Ensuring all students have access to the internet at school and at home is a component of the Barrington 220 District’s Digital Age Learning Initiative – which strives to provide equitable access to knowledge to every Barrington 220 student – any time, anywhere.
During the first month of a new school year when schools welcome their students, Barrington 220 regularly monitors enrollment numbers to determine the correct balance of students and teachers for optimal class sizes.
With the beginning of the 2013-14 school year only three weeks away, Barrington 220 officials have been busy applying finishing touches to the school district's leadership team. Welcomed this week are two new administrators, just in time for the return of students and staff on Aug. 20.
At its July 16 meeting, the Board of Education began discussing an innovative partnership with Comcast to provide economical home Internet access to families whose children qualify for free-and-reduced lunches.
Parents are reminded that registration packets must be completed before the 2013-14 school year begins. The annual registration packet includes forms for updating contact and health information to ensure each school has the most up to date information for all students.
Starting fall 2013, students at Barrington High School and both Barrington middle schools will have the opportunity to participate in new Digital Age Learning Concept Classrooms, using 1-to-1 technology to further enliven their learning.