Return to full in-person Learning

  • On Tuesday, March 9, 2021 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released revised public health guidance for schools. Due to these revisions, particularly the recommendation for social distancing in schools to be defined as 3 to 6 feet instead of the previous 6 feet, all Barrington 220 students enrolled in the Hybrid model are able to return to in-person instruction 5 days/week for the entire school day. All families who chose the Distance Learning model will continue with that model for the remainder of the school year, except for families at Sunny Hill Elementary, who have received special instructions from their principal.

    Please keep in mind, strict adherence to 6 feet social distancing still must be maintained when face masks are removed for lunch. 
     
    Additionally, another important mitigation effort that has not changed with this new guidance is contact tracing. If there is a positive case in a school, the same rules and guidelines are still in effect. Any unvaccinated person who is within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period will be subject to quarantine. Therefore, with the change to the 3 feet distance in our classrooms, it is critical that the daily COVID-19 Symptom Screening is completed by all students. Please do not send your child to school if these symptoms exist. 
     
    Please remember, Barrington 220 will continue to follow these 5 CDC mitigation strategies:
     
    • Consistent and correct use of masks
    • Social distancing to the largest extent possible
    • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
    • Cleaning and disinfection
    • Contact tracing in collaboration with the local health department
     

Current Metric Status

  •  Last Updated: May 3, 2021
    The metric status will be updated every week on Monday afternoon. 

    indicator
    indicator
    Step 1  Step 2  Hybrid 3 step 4
    Health Metric 1:
    New Cases
    Greater than 200  Greater than 200 50-200 Less than 50
    Health Metric 2: 
    Positivity Rate
    10% or greater  10% or greater 8% to 9.99% less than 8%
    Metric 3: PPE & Sanitation 
    Supply
    1 week 2 weeks  1 month Multiple months
    Metric 4: Licensed
    Staff Return Rate
    Less than 80% staff
    can return to in-person
    80-89% staff
    can return to in-person
    90% staff can
    return to in-person
    95% staff can
    return to in-person
    Metric 5: Non-Licensed
    Staff Return Rate
    Less than 80% staff
    can return to in-person
    80-89% staff
    can return to in-person
    90% staff can
    return to in-person
    95% staff can
    return to in-person
  • Metric 1: New Cases

  • Metric 2: Positivity Rates

  • Metric 3: PPE & Sanitation Supply

  • Metric 4: Licensed Staff Return Rate

  • Metric 5: Non-Licensed Staff Return Rate