Barrington 220 weekly COVID-19 update
February 1, 2021

Dear Barrington 220 Community:

We are now in Week #3 of a successful Hybrid 2.0 implementation. As we have communicated in the past, we are continuously looking at opportunities to bring students back into our buildings more often. In fact, as of this week all Barrington High School juniors and seniors are able to return to school five days a week for the entire school day. The high school and other schools in the district will continue monitoring attendance numbers to pursue additional opportunities in the coming weeks and months to get students back in our buildings more often. In addition, we will continue providing support and focusing on those students who have chosen to continue with full-time Distance Learning. 

While we are aware that one of the health metrics (Metric #1 on our coronavirus webpage) continues to exceed our Step 3 (Hybrid) threshold, our public health officials have advised that school districts can safely implement a Hybrid mode, if the following five mitigation strategies are in place. 

  • Consistent and correct use of masks
  • Social distancing to the largest extent possible
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Contact tracing in collaboration with local health department
Upcoming Board of Education meeting
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7pm. Click here to view the agenda. 

The meeting will be held in person at the District Administrative Center. The number of people in the room will be limited to 25, due to Tier 1 mitigations. Public Comment can be made in one of two ways:

  • In accordance with Board Policy 2.230, members of the public wishing to offer public comment in person will have the opportunity to do so, but depending on how many people are in the room, those wishing to make public comment may have to wait outside until they are called in to provide their comment. A sign-up sheet will be available at the entrance to the building until 7:00 pm. The Board meeting will be available for viewing via live-stream on the District’s YouTube Channel at

  • Submit your comments via email by sending them to Recording Secretary Jeanine Stark before 4:00 pm on Feb. 2, 2021 at Please use the subject line “Public Comment.” All comments received will be shared with the Board and added to the public Board agenda on Feb. 3, 2021.