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Ask Jack

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

Manny Shklar

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With vaccines coming out rapidly, what will Barrack’s future look like?

Despite many teachers and students getting vaccinated, we will continue to follow the schedule we are currently using until further notice. This will likely continue until the end of the year, and then teachers and health administrators will reevaluate for the 2021-2022 school year. Hopefully we’ll be able to return to in-person school full time next year.

What should I do if I want to switch the Advisory I am in?

At Barrack, you’re sorted into an Advisory for all of middle school or all of high school, where you talk and do activities together. It’s uncommon for people to want to switch out of their Advisory, but if they feel like it’s necessary, it can be discussed. When requesting a switch, there should be good reasons, such as having trouble with peers or the teacher in the Advisory. If there are problems that can be fixed, you should try to work on them before trying to switch. If you can’t solve the problems and you’re still unhappy, you can reach out to our deans or counselors so they can help make the decision with you.

How can I sign up for clubs midway through the year?

While at the start of the school year there’s a Club Fair that introduces the many clubs at Barrack, you could become interested in one at some other point in the year. Every club has an advisor and student leader in charge, so you can reach out to them and ask to join. If you don’t know who the advisor or leader is, check the Google Doc called “JBHA Club Schedule 2020-2021.” You’ll find a link for it at the bottom of the SA Happenings email that is sent out each week. Ask to get onto the club’s email list so you’ll know when the meetings are. Every club will be happy to have new members and all of them are always inclusive. However, some clubs are only for middle school and others are only for high school.


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