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Inclement Weather Protocol

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 and staff is at the forefront of the decision-making process. In the event of inclement weather, the Superintendent of Schools will implement one of the following three options: 

  • School Canceled: All school buildings will be closed and students will make up the severe weather day at the end of the school year. 
  • E-Learning: 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. Click here to learn more about e-learning

  • Early Dismissal: 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 ensure no child is sent to an unattended home, however, parents should create emergency backup plans in advance for children.

How Decisions are Communicated 

We will always post information on our website and social media pages, and send text messages and recorded voice messages to parents' phone numbers regarding inclement weather decisions.

The district uses Infinite Campus for its emergency notification system. Please make sure your phone numbers and emails listed in your student's Infinite Campus records are accurate. If you have a question about using Infinite Campus, please call our IC Hotline at: 847-842-3580. 

The 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, the automated phone call/text system will be activated to inform parents directly.