District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

October 28, 2021

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween!

In this issue…

  • SIP Day
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • COVID-19 School Guidelines Update
  • Webinar on Child Tax Credit
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Pumpkin Contest
  • Hadley Color Run

October 29th is a SIP Day in District 41

This Friday, October 29th is a scheduled SIP Day in District 41. On eight SIP Days throughout the year, students in 1st through 8th grade will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for building staff members to work on school improvement activities. Kindergarten students will not attend school on SIP Days. For the October 29th SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL NOT attend school. PM Pre-K WILL have school on October 29th at Forest Glen from 12:45 p.m - 3:15 p.m. For the full list of 2021-22 SIP Day dates and the Pre-K SIP Day attendance times calendar CLICK HERE.

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 is updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

COVID-19 School Guidelines Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health has recently updated their COVID-19 guidelines for schools. Please CLICK HERE to review these latest changes. For the latest COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance For Schools CLICK HERE.

Webinar on Child Tax Credit (En Espanol)

The D41 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council is pleased to announce an upcoming event explaining qualifications for Child Tax Credit (el crédito tributario por hijos). The virtual event will occur Thursday, November 4, beginning at 6:00 PM. The event is free and will be conducted in Spanish. Haga clic aquí para inscribirse para el evento y obtener más detalles.

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

Pumpkin Contest To Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital

Hadley Builders Club is having a pumpkin decorating contest and fundraiser to benefit Lurie Children's Hospital. Students are displaying their creations in the Hadley Library Media Center. Almost 50 pumpkins in all. Great job, Ms. Baumgartner, and Hadley Wildcats!
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Hadley Color Run

The Hadley PTA and school staff hosted a Color Run for students and staff. Over 375 students participated while wearing purple, green, orange, and blue paint! Many thanks to the parent volunteers who worked the dye stations. Participants walked away with a commemorative t-shirt, sunglasses and a Dairy Queen treat. After the run, students were able to dance with friends and cheer on classmates. Thanks to the Hadley PTA for sponsoring this hugely successful event and to the Hadley Student Council for selling tickets during lunch and helping out at the tables. Go Wildcats!

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