District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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August 20, 2020

First Day of School is this Friday

The first day of school is Friday, August 21, and will be fully remote in District 41.

Thank you to all families and staff for partnering with us to make the start of the school year the best experience for kids as possible given the circumstances.

Click here for the school year calendar approved by the Board of Education.

Click here for the Student Handbook.

Show us your school pride by sending your first day of school photos to @glenellynd41 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Use hashtags #D41firstday #d41strong or email them to webmaster@d41.org. We will share your photos on social media and use them on our website. Thank you!

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Remote Learning Information Overview

Beginning Friday, August 21, all students will attend school remotely. Students will receive five clock hours of instruction every day based on their assignment into an AM or PM schedule.

  • AM students will receive their core instruction during the morning session from 8:30-11:00 AM and their specials + FLES during their PM session from 1:00-3:30 PM.

  • PM students will receive their core instruction during the 1:00-3:30 PM session and their specials + FLES during the AM session from 8:30-11:00 AM.

  • Kindergarten students will be assigned to an AM or a PM session only.

  • There may be minor variations to this depending on special programs or supports that a student receives.

  • PreK click here

Attendance will be taken daily and grades will be issued based on the traditional District 41 grading plan. How will it all work? Please watch the below video featuring an overview of the Full Remote Learning plan. After an important message for students from Superintendent Kaczkowski, members of our administrative staff will talk about fees and technology, language programs and special education, as well as responsibilities and expectations for students, staff, families and administration. You'll also see a message from our school principals and infographics to help students visualize what a typical full remote learning day looks like.

If you have questions, please view our Full Remote FAQ HERE or find your school contact information HERE.

Click here for more details.


Meals Program Continues During Remote Learning

Meal pick up will be available for students daily starting on Friday, August 21st from 11:30 – 12:30 pm. Meals will be provided to students enrolled in Glen Ellyn District 41 schools on dates in which students are required to learn remotely. Pre-order is required for this service. It is allowable for a parent to pick up for your student and it is not required that the student be present at meal pick up. Meal pick up is contactless as safety is our utmost priority, however, you must park and come into the meal pick up area as designated at your school to receive your meal. Click here for more details and to order meals. clic para espanol

Pandemic Response Advisory Team

During these uncertain times, District 41 has formed a Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT) that will serve as a superintendent committee. The group is composed of representatives from partner organizations that work directly with District 41 including professionals from the scientific and medical fields. The team will report on their work monthly at the Board of Education workshop meetings. Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who have agreed to serve:

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Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Under Pressure: Untangling and Confronting Today’s Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety

Dr. Lisa Damour

Wed, Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

Community Reads: Long Way Down & Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

Jason Reynolds, Library of Congress Youth Ambassador to Reading

Tue, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

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