District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

April 7, 2021

In this issue…

  • Full In-Person Begins April 19
  • Board of Education Results
  • Saliva Testing Schedule
  • Access Testing
  • Donation to D41 Music Programs
  • STEMcon
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D41 Board of Education Election Results

According to the unofficial election results, the candidates with the highest number of votes are Robert Bruno, Jason Loebach, Chris Martelli, and Tayyaba Syed. The new Board of Education members will be welcomed to the Board and new Board officers will be selected at the upcoming May 3 Board of Education Special Reorganization meeting. Click here for the Daily Herald article announcing the results of the election.

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Saliva Sample Collection Schedule - Week of April 12

Those who are already in person and are currently participating will continue on the regular M, T, W saliva collection schedule.

Monday April 12

8th, 5th, Kindergarten

Tuesday April 13

7th, 4th, 1st

Wednesday April 14

6th, 3rd, 2nd, PreK/EC

A process for the students who have not saliva screened in the past will be put into place. Information about the saliva collection process will be sent out this week. Thank you for your cooperation.

Full In-Person Schedule Begins April 19

At the Board of Education meeting on March 22, 2021, the Board approved a plan to move forward with offering the full in-person traditional schedule (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) starting on Monday, April 19. The full remote model will continue to be offered for those who choose it. Click here for the presentation of the plan presented by Superintendent Kaczkowski at the Board meeting. The district will be sending information in the near future regarding consent forms that need to be signed. As a reminder, the district will give a status update on the volunteers needed for lunch and recess at the schools at the 4/12/21 Board of Education meeting.

ACCESS Testing for English Learner Students

All Illinois school districts are required to administer the annual ACCESS for ELLs assessment to all students who qualify for English Learner (EL) instruction. This assessment measures English language proficiency levels and helps teachers determine the most appropriate instruction and program placement for their students. EL students who attend school in person will take the test during their regular school day. Families of students who receive full remote instruction will be contacted to schedule testing times at their children’s schools. All District 41 schools will begin ACCESS testing in the next few weeks.

Community Members Donate Instruments to Band and Orchestra Programs

The District 41 Instrumental Music Program was the recipient of several new instruments, thanks to donations from gracious community members. The band program was given nine trumpets and the orchestra program received two violins and a junior electric bass.

The District 41 music teachers are so appreciative of these donations, as they will impact students and their music education for years to come.

Georgia Alemis, Hadley Orchestra

Chris Cooper, Hadley Band

Rita Feuerborn, Elementary Orchestra

Elle Pressly, Elementary Band

Samantha Tribley, Hadley Band

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COD Presents STEMCON 2021, April 23-25 -- For all ages!

Join College of DuPage and explore all that STEM has to offer. This year's event will be virtual and will include speakers, demonstrations, virtual tours, and DIY STEM activities for all ages. Some sessions require advanced registration.


WHEN: April 23 to 25 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual
COST: Free

Come for the knowledge, stay for the fun! For more information visit www.cod.edu/stemcon and CLICK HERE for the flyer.

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