Barrington Middle School 

“We are BMS”

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: September 7, 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, 9/8/2021 - 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

This Week’s Schedule: 











No School

Labor Day

No School

Rosh Hashanah

Odd Day 


Even Day 


Odd Day 


BMS Lunch Monitors: 

BMS is looking for Lunch Monitors! Hours will be from 11:15 am to 2:15 pm. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please complete this schoolspring link.

First Day of School Highlights: 

  • Students can arrive on campus between 8:20 am - 8:39 am.

  • Students will be reporting to their first-period class by 8:40 am. 

  • Students arriving by bus will be using the main entrance. 

  • Bikers/walkers/passengers who use the Middle Highway driveway will use the front side entrance. 

  • Bikers/walkers/passengers who use the rear Lincoln driveway will use the rear side entrance. 

  • We recommend communicating a dismissal/pick-up plan with your child at the end of the day. (example: I will pick you up in the back driveway at dismissal)

  • If your child has a question about their schedule, we ask that they wait until they are called to the school counselor’s office. We will be calling students down by grade. 

  • Let’s have the best day ever! 

Student Schedules: 

Over the past week, our team has been making adjustments to schedules. If your child does have a question about their schedule, we do ask that they wait until they are called to the school counselor’s office. It is also recommended that your child takes a look at their schedule tonight in Aspen to make sure they know where they are going in the morning. Students will be reporting to their first-period class on a “Day 1” (first column on the left). 

Start and End Times

  • Student Drop Off Time: 8:20 - 8:39

  • School Start Time: 8:40

  • School End Time: 3:15

  • Dismissal Time for Walkers: Beginning at 3:00 pm (See information below)

  • Dismissal Time for Bus: Beginning at 3:05 pm (students will be called when individual busses arrive)

BMS will follow a staggered dismissal for walkers/bikers/car pickup schedule for the first two weeks of school and then we will reassess. 

  • Beginning at 3:00 pm: Lime Cluster, Orange Cluster, Red Cluster 

  • Beginning at 3:07 pm: Razz Cluster, Blue Cluster, Green Cluster 

  • Beginning at 3:14 pm: Yellow Cluster, Aqua Cluster, Purple Cluster 

Student Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures for the First Day of School:

Students can enter the building beginning at 8:20. Students can be dropped off on the side of the school (via the tennis court entrance) or off of Lincoln Ave at the rear of the building. Students can be picked up in the same areas. We recommend making a pick-up/dismissal plan with your child ahead of time. 

Lunch Programs: 

Our 6th Grade Students will be eating lunch in their classrooms and our 7th/8th graders will be eating in the Student Union a cluster at a time. 

School lunches will continue to be provided to all interested students at no cost through Chartwells. Students who are engaged in distance learning, or who are isolated or quarantined, should reach out to their principal for instruction on picking up lunch, if interested. We request that all families who qualify or think that they may qualify for free or reduced lunch complete the linked form. Completion of the form allows us to support our students and our programs.

COVID-19 Protocols: 

Full COVID Protocols are available on the District website by clicking here. Please note that all staff, students, and visitors will be required to wear a mask in the building. All visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination, as well. Other links:

Transportation Information: 

Specific transportation information was sent out by the District on 8/23/2021. Student information can be found in Aspen under demographics followed by the bus tab. Please forward all transportation questions to Melissa Resendes at

Many health and safety measures will remain in place on school buses.  Masks will continue to be required on school buses for students and drivers.  Buses will also continue the practice of maximizing ventilation, and we will continue to operate buses with windows partially open. Students will be assigned seating, and household members will be assigned to sit together where applicable. 

Chromebook Troubleshooting: 

Over the past week, I have received some emails from students regarding having difficulties connecting to the internet with school-issued devices. If you are having difficulties connecting, please follow the steps listed below: 

  1. Open chrome 

  2. Click the 3 dots on the top right of the screen

  3. go to help, about chrome os

  4. click check for any updates

  5. let the device update and it will prompt you to restart


If that doesn’t work please fill out this form and someone will reach out


For help with other Chromebook/technology issues, please visit the district’s Technology Troubleshooting Guide.