Barrington High School moving to distance learning due to staffing shortage

High school anticipates return to in-person on Jan. 11

Posted 1/5/22

Principal Joseph Hurley announced that Barrington High School will switch to distance learning starting tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 6.

Mr. Hurley sent an email to students’ families on …

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Barrington High School moving to distance learning due to staffing shortage

High school anticipates return to in-person on Jan. 11

Posted

Principal Joseph Hurley announced that Barrington High School will switch to distance learning starting tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 6.

Mr. Hurley sent an email to students’ families on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 5, alerting them to the change. Mr. Hurley wrote that the shift was due to the high number of Covid-19 cases among the high school staff. He wrote that officials expect students to return to in-person learning on Tuesday, Jan. 11. 

“We will reassess our staffing needs on Monday, January 10th, to determine if we can extend distance learning,” Mr. Hurley wrote. “We will inform you of the decision by 3:00 pm on Monday, and we will send a communication to the school community at that time.”

Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore said the other schools in the district will continue with in-person instruction. 

“We are closely monitoring the rest of our schools daily and will make … any decisions to move to distance learning based upon building data,” Mr. Messore wrote in an email on Wednesday afternoon. 

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