Barrington Middle School 

“We are BMS”

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: February 7, 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:

  • Thursday, February 17, 2022- Principal Coffee Hour from 7:30 am - 8:30 am 

  • Monday, February 21, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022- Winter Break 

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 8th grade orientation at Barrington High School for families.7:00 pm (hopefully will be in-person held in the auditorium - more information to come)

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of February 6, 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 Krystal Sleboda and Mary Ellen Tillotson. This past week, Ms. Sleboda and Dr. Tilotson presented to our families during a PTO meeting on how BMS is meeting the social/emotional needs of our students. They put together an excellent presentation highlighting SEL at the different levels. Well done Ms. Sleboda and Dr. Tillotson! 


  • A huge thank you to our maintenance crew for their hard work in clearing all of the snow on Sunday, January 29.  We are grateful to have been able to come to school safely the very next day. (from a member of the BMS staff)

  • The artwork that has been so cleverly displayed in the hallways has been amazing!  We certainly have very talented students and really appreciate the efforts of our art department and community groups who have taken the time to display the art for our BMS school community!  (from a member of the BMS staff)

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! 


At the beginning of March, families will have an opportunity to take part in our annual SurveyWork questionnaire. Please consider participating in this survey as the information you provide will be valuable to us as we continue to move our school and learning community forward. 

Unified Basketball: 

We are excited to announce that Unified Basketball will be offered to our students in the Spring. Unified Basketball pairs students with disabilities (athletes) with typical peers (partners), and they compete against other Unified Basketball Teams. If you are interested in participating in Unified Basketball please complete the form below. Families will be able to sign up for Unified Basketball on Thursday, February 10, 2022 beginning at 6:00 pm. 


BMS Unified Basketball Sign-Up 2022

BMS Media Center Update: 

Please see a link to the most recent bulletin from our BMS Media Center. 

January newsletter

Tap-In Food Drive:

The Community Service Club is sponsoring a food drive to benefit Tap-In in Barrington.  Items may be brought to the office or to any of their cluster classrooms.  Deadline is Friday, 2/18.  Suggested items include:  Cereal, Soup, Rice, Canned Tomatoes / Pasta Sauce, Canned Meat, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Healthy Snacks for Children's Lunches, Shelf Stable Milk in Small Sizes,

Low Sugar Juices & Juice Boxes

Principal Virtual “Breakfast”:

Please join Dr. Anderson on Thursday, February 17 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am for an open forum to ask general questions about BMS.This was rescheduled from the inclement weather day on Friday.  If you’d like to receive a link to the virtual breakfast (no hard commitment!), please complete this form and we will send you a Zoom link closer to the 17th.  

~Older Items~

The following items are older but still relevant and important! 

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.. 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

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 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.