email, and possibly phone calls, as we do during inclement weather.

As a reminder, you can find all of our COVID-19 updates on our webpage. I know that we will experience a spring break much different than any of us have ever experienced. Please stay home, limit travel and practice social distancing.