Barrington 220 weekly COVID-19 update
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. 
Now that we're a few weeks into Hybrid 2.0 and there are more students in our buildings, we wanted to share some frequently asked questions when it comes to COVID-19 protocol in our schools. If you have any additional questions, you can always reach out to your school nurse.
Upcoming Board of Education meeting
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7pm. The meeting will be held in person at Station Middle School. Click here to view the agenda.

The number of people in the room will be limited to 50, as suburban Cook County and Lake County have moved from Tier 1 mitigations to Phase 4 under the State’s Restore Illinois Plan. The livestream of all meetings are viewable via the Board's YouTube channel.