Barrington 220
School District
An update from Barrington 220: October 26, 2020
Barrington 220 weekly COVID-19 update
Dear Barrington 220 Community,

As a reminder, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 Barrington 220 will begin an adaptive pause of its Hybrid mode, which will be in effect until at least Monday, Nov. 9. The district announced this at the Oct. 20 Board of Education meeting, after the Lake County Health Department recommended that all Lake County public and private K-12 schools transition to virtual learning.

At the end of last week you should have received a communication from your school which outlines the schedule for students during the adaptive pause.

  • ELC/Elementary: will use the same Distance Learning model which was used prior to the implementation of the Hybrid mode on Oct. 19

  • Middle School: will use a revised 8-period Distance Learning model

  • BHS: will use the same Distance Learning model which was used prior to the implementation of the Hybrid mode on Oct. 19

As the district implements the adaptive pause, we will continue reviewing the data from the Northwestern Medicine dashboard, as well as the situation at each of our school buildings, to determine if the Hybrid mode can resume on Monday, Nov. 9. As of today, the number of new cases per 100,000 persons for each of our zip codes continues to exceed or is nearly at our Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold of 200. Here are the latest numbers as of 10/25/2020:

  • 60010: 263.3
  • 60021: 185.9
  • 60110: 464.3
  • 60192: 261.6 
  • Total Average: 333.5

We cannot stress enough that in order for us to continue bringing students into our buildings, it is critical for our community to maintain vigilance during this time and follow the 3W’s:

  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance
  • Wash your hands
Our COVID-19 dashboard shows the daily number of positive cases and quarantine cases among students and staff at each building in the district. 

  • A positive case is counted on the day it is reported. Every day after, it is placed in the quarantine category. 
  • Quarantine cases are students and staff not attending school due to testing positive or exposure to a positive case. 

*Please note, the dashboard only counts positive and quarantine cases for students who are in our school buildings. Students who are Distance Learning from home are not counted.*
Upcoming Board of Education meetings
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7pm in the BMS-Station cafeteria. At this meeting, district leaders will provide an update on where Barrington 220 is headed based on the latest data and information available at that time. 

Due to public health guidelines, capacity at the Board meeting will be limited to 50 people in the room, however anyone who wishes to sign up for public comment may do so. If capacity is reached, you will be asked to wait in an overflow room and then be called in for public comment.

As a reminder, you can view the live stream of all Board of Education meetings by visiting the Board’s YouTube channel.
Samantha Ptashkin
Director of Communications
515 W. Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010
224.254.3724 |