Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Mid-Summer Update 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:

  • Cluster Assignments- Monday, August 17, 2022

  • Students’ first day of school “Transition Day” - Monday, August 29, 2022

  • BMS Open House- Thursday, September 29, 2022 

Stay Connected with BMS:

Cluster Letters: 

Over the past several weeks, our BMS summer team has been hard at work finalizing cluster placements. We will be notifying our families and students via email on Monday, August 17, 2022 of our cluster placements for the 2022 - 2023 school year. 


It is important to note that once clusters are assigned we will not be making any changes. 

Student Supplies: 

This school year, the Barrington Public School Department will be purchasing student supplies for all of the students. When students arrive at school for the new school year, cluster teachers will be distributing these supplies to the students. There will be no “suggested supply list,” and no need for shopping for school supplies. 

Summer Learning Assignments: 

Below you will find a link to our summer learning requirements. Middle school students are asked to participate in summer reading and summer math work. Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Mary Roberts (ELA/Humanities Curriculum Chair/ and/or Mr. Jeff Blancet (Math Curriculum Chair/ if you have any questions about these assignments.

Summer Learning Assignments for Students Entering Algebra I:

For those students entering Algebra 1 in the fall it is recommended students complete the following practice problems. 

Practice Problems for Entering Algebra 1

6th Grade Locker Day: 

We are excited to announce that we will be having our 6th Grade Locker Day for our incoming 6th-grade students. This will be an exciting opportunity to come into school and practice opening their locker as well as participate in a self-guided tour/exploration of the building. These events will be from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

  • August 22, 2022: Aqua Cluster Students 

  • August 23, 2022: Lime Cluster Students 

  • August 24, 2022: Yellow Cluster Students 

First Day of School/Transition Day: 

Our first day of school is scheduled for Monday, August 29, 2022. This day will be a dedicated transition day for all of our students. Cluster and Allied Art teachers will be planning transition day activities. These activities include but are not limited to the creation of a class/cluster Charter, tour of the building, orientation/overview of various subjects, cluster/teaming activities, etc. etc. Note: this is a required school day for all students. 


7th/8th Grade Students: 

8:40 am - 12:40 pm (bus transportation to and from school will be provided for eligible students) 


6th Grade Students: 

8:40 am - 3:15 pm (bus transportation to and from school will be provided for eligible students)