back to school
  • Barrington 220 has implemented a full five-day/week return to in-person learning for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Additionally, Barrington 220 is offering a program for students and families who require distance learning for medical reasons
     

    Learning During Quarantine

    In order for teachers to appropriately prepare for optimal instruction and learning during quarantine, the first 24-48 hours will be needed to:

    1) Determine if full quarantine is needed for the student

    2) Design tasks and ensure learning experiences can be accessed (synchronously or asynchronously)

    During those first 24-48 hours, students will have access to asynchronous learning (amount and time determined by the teacher) through either learning management platforms (Seesaw or Schoology) or other resources provided by the classroom teacher(s). Asynchronous learning is when instruction and learning do not happen at the same time for all learners. Your child’s teacher provides learning resources and tasks in Schoology, Seesaw, or other identified means. 

    After 48 hours of a student being quarantined, a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning activities will be available. Synchronous learning is an approach where teachers and students are engaged online in learning at the same time. The teacher provides learning resources and tasks through the learning management platform (Seesaw or Schoology) and could include video conferencing on platforms such as Zoom.

     
    Masks
     
    On August 4, 2021 Governor Pritzker announced a statewide mask mandate for all K-12 schools. This means Barrington 220 will begin the school year with universal masking for all staff and students in grades PK-12+, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will remain optional when students and staff are outdoors. 
     
    The district is developing a matrix to use to determine when students and staff are able to begin to phase out mitigation strategies. The work is ongoing and will not be utilized until after Governor Pritzker lifts the school mask mandate. Data sources being considered include community transmission data from Northwestern Medicine Dashboard and Lake County Health Department for ZIP codes 60010, 60110, 60021, & 60192.

    According to the Northwestern Medicine dashboard, as of August 10, 2021 the total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days is at 101.9 for these four zip codes. Per the CDC, this is a high level of community transmission. Once the statewide school mask mandate is lifted and if the level of community transmission is moderate or low, the district is exploring the following data to consider when masks can be removed:

    • Vaccination rates
    • Person-to-person transmission rates per building as identified through contact tracing
    • Staff and students quarantined per building
    • Positive cases per building (SHIELD, BinaxNow, PCR)

    Click here to view Dr. Hunt's presentation from the August 10, 2021 Board of Education meeting.


Mitigation Strategies

  • Cleaning

  • COVID-19 Symptom Screening App

  • COVID Testing

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Masks

  • Navigating the Building

  • Physical Distancing

  • Physical Education

  • Seating Charts

  • Vaccination Status

  • Ventilation

  • Visitors