District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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January 5, 2022

In this issue…

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Winter Weather Communications
  • Booster Clinic at Hadley
  • SHIELD reminders
  • Safety Session
  • D41 Educator of the Year
  • State Assessment Survey
  • Rental Assistance
  • 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.

Winter Weather Communications

Every winter District schools face the possibility of school building closures due to inclement weather. In the event that schools need to close for the day, District 41 will communicate the weather-related closure to families and staff as early as possible. If you need to update your contact information in Skyward CLICK HERE.

School closures due to weather will be communicated in the following ways:

Email, robo call and text message (To sign up, CLICK HERE)

D41 Website

Facebook and Twitter


PLEASE NOTE: A decision for e-learning due to weather would be communicated to students and families that day as well.

Booster Clinic at Hadley on January 7

Who: D41 staff, their families, and the community ages 16 and older are welcome to attend by appointment only. Please see the latest CDC guidance for who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

It is anticipated that IDPH, ISBE, and DCHD will adopt the new CDC guidelines that those who have not received their COVID-19 booster OR have been vaccinated greater than 6 months ago with an MRNA vaccine or greater than 2 months ago with J&J will be required to quarantine for 5 days after each close contact exposure to a COVID-19 case. D41 will be hosting a staff and community booster clinic administered by Positive Health Services to help meet the needs of those who may be booster eligible and interested.

Friday, January 7 from 3:30-6:30 PM by appointment at Hadley Junior High (240 Hawthorne Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137) in the auditorium.

Make an appointment here: https://provider.kareo.com/phs-glen-ellyn-mobile-clinic

- Both Moderna and Pfizer boosters will be available at this booster clinic.

- Please bring your vaccine card to your appointment.

- We highly encourage you to discuss the booster risks vs. benefits with your own medical provider prior to scheduling yourself for an appointment.

Important SHIELD Saliva Testing Reminders for Parents

  • If your child tested positive for COVID-19 over winter break (or tests positive at any time) please inform your child and also their classroom teacher (elementary) that your child should not participate in SHIELD testing at their school for 90 days.
  • The SHIELD saliva testing schedule is:
    Monday: Lincoln
    Tuesday: Ben Franklin
    Wednesday: Churchill
    Thursday: Forest Glen
    Friday: Hadley

Safety Session for Parents

Glen Ellyn Police Department Sergeant Craig Holstead will present a safety session for parents on Thursday, January 27, 7 p.m. at Hadley Junior High School. Sergeant Holstead will share information about safety in District 41 and provide information about emergency response procedures. He will also provide a brief training for parents/community members on the Run. Hide. Fight protocol that we also teach students and staff in all of our school buildings.

District 41 Educator of the Year - Nominate Today!

For 58 years, Glen Ellyn has been honoring the BEST of what and who makes Glen Ellyn such a wonderful village to live, work and play. Many of our civil servants, businesses, non-profits and residents have risen up consistently through these obstacles to support their community, reorganize their business plan, and go above and beyond. These are the individuals behind what makes Glen Ellyn great. One of the winners to be selected will be the D41 Educator of the Year.

For more information CLICK HERE. To vote CLICK HERE
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Take the State Assessment Survey

The Illinois State Board of Education is exploring improvements to the state assessment system. An important part of this process is collecting feedback from stakeholders across the state to help identify the priorities and potential options for moving forward. Working with the Center for Assessment, ISBE has designed a survey to collect feedback in both English and Spanish. A short video accompanies the survey to provide some important background information to help you complete the survey. It will take about 30 minutes to watch the video and respond to the survey. Visit the ISBE website for more information.

CLICK HERE for the survey in English


Illinois' new COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Open

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has opened a new federally funded round of assistance as of Monday, Dec. 6. If you are behind on rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $25,000 and 18 months of emergency rental payments. To learn more about how you can sign up for this program and whether you qualify for help, please visit www.illinoishousinghelp.org

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Wed, Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cultivating Genius and Joy at Home through Responsive Literacy


Amy Morin

Wed, Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do

Dr. Michael Allen

Wed, Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Preparing to Achieve: Full Life Ahead

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Tue, Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Real American: A Memoir

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE

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