District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 21, 2021

In this issue…

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • New Student Board Members
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Glenbard Parent Series

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.

New Student Board Members

Two new student representatives to the Board of Education, Angela Jaeger and Amana Mariam, were sworn in by President Bruno at the Board meeting on October 18. Both students are 8th graders at Hadley Junior High School.

Angela Jaeger attended Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. She said, "I'm excited to be the voice of Hadley students, and hopefully change our school for the better."

Amana Mariam attended Americana Elementary School in District 16. She said, “I'm excited to see how a student voice can contribute to the school board."

The role of student Board members is to provide advisory input to the District 41 Board of Education. As student members, they have the unique ability to represent the student voice during Board conversations and decisions. Student Board members will not be voting members of the Board and they will not have access to confidential information.

The students were installed at the October 18 regular meeting of the Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education.

Committee of the Whole Meeting, November 1

The next Board of Education Committee of the Whole topic is space challenges. The meeting will take place on November 1 at Hadley Junior High School, 6:30 p.m. It will also be live streamed HERE. All are welcome to join as this is an opportunity for the community to engage with the Board related to the meeting topic.

Halloween Safety Tips

District 41 wants everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween this year! Remember these helpful safety tips for pedestrians from the Department of Transportation:

- Parents should accompany all children under 12 years old

- Children should walk from house to house and stay on sidewalks

- Look for cars when crossing driveways

- Trick-or-treat before dark

- Use flashlights or glow sticks

COVID-19 Halloween guidance

The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued new guidance for celebrating Halloween this year including information on masks, traditional and alternative trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, social gatherings and more. CLICK HERE

Glenbard Parent Series

Don't miss these upcoming Glenbard Parent Series programs.

Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff

Wed, Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy Helpful Little Humans

Dr. William Stixrud & Ned Johnson

Wed, Nov 17 @ Noon & 7 pm
What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home


For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE
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