WATCH: recording of virtual Q&A about D220 Hybrid plan
On Monday, Sept. 28 Barrington 220 held a virtual parent Q&A session about the district's plans to return to in-person learning in a Hybrid mode. Parents were able to ask questions and get answers in real time from principals and other district administrators. Click the link above to watch a recording of the meeting.
As a reminder, the deadline for all families to log in to Infinite Campus and select either the Hybrid plan or continue with Distance Learning until winter break is Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 11:59pm. For more information, visit: barrington220.org/coronavirus.
COVID-19 Symptom Screening App
In an effort to promote a safe and healthy environment for students and staff entering our buildings, Barrington 220 is now using a web app to allow families and staff to quickly and easily report current COVID-19 symptoms. A web app is a website that functions like an app, but does not require a download from an App Store. This reporting is required by our local health departments. All staff, visitors and any students entering school buildings should use this web app each day before arriving at school. To access our COVID-19 Symptom Screening web app, visit health.barrington220.org on any device. Click here to watch a short video about the app.
VIDEO: A message from the Barrington 220 nurses
BHS teacher/alumna named finalist for IL Teacher of the Year
Barrington 220 is proud to announce BHS social studies teacher and BHS alumna Kathleen Duffy has been named the 2021 North Suburbs Region Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education. Duffy is now one of 10 Illinois teachers who are finalists for the statewide Teacher of the Year award. “I’m humbled and honored to be a finalist of the Illinois Teacher of the Year,” Duffy said. “There are so many extraordinary educators in Barrington 220 and the state of Illinois, and it is surreal to be a finalist for this award.” Click here to read more about Duffy's journey from BHS student to Teacher of the Year finalist.
Download the META app today!
To provide easy access to counseling services, Barrington 220 counselors are available to all students through the META mobile app. The app is FREE to download on Apple and Android devices. Counselors can be reached during school hours on the secure platform via voice, video, or chat. We welcome all students to connect with school counselors on META. Click here to download the app.
Barrington area state legislators virtual town hall
Join Barrington 220, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) for the annual state legislators town hall. Our local legislators will provide an update on state issues and engage in a Q&A session. This year's event will be held virtually on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 8:30am. Click here to register for this FREE event.
Blessings in a Backpack now Packs of Plenty (P.O.P.)
Barrington Children’s Charities proudly announces the launch of its newly branded weekend food distribution program. The new Packs of Plenty (P.O.P.) program is the charity’s proprietary program and replaces the charity’s former Blessings in a Backpack program.Since 2010, Barrington Children’s Charities has provided food packs to food insecure students (on the federal free and reduced-price meal program) living in the Barrington 220 area. Click here to learn more about P.O.P.
Barrington Giving Day fundraiser
Stop by Chipotle on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 5pm-9-pm to enjoy a burrito and support a good cause! Barrington Giving Day is hosting a fundraiser at the Chipotle at 20505 Rand Road in Kildeer. Barrington Giving Day, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has been serving the Barrington community for over 80 years. Click here to learn more.
Barrington 220 in Photos (September 2020)
An AP Bio student learns how to use the microscope during an in-person lab at Barrington High School.
This month beginning band students had the chance to participate in one on one outdoor lessons with their teachers in the BHS parking lot.
During the first week in September all 6th grade students had a chance to meet their teachers in person and get a tour of BMS-Prairie and BMS-Station campuses.