March 10, 2023

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03/13 - PTO Meeting in C271 (see below)

03/24 - Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

03/27 - 03/31 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

04/06 - World Language Honor Societies Induction Ceremony (7pm-Auditorium)

04/07 - NO SCHOOL

04/10 - PTO Meeting in C271

04/10 - College Fair

04/12 - SAT (Juniors) & PSAT 10 (Sophomores)**

04/20 - Illinois Science Assessment (Juniors) & PSAT 8/9 (Freshman)**

04/20 - MP4 Grades Available

05/01 - 05/12 AP Exams

05/04 - Decision Day Celebration

05/08 - PTO Meeting in CRC

05/20 - PROM**

05/29 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

05/30 - Finals**

05/30 - Senior Walk (see below)**

05/31 - Finals**

05/30 - Senior Walk (see below)**

06/01 - Finals**

06/02 - Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

06/05 - S2 Grades Available

** Denotes new add to the calendar


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Many states, including Illinois, have passed a law with the intent of increasing awareness of child sexual abuse. You may have heard of this legislation under its more common name, Erin’s Law, in honor of Erin Merryn, a young woman who has traveled across the country advocating for laws that will increase awareness of this crime against children. One of the requirements of this law is that schools provide an age-appropriate curriculum to all students relating to sexual abuse prevention. The purpose of the lessons is to provide students with the tools they need for personal safety and to help them build confidence in advocating for themselves.

Developmentally appropriate lessons will be conducted with Barrington High School students on the following dates: March 15th & 16th (freshmen), March 20th & 21st (juniors), and April 5th & 6th (seniors.) The lessons will be taught by our social workers, psychologists, counselors, and wellness staff. Your child’s English teacher will also be present during this presentation. The presentations will discuss the following topics in 40 – 45 minute sessions:

  • Understanding sexual violence

  • Identifying healthy relationships

  • Consent vs. compliance

  • Finding resources for support.

We will encourage students that when they need to talk to someone about themselves or a friend, it is important to connect with a trusted adult. If a student is concerned about their own safety or the safety of someone they know, we instruct them to follow one of these steps:

  • Tell a trusted adult immediately. Trusted adults who are available at school are: Teachers, Coaches, School Counselors, School Nurses, School Administrators, a member of the Student Services Team (Social Worker, Psychologist, or Wellness Staff)

  • Access this LINK to connect to additional resources or to report concerns

  • Should your student be experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911


Together we can make sure our children have the right to be safe and know where to go if they are not. District 220 believes that all of our students will benefit from participating in these lessons. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please complete THIS FORM and send it back to the main office before their scheduled lesson date.

If you have any questions about Erin’s Law or the content of the lessons, please feel free to contact me at

Yours truly,

Steve McWilliams

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Senior walks at the elementary schools have been scheduled! More information to follow, but save the date!

Tuesday, May 30

  • 9:15am: Grove Avenue & North Barrington
  • 10am: St. Anne's
  • 1pm: Sunny Hill Elementary

Wednesday, May 31
  • 9:15am: Countryside & Barbara Rose
  • 1pm: Hough Street, Arnett C. Lines, Roslyn Road
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Please join us Monday for our monthly PTO meeting in room C271 at BHS. The meeting starts at 9:15AM but please arrive early to make sure you have time to get through security.

If you can not make the meeting in-person, here is a zoom link, passcode: 771321

Working parent who is unable to join our PTO meetings? Please join our email list to get all the news you need!

NOTE: Visitor parking is in the west lot, the spaces facing the tennis courts.

  • April 10th
  • May 8th - in CRC

Please check out our new BHS PTO website -- where you can find our meeting minutes, meeting dates, how to pay dues and what the PTO does:


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See Something, Say Something

Barrington 220 is now partnering with an Illinois school safety helpline aimed at providing students a place to report information that might prevent bullying, suicide, and campus violence. Safe2Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows students to confidentially share school safety issues via a mobile app, text, email, or phone call. You will notice that the "See Something, Say Something" button on our district and school website now links directly to the Safe2Help contact page. We are asking that all students, parents, staff, and community members now use this platform to report safety concerns. In the case of an emergency, call 911.