Barry News

Friday, March 12th 2021


Spring Break

We have made it through three quarters navigating school in the midst of a pandemic! I am proud of our staff, students, and parents for their flexibility and resilience as we navigate new challenges that we have faced this year. Please enjoy this next week with your families as we prepare to finish the 2020-2021 school year when fourth quarter begins upon our return.

Character Strong Student Recognition

Each week, our building will focus on a different trait of the Eight Essentials. 10 students will be recognized for modeling this trait throughout the week. This week's focus was Forgiveness.

The following students selected were:

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COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for Staff: March 30 and Tentatively April 20

In collaboration with Truman Medical Center, the District will be holding closed COVID-19 vaccination clinics for staff, administering the first dose on Tuesday, March 30, and the second dose, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

As part of Missouri's vaccine deployment plan, teachers and staff are included in phase 1B - tier 3, which begins on March 15. PCR-3's staff vaccination clinics on March 30 and April 20 will be required work days for staff; but to allow every PCR-3 employee who wants the COVID-19 vaccine, ALL students will participate in their learning remotely, using AMI-X days. There will be no live instruction for students on these days, and these days will not be made up.

Community members are encouraged to visit and register for vaccinations via Missouri's COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator.

Spirit Wear

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW, to stock up on your Barry School OR Platte County spirit wear! Stock up and SAVE BIG on the coolest designs to show your school spirit! Save up to 30% with code MARCH21 at checkout! Click the links below to start shopping for your entire family to support the Barry PTSA.

(Both Stores offer the same items, but they will either use "Barry" or "Platte County" on the designs.) Stores will be open ALL YEAR with shipping directly to your home!

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Support PTSA with our Jason's Deli Fundraiser

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2021 Summer School Information

PCR-3 is excited to announce that Summer School will be held June 3-30, 2021, at the following locations:

  • Pathfinder Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (students from Pathfinder and Barry attendance areas)
  • Compass Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade (students from Siegrist and Compass attendance areas)
  • Barry School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from Barry School attendance area)
  • Platte City Middle School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from Platte City Middle School attendance area)
  • Platte County High School (Paxton Center): 9th-12th grade (PCHS students)

All Platte County R-3 students are invited to attend and continue to grow as learners throughout the summer! The purpose of PCR-3’s Summer School Program is to provide an experience that is relevant, rigorous, and engaging, based on individual learner needs, in a safe and caring environment. Click here for frequently asked questions and more information about our Summer School Program.

  • Current Kindergarten through 7th Grade students can register for 2021 Summer School via the e-Form on Parent Portal and should complete their registration by Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork or at Kindergarten Kickoff.
  • Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.

April 2021 Ballot Issue Informational Meetings/Video/FAQs

The District has held informational meetings for residents to learn more and ask questions about the April 6, 2021 No Tax Levy Increase Bond Issue. Visit our April 2021 Bond Program pages to learn more. Our final meeting is listed and linked below:

Click here to view the informational video, which briefly explains the No-Tax Increase Bond Issue. Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the ballot issue can be found on the District website by clicking here.

PTSA Officers Needed for 21-22 School Year (Repeat)

Have you ever wondered about any available opportunities to become more involved in your child’s experience at Barry?

We have some wonderful options for you! The Barry PTSA will be electing new officers for the 2021-22 school year in the month of March, so we are in need of interested volunteers to serve in those roles.

(President-Vice President-Secretary-Treasurer)

Please send us an email to answer any questions you may have.


Congrats to our Archery Team!

17 of our 5th graders are headed to Branson to compete in the state competition and shoot bullseye and 3d. They have shot in 10 tournaments since November and have shot over 9,600 arrows! Scores ranged from 100-265 (out of 300) and brought home 14 (1st through 5th place) medals.
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6th Grade Chromebooks

We collected 6th grade Chromebooks, chargers, and bags today. If students successfully did this, they were issued their new Chromebook and charger. If needing to replace a charger, the current price online is $10.88. Cash or check can be brought to the Barry office for this amount.

8th Grade Families (Repeat)

School Counselors have met with just about all students (hybrid & remote) regarding course choices for next year. In the past, we have sent home a paper copy of students' ICAPS for you to sign. This year we are using a digital source. Please ask your child to show you their ICAP, located in their Google sheets. Once you have reviewed your child's choices, please complete the form below to indicate that you have reviewed their ICAP. The form may be filled out once for multiple children attending PCHS next year.

21-22 PCHS Parent ICAP Review Form



Stay Connected


Welcome to Mrs. Richison's Virtual Office! Please click around the room to find information regarding district resources, coping skills, ways to contact me, and more.

Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

You're invited to a virtual event, "COVID and Parenting" on March 24, hosted by Saint Luke's Behavioral Health Specialists.

Parenting during a global pandemic brings a unique set of challenges. Join us as we present solutions that aim to ease the stress and uncertainty many parents are feeling at this time.

Amanda Davis, licensed professional counselor, will lead the webinar, where we'll discuss:

  • Identification of parenting styles
  • The technology challenge
  • Coaching versus parenting
  • How to set healthy boundaries with remote learning
  • 10 ways to build a stronger connection with your child

You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.

Wednesday, March 24

7 ‒ 7:45 p.m.

A link to join the webinar will be sent to you in your confirmation email after registering.

Treasure Chest (Repeat)

The Treasure Chest is our school district resource center. It is a stocked pantry providing food, clothing, toiletries, and other household supplies. All items in the Treasure Chest are free to PCR-3 students and families who participate in the Free or Reduced School Lunch Program. The Treasure Chest is open for shopping every week of the calendar year on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-6pm. Families must register at the following link or call 816.858.7001 weekly so we can appropriately plan for resources. Once approved, families can drive through at the original Treasure Chest site (in the north parking lot of PCHS). Identification must be provided in order to receive food.

Register weekly here:

If you need to complete a new lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year, please follow this link:


Please feel free to visit our counselor's virtual office for counseling related materials.

Safe Schools (Repeat)

If you need to submit a tip regarding school safety (bullying/threats/violence/etc.), please click here.

Follow us on Social Media (Repeat)