Barrington 220 School District
An update from Barrington 220: July 25, 2019
IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
- STUDENT FEES: student fees are due on Thursday, August 1. To pay, head to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
- ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION: if your student needs alternate transportation for daycare or custody reasons, please submit your request for alternate transportation by Saturday, August 10, in order to ensure service for the first day of school. Please note, if an alternate transportation request has not been completed by August 10, students will be picked up and dropped off at home.
- BUS ROUTES: transportation routes, stops and times will be mailed to all homes in early August.
- CLASS SCHEDULES: available on the Infinite Campus parent portal on Friday, August 9 following the below schedule:
5:15pm: Sunny Hill
5:45pm: North Barrington
8pm: BHS/Barrington Transition Program
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Parent Help Line at 847-842-3580. For transportation related questions, call the Transportation Desk at 847-842-3545.
D220 crews continue work on summer projects
As Barrington prepares to welcome students back for the 2019-20 school year, crews are finishing up various projects to improve all of our buildings.
One major project that will impact every building in the district is the implementation of a new district radio communication system. The new system will improve radio coverage at each school, allow administrators at different schools to communicate with one another via radio during an emergency, and it will give the district the ability to use an emergency call button that will be connected to local dispatch centers.
Another major safety upgrade is happening at Barrington High School, where crews are installing a secure vestibule entrance. The secure entrance will be located at Entrance 45, on the lower level, to the left of the front main entrance. Once the school day begins, visitors and students will only be able to use this entrance to enter BHS during school hours.
Also at BHS, crews replaced the turf at Barrington Community Stadium. Through regular maintenance and field management, the district was able to extend the field past its 10 year life expectancy. The new turf will ensure ongoing safety and playability for students and community members who use the field. Turf fields also require less maintenance than natural grass, do not require irrigation, and maintain their resilience and safety after regular, multi-sport use.
At Sunny Hill Elementary, crews are currently renovating the library, turning it into a 21st century learning space. The newly designed space and furniture will facilitate incubators for innovation, whole-class and individual project-based learning, large and small group collaboration spaces and the ability for students to do presentations both in real time and recorded formats. Thanks to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation for helping to support this project!
To view the complete list of summer projects, click here.
Meet our new Board President
Click here to read more about the new President of the Barrington 220 Board of Education, featured in the July/August issue of Quintessential Barrington.
BHS has a new head chef
When BHS students return to school next month, they will find new and improved lunch options. BHS has moved off the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to contract with Quest Food Management Services Inc. Moving off the NSLP at the high school level eases restrictions, which allows for more variety for teens. Elementary and middle schools will remain on the NSLP and contract with Sodexo North America, with a focus on more fresh food options.
Click here to read more about Eric Corradetti, Quest's new Executive Chef at BHS.
Back to school movie night
*Don't forget to purchase your $5 Bronco Nation t-shirt prior to the movies, at the Red and White scrimmage! Stampede the stands in RED at all BHS events!
Rotary raising money for lifesaving kits
To make a donation, you can also stop by the Rotary booth at the upcoming National Night Out, hosted by the Barrington Police Department. It will take place Thursday, August 8 from 5:30pm -8:30pm at Cook and Station Streets in downtown Barrington.