District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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October 1, 2020

Transition to In-Person Learning Dates

First Day of In-Person Learning Per Grade Level

October 15 - Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade

October 19 - Pre-K

November 2 - 6th grade

November 4 - Grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

CLICK HERE for the Transition to Blended Model information magazine.

COVID-19 Update from PRAT

The D41 community-based Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT) is composed of representatives from partner organizations that work directly with District 41 including professionals from the scientific and medical fields. The team reports on their work monthly at the Board of Education workshop meetings. In addition, the team also provides information to the distinct about Covid-19 when there is new information to share.

This week's notable data:

  • All metrics are stable

  • DuPage County status is Blue (stable)

For more detailed information, please view PRAT's full State of the Metrics report.

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Receive Text Messages from District 41

District 41 will use text messaging to share timely information and emergency communications. You can now opt in to receive these important text messages from District 41. Text Y or Yes to 67587.


New Telephone Interpreting Services Coming to District 41

District 41 is pleased to announce that it is expanding its support for multilingual families. In the next few weeks, District staff will be able to connect with families who are not comfortable communicating in English with the assistance of a telephone interpreting service. This service will allow District 41 staff to access immediate interpreting by telephone in multiple languages for emergencies or important unplanned communication by telephone. This new resource for staff reflects District 41’s commitment toward communicating effectively with our families.

Board Governance Recognition

The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education is one of 15 school boards to earn the Illinois Association of School Board’s (IASB) 2020 School Board Governance Recognition designation. This recognition is designed to acknowledge school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors that lead to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education. Congratulations to the District 41 school board! Thank you for your dedication and service to District 41.

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Master Board Member Recognition

Congratulations to Board of Education Vice President Jason Loebach for achieving Master Board Member status through the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). This status recognizes the time and effort board members devote to leadership activities and service in their role as a board member. Congratulations to Vice President Loebach. District 41 appreciates you!

Other Board members who have received this recognition include Board President Robert Bruno and Bruce Currie.

District 41 Selected for Equity Micro-Credential Program

District 41 was selected as one of two school districts that will participate in an Equity Micro-Credential Program created in collaboration with the Regional Offices of Education (ROE), school districts, and universities funded and supported by the Center for the Study of Education Policy’s (CSEP) federal Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant.

Several members of the District 41 Cabinet Team have committed to participating. From the ROE announcement letter to Superintendent Kaczkowski, “We are in awe that in this very COVID heavy work you are engaged in within your districts, equity issues found space in your vision and in your hearts.”

To learn more about this program, click here.

Free Meals for Pick Up on Wednesdays

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District 41 is providing FREE meal service for all children enrolled at each of our schools as part of the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast program.

Distribution of all meals takes place every Wednesday at Hadley Junior High. Parents/guardians have the option of picking up food at one of two designated times, 6:30 - 7:45 am OR 11:30 - 12:30 pm, in a drive thru format in the front of Hadley. Children do not need to be present for pick up. Meals for each child will be provided with 5 days of breakfasts and lunches to take to eat wherever they may be learning. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

For the latest details and updates visit www.d41foodandnutrition.org.

If you are unable to come to pick up at either of these times, please contact Tess Ngo at tngo@d41.org

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Tech Support During Remote Learning

Resources are currently available on the District 41 Tech at Home webpage. The page can be found by clicking the D41 Tech at Home button on the D41.org homepage or by visiting www.d41.org/techathome.

At this time, parents can review suggestions on how to resolve problems using Chromebooks or communicate with the Technology Department directly for help. Additionally, families can find videos in English and Spanish about using Chromebooks and technological platforms, such as Google Classroom and Skyward.

District 41 is working to build a robust library of resources for families. The tools and videos posted on the webpage will continue to grow, so the webpage will be updated on a regular basis. Please review our current offerings and check back often to view newly added resources.

Parent University through CASE DuPage Provides Remote Learning Support

Sign Up for Parent University offered by CASE DuPage. The classes have been developed to support parents as they navigate remote learning alongside their students. Topics range from technology support to communication and management skills as you help to educate your student online. See the graphic below for the current schedule of these free classes that are now available. For more details and sign up information about Parent University visit the CASE DuPage website.
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Free Flu Vaccine Voucher Program

The DuPage Health Coalition Free Flu Vaccine Voucher Program is now accepting requests. This project provides thousands of free flu vaccines to those most in need and is made possible through generous funding support from the DuPage County Board. For more information about the program, parent guides and details on requesting a voucher please CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Differently Wired: Raising Unconventional Children in a Conventional World

Deborah Reber

Tue, Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction

Christine Carter, Ph.D.

Tue, Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

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