News & Announcements

  • Grade 5 Parent/Guardian Orientation

    On May 13th, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, the parents/guardians of our incoming grade 5 students were invited to join us for a parent/guardian orientation event.  This event provided the  opportunity to meet our administrators, some of our grade 5 team, our school resource office and one of our psychologists.  Participants were taken  through a day in the life of a Barr 5th grader, provided ways to support during the transition and  had the opportunity to ask questions.  Afterwards, participants were invited  to stay to meet our PTA board at the 7:30 PM  PTA meeting.   We are always looking to grow our connections between home and school!  

    In the event you were unable to join us for the event, you will find the presentation slides attached.


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  • Raising the Barr Newsletter

    Raising the Barr 06-26-24

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  • Join the Barr PTA

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  • A. MacArthur Barr Goals Update Presentation to the BOE on March 12, 2024

    We are  proud of the teaching, learning and relationship building happening at Barr this year!  We welcome you to view  the presentation we shared at the March 12, 2024 Board of Education meeting, by clicking this link.   We also welcome your feedback, which  can be entered by clicking this link, which will take you to a Google Form.


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  • Take a virtual tour of A.MacArthur Barr Middle School!

    Music teacher, Mr. Josh Emmanual, worked with the student video production club to create a brief school tour of A.MacArthur Barr, with the goal of helping new students get an advance look at the their new school!  Click HERE  to enjoy the video!

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  • News from the Nurse

    In the event your child shows signs and symptoms of illness, we ask that you keep them home and notify our attendance secretary, Daniella Ng, at 627-4420 to report the absence. 

    If your child or a family member tests positive for COVID, please contact our School Nurse Giovanna Conklin, R.N, directly at 627-4041. 

    As a reminder, students will be marked unexcused late to class unless the reason for their late arrival is directly due to a bus arriving late or another unavoidable scenario such as documented appointment, weather, or traffic issue outside of our drop-off line.  Students arriving late to school must report to the attendance office for a pass before heading to class. 

    The following procedures are in place at this time:

    • Unexcused lateness will result in consequences as follows:
      • First late: verbal reminder from attendance office
      • Second late: verbal reminder and phone call to parent from attendance office*
      • Third late:  letter sent home and after school detention
      • Cycle begins again but phone call from AP* or principal*
    • If a child is not present in school, they will be marked absent. Please call the attendance secretary, Daniella Ng, at 627-4420 to inform her of the absence. If your child is absent due to a vetted COVID-related situation, a daily call is not necessary. 
    • Students missing class can keep up with their coursework by visiting Schoology and contacting each teacher individual for course-specific information.
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At A. MacArthur Barr, our students are surrounded by passionate educators who prioritize safety, communication, collaboration, inclusivity and shared accountability.  We are committed to building relationships and providing the highest level of education through engaging, relevant and rigorous learning opportunities.    We understand the importance of our students developing the knowledge, 21st century skills, social emotional skills and character traits necessary to be successful members of our thriving community.  Our professional learning, planning and instruction is rooted deeply in the district's mission statement, which is to prepare and inspire students to apply learning in a changing, complex, and interdependent world. Our school, along with the district, has undergone many changes  since the original one room school house was built in 1806.   However, our strong sense of community and our dedication to the individual learning journey of each student remains at the heart of what we do!  

This school year brings many new exciting learning opportunities and challenges.  By recognizing the  talents, interests, and goals of our students and staff, we work each day to build on our strengths, while also collaborating to achieve our goals.   As part of our commitment to growth and forward momentum, we regularly ask ourselves what  each opportunity and challenge can teach us as individuals as well as a school community.  Your feedback, as our collaborative partners, is valuable to this process.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child's teachers or the main office, at 845 627-4040.  

Warm regards,

Michelle O'Sullivan, Principal
Khris Arvanites, Assistant Principal
Latoya Oates, Assistant Principal



School Information

A. MacArthur Barr Middle School Grades 5 - 8

143 Church Street

Nanuet, NY 10954

School Hours 7:37 - 2:32

Michelle O'Sullivan, Principal

Latoya Oates, Assistant Principal

Khris Arvanites, Assistant Principal   

Main Office    627-4040

Attendance    627-4420

Nurse's Office    627-4041

Guidance Office    627-4050

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