Monday, March 22, 2021

Thank you to all of our parents who attended our Parent/Teacher Conferences this past week! As always, it was great to talk with our families about their wonderful children and their progress thus far this school year, despite the many challenges we have all faced together. A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of the families who donated in order to provide dinner for the Grove staff during these evenings!!! It is appreciated more than you will ever know!! 

We had a great second week of the family reading program and we are looking forward to resuming the program at the end of spring break!! Students should begin recording their reading on their Week #3 Reading Logs starting on Friday, March 26th and turn in their logs on Thursday, April 1st to participate in the Week #3 Reward on that day. 

Summer School - Registration Now Open!! 

Traditional Elementary Summer School:

Incoming kindergarten through fifth grade Barrington 220 students have an opportunity to register for summer courses at this time. Summer school runs from Monday, June 7, 2021 - Thursday, July 1, 2021. There is no school on Fridays. Students can register for up to two courses. Session One courses are from 8AM -10 AM.  Session Two courses are from 10:00AM -12:00PM. The Elementary Summer School Course Guide details the course offerings and grade level requirements for students. Registration for traditional elementary summer school courses can be accessed through RegWerks as in past years. 

Click here for the Elementary Summer School Course Guide

Click here to register for Elementary Summer School Courses

220BOSS (Barrington Online Summer School):  

Current first through fifth grade Barrington 220 students can engage in a unique learning opportunity to extend and enrich their learning via online classes during the summer. Courses focus on enriched learning activities integrating many subject areas. Online summer school is not replacing traditional summer school offerings, but is an additional opportunity available to families. Families may participate in both traditional and online summer school. Although 220BOSS courses were designed for online learning, many of the activities and lessons include hands-on activities at home, not necessarily using technology. The complete 220BOSS Online Course Catalog details the course offerings, grade level, and which sessions each course is offered. Registration for 220BOSS courses can be accessed through RegWerks as in past years. Session I runs from June 7, 2021 - July 1, 2021. Session II runs from July 12, 2021 - August 5, 2021. There is no class on Fridays. Students can enroll in up to two courses per session.

Click here for the Barrington Online Summer School Course Guide

Click here to register for 220Boss Elementary School Courses 

Have questions? Contact: 

  • Registration: Karen Jasonowicz at 

  • Elementary Summer School: Heather Schumacher, and Paul Kirk,

  • 220BOSS: Laura Corey,

5 Essentials Parent Survey 

The 5 Essentials Survey is parents’ opportunity to evaluate Grove Avenue School according to five “essential” areas critical for school success, including but not limited to ambitious instruction, supportive environment, and leadership. The online survey is open now through April 15th and is accessed by clicking here. PLEASE NOTE: Because Barrington 220 is based in Lake County, choose "Lake" from the county drop down menu, then select our school.


Illinois public schools are required by the State of Illinois to take the 5Essentials survey once every two years. The survey data becomes part of each school’s Illinois School Report Card listing, which is a public website provided by the Illinois State Board of Education. Barrington 220 will receive results from the survey in the spring of 2021, and they will be publicly posted on our Illinois School Report Card the following fall.


Thank you for your participation in this important survey. We appreciate and value your feedback.

Official 5 Essentials Letter in English 

Official 5 Essentials Letter in Spanish 

Social Emotional Support for Students 

As our students continue to navigate our consistently changing landscape due to COVID 19, we are continuously considering how our children are coping and their overall mental health. Please know that our school and district are here to support our students who are struggling and may benefit from additional resources. Please see the attached letter regarding this and view the short video explaining how families can access the online META app that is also available to connect students with counselors while at home. Please also keep in mind that parents can contact our school based support directly by emailing our Social Worker, Mr. Walcott, at or our School Psychologist, Tonya Tompkins-Wisz, at

Upcoming Dates 

Monday, March 29th - School Resumes, Full Day In-Person Learning Begins for Hybrid Students  

Wednesday, March 31st - Access Testing Begins 

Thursday, April 1st - Week #3 Family Reading Program Logs Due and Reward  

Friday, April 2nd - No School 

Tuesday, April 6th - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m. 

Friday, April 9th - Week #4 Family Reading Program Reward 

Tuesday, April 13th - Yearbook Orders Due 

Friday, April 16th - Week #5 Family Reading Program Reward Begins (this will go over a few days to do it safely!!) 

Tuesday, April 20th - April PTO Meeting, 9:15 a.m.

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