Friday, April 17, 2020

The Grove Grizzly
Distance Learning Extended Through the End of 2019-2020 School Year
Today, Governor Pritzker canceled in-person classes at all Illinois schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
We will continue to implement our Distance Learning Plan (click here to see FAQs) on weekdays through the last day of school on Thursday, May 28th. We are fortunate to have the tools and staff expertise that allow us to continue engaging students remotely for the remainder of the school year. Please continue to communicate directly with your child’s teacher throughout the duration of Distance Learning. We are here to support our students and families and want to ensure that our students are able to learn successfully through the end of May. This certainly will be a year that all of us, including our children, will never forget.
Distance Learning Schedule Note
As communicated by Dr. Harris today, Monday, May 4th will be No School for students. Under the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines for Remote Learning Days, school district staff can use up to five school days to work on Remote Learning Day Plans in partnership with their collective bargaining units. This day will serve as a virtual professional development day for staff. Students will not receive any assignments on this day. Instead, they can use the time to catch up on school work and learning activities. As the closure continues, we have additional days for this purpose. 
Need Tech. Support???
During Remote Learning Days, Barrington 220 is offering the following learning technology support:
  • Contact our Building LTA, Miss Clarke, directly via email at between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and she will be happy to assist you!!!!
  • Tech support is also 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 (during regular school hours). Please also reach out to your child’s principal as resources for getting internet access in homes are also available.
Main Office Assistance
If you need assistance from the main office this week, you may call the main office line on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Office staff will also be available via email each weekday. If you need assistance outside of those times, please contact Mrs. Matthews directly on weekdays at 224-254-3958 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email Mrs. Matthews directly at any time
Distance Learning Grading Guidelines
Last week, Dr. Harris shared information regarding how Remote Learning Days will impact student grades. Please be sure to review the document and contact Mrs. Matthews or your child’s teacher with any questions.
Summer School Information
Online registration for all summer school programs, including 220BOSS, is open. We are excited to launch our 220BOSS or Barrington Online Summer School program for elementary students this summer to extend additional learning opportunities to our children during the summer months. This optional program is in addition to our regular summer school options, which are housed at Roslyn, Rose, and Sunny Hill. 
The  220BOSS Course Description document linked here and our summer school website explain the details and expectations of the program as well as our typical summer school programs.
Upcoming Dates
April 20th - May 28th – Distance Learning  
Monday, May 4th – No School for Students, Staff Institute Day


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