Barry News

Friday, March 5th 2021


Character Strong - Family Dares

I hope you all had a chance to participate in last week's family dare: No Tech Table Time.

Please consider joining us in this week's family dare: Walking Trash Pick Up. After spending the last few hours outside having a picnic and playing with the family, this family dare seemed like the perfect challenge for the upcoming week of beautiful weather. Take advantage of the opportunity to spend time together outdoors while helping make your surroundings cleaner and healthier!

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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 Humility.

The following students selected were:

Wednesday, March 10th - PLC Day

A reminder that students will dismiss this Wednesday at 12:50 pm.

K-8 Summer School Enrollment Now Open

Parents of students currently in grades K-7 interested in K-8 Summer School: You can now enroll for 2021 Summer School via the e-Forms on Parent Portal. Please complete by April 2, 2021.

Summer School will be held in 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 areas)
  • Platte City Middle School: 6th grade – 8th grade (students from PCMS attendance areas)
  • Platte County High School Paxton Center: 9th grade – 12th grade (PCHS students)

*Incoming Kindergarten students should complete summer school registration forms when completing their regular school year enrollment paperwork.

**Information about enrolling in the High School summer school program will be available in April.

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.

April 2021 Ballot Issue Informational Meetings (Repeat)

The District will be holding the following 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.

Academic Lab (Repeat)

Academic Lab will begin next week. This provides students with additional academic support with a Barry teacher. Academic Lab can either be assigned to a student by a teacher, or it can be requested by a parent.

Academic Lab is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 p.m. An activity bus is available. If you are interested in learning more you can contact the school administration, counselor or child's classroom/homeroom teacher.

Please book mark this link and/or use the form embedded below.


Suicide Presentation Monday, March 8th (Repeat)

On Monday, March 8th, our district's fifth graders will participate in a lesson with our school counselor outlining student stress, coping strategies, and our district approach to depression awareness and suicide prevention: Acknowledge, Care, Tell. If you would like for your student to opt out of this lesson, please return the opt out form attached below by March 4th. This opt out form was sent home with your 5th grade students on Monday, February 22nd.


8th Grade Families

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


Photos for the Yearbook (Repeat)

Check out a new way for our remote students to get their portraits in the yearbook through Shutterfly. The deadline for parents to share pictures through this app is Monday, March 8th. The graphics below will guide you in doing so.
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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.

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)