Barrington Middle School 

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: July 30, 2021

The BMS Learning Community is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Excel! 


Barrington Middle School’s Mission is to empower all students to excel in character, citizenship, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking, so that they may positively impact the future.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, 9/1/2021 - Grade 6 students report to school in-person (7 & 8 graders will work independently at home)

  • Thursday, 9/2/2021 - Grade 7 & 8 students report to school in-person (6 graders work independently at home)

  • Friday, 9/3/2021 - No School

  • Monday, 9/6/2021 - No School (Labor Day)

  • Tuesday, 9/7/2021 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)

  • Wednesday, 9/8/2021 - All students in-person

  • Thursday, 9/16/2021 - No School (Yom Kippur)

  • Friday, 9/24/2021 - Principal Luncheon (parents/guardians welcome at 12:00 pm for informal opportunity to ask Dr. Anderson questions they have)

  • Wednesday, 9/29/2021 - BMS Picture Day

New Assistant Principal!

I am excited to announce that Mr. Elliott LeFaiver will be Barrington Middle School’s new Assistant Principal. Elliott, who joins us from Barrington High School as a special education teacher, is enthusiastic about joining our learning community and getting to know each and everyone of you. 

BMS Welcomes! 

Over the past several weeks, BMS has been hard at work screening candidates and interviewing. I am pleased to introduce you to our newest members of our learning community. 

Filled Positions:

  • Assistant Principal: Elliott LeFaiver

  • BMS Clerk: Lynn Vargas

  • Nurse: Madeline Crowell

  • Special Education: Riley Spillane

  • Student Assistance Counselor: Jordan Donahue 

Pending Positions: 

  • Special Education/Life Skills 

  • Teacher Assistant 

  • World Language

Transition Days: 

September 1 and 2, 2021, are designated as transition days for our students.  These days are devoted to getting to know your child and your child getting to know the school, teachers, and classmates. Linked below you will find our schedule for the two days. 

2021 - 2022 BMS Transition Days 

Transition Days Additional Notes:

  • September 1, 2021: 

    • 6th Grade Students will report to school (8:40 am - 3:15 pm)

    • 7th/8th Grade Students will be working at home on independent assignments (assignments will be posted in Canvas).

  • September 2, 2021: 

    • 7th/8th Grade Students will report to school (8:40 am - 3:15 pm)

    • 6th Grade students will be working at home on independent assignments (assignments will be posted in Canvas).

  • Busses (am/pm) will be available for students who are eligible for bus. 

  • Lunch will be provided to students who choose not to bring lunch.

Locker Update:

Due to COVID restrictions, students will not be assigned lockers this year.  Similar to last year, students will be carrying backpacks from class to class. There will be no locker days for our incoming 6th grade students. Transition activities will take place on September 1, 2021 for our 6th graders and September 2, 2021 for our 7th/8th graders. 

Summer Learning Activities:

Below you will find the link to our BMS Summer Learning activities students need to complete.


This link can also be found on the front page of the BMS website.


If you have any questions please reach out to the BMS main office.  

Cluster Assignments and Scheduling: 

BMS continues to work hard on building our 2021 - 2022 schedule and assigning students to clusters. 


Families will be notified via email of cluster assignments on August 17, 2021 as well as be provided with a suggested supply list. 


Additional Notes on Cluster Assignments:

  • Due to the number of contributing factors, it is important to note that only 60% of parent/student suggestions (one year or looping) will be honored. 

  • Due to the integrity of the cluster placement process, we are unable to accept and grant requests for specific clusters, and we will not be able to make changes to cluster assignments by request.