February 15, 2021
Dear Barrington 220 Community:
Late last week the CDC released its updated guidelines for K-12 schools. All of the protocols Barrington 220 has been following are in accordance with these guidelines, including our health metrics on the coronavirus webpage. For the second week in a row all metrics, except for Health Metric #1, have reached Step 4 (Reopen). This metric will need to improve to consider any further changes to our Hybrid model.
Tomorrow we begin Week #4 of the Hybrid 2.0 implementation. All Barrington High School freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who wish to attend school in-person are now able to do so five days a week for a full day. This is possible due to the low amount of students at BHS who have chosen to attend in-person. The district is currently developing plans for five day/week attendance at Prairie and Station, as well as full five day/week for the entire school day at the elementary level, however due to current higher in-person attendance at these grade levels, key mitigation issues still restrict this change. We will implement these plans as soon as the opportunity exists.