Inclement Weather Procedures

  • The decision to implement Barrington 220's inclement weather protocol will be made after carefully assessing a given weather situation. The safety of our students is at the forefront in the decision-making process. In the event of inclement weather, the Superintendent of Schools will implement one of the following three scenarios: 

    1) School Canceled 

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  • All school buildings will be closed and students will make up the severe weather day at the end of the school year.

    2) Distance Learning

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  • All school buildings will be closed, however students and staff will complete the school day from home. This would eliminate the need to make up days at the end of the school year. Teachers will check their usual electronic communication methods throughout the day during regular school hours, to support students. Students will have five (5) school days to complete their assigned work for the day and receive additional assistance from their teacher as needed. 

    • Elementary Schools/ELC: First through fifth grade children will have access to their assignments through their teacher’s usual electronic communication method of See-Saw or Schoology, and/or will follow their IEP eLearning plan. They will have two core assignments.  Additionally, they will need to choose two assignments from the posted “Specials Options” (art, library, music, STEM, or physical education) to complete in Google Docs or Drive, to which your child has access. Kindergarten/ELC students will have their “Blizzard Bags” of activities, which were sent home earlier this year.

    • Middle School/High School: Students will have access to their assignments through the normal electronic method of Schoology, and will follow their IEP eLearning plan. They should have an assignment/learning experience for each class. 

    If you have any questions, please review our PARENT FAQ. (ESPANOL) 

    3) Early Dismissal 

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  • There may be some rare occasions where it will be necessary to dismiss school early. On these days, middle and high schools will dismiss first. Elementary school students will be released at their regular dismissal time. In the event of an early dismissal, Barrington 220 will make every effort to assure no child is sent to an unattended home, however parents should create emergency back up plans in advance for children. Click here for more information

  • How Dismissal Decisions are Communicated

    We will always post information on our website and social media pages and send recorded voice messages to parents’ phone numbers regarding altered dismissals due to inclement weather. Our emergency notification system automatically imports phone numbers from school records. Therefore, it is very important that you keep your contact information current on the school’s records. We want you to receive important messages, so please make sure your phone numbers listed in your student’s Infinite Campus records are accurate. Click here for more information about how to update your Infinite Campus contact information

    You may also learn about school closings by tuning in to one of the following:

    AM Radio


    FM Radio


    Television Stations

    WGN-TV 9
    CBS -TV 2
    NBC-TV 5
    Fox -32

    Reopening of school will not be announced, but the closing announcement will be made each day as necessary. In the unlikely event that the decision is made to dismiss students before the end of the school day, radio and TV stations will be notified, and the automated phone calling system will be activated to inform parents directly.

    Severe Cold Response Plan

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