District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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Welcome to the summer edition of District 41’s email newsletter! Typically District Digest does not continue during summer break, but due to the current unknowns about next school year we will continue to send information out in this format through June, July and August.
June 11, 2020

Preparing for Fall 2020

As we move through Phase 3 and eventually into Phase 4, District 41 is preparing for the possibility of in-person learning in the fall. The district continues to work with and follow the guidelines being communicated by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Regional Office of Education and the DuPage Health Department. Click here for a Recovery Plan update provided by Superintendent Kaczkowski at the June 8 Board of Education meeting.

Coming soon

In our expanding commitment to keep parents informed and engaged throughout the summer, Dr. K will be starting up a Facebook Live "D41 Press Conference". We will provide an opportunity for parents to submit questions ahead of time which will be addressed during the press conference. At this time we are working through the details and will send a separate announcement with more specific information to help our families stay connected and informed.

Photo below: Sneeze guards are being placed in offices across the district. See below photo of the guards installed in the Hadley Junior High main office. Thank you to the Buildings and Grounds department for being proactive with facilities planning.

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Summer Food Program for District 41 Families

In partnership with District 41, Marquardt School District 15 is providing a summer food service program for families in need.

WHEN: Every Monday now through July 27th from 8 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: Marquardt Middle School, 1912 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights, IL 60139.

WHO: Available to all children 18 years old and younger in District 41. Children do not need to be present at pick up.

Safety measures have been put in place to allow for families to drive up through the circle drive of Marquardt Middle School. For full details on the Summer Meals Program please CLICK HERE

Any questions, please contact Sandy Voss, RDN, SNS Director of Food & Nutrition Services: svoss@d15.us

District 41 Families Welcome at Food Distribution Event

WHEN: SATURDAY, JUNE 13 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Ave. in Glendale Heights

In partnership with the Village of Glendale Heights, the Northern Illinois Food Bank through the Milton Township Food Pantry, St. Matthew Parish, ICNA Relief and the Neighborhood Food Pantries at Family in Faith Church. CLICK HERE for more details.

GECRC Summer Program Update

Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center (GECRC) Summer Program begins on Monday June 15th. With over 100 students from all five D41 schools registered, your students, their classmates and friends are in good hands. GECRC is ready and excited to kick off a summer of academic enrichment and social support!

Volunteers are at the heart of GECRC's mission! They bring a depth of care, experience, and enthusiasm to after school programs; GECRC wouldn’t be the same without them. Unfortunately, due to the Illinois safety protocols currently in place, this summer a limited roster of long standing volunteer tutors will participate in the virtual format of this year’s summer program. For those interested in supporting the students of GECRC this fall, please consider completing the volunteer interest form on the GECRC website at https://www.gecrc.com/volunteer/

D41 Kids Foundation Supporting Those Most in Need

Since mid-March the D41 Kids Foundation has provided support to students and families across our schools. Generous donors from our D41 school community and outside the community through businesses and civic organizations have stepped up to help. We are so grateful for these donations. The need for store gift cards will continue these next two months to bridge meal and grocery support. Summer learning for students from all five schools is also being supported through your generosity. Thank you for your support! Our grateful families also thank you for your support in this challenging time. To donate CLICK HERE

Help the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry This Friday

The Glen Ellyn Lions Club is sponsoring a Drive-By Food Drive this Friday, June 12th from 9 a.m. to Noon & 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop off will be at the Food Pantry parking lot: Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Avenue in Glen Ellyn. More info HERE.

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Virtual Glenbard Parents Series Program Hosted by District 41 - June 17

Dr Ken Ginsburg returns to the Glenbard Parent Series, in conversation with area superintendents, to answer questions and discuss strategies to strengthen emotional health in our children and ourselves. Participants will learn how to enhance empathy and understanding and build inner strength. Dr. Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine with special attention to prevention and the recognition that social context and stressors affect all aspects of our health.

His research over the last 25 years has focused on facilitating youth to develop their own solutions to social problems and to teach clinicians how to better serve them Dr. Ginsburg has more than 150 publications, five best -selling books, internet-based productions, and he has received over 50 awards recognizing his research, clinical skills, or advocacy efforts. This special event is in partnership with Glenbard feeder elementary districts 15, 16, 41, 44, 89, and 93 and will be streamed on the District 41 YouTube channel. A link to the program can be found on GlenbardGPS.org.and below.

Special thanks to Glen Ellyn School District 41 for hosting. Superintendents scheduled to appear: Glenbard D87 Dr David Larson, Marquardt D15 Dr Jerry O'Shea, Glen Ellyn School District 41 Dr Melissa Kaczkowski, Community Consolidated School District 89 Dr Emily Tammaru, Lombard School District 44 Dr Ted Stec, and Community Consolidated School District 93 Dr David Hill. You can find the live stream HERE

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