June 3, 2021
D220 kicks off construction with groundbreaking ceremonies
Barrington 220 hosted three groundbreaking ceremonies on Thursday, May 27, 2021 to kick off the first of many construction projects made possible by a $147 million referendum, which was approved by the community on March 17, 2020.

After 15 years, the mobile classrooms at Prairie Middle School and Station Middle School will be removed this month, in order to begin construction of a classroom addition on each campus. The mobile classrooms were purchased in 2006 as a temporary solution to increasing enrollment. In addition, construction will begin this summer at Grove Avenue Elementary on a new front entrance vestibule, which will provide a more secure entrance to the building. Construction of a new classroom addition at Grove will also get underway in August, in order to replace the current mobile classrooms on that campus. The mobiles were purchased in 2018 as a temporary solution to increasing enrollment.

As much work as possible is being done over the summer in order to minimize disruptions during the school year. Construction at both middle schools is expected to last through November 2022. Construction at Grove Avenue Elementary is expected to last through December 2022. Project work across all D220 schools is expected to last through 2025. 
Students and staff at the Grove Avenue Elementary groundbreaking ceremony.
Students at the Station Middle School groundbreaking ceremony.
Staff and Board of Education members at the Prairie Middle School groundbreaking ceremony.
Summer school begins June 7!
Barrington 220 summer school programs begin on Monday, June 7. As required by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), students and staff will continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing and participating in contact tracing when necessary. ISBE plans to issue new guidance for the 2021-22 school year later this summer. Please note that due to the construction that will be taking place at both middle school campuses this summer as part of the Build 220 projects, all in person middle school summer courses will be held at Barrington High School. Click here to visit our summer school webpage.
Home internet security summer break reminder
Summer is a good time to review your home Internet security plan and discuss responsible tech use with your student. With a break from school, students are likely to spend more unsupervised time using their iPad. If you’ve not already done so, using the iPad’s Screen Time feature to establish web content restrictions, such as limiting adult content, is a great place to start. Click here to view instructions for setting up content restrictions using screen time.
Former district office up for sale
Barrington 220 is working with Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in order to sell the former district office located at 310 E. James Street in Barrington. Over the past year and a half the district has made two attempts to sell the building by public auction. Click here to learn more about the property. Interested buyers can email Jason Kowitt at Jason.Kowitt@marcusmillichap.com.
Reflections from Dr. Harris before retirement
At the end of June, Dr. Brian Harris will retire after serving seven years as Barrington 220’s Superintendent of Schools and a total of 34 years in public education. Quintessential Barrington talked with Dr. Harris about his time in Barrington and life beyond working in a school district. Click here to read the article!
K.E.E.P before/after school registration now open
Registration is now open for the Barrington Park District's K.E.E.P Program for the 2021-22 school year. The program offers before and after school care at Barrington 220 schools for students in grades K-5. Click here to learn more and register.
Barrington Area Library Summer Reading Program
The Barrington Area Library's Summer Reading Program is in full swing! Children, teens, and adults can sign up and start logging their reading hours and other fun activities to earn badges, free books, and a chance at grand prizes. One of the sponsors for this year's program is the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. Click here to sign up for the program!
Barrington 220 in Photos
Student speaker Megha Rao addresses her classmates at the 4pm BHS graduation ceremony held at Barrington Community Stadium. Other student graduation speakers included Cameron Marchese, Caroline Prentiss and Grace Tripathy.
A Roslyn Road Elementary student cools off under the soak n' wet during elementary field day activities on May 21, 2021.
BHS graduating seniors participate in the district's annual Senior Walks, which give seniors a chance to walk in cap and gown through their home elementary school one last time before graduation.
PHOTO: a bird's-eye view of the 4pm graduation ceremony at Barrington Community Stadium