At the April 6 Board of Education meeting, district leaders shared the results of a survey that was administered in February and March in order to gauge interest in a virtual program of choice beginning in the 2021–22 school year. Survey results from that point in time indicate that more than 25% of Barrington 220 families are interested in such a program.
Barrington 220 is planning for full in-person learning for all students at the start of the 2021-22 school year. However, the district understands that given the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, there are families who may wish to participate in a fully virtual program next school year.
Later this week the district will be sending out a questionnaire, asking those families who wish to participate in a virtual program to commit for the entire 2021-22 school year. More details will be made available in the questionnaire.
It is important to note that a student who chooses to participate in the virtual program can not participate in another district program such as Chinese Immersion, Spanish Dual Language or the Extended Self-Contained program. It is also important to note that if not enough families sign up to participate in a virtual program next school year, it is possible the district may not be able to offer it. In addition, if the district is able to implement the program for the 2021-22 school year, there is no guarantee the district will continue offering the program beyond next school year.