In Barrington 220, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. Based on the rapidly evolving situation of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Governor Pritzker has closed all Illinois schools through at least Tuesday, April 30.
We will implement our Distance Learning Plan (click here to see FAQs) on weekdays through April 30. We are fortunate to have the tools and staff expertise that allow us to continue engaging students remotely, whether that means reviewing content or introducing new content. In fact, we recently subscribed to an additional tool to enhance instruction for our students. All teachers will now have access to Zoom for classroom and small group meetings. This will provide more personal interaction between teachers and students.
Please note, students will be held accountable for their assignments. Teachers will grade student work and while students can not fail a class during this time period, if they do not engage, they will receive an incomplete on their report cards.
Barrington 220 will continue to provide meals to students in need during this time. Meals will be dropped off at students’ homes each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2pm and 5pm. Each Tuesday, two breakfasts and two lunches will be provided per child. Each Thursday, three breakfasts and three lunches will be provided per child. On Thursdays, additional food will also be provided generously from Barrington Children's Charities. If you wish to add or discontinue drop-off meal service, or have any questions, please contact Yazmin Aceves via email email@example.com or call (847) 842-3534.
During Distance Learning, Barrington 220 will offer the following learning technology support:
Students should expect to get assignments from their teacher(s) using our online systems that are already in place, usually Schoology and/or Seesaw.
Tech support is available for Barrington 220 devices and systems via telephone for students and teachers at 224-655-1500. Telephone support is available on regular school days, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
In-person tech support is available for Barrington 220 devices and systems at Barrington High School. Please park in the front parking lot off Main Street (616 W. Main Street, Barrington) and enter through the main entrance (lower level with BHS logo graphics). Signage will direct you to the walk-in tech support area. In-person tech support is available on regular school days, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
If your family does not have Wi-Fi access, you may visit a variety of locations in the district, including your child’s school (during regular school hours).
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Superintendent's Board Update
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ISBE Guidance for IL schools
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CDC What You Need to Know About COVID-19
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IDPH Updated Coronavirus Guidance for Schools
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Coronavirus Guidance from the IL Department of Public Health
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Illinois State Board of Education
- CDC Travel Advisories
- Physical Activity, Nutrition, Mindfulness and Play
- ISBE Continuing Education Resources
- CDC VIDEO: coping with COVID-19
- Coronavirus: What Is It and What Can I Do? (Explainer for Children)
- Supporting Individuals With Autism Through Uncertain Times
Have specific questions about the virus? Call the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV