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  • 2024 Barr Final Exam Schedule

    Half days for Grades 7 & 8:  June 18, 20, 21, 24

    7:37 AM – 10:30 AM

     

    LOCAL exams

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

    ELA

    Essay

    Thursday, June 13th &

    Friday, June 14th

     

    Multiple Choice

    Monday, June 24th

     

    Essay

    Tuesday, June 11th &

    Wednesday, June 12th

     

    Multiple Choice

    Friday, June 14th

     

    Math

    Friday, June 21st

     

    Friday, June 21st

     

    Social Studies

    *Tuesday, June 11th

     

    Monday, June 17th

     

    Science

    Thursday, June 20th

    Thursday, June 20th

     

    World Language

    Tuesday, June 18th

     

    Tuesday, June 18th

     

     

     

    Regents

    Grade 8

    Earth Science

    Practical – Friday, June 14th – Administered during regular ES classes

     

    **Regents exam – June 20th

     

    Algebra

    Regents exam – Tuesday, June 4th

    (students have a regular full day 7:37 AM -2:32 PM)

     

    ** For Regents exams, students should be at school for the regular start time of 7:37 AM.

     

    Grade 8 Moving Up Rehearsal - Monday, June 24th (during the ½ day)

    All students are expected to be in attendance and report to school at regular time (7:37 AM). There will be a ½ day dismissal time of 10:30 AM.

     

    Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony - Monday, June 24th 3:00 PM at Clover Stadium

    More details, including arrival time at Clover Stadium, will be sent out in a few weeks.

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  • Raising the Barr Newsletter

    Raising the Barr 05-24-24

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  • Incoming Grade 5 Parent/Guardian Orientation

    On May 13th, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, the parents/guardians of our incoming grade 5 students are invited to join us for a parent/guardian orientation event.  During the event, you will have the opportunity to meet our administrators, some of our grade 5 team, our school resource office and one of our psychologists. We will take you through "a day in the life of a Barr 5th grader", provide ways to support your child during the transition and answer your questions.  Afterwards, we invite you 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 are unable to join us for the event, you will find the presentation slides attached.

    The grade 4 students will have their student orientation and visit to Barr at the end of this week. We are so excited to  welcome them to our Barr family!

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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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  • NYSED Math Assessment & Important Updates/Reminders

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    This is a busy time of year so I wanted to reach out with some updates and reminders.

    UPDATES

    Below is some information regarding administration of the Spring 2024 NYSED Math Assessments at A. MacArthur Barr Middle School.  Grades 5 and 8 will be taking a computer-based assessment, so it is imperative they bring fully charged Chromebooks to school.  Grades 6 and 7 will be taking a paper-based assessment.

    Grade 5:  Monday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 7th (Computer-based testing)

    All 5th grade students must bring a fully charged Chromebook to school.  

    Grade 6:  Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th (Paper-based testing)

    6th grade students will need to bring at least two (#2) sharpened pencils.  In addition, students will use a standard four function calculator for Day 2 of the assessment. 

    Grade 7:  Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th (Paper-based testing) 

    7th grade students will need to bring at least two (#2) sharpened pencils.  In addition, students will use a scientific calculator for Day 1 and Day 2 of the assessment.

    Grade 8:  Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th (Computer-based testing)

    All 8th grade students must bring a fully charged Chromebook to school. 

    We anticipate resuming our regular instruction schedule by approximately 9:45 AM.   

    Note:  Grade 8 students enrolled in Algebra should come to school at their regular time (7:37 am) for Regents preparation and instruction.

    As a reminder, no electronic devices, including cell phones and smart watches, are permitted in testing locations.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the upcoming NYSED assessments. 

     

    REMINDERS

    As the weather gets warmer, it is a good time for students, and their parents/guardians, to revisit the Dress Code, which can be found on pages 8 and 9 in the Academic Planner which was provided to each student in September. 

    Student athletes are expected to bring their equipment to school each morning, where it should be placed it in the locker room, before heading upstairs for homeroom.  Parents who are dropping off equipment should do that after school, after 2:45, which is when our buses have safely left the bus loading area.  Due to space and safety reasons, we cannot use the security vestibule to store athletic equipment dropped off during the day.

    Looking ahead, please be sure to visit our school website, where we will post updates about the many events coming up these last few months of school.  In addition, we encourage you to read our “Raising the Barr” newsletter, which you will find on our home page.

    Sincerely,

    Michelle O’Sullivan

    Principal, A. MacArthur Barr Middle School

     

    Estimados padres/tutores,

    Esta es una época del año muy ocupada, así que quería enviarles algunas actualizaciones y recordatorios.

    ACTUALIZACIONES

    A continuación se muestra información sobre la administración de las evaluaciones de matemáticas del NYSED de primavera de 2024 en la escuela secundaria A. MacArthur Barr. Los grados 5 y 8 tomarán una evaluación por computadora, por lo que es imperativo que traigan Chromebooks completamente cargados a la escuela. Los grados 6 y 7 tomarán una evaluación en papel.

    Grado 5: lunes 6 de mayo y martes 7 de mayo (exámenes por computadora)

    Todos los estudiantes de quinto grado deben traer un Chromebook completamente cargado a la escuela.

    Grado 6: miércoles 8 y jueves 9 de mayo (exámenes en papel)

    Los estudiantes de sexto grado deberán traer al menos dos (#2) lápices afilados. Además, los estudiantes utilizarán una calculadora estándar de cuatro funciones para el día 2 de la evaluación.

    Grado 7: miércoles 8 y jueves 9 de mayo (exámenes en papel)

    Los estudiantes de séptimo grado deberán traer al menos dos (#2) lápices afilados. Además, los estudiantes utilizarán una calculadora científica para el día 1 y el día 2 de la evaluación.

    Grado 8: miércoles 8 y jueves 9 de mayo (exámenes por computadora)

    Todos los estudiantes de octavo grado deben traer un Chromebook completamente cargado a la escuela.

    Anticipamos reanudar nuestro horario de instrucción regular aproximadamente a las 9:45 a.m.

    Nota: Los estudiantes de octavo grado matriculados en Álgebra deben venir a la escuela a su horario habitual (7:37 am) para la preparación e instrucción de los Regents.

    Como recordatorio, no se permiten dispositivos electrónicos, incluidos teléfonos celulares y relojes inteligentes, en los lugares de prueba.

    No dude en contactarnos si tiene preguntas sobre las próximas evaluaciones del NYSED.

    RECORDATORIOS

    A medida que el clima se vuelve más cálido, es un buen momento para que los estudiantes y sus padres/tutores revisen el Código de vestimenta, que se puede encontrar en las páginas 8 y 9 del Planificador académico que se entregó a cada estudiante en septiembre.

    Se espera que los estudiantes atletas traigan su equipo a la escuela cada mañana, donde deben colocarlo en el vestuario, antes de subir al salón principal. Los padres que dejen el equipo deben hacerlo después de la escuela, después de las 2:45, que es cuando nuestros autobuses han abandonado de manera segura el área de carga de autobuses. Por razones de espacio y seguridad, no podemos usar el vestíbulo de seguridad para guardar el equipo deportivo que se deja durante el día.

    De cara al futuro, asegúrese de visitar el sitio web de nuestra escuela, donde publicaremos actualizaciones sobre los muchos eventos que se avecinan en estos últimos meses de clases. Además, le recomendamos que lea nuestro boletín informativo "Raising the Barr", que encontrará en nuestra página de inicio.

    Atentamente,

    Michelle O'Sullivan

    Director, Escuela Secundaria A. MacArthur Barr

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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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Welcome

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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