February Highlights February 3 Barrington High School —www.barringtonhigh.org BHS Parents Association February 5-6 Grade 9-11 Course Selection February 2015 Volume 51, Issue 5 School Committee (7:30PM) February 9 (No School) PD Day—Sr. Project Papers February 10 Grade 8 Parent Orientation (7PM) February 11 School Improvement (4:00PM) Boosters Club (7:00 PM) February 12 Coffee House (6:00PM) School Committee (7:30PM) February 16-20 School Vacation (NO SCHOOL) February 26th BHS ASSOCIATION MEETING The BHS Parents Association invites you to attend their monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the High School library. Thank you to all the members of the BHSPA. If you haven't yet joined, please do consider becoming a member. Registration for AP Exams will open February 2 and will close on Friday, March 6. See Page 2 and Page 3 for details and registration instructions. Registrations will only be done online at MySchoolBucks.com, which can be accessed through the Parent tab at barringtonschools.org. Please contact Mrs. Kellner ([email protected]) if you have any questions. School Committee Spring Sports Meeting No School Reminders February 9 PD Day February 16-20 School Vacation All students participating in a spring sport will meet on March 3rd at 6:30 PM in the BHS Auditorium. Coaches will meet with each team individually. Parents are encouraged to attend. Spring Sports Physicals will be held on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30 a.m. in the nurses office. The physicals are free, and students must sign up in the main office or with Mrs. Cobb. You must see Mrs. Cobb before March 5th to complete preliminary paperwork. BARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 220 Lincoln Avenue, Barrington, Rhode Island 02806 Joseph D. Hurley, Principal George E. Finn, Director of Athletics/Student Activities www.barringtonhigh.org Tel: 401-247-3150 Fax: 401-245-6170 Nicole A. Varone, Assistant Principal Edward M. Daft, Assistant Principal January 21, 2015 RE: AP Testing – 2015 Dear Students and Parents: The deadline for ordering Advanced Placement exams is fast approaching. Exams will occur between Monday, May 4 and Friday, May 15, 2015. The 2015 AP In consideration for going green and being more efficient the District has implemented an online registration and payment process for all AP Exams through “mySchoolBucks.” This will be the only form of registering for these exams. Registration for all exams will begin February 2. All exams must be ordered by Friday, March 6th. The cost of each exam is $95 and payment must be made at the time of ordering. A $50 late fee per test will apply after the registration deadline. Please see the attached detailed instructions for the Online Registration Process. Sincerely, Joseph D. Hurley Principal JDH:caa AP EXAMS Online Registration & Payment Process We are using “mySchoolBucks” for you to register and pay for your child’s AP exams via credit card or by check (also known as an e-check). This is the same system used for making online payments to your child’s lunch account. If you do not have a “mySchoolBucks” account you will need to create one using your child’s Local Identifier (LASID) to set up the account. The LASID can be found in your Aspen X2 account - when logged into Aspen X2 click on Family, then on Detail. This number is typically between 4 and 8 digits long. Once you have your child’s LASID, create your account on “mySchoolBucks”. To register and pay: Log into “mySchoolBucks” Select which child you are registering On the left side, click on School Store Click on High School – AP exams Exam list will appear Select the exams – next to Available it should read “in stock” Follow the check-out process If you register for an exam and upon cashing out an error occurs, you will be notified immediately that your card or e-check has not been charged. Click on either “mySchoolBucks” or “AspenX2” to hyperlink to their websites. Links are also available on the District website under the parent tab. Exam Cancellation You may cancel your registration by emailing Mrs. Kellner at [email protected] A refund check will be issued by Barrington Public Schools. Request for cancellation after March 6 will be assessed a $15 surcharge per exam, as set by the College Board. Page 4 4 Page Students should continue to check the guidance website for the most recent scholarships. These are just a few: Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship. Must be a varsity athlete with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a volunteer in your local community. Apply before March 6, 2015. James Maher Scholarship is available to provide financial assistance who are active in supporting their community. You may pick up the application in the BHS Guidance Office. Application is due by April 24, 2015. SEE THE GUIDANCE WEBSITE FOR A FULL LISTING OF SCHOLARSHIPS SAT TEST DATES Test Dates March 14, 2015 Test U.S. Registration Deadlines (Expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.A.) SAT only Regular Late (a fee applies) February 13, 2015 February 27—Mailed March 3—online/phone May 2, 2015 SAT & Subject Tests April 6, 2015 April 17—Mailed April 21—online/phone June 6, 2015 SAT & Subject Tests May 8, 2015 May 22—Mailed May 27—online/phone ACT TEST DATES Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) April 18, 2015 (BHS) March 13, 2015 March 14–27, 2015 June 13, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 9–22, 2015 AP Test Dates — May 4-May 15, 2015 From the BHS Technology and Guidance Departments: Students: Course registration will begin soon – In order to sign up for courses you will need your student login to X2. Don’t remember your password, account is locked out? [email protected] to request a password reset. Email “Heads Up !” There are phony college scholarship services……. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission found a number of Web sites with deceptive practices. Companies posing as scholarship search or financial-aid foundations charge from about $25 to provide lists of scholarships, to more than $800 to guarantee eligibility for a minimum amount of financial aid. These promises of guarantees are not possible. To identify false claims, consult the following web site: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams Beware of services that do “all the work”. Don’t give out credit card or bank account information to “hold a scholarship.” Source: Dallas Martin, Ph.D., president, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington D.C. www.nasfaa.org SEE THE GUIDANCE WEBSITE FOR A FULL LISTING OF RECENT SCHOLARSHIPS Course selection time On Thursday February 5th and Friday February 6th the Guidance Department will be visiting the English classes to distribute the Program of Studies and Course selection sheets to students in grades 9-11. Please take the time to have discussion with your child as to “what courses should I take”. Choosing the appropriate courses will allow your child to have a positive and successful school year. Please review the bulleted information below. Parent/ student will have access to teacher recommendation on X2. Please see the BHS homepage for instructions as to how to access the course selection and teacher recommendation page Student is responsible for adding courses in X2 up until February 13, 2015. Please remember that students need to sign in to their account. If they are unable to access their account, please email [email protected] After that time, teachers and counselors will be reviewing the list of students who did not follow the suggested teacher/course recommendation. As always, please feel free to contact your child’s guidance counselor with any questions regarding their course selection. Spring Sport PE’s are scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th at 7:30 am. You must sign up with Mrs. Cobb prior to this date and complete paperwork before seeing MD on March 4th. Students will not be able to show up the morning of the 4thth and expect to be seen by MD. As of August 2015; 12th Grade students will need to show evidence of a meningococcal (MCV) vaccine given after the age of 16 and a physical exam upon entrance to 12th grade. This is a new mandate by the Departments of RI Education and Health. All Rhode Island School Departments in cooperation with the Department of Health, Department of Education, and the Wellness Company continue to hold Vaccinate before You Graduate clinics in our school. Does your child need any of these immunizations: Tdap, MCV, HPV, Hep A and Varicella? All Students are eligible to have the vaccines at school through this program. Only students who have completed necessary forms with the Wellness Company will be eligible for the next clinic. These forms are available from the nurse. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Cobb. From the Barrington High School Library … Join Read Across Rhode Island Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program and statewide reading initiative is kicking off its 13th year! The 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island selection is Norwegian By Night by Derek B. Miller. For more information about Reading Across Rhode Island and to learn the Kids Reading Across Rhode Island book selection announced in February, please go to the Rhode Island Center for the book at http://ribook.org/rari/ Tweeting in the Library! For Library News You Can Use… Follow us on Twitter @BHS_Read Librarian Mrs. Suzanne Costa, Ed.D. [email protected] Page 7 S.A.T. Prep: Spring 2015 PREPARING FOR THE S.A.T. Barrington High School and Barrington Community School are again co-sponsoring a number of programs designed for the college-bound student, including "Preparing for the S.A.T. ," an 8-week course designed to prepare students for the May 2nd exam. A brief review of English and math will be supplemented by coaching in test-taking skills for this standardized examination, used as a major criterion in evaluating for college admissions. The Tuesday evening course, which begins March 3rd will consist of eight 2-hour classes, which will meet from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the high school. Tuition, which includes both course tuition and required text, is $225. Kevin Blanchard of the BHS English department, and Lawrence Byrne, former BHS Director of Guidance, will conduct the course. SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for all BCS courses, including SAT Prep. All scholarships are treated with complete confidentiality. Call the BCS office, 245-0432, for more information or to request an application. Or, e-mail [email protected] To register, send completed form below with check, payable to Barrington Community School, to: BCS, Box 256, Barrington, RI 02806 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preparing for the SAT Registration Form--- Spring 2015 Name: ____________________________________________ Grade:______ Address: ___________________________________ Telephone:__________ Amount of enclosed check $ ________ Important Dates From the Music Department February 4 All State Jr. Band, Orchestra, Choral Rehearsal Grades 7-9 Cranston HS West 6:00- 8:30 PM -Bus leaves BHS at 5:00 PM All State Sr. Band, Orchestra, Choral Rehearsal Grades 7-9 Cranston HS East 6:30—9:00 PM— Bus leaves BHS at 5:30 PM (Snow Date Feb 5) February 10 - Music Department Coffee House 6:30 - 8:30 February 25 - All State Jr. Band, Orchestra, Choral Rehearsal Grades 7-9 Cranston HS West 6:00- 8:30 PM—Bus leaves BHS at 5:00 PM All State Sr. Band, Orchestra, Choral Rehearsal Grades 7-9 Cranston HS East 6:30 - 9:00 PM— Bus leaves BHS at 5:30 PM (Feb. 26 - Snow Date) New England Math League The math team recorded a 28 out of a possible 30 points at the fourth meet in the New England Math League on January 13th. Teddy Ni, Brian Mc Gartoll and Matthew Lamontagne led the team with a perfect score of 6 points. Harrison Kraus, Adam Kelly, Eliot Laidlaw, Kieran Mc Gartoll, Vivian Tian, and Sahil Mishra made valuable contributions to the team with 5 points. After four competitions, Teddy Ni leads the senior class with 22 points, Sahil Mishra leads the junior class with 20 points, William Yao leads the sophomore class with 17 points, and Eliot Laidlaw leads the freshman class with 19 points. Current standings among the top teams after three meets: (perfect score = 90 points) Team Score Taft School, CT 84 Worcester Academy 83 Brooks School, CT 82 Choate Rosemary Hall, CT 82 Cheshire Academy, CT 81 Framingham HS, MA 81 Maine Sch. Of Sci./Math 81 Portsmouth Abbey, RI 81 Weston HS, MA 81 AMSA Charter School, MA 80 Boston Latin School, MA 80 Kent School, CT 80 Northfield Mt. Hermon, MA 80 Barrington HS, RI 79 Page 9 Full instructions for ordering your 2015 BHS Arrow Yearbook!!! Go to: www.coffeepond.com Click on the link that says "Order Central" and choose the "yearbook" tab. Enter the BHS password which is BHS2015 You may choose either "online order" or "mail in order". If you choose "mail in order", you may write a check or money order and mail it in to the company (*if mailing, leave yourself at least 10 days before the next price change deadline OR final deadline!). If you choose "online order", you may use a credit or debit card. You will be directed to our BHS ordering page. PLEASE type your name (your child’s name) into the boxes accurately so that we know who to distribute the book to in the spring. Where it says "select homeroom", use the drop down menu and choose "Barrington High School" Notice the price changes that occur as follows: Order now through January 31st @ $60.25 Order February 1st through February 28th @ $85.25 Order March 1st through March 31st @ $105.25 THERE WILL NOT BE A WAIT LIST. Books cannot be ordered after March 31, 2015 Page 15 BHS Parents Association – Membership We welcome parents to join the BHS Parents Association for the 2014-2015 school year. This is the Parents Associations only fundraiser. Dues are $25/family. Your $25 collectively does make a difference. Cash or checks payable to BHS Parents Association can be dropped off at the BHS office or mailed to: BHS Parents Association, 220 Lincoln Avenue Barrington, RI 02806; Or you can use PayPal which can be accessed through our website from the BHS homepage. Our goal is 100% participation by all BHS families. Herminio & Patti Augustin Kiran & Jay Adhiya Julian & Robin Alssid George & Jayne Anderson Ken & Kim Andsager Jason & Susan Amendolara Bassam & Nora Aswad John & Jen Auber Noreen Bachetti Jeremy & Rachel Baldwin Boris Bally & Lynn Taylor Tamara Barney & Tim Harrall Maria Bazyk Christina Bellanti John & Midge Berkery Arthur Berriman & Jennifer Sargent Todd & Cherylann Bertoncini Mark & Lisa Biagetti Timothy & Cathy Bledsoe William & Kathy Block Brad & Debbie Bloom Steve & Liz Booth Jennifer Boland Chris Borden & Leigh Anne Hohlstein David Brown & Susan Dettling Al & Claudia Cardarelli Rich Carolan & Carolyn Greeley Michael & Siobhan Carroll Bill & Jill Caskey Judy Cheng Chris & Sue Cherau Peter Child & Margaret Codola Tom & Anna Clancy Ray & Allison Clark Candace Clavin Nichole & Matthew Collins Joseph & Caroline Conaty Clare Connolly Frank & Valerie Connor Andy & Susan Constable Ed & Susan Coogan Paul & Laura Cooke Christopher & Sharon Corvi Stephen & Laura Coutu James & Rosemaria Cowden Gerald & Cynthia Coyne Tom & Marcia Culligan Anthony & Jonna D’Adamo Edward & Lisa Daft Bill & Tracy Daugherty Jim & Linda Davis Ian Dell’Antonio & Barbara Leasher Steve & Kim DeLuca Jessica DeMarco Richard Demopoulus & Elizabeth Lazarus Robert & Kathleen DeRiso Stephen & Theresa DeRiso Rick Desimone Roger & Robin Deslauriers Bill & Mary DeWitt Michael & Heidi Dolan Scott & Deanna Donnelly Nancy Downing-Schloss Jonathan & Julie Duffy Robert & Kathryn Eden James & Lisa Egan Thomas & Dymphna Egglin David & Tanja Epps Andrew & Deb Faulkner Chris & Doreen Feeney Mark & Adela Felag Bob & Elise Ferrara Jerry & Cindy Fiske Richard & Nancy Fitzgerald Paul Fortin & Tara Cunningham Christopher & Deborah Francis Bill & Eileen Fullaway Chris Gagliano & Pamela Robertson Bill & Anne Galbraith Monica Gambino Tracy Gausland Monique Gelsomino Glenn Giuttari & Lelia Couzyn Kim Godfrey Paul & Lynne Goodale Clifford Gordon & Linda Coleman Paul Gordon & Susan Duffy Greg & Jennie Grant Jim & Roxanne Green Scott & Ellen Greenberg Stephen & Karen Greene Chris and Mary Grover Daniel & Barbara Guglielmo Kifle Hagos & Wunesh Bairu Nicole & Tim Hall Jack & Tracy Hands Ronald Hardner Andrew & Camilla Hemingway Michael Hill & Jill Glickman Mark & Maryanne Hilty Steven & Susan Hirsch Mark & Susan Hoder Jim & Beth Holmes Scott & Kristen Howarth Jay & Lori Howell Kimberly Gilmore Dennis Hughes & Bonnie Grassie- Hughes Jim Hummel & Wendy Smith Kevin & Karen Igoe David Inman & Linda Carpenter Dara Iserson Jim Jackson Jenn & Dave Jageler Philip & Gretchen Jurgeleit John Karl & Susan Short Randy & Jocelyn Kaplan Monika Anderson-Keller Chris & Alison Kelley Tom & Jody Kelsey Heather Kenneally Lisabeth & Todd Kenyon Rick & Christie Kilgus Katherine Kloc Selvi Kumar David & Joann Kunitz Mark & Mae Kurkoski William & Kirsten LaMotte Marc & Ozlem Lamontange David & Pamela Lauria Brian & Melissa Lawrence Bill & Jean Marie Layton John &Terri Leary Parish & Kate Lentz Jonathan & Perri Leviss Jeff & Pamela Lewis Michael & Lisa Littman Omi Locke Pascale Lord Jonathan & Marion Louttit Shaolei & Xiao Lu David & Pamela Maher Michael & Julie Mahoney Brian & Carol Mannix Anthony & Dawn Marcello Donald & Kerianne Marino Michael & Maria Marra John & Nancy Martin Isabel Mashburn John Massey & Susan Bellaire Doug & Gretchen Mayhew Heather Mazjanis William & Tracy McCaughey John & Gail McElroy Todd & Carolyn McGarry Paul & Lisa Mc Gartoll Dwight & Clare McMillan Page 16 Tim & Lee Ann McQueary Brian & Carroll Medeiros David & Tricia Medeiros Charles & Rachel Mellen Dan & Angela Memmolo Joanne Mercer Joe & Gena Merlino Paul & Anne Merlino Daniel & Tanya Kubus-Meyer Gordon & Lisa Miller Eric & Cara Mitnick Bethany Modica Mike & Sue Moniz David & Lisa Monti Tim & Zeth Morgan Michael & Nancy Morrissette Paul & Dina Morrissey Stephen & Marguerite Muldoon Jack & Debra Nassau Andy & Brenda Nowak Roger & Barbara Nozaki Michael & Carolyn Obel-Omia Paul & Sarah O’Brien Thomas & Ani Odjakjian Stephen & Christine O'Grady J.Timothy Ouhrabka Chris & Mary Ellen Patton Jonathan & Jen Pfeffer Michelle Pimentel Gregory & Ann Piper Sol Pittenger & Monica Gambino Jack Pitts & Jackie Burns Jim & Kellie Polando Deanna Polin Michael Pomerantz & Alane Torf Paul & Kim Peecher David Portelli & Laura Laurence C.E. Ray & P.M. Barfknecht Bob & Gail Read Nat Rea & Andrea Ross Peter Regan & Janet Coit Andy & Jennifer Reich Geoffrey & Rebecca Reilly Chris Rein & Candace Clavan Samuel Richards Ian & Patty Ridlon TR & Barbara Rimoshytus Alan & Cynthia Roach Doug & Susan Roach Susan Roach Gordon & Candace Roberts Bob & Jane Rockwell Estela Rodriques Augusto & Kristen Rojas Anthony & Beth Rondeau Kyle & Kate Roy Nancy & Kevin Ryan Gary & Ann Marie Sabula Gregory Sadovnikoff & Audrey Tyrka Michael &Teresa Sarli Scott & Ellen Sawyer James & Donna Scanlon Patrick & Jeanne Scarella Kenneth Schauble Bill & Elizabeth Scheibi Al & Chris Schrade Richard Schwartz & Brienne Brown Kevin & Page Sciotto Roberto & Amy Serrano David & Mimi Sevin Mark & Anne Shannon Bob & Lisa Shea Jordan & Tina Sheff Baishu Sheng & Yunfei Huang Peter & Jane Shuman Alan & Tisha Singer Amy Skadberg Dave & Elizabeth Small Carolyn Smith David & Denise Smith David & Robin Snow Paul Soares & Martha Donovan Rafael & Amanda Soares Ben & Nancy Somera Matthew & Achina Stein Mark & Suzette Stephens Steven & Rebecca Stockhecker Pat & Deb Sullivan Benjamin & Luei Sun Annette Sutherland Luciano & Karen Sztulman Nathaniel & Julie Taylor Andy & Lois Teitz Jennifer Theroux Jim & Ann Marie Thompson Todd & Maureen Thurston Andrew Tiplady Robert Tisler & Tracey Phillips Andy & Jamie Triebwasser Mary Turco Geoffrey & Laura Turner Gabrielle Uri John & Julie Vanier Lori Vastano Robert & Elizabeth Vetromile Michael & Katie Vorenberg George & Lisa Voutes John & Kelley Walter Michael & Deidre Walton Erik & Betsy Warner Peter & Joan Warren Peter & Karen Weber Lei Wei & Xiaojuan Sun Amy Weinstein Kathryn West Vince Wicker & Maura Contrata Oscar & Heather Wilkerson Ulrika Winblad & Kalle Spangberg Robert & Kimberly Wind Chris Wohlever & Kim Jacobs Marshall & Anne Wold Steve & Sandy Wright Lu Yun Yun & Huling Xu Chris & Sharon Zanghi Robert & Kimberley Zeleznik Gerald & Jami Star Zeltzer Rhode Island Volleyball Academy Page 17 On behalf of the Barrington High School Parents Association we would like the thank everyone who attended and supported the 2015 Winter Food Truck Fest on January 16th. It was terrific to have hundreds of community members gathered on a cold winter night in support of this event. The evening featured four local food trucks, activities run by student organizations, a bake sale, two raffles and three basketball games. Proceeds benefit participating student organizations, including Barrington After Prom. Thank you to our many volunteers, especially the following for their extra effort and support: Tracy Orchard and Amy Skadberg for organization of the bake sale, Bindu Mallick, Lisa Mc Gartoll and Suzette Stephens for organizing and coordinating student organization participation, Mr.West's Sports Marketing class for help with the raffle/shot contest, and Mr. Hurley, George Finn and the Barrington Boosters Club for their support. The combined efforts of many resulted in a great community celebration that we hope to make an annual event. Sincerely, Lee Ann McQueary Jennifer Jageler Page 18 BARRINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS www.barringtonschools.org 283 County Road, P.O. Box 95 Barrington, Rhode Island 02806 Tel: 401-245-5000 Fax: 401-245-5003 Michael B. Messore, III Superintendent Ronald D. Tarro Director of Administration & Finance Katherine J. Miller Director of Technology Paula A. Dillon Director of Curriculum & Instruction Susan Healy-Mills Director of Pupil Personnel Services September 2, 2014 Dear Parents: Outlined below is Barrington's Early Dismissal/School Closing Emergency Plan. This plan will be put into effect should schools need to be dismissed early or closed due to the onset of a serious storm. EARLY DISMISSAL/SCHOOL CLOSING EMERGENCY PLAN In the event that a situation arises when students must be dismissed during the course of the day and schools closed, the following plan will be put into effect: 1. The decision will be made by the Superintendent of Schools or his designee at least one hour before the action is taken. He will make this decision after checking with 1) the Fire and/or Police Chief; 2) the Director of Public Works; 3) the Transportation Company; 4) the RI Department of Education Statewide Transportation for Special Education; 5) the RI Federal Emergency Management Agency; and 6) the National Weather Service. 2. After the decision to dismiss is made, the Superintendent and members of the Central Office staff will notify the principal of each school building of the early dismissal time or closure and post information on the district website. 3. Notification - The Superintendent will utilize the RI Broadcasters Association of the early dismissal time/ cancellation, which distributes communication to all local media. 4. Walkers – Middle School and High School – will be dismissed by the building principal at the announced early dismissal time. Elementary student walkers will be dismissed when accompanied by a parent/guardian. 5. Parents can be notified of school closings with an email or text message sent to a mobile device by registering with the RI Broadcasters Association, using the following link: http://my.textcaster.com/asa/Default.aspx?ID=6d6b22e1-242f-46b3-ae4f-e01582e9a14c “Barrington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs, and activities" Page 19 -2- 6. Through a joint effort between Barrington Public Schools and the Town of Barrington, CodeRED Emergency Communications Network provides notification to families in case of an emergency. For school related messages, CodeRED will be using phone numbers periodically updated from the student information system. 7. Schools will be dismissed in the following order: A. Barrington High School B. Barrington Middle School C. K-3 Elementary Schools D. Hampden Meadows School 8. Parents should make arrangements for an alternate destination for their children in the event of an early dismissal. In the event of early dismissal, a serious problem could be created for the child who is dismissed from school and has no other destination after arriving at an empty or locked home. 9. In the event of a serious storm warning that has had widespread announcement, parents who choose to should feel free to pick up their children as early as possible. Please take some time to discuss the possibility of an early dismissal with your children and the alternative arrangements they should follow. Sincerely, Michael B. Messore, III Superintendent MBM:el “Barrington Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, age, religion or sexual orientation in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs, and activities"
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