Friday, September 25, 2015

West Street Construction - 09/28-10/02

The construction on West Street, for the above indicated time frame, is going to make school traffic challenging. Newport Construction is going to reclaim the roadway from King Street to Howard Street. This is a large machine that grinds the old roadway. This will require a detour and a road closure (King to Howard). The detour will be Fremont to Summer to Prescott to Hillcrest to Oak to Pine Ridge to South to West. Monday and Tuesday will be reclaiming, Wednesday and Thursday will be grading, and Friday will be soil injection. The police department discourages the use of the lower section of Oak Street in a detour route do to the proximity to the school, however this is a limited extraordinary circumstance. Please advise your respective school communities. There will be officers assisting with pedestrian traffic Oak at Pine Ridge and Oak at Hillcrest. Shift officers will also be in the area.


Safety Officer David V. Savio
15 Union Street
Reading Ma.  01867

(781) 942-6775

Friday, September 18, 2015

Starburst is out - with some big news!

Check out this week's Starburst with big news about our modulars:

police news release

*For Immediate Release*


September 15, 2015


Reading Police Department Traffic and Safety Division


Safety Officer David V. Savio



                The Reading Police Department has recently received several concerns, with regards to motorists failing to stop for school buses. More specifically, motorists are failing to stop for school buses when their safety lights are engaged. The types of school buses indicated in each concern, are the smaller vans, white in color. They have flashing lights and should be treated in the same manner in which a motorist would approach a traditional yellow school bus. 


Please be advised, the Reading Police Department will be conducting an enforcement campaign in regards to the aforementioned concern. Please take notice and keep our children safe.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Barrows Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 10th

6:30-7pm grades 3-5
7-7:30pm PTO & Principal in cafeteria

7:30-8:00pm grades K-2

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hot days coming up...

To our Barrows Families;
The next few days of the week are forecast to be very hot. We will be doing our best to minimize the heat impact to our students including having our classroom fans on, keeping the sun shades drawn, encouraging access to water at all times, minimizing the amount of physical activity, etc.  Please know that the district administration is working to keep an eye on the heat, increasing the venting of schools, and providing fans to the hottest areas of the district.

We would appreciate your help;

  • Please dress your child in light, loose, cotton clothing
  • Send your child to school with a water bottle (consider freezing half of it the night before to keep it cool at school when they refill it)
  • Send them with sunscreen on and sunhats
  • Avoid outdoor play before and after school - stay cool in air conditioning and/or with fans

Thank you for your continued support!
We will remember these days mid-December!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Road Construction Update:

For the week of September 7th – September 11th there will be construction activity around Barrows. Construction will be taking place on Summer Avenue in the area of house number 332 (Gas Company). There will be construction on West Street, between Prescott and Howard Streets (Newport – Drainage).
Another key note. The town is short two Crossing Guards this year, as a result, coverage for certain posts could be inconsistent. One of those locations is West Street, Willow Street, and Summer Street. We have advised the shift officers and detail officers to cover this location when no emergency calls are pressing. However, there will be times of no coverage.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ready for our 1st day!

Barrows staff spent the last 2 days getting ready for a great school year!

We can't wait to see our students tomorrow!