District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 7, 2021
Stronger Together

In this issue…

  • Happy World Teachers' Day
  • NO SCHOOL Monday/Tuesday
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Tik-Tok Challenge Concerns
  • Chalk The Walk
  • BMX Biker visits Churchill
  • Help Wanted at D41
  • Flu Vaccine Vouchers Available
  • Glenbard Parent Series
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REMINDER: No School October 11 and 12

District 41 students will not attend school this Monday, October 11 for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. There is also no school on Tuesday, October 12 for Institute Day. Regular school hours resume Wednesday, October 13. For the official 2021-22 District 41 School Calendar CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: SHIELD testing will not be available on October 11 or October 12.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The District 41 COVID Dashboard is a way for the public to monitor both the number of positive covid cases reported for students and staff as well as the number of people quarantined in the district due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.
CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

TikTok Challenge Concerns

There are a number of TikTok challenges that are being promoted on social media including monthly challenges that students are being encouraged to perform at school. In September it was damaging bathrooms in schools and the October challenge is to “Smack a Staff Member.” As you know, any act of violence is not acceptable and not tolerated at any District 41 school. If a student should hit or “smack” a staff member, the Glen Ellyn Police will be called and the student will be suspended outside of school.

We will continue to review behavior expectations with all students and, if age appropriate for your child, we encourage parents to have a discussion at home as well. We believe this is a learning opportunity and we will continue to discuss digital responsibility and safety with all students.

Thank you for your partnership as we continue to manage these issues related to social media challenges at school.

COD Public Art Program "Chalk The Walk" Happens This Weekend

Chalk The Walk is a College of DuPage initiative that is partnering with DuPage County communities in the creation of public artworks. Chalk the Walk encourages everyone to join in the fun and chalk sidewalks in front of their home or business from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 9. Those who wish to participate can pick up a box of free chalk (one package per family) from the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St.; the McAninch Arts Center Box Office, 435 Fawell Blvd. and the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St. Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Saturday, Oct. 9, 12-6 p.m. (while supplies last). Three packages of chalk will have a winning ice cream gift inside. Chalk is compliments of McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage and Village of Glen Ellyn.

3D Award-winning chalk artist Nate Baranowski will create artwork in front of Citibank (444 N. Main St in Glen Ellyn) beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 9. MORE INFO HERE

Everyone is invited to share a photo of their family friendly artwork by uploading photos to https://tinyurl.com/WalksGE

National Champion Biker Visits Churchill

Team USA member, X Games Medalist and Guinness World Record Holder Matt Wilhelm visited Churchill students this week. Mr. Wilhelm shared a powerful message for kids dealing with bullying, and how he dealt with bullying in his own life. He also told kids that the path to reaching your goals starts with a lot of hard work. Thank you Mr. Wilhelm for your message and for the amazing show! Watch a short video of Mr. Wilhelm's visit HERE

Homebound Tutors Needed In District 41

District 41 is in need of homebound tutors. In this role you will be tutoring for students whose ability to attend school has been disrupted by a medical condition. Tutoring sessions shall be conducted in person with COVID mitigations in place, some sessions are virtual due to the parent request. Hours are between 3:45 - 5:45pm or 4pm - 6pm and on Mondays through Fridays when school is in session only (no weekends, holidays). Tutors have the flexibility to work with more than 1 student at a time if their schedule allows for it. The pay is $24.00 an hour. Candidates will need to have either a PEL with a Special Education endorsement or PEL with Early Childhood endorsement or PEL with Elementary Education endorsement.

If you or someone you know is interested CLICK HERE

Please also feel free to reachout to Pauline Weber with our Special Education Department at pweber@d41.org for more information!

FREE Flu Vaccine Vouchers Available

Low income, uninsured DuPage County residents age 3 and older can request a flu vaccine voucher at http://bit.ly/FluVouchers. Bring the voucher to your local Jewel-Osco store by February 28th, 2022. While supplies last.

Glenbard Parent Series

Don't miss these upcoming Glenbard Parent Series programs.

Dr. Marc Brackett

Tue, Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves and Our Society Thrive

Dr. Laurie Santos

Wed, Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
What Makes Humans Happy: Strategies for Finding Joy Today

Ana Homayoun

Wed, Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Distracted Students Organize/Integrate Their Online and Real-Life Worlds

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE
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