September 16, 2022

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09/30 - Marking Period 1 (MP1) ends

10/01 - BHS Homecoming

10/11 - PSAT 8/9 - Freshmen

10/12 - PSAT/NMSQT - Juniors

10/20 - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

10/21 - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

10/25 - PSAT/NMSQT - Sophomores

11/03 - MP2 ends

11/03 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/04 - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL

11/07 - Class of 2024 College Planning Program

11/08 - Election day - NO SCHOOL

11/23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

12/22 - Last day of Semester 1

12/23 - 01/08 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

01/09/2023 - Semester 2 begins


Just before school this morning at Barrington High School, a group of students notified school administrators that they saw another student carrying a gun in one of our school bathrooms.

Out of an abundance of caution, the building was placed on immediate lockdown.

Our School Resource Officer immediately responded and found the student was carrying a pellet gun underneath clothing. The student was taken into police custody.

We understand that our students may need support in processing what happened today. Our Student Services center is available for students who may want to speak to our mental health professionals.

“If you see something, say something,” is a phrase that we share with our students often and this is an example of how reporting can help school administrators and law enforcement take immediate action to keep everyone safe.

As a reminder, we have a dedicated “See Something, Say Something” webpage and we encourage everyone to review this page and report an issue if something doesn’t seem right. You can also visit the district’s Safety 220 webpage to learn more about the safety measures the district has taken over the past several years.

Thank you,

Steve McWilliams
BHS Principal

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SAFETY WEEK - 09.19.22 - 09.23.22

Every fall Barrington 220 hosts a Safety Week where all schools participate in safety drills that are mandated by the State of Illinois, including fire drills, tornado drills, lockdown drills and bus evacuation drills. Safety Week 2022 will be held September 19-23.
During each school day students and staff will view short videos covering the following topics:

  • Sept. 19: See Something, Say Something
  • Sept. 20: Weather Emergencies (Tornado Drill/Shelter in Place)
  • Sept. 21: Law Enforcement (Lockdown Drill - Grades 4-12)
  • Sept. 22: Fire Evacuations
  • Sept. 23: Train and Crosswalk Safety

To facilitate the safety week events, we will be running special schedules all week. See next weeks bell schedule here.


Take a look at BHS’s new comprehensive community resources handout now easily accessible to parents/staff and students! The handout lists resources for various types of support such as counseling, mental health assessments, emergency hotlines and many other related support services. The handout has resources for not just Barrington, but surrounding communities as well. It can also be located on the District 220 website under families—>students—->mental health resources!"


BHS believes that attending class, completing assigned work and contributing to the class are indispensable to success in school. Only when a student is in the classroom can he/she take full advantage of fellow classmates’ ideas, the teacher’s knowledge, expertise and counseling, and presentations of materials that enrich the class.

However, we recognizes illness, death in the immediate family, family emergencies and situations beyond the control of the student to be valid causes for missing school. If your student is too ill to come to school, please keep them at home and report the absence via the parent portal of Infinite Campus. Please be aware that attendance calls go out at 11AM each school day for unexcused absences, so it is important to submit absences via Infinite Campus in a timely manner. Attached are directions on how to utilize the parent portal, via the app or website to submit absence requests.

Parents/guardians must seriously consider whether or not the reason for the student missing valuable instructional time is sufficient to warrant the absence.

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The meeting will be held at BHS in room C271 at 9:15AM.

NOTE: visitor parking has been moved to the west parking lot, the spaces facing the tennis courts.

  • October 10th
  • November 14th
  • December 12th
  • January 23rd
  • February 13th - in CRC
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th - in CRC

Second Monday of each month at 9:15AM


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This page serves as a place where individuals can report school threats, bullying and concerns about a person's well-being. It is always best to talk directly to an adult, however since students and parents are not always comfortable doing so, this is another tool that can be used to alert district administrators about an issue. In the case of an emergency, call 911.