Barrington 220 School District

An update from Barrington 220: July 25, 2019

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  • 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:

    5pm: Hough
    5:15pm: Sunny Hill
    5:30pm: Lines
    5:45pm: North Barrington
    6pm: Roslyn
    6:15pm: Countryside
    6:30pm: Grove
    7pm: ELC
    7:15pm: Rose
    7:30pm: Prairie
    7:45pm: Station
    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

"In 2011, Penny Kazmier was voted the Daily Herald “Cook of the Year”, but she still knows the phone number to Rosati’s Pizza by heart. It came in handy many nights, while raising and juggling the schedules of her four children."

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.

We moved!

At the end of the 2018-19 school year, the Barrington 220 School District moved to its new headquarters at 515 West Main Street, right across from Barrington High School. On Tuesday, August 13 the Barrington Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ribbon cutting at the new District Administrative Center. The event will take place from 4pm-5pm. Visitor parking is available in the front of the building.

Back to school movie night

Barrington 220 is excited to celebrate the start of the 2019-20 school year with a back to school movie night at BHS! Barrington 220: To Infinity and Beyond! will feature a showing of "Toy Story" on the big screen at Barrington Community Stadium. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be available for purchase. The event will take place on Friday, August 23. The movie will begin at 8:30pm, after the Red and White scrimmage. All families are welcome.

*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

Barrington 220 is proud to partner with the Barrington Rotary Clubs to provide life-saving "Stop the Bleed" kits to every Barrington area classroom (public and parochial), plus public areas such as the library and parks. In the event of a tornado, active shooter, or any other serious catastrophe, having advanced first aid kits in classrooms will allow treatment of student injuries, with a 7-10 minute jump-start before professional aid arrives. If you are interested in helping to provide these life saving kits, click here.

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.

Senior State Legion Baseball Tournament

Saturday, July 27th, 10am to Tuesday, July 30th, 3pm

616 West Main Street

Barrington, IL

Barrington American Legion Post 158 invites all community members to watch teams from across the state compete in the Senior State Legion Baseball Tournament (U-10). This will be the fourth time Post 158 has hosted the tournament and it will be seeking an unprecedented and record 9th Senior State Legion Championship! The tournament takes place July 27-July 30 at Kirby Smith Field at BHS. Game times are Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10am, 1pm and 4pm, and on Tuesday at 10am.

Save the Date: Ponies and Puppies

Thursday, Aug. 8th, 4-5:30pm

110 South Hager Avenue

Barrington, IL

Community organization AFFECT (Amazing Family Friends and Educators Coming Together) invites Barrington 220 children to Ponies and Puppies! AFFECT is partnering with Barrington Youth and Family Services and Soul Harbour Ranch to host an afternoon with snacks, activities and a chance for kids to interact with therapy animals. No sign up is required and the event is free. AFFECT is a community group that supports the social, emotional and academic needs of children with unique needs and differing abilities in an inclusive environment.