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    Do you need some time without your children so you can shop for the holidays, run
    a few errands, enjoy a nice dinner out, or just spend some quiet time at home?
    Then we have something for you!  Our certified Grade 8 Babysitters will be on-site to watch your Nanuet school aged children (ages 5 and older) and keep them engaged with a variety of fun activities.  Thanks to RoseAnn Mercado and our Nanuet Family Resource Center, our Grade 8 students had an opportunity to take a free course designed to train them on becoming babysitters, right here at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School. These students learned very important babysitting skills such as physical care, age appropriate play, connecting and communicating with young children, and basic first aid. Our new “graduates” of this program are excited to apply all they have learned while also raising money for their Grade 8 Trips!

    Date:                Friday, December 8, 2023
    Place:              A. MacArthur Barr Middle School
    Time:              6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Cost:               $20/child + $5 for each additional sibling. (cash, due at the time of drop off)
    Babysitters:  8th Graders who completed the babysitting course
    Supervision: A. MacArthur Barr Teachers

    *You MUST sign up in advance.     Email: to sign up.*

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    Raising the Barr 11-24-23

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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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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


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



Upcoming Barr Events [CLICK CALENDAR BUTTON] ===>

  • Grades 7 & 8 Winter Concert

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  • Grade 6 Winter Concert

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  • Grade 5 Winter Concert

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  • High School Library

    Board Meeting

    Nanuet Union Free School District


    (12/25 - 12/29)

    Nanuet Union Free School District
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