From the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Remember what life was like without our smart phones, laptops, ipads and other devices that allow us to go online? That’s how most of us keep in touch with friends and family, take pictures, do our homework, find out the latest news and even shop.

Unfortunately, in addition to all of the positive ways we can use the internet, there are many ways for tweens and teenagers to become distracted, waste time, and even get into trouble.

To address these concerns and more, we have arranged the following presentations for you to help navigate and understand all of these tools and help your children make good choices. Please note, these presentations are for parents/guardians only and we strongly encourage you to attend both of these informative sessions.

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding these presentations, please contact your building principal.


Roger Guccione

Principal, A. MacArthur Barr Middle School

Cyber Safety Two-Part Series: 

Clarkstown Police Officer Norm Peters

Tuesday, February 7, 2017         6:00 PM Barr Cafeteria

Topics will include:

  • Safe and appropriate setting up and maintaining of accounts on popular apps
  • Safe and appropriate use of social media and accountability for own activity
  • Supervising and supporting children in their use of on-line tools and resources
  • Safe and appropriate use of school supported sites

Retired NYPD Detective Thomas Grimes

Monday, March 13, 2017         7:00 PM HS Auditorium

Topics will include:

  • Identify Theft
  • Cyber bullying
  • Repercussions of both short term and long term incriminating/embarrassing text, photos and videos online