Barrington Middle School 

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: January 11, 2022

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:

  • Friday, January 14, 2022 - Virtual Principal’s “Luncheon” from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (link will be sent to all families on Friday)

  • Monday, January 17, 2022 - No School Martin Luther King Jr Day

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - BMS PTO meeting (most likely virtual)

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of January 10, 2022







Non Block






Grade 6 Block

Non-Block 7&8


Grade 6 Block Non-Block 7&8

BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Melanie Roy. Mrs. Roy works hard to give all students a wide variety of books so we can expand our reading horizons. Many students enjoy coming to the library in the morning, and Mrs. Roy always greets them with a smile. (Nominated by a BMS Student)

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Riley Spillane. Riley is not only a master of content knowledge in multiple subjects, but she is a confident and bright presence in the classroom. I am in awe of her positive attitude and professionalism. BMS is lucky to have her as a part of our learning community. (Nominated by a faculty/staff member of BMS). 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Julia Texeira. In addition to being a great teacher and advocate for her students, Ms. Texeira is always there to identify close contacts, sometimes even before administration has begun looking for this information. Thank you for all you do to give our students a great educational experience and to keep BMS safe!

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Stephanie Nary. This past week when the numbers of COVID cases spiked, Ms. Nary asked what she could do to help. Her being there to provide extra support in monitoring the lunch room or to meet with a student or help cover a class allowed for Andy and Elliott to focus on contact tracing and making calls. Thank you for all that you do for BMS!

Do you know of a BMS Faculty/Staff/Student member that is shining bright? If you do, please complete the form below and we can include the nomination in an upcoming newsletter. 

BMS Spotlight Nomination 

~New Items~

The following items are new to this week’s newsletter! 

COVID Information- BMS Proof of Vaccination: 

If you have not completed/updated the BMS Proof of Vaccination (Student) form, we do ask that you complete this as soon as possible. Over the past week, we made nearly 300 phone calls, and the majority of families indicated that their children were fully vaccinated, however, for many of the conversations, we did not have a record of the vaccination. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing this form.


Student Voluntary BMS Proof of Vaccination (Student)

COVID Information- Consent to Test: 

By completing the form below you are giving the school permission for your child to be tested for Covid-19 IF he/she is identified as a close contact (home or school) OR if he/she is sick and having symptoms. Please note that this form is NOT permission for weekly asymptomatic testing. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in completing this form. 


Consent for Testing- BMS

BMS Book Bites now being featured on our BMS Morning Show:

Our BMS Library Media Specialist, Melanie Roy, will be helping us introduce a new segment for the BMS Morning Show, "Book Bites." Students are able to choose one of their favorite books and fill out questions that come with it.  They will then have a chance to be mentioned on the BMS morning show. All students will have to do is fill out the google form at


BMS PTO Updates:

Happy New Year from the BMS PTO! Here are a few PTO updates to start the new year:

  • There is a PTO meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 1 from 7-8 pm on Zoom. The link will be sent out prior to the meeting. Please join us for updates and to discuss and plan the PTO events for the remainder of the school year.

  • Thank you to all who attended the special PTO meeting on 12/9. There was a unanimous vote to make Arts Alive an official BMS PTO program. We now are in need of a PTO Arts Alive liaison ASAP. Please email us at if you are interested.

  • Please check out our website at for a list of other available PTO positions.

  • There have been some questions about joining the PTO and/or registering in the directory. 

    1. To join the PTO/purchase a membership: 

    2. Go to


    4. Follow the prompts in the BMS Store to purchase membership for $20 per family

  • To add your information to the BMS PTO Directory:

    1. Go to

    2. Click on “Add your name to the BMS directory” and please use the password: BMS2021 (case sensitive)

    3. You will be asked to put in your name and email address and choose a password then check the “terms of use” checkbox.

    4. Click on “Create a new family unit”. (Unless you see someone from your household already registered – then select that household).

    5. Fill out the form with your Contact Info and Household Info.

    6. Once you have entered all your information, hit SAVE. Note: DO NOT PRESS CONTINUE.

    7. Expand the “Family info” section and click “Add a Child”. Here you can enter your child’s first and last name and select your child’s grade and classroom. You can leave the email blank; then click “SAVE CONTACT” at the top.

    8. Repeat step 9 for any additional children.

    9. When finished adding all children, select “SAVE” and then “CONTINUE”.

BMS Media Center Newsletter:

Please click here for the latest Media Center news!

Friendly Reading Competition:

We are running a fun reading competition between BMS and Park View Middle School in Cranston from today through February break. Please click on this slide deck for more information!  Students can enter as many times as they would like to earn weekly prizes and a grand prize of a tablet.   Students must read the book through the SORA library app.

Principal Virtual “Luncheon”:

Please join Dr. Anderson this Friday, January 14 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for an open forum to ask general questions about BMS.  The zoom link will be sent out closer to Friday to all families.

Arts Alive:

Theatre is back at BMS!  Registration for this year’s production, Revolting:  An Historic Musical Revue, opens on Thursday, January 13 at 6:00 pm and goes through Wednesday, January 26.  Performance dates will be Friday, Apr 8, 2022and Saturday, Apr 9, 2022.  For fees, rehearsal times, etc, please click here for the informational flyer.

~Older Items~

The following items are older but still relevant and important! 

Distance Learning Eligibility: 

Students are eligible to engage in distance learning for 3 reasons: 


  1. The student is confirmed COVID-19 positive in the RIDOH portal (PCR or Antigen or Self-Report test entered into the RIDOH portal (note: self-report is allowed the week of Jan 3 but may change).

  2. The student is unvaccinated and designated as close contact by the school and who does not elect to “test to stay.”

  3. The student is unvaccinated and designated a home close contact and who does not elect to “test to stay.”. 



  • School and home close contacts (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) are able to engage in in-person learning.

  • In order for unvaccinated students to engage in in-person learning, they must agree to “test to stay.” 


Once we have this confirmation, we (BMS Admin and/or Nurse Maddy) will add the student to the BMS Distance Learning List 2021 - 2022. 

Students who are not on the list will not be eligible for distance learning but may engage in learning via Canvas. 

Once a student is added to the list, teachers do have 24 hours to prepare for zoom/distance learning. 

BMS Book Club:

Join us on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8 AM in the BMS Library to chat about A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus. The author will meet with us virtually, read a passage from the book, and answer some of our questions. Sign up here


We are excited to announce that during the month of January, BMS will be reinstituting lockers. This will be a slow roll-out as grade levels and clusters will be developing their locker schedules, clusters will be assigning lockers, and students will have time to practice lockers. 

BMS Yearbook:

It’s time to order your BMS 2021-2022 Yearbook!  Click here for all the information you need to order!

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.