December 5, 2021
How to submit your child's vaccination status
In order to plan for the second half of the 2021-22 school year, Barrington 220 is seeking student vaccination information. Providing proof of vaccination is voluntary. However, students who have not provided proof will be considered unvaccinated for contact tracing purposes.
ICYMI: Dr. Hunt's "First 100 Days Town Hall"
On Wednesday, Dec. 1 Dr. Hunt hosted his "First 100 Days Town Hall" at Barrington High School. The evening provided community members an opportunity to engage in a dialogue regarding important topics in Barrington 220. Click here to view a recording of the event.
Build 220 monthly update
November was a busy month at Grove, Prairie and Station, as Build 220 construction continued at all three schools! Click the links below to view the November time-lapse videos from each school. Construction at both middle schools is expected to last through November 2022. Construction at Grove Avenue Elementary is expected to last through December 2022.

Preliminary construction is set to begin at Countryside and Roslyn Road Elementary Schools this winter. Most work will be done in the summer months in order to minimize classroom disruption. Project work across all D220 schools is expected to last through 2025.
BHS junior takes 1st place at Harper Art Show
Congratulations to BHS junior Tiya Madhavan, who recently won first place in the 2D Harper Art Show! The annual show is an exhibition of student art work from Districts 211, 214, and Barrington 220. Madhavan's 2D piece titled "Living in Color" was made with colored pencils and acrylic paint. "This painting represents how much value art provides to my life. Art brings color, vibrancy, and exuberance to my day, as shown by the brush painting color over my black-and-white face," Madhavan said.
Now Hiring: substitute teachers
Are you interested in working as a substitute in Barrington 220 during the 2021-22 school year?
Click here to fill out an application today! Please note, a valid licensure through the Illinois State Board of Education is required to work as a substitute teacher in the classroom. The daily rate for all substitute teachers is $110. Questions? Contact Monica Shore at
A holiday message from Dr. Hunt
"The holiday season provides an opportunity for reflection and appreciation. I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as Barrington 220’s Superintendent of Schools." Click here to read more of Dr. Hunt's holiday message, which is featured in the November/December issue of Quintessential Barrington.
Honor a D220 staff member with a holiday Teacher Tribute
Looking for help with your holiday shopping list? Consider honoring your child’s teacher, or any district staff member, with a Teacher Tribute from the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. All donations go directly to the Foundation, which helps support district programs. The Honoree will receive a personalized card delivered prior to winter break, acknowledging your donation to the Foundation. Orders must be received by December 12. Click here to make your donation today!
Volunteer at Barrington Giving Day!
Each December, Barrington Giving Day invites Barrington 220 families in need to a Giving Day event where they receive warm coats, boots, hats, gloves, bedding, books, children’s gifts and more for the holidays. This year over 750 families are invited to the event on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Station Middle School. Click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
Save the Date: BCGT January Wisdom Program
The Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) is holding a January Monthly Wisdom Program, "Epic Mindset Fueled by Emotional Maturity". The discussion will feature Dr. Danielle Black, Director of Child and Adolescent Program at Northwestern University and author Rob Hartnett. It will share ways to grow the emotional maturity required to be successful. The event will take place on January 27 at 7pm. Registration will be made available in January 2022. Click here to view a wrap of BCGT's memories in 2021.
Tickets on sale for BCC winter choir concert
Barrington Children’s Choir is excited to announce an exclusive discount for D220 families to its Winter Concert, "O Joyful Children" on Saturday, Dec. 11. Use code BCC20 for 20% off your entire ticket order. Click here to purchase tickets. BCC is also holding vocal placements for its Spring 2022 season. Singers in grades 2-12 are invited to sign up today! Visit the BCC website for more info!
#SeetheStudent220 @ Winter Wonderfest
Click the link below to view "Dr. Hunt's How the Grinch Stole Winterfest"