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Weekly Update for December 11, 2020

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR - SAVE THE DATES

SEMESTER 1 (S1)

Monday, December 14th - PTO Meeting via zoom - 9:15AM (see below)

Tuesday, December 22nd - Last day of semester 1

Wednesday, December 23rd to January, 06 2021 - WINTER BREAK NO SCHOOL

SEMESTER 2 (S2)

Monday, January 18th - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Friday, February 12th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 15th - President's Day - NO SCHOOL for Students, In Service day for Staff

Friday, February 19th - MP3 Grades Posted

Thursday, January 28th - 8th Grade Parent Night (see below)

Friday, March 19th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL

Monday, March 22nd thru Friday, March 26th - SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 2nd - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Friday, April 9th - MP4 Grades Posted

Friday, June 4th - Class of 2021 Graduation

BHS S1 Final Exam Information

BHS recognizes the flexibility and grit of students throughout the first semester. As such, semester final exams for all classes will be suspended. Additionally, students may be provided with an opportunity to revisit course work on December 21st and 22nd. Preliminary participation expectations will be posted by teachers on Monday, December 14th. Students and parents can access this information through Infinite Campus parent/student portal. Select "grades" from the left navigation bar. Expectations are posted as "BHS S1 Final Grade Status".


The info below describes how teachers will use these last two days for different groups of students. Students may be in several different groups depending on their performance in each course.

Optional Attendance on 12.21 & 12.22

  • Group 1 Students have completed all elements of the course and provided evidence at a consistent level of performance. Additional evidence would not change the grade.
  • Students may choose to participate in possible enrichment activities, but there is no requirement to participate.
  • Selected courses may strongly encourage participation on these days. Teachers will share specifics for their courses, but many Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses will take advantage of these days.
  • BHS S1 Final Grade Status = Complete

Optional Attendance on 12.21 & 12.22

  • Group 2 Students have completed all elements of the course and provided evidence at an inconsistent level of performance. Additional evidence could improve a C+ to a B- or a B+ to an A-.

  • Students have the opportunity, but are not required, to participate.
  • Although additional evidence may result in a higher grade, the student's grade cannot be impacted negatively.
  • Providing additional evidence does not guarantee a higher grade.
  • BHS S1 Final Grade Status = Optional

Mandatory Attendance on 12.21 & 12.22

  • Group 3 Students are missing one or two major assessments/assignments OR have performed significantly below their typical level of achievement on a specific grading task. Additional evidence could improve their Final Grade.
  • Participation in order to provide additional evidence is required of students.
  • Although additional evidence may result in a higher grade, the student's grade cannot be impacted negatively.
  • Providing additional evidence does not guarantee a higher grade.
  • BHS S1 Final Grade Status = Incomplete

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MATERIAL DROP - OFF

First semester courses that received additional materials to support learning, will be asked to return the materials on December 21st or 22nd from 8AM to 6:30PM or December 23rd from 8AM to 3:30PM. Students will receive an email from their teacher and our circulation software, Destiny, informing them of what materials are required to be returned.

BHS 8th Grade Parent Night

8th Grade Transition presentation will be emailed to both parents and students the week of January 25th with a Zoom Q & A TBD to follow.

Honor a D220 staff member with a holiday Teacher Tribute

Looking for help with your holiday shopping list? Consider honoring your child’s teacher, or any district staff person, with a Teacher Tribute from the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. The Honoree will receive a personalized card delivered prior to winter break, acknowledging your donation to the Foundation. Orders must be received by Monday, December 14.

Click here to make your donation today!

CONFIRMED COVID 19 CASES AT BHS

This is to inform you that a staff member and a student at Barrington High School received positive test results for COVID-19. The individuals are now in isolation. We are closely working with the Lake County Health Department on contact tracing to prevent further spread within our school and community. The Health Department will contact the individuals who tested positive directly and any close contacts will be identified, contacted and provided guidance. For more information, click here.

BHS PTO VIRTUAL MEETING - 10.14.2020 @ 9:15AM

Do you have any questions you would like addressed during the PTO meeting? Please fill out this form prior to the meeting, and we will do our best to get as many as possible addressed during the meeting. If questions come up during the meeting, you can use the same link to ask questions real time. Join the meeting on Monday here!

PTO Notifications

If you are interested in receiving information via email from the Barrington High School PTO such as meeting reminders, important dates, upcoming events, opportunities to volunteer, etc., please fill out this form.

PTO BY-LAWS

In this meeting the PTO will present the proposed updated by-laws, as is required every three years. There will be an evote on the by laws available after the meeting for all those who have paid their PTO dues and who are on the PTO email list (sign up via the link in this newsletter). To review the proposed by-laws in advance, please click here.

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