Weekly Update for January 15, 2021
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SEMESTER 2 (S2)
Monday, January 18th - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, January 19th - Hybrid 2.0 begins (see below)
Thursday, January 28th - 8th Grade Parent Night (information to be emailed out)
Monday, February 8th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM
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
Tuesday, March 2nd - Live Virtual Ask the Experts College Admissions Panel
Monday, March 8th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM
Friday, March 19th - INSERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL
Monday, March 22nd thru Friday, March 26th - SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, March 31st - Live Virtual Class of 2023 Preparing Sophomores for College Program
Friday, April 2nd - HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL
Friday, April 9th - MP4 Grades Posted
Monday, April 12th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM
Monday, May 10th - BHS PTO Meeting @9:15AM
Friday, June 4th - Class of 2021 Graduation
SUMMER SCHOOL 2021
Session 2 - June 28th through July 9th (NO SCHOOL ON JULY 4TH)
Summer school runs Monday - Thursday. No school on Fridays.
Hybrid 2.0 starts Tuesday, January 19, 2021
During Semester 2, the high school will follow an eight period day for all students. Students choosing in-person instruction (hybrid) will be divided into two groups (A & B) and will attend school two days per week and rotating Wednesdays, based on their alphabetical grouping. All students will attend class and participate in synchronous concurrent instruction regardless of location (school or home). During the second semester there will be NO special Wednesday bell schedule.
Priorities within this model:
Maximizing the availability for onsite student learning while maintaining all COVID-19 health and safety requirements.
Every student has the opportunity to attend in-person learning at least twice each week.
Social-emotional learning can occur either in-person or remotely.
Parents will have consistency for child-care planning within this model.
No additional cost to the district as far as transportation.
Criteria for student occupancy percentage:
Student occupation rates at Barrington High School are based on three key criteria:
The ability to maintain a minimum of six feet of space between all student seats. This includes classroom seating, cafeteria seating, and seating in all common areas.
The ability to conduct physical education classes while limiting occupancy to 50 people or less. This standard applies to locker rooms, gymnasiums, and all other indoor teaching spaces.
Building cafeterias and common areas must have enough seating capacity to accommodate student lunch periods and other unassigned open periods without violating regulations requiring six foot social distancing or the restriction limiting space capacity to 50 or less.
PLEASE SEE OUR BHS HYBRID HIGH 5'S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
SKILLED TRADES FAIR
Barrington High School will host it’s 4th annual Skilled Trades Fair virtually this year. The event will be held over two days- February 24th and February 25th. Students will learn about careers and apprenticeships! This year we will have folks from unions and/or organizations representing Automotive, Aviation Technicians, Carpentry, Laborers, Electrical, Pipe Fitters, Plumbing, Heat & Frost, Operating Engineers, and Landscaping. Students can explore diverse career pathways and meet field experts to discover how you can gain the skills they need - for the career they want! Click here for more information and students' ability to sign up! Contact Marie Mirabella with questions. Check out the Career Trek website for other career exploration events.
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Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT)
Connect with other parents of gifted and talented students!
Learn new ways to meet our children’s unique needs!
Join the Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) for its first Monthly Wisdom program of 2021
The Gift and Power of Emotional Agility
Dr. Joseph Chen, Ph.D.
Wednesday, January 27
7:00 pm, via Zoom
Dr. Chen, a licensed clinical psychologist and DePaul University Associate Professor, will discuss ways parents can help their children to:
• Develop the emotional intelligence skills needed to be successful
• Regulate emotions more effectively
• Develop a growth mindset and emotional agility
• Strengthen self-acceptance and authenticity
• Emphasize self-care and resiliency
Register now for this free event and we will send you the Zoom details closer to the event.