Barrington Middle School 

“We are BMS”

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: February 16, 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 

  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Winter Band Concert, 7:00 pm held in the BHS Auditorium

  • 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)

  • Thursday, March 24 - Vision Screening for 7th Graders assisted by the Lions Club

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of February 13, 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 Ms. Texiera. Ms. Texeira deserves this award because she works hard for the yellow cluster and she also teaches social studies really well, and I have learned a lot. She also tries to give everyone a fair shot at everything, and she doesn't just call on one person. (Nominated by Yellow Cluster Student James Griffin)

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Spot Light on Kristin Anderson. Her enthusiasm for her content area is infectious. This year she has had her students make connections to various master contemporary artists like Jen Stark and Paul Villinski , UN Sustainable goal # 14 Life Below the Water. The murals and art installations in the arts wing and cafeteria are a great addition to the school community. Her commitment to student art displays truly makes the B.M. S. building shine! Thank You for all that you do. (Nominated by Mrs. Salter)

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Altieri. He is a wonderful teacher who is very calm and can solve almost any of your problems. (Nominated by Student Kyle Mohlman.

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! 

8th Grade Celebration: 

We are hard at work planning/preparing for our annual 8th Grade Celebration. We are planning for a few exciting activities that include a field trip experience, field day experience, and of course our Bridging Ceremony. When we return from break our school-based team will be meeting with our PTO Parent group to continue to plan our celebration for our 8th graders. Please stay tuned for more information. 


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. 

Eagle Gazette Volume 4 Issue 3: 

Please see a link to our most recent student run newspaper. Great work Newspaper Staff! 

Eagle Gazette Volume 4 Issue 3

Newcomers to BMS:

Save the Date!  Newcomers’ Indoor Games!

Monday March 7, 2022, 3:15pm-4:30pm in the BMS Gymnasium

All students who are new to the Barrington district this year are welcome to attend! This will be a

fun way to get to know peers, and have a chance to connect with BMS!

BMS 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 this form.

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.