May 24, 2022

Dear Barrington 220 Community, 

Our hearts are with the members of the Uvalde, TX community and the students, families, teachers and staff of Robb Elementary School impacted by today’s school shooting. As you struggle with your own emotions as a parent, we know that you want to be able to address your child’s concerns. The National Association of School Psychologists offers resources to help parents address those concerns.

As recommended, parents and schools should maintain a normal routine, which is what we plan to do during these last few days of the 2021-22 school year. Your child’s teacher, with the help of our school psychologists and social workers, are prepared to address any student anxiety that arises because of this tragedy. If you have specific concerns about your child, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or building principal. 

The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority, and over the past few years, Barrington 220 has taken several steps to improve safety and security in all of our school buildings. To learn more, please visit our Safety 220 webpage.

Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to remind you of the “See Something, Say Something" page on our website. By visiting this page, you can anonymously alert our principals about school safety threats, bullying, and someone who may need social or emotional support. Whether you are a student, parent, or community member, I encourage you to use this tool if something doesn’t seem right.

While it is impossible to predict or prevent every crisis situation, working together can make all the difference.