From District 41

August 5, 2021

Big picture

Calendar Reminders

  • First Day of student attendance for the 2021-22 School year is Wednesday, August 18

  • First Day of student attendance for Pre-K / Early Childhood is Wednesday, August 25

Governor Mandates Masking in Schools

On August 4, 2021, Governor Pritzker mandated universal masking in all Illinois schools. Universal masking means all individuals vaccinated and unvaccinated must wear masks while inside school buildings.

Reminder - Hadley 6th Grade Orientation Tomorrow

All Hadley incoming 6th grade students are invited to an orientation on August 6! This is an opportunity to ntroduce new 6th grade students to the building and provide them details for navigating the first day of school.

  • We will remain in small groups, as small as the numbers allow us.
  • At this time, masks are required for this event.

Last name starting with A - L = 9 - 10 AM

Last name starting with M - Z = 11 AM - 12 PM

Parents can drop off and pick up, wait in the parking lot, or students can bike/walk on their own.

  • We will start outside at the west end of the building, on the lawn around Door 30.
  • Students will be placed in small groups with a student tour guide.
  • Small groups will start by entering the building at Door 9, go to a classroom for several activities, tour the school, and exit the West Side at the bus drive.
  • The total experience will last about 1 hour. Students do not need to bring anything and there is no RSVP.

If your student is unable to attend on August 6, there will be an open house on August 16. In addition, 6th grade teachers will spend time touring and assisting students on the first day of school!

Welcome to Hadley, 6th graders!

Phone Service Disruption

District 41 will be performing maintenance on all district/school phone lines on Tuesday, August 10, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. There will be periods when phone calls may not go through. Please be patient and try your call again later or email the staff member directly. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Crossing Guard Substitutes Needed

The Glen Ellyn Police Department has asked District 41 to reach out to parents for help. All full time crossing guard positions are filled, but they are still in need of substitutes. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Christine Miller,


Summer Session with the Board on August 14

The last Summer Session with the District 41 Board of Education will happen Saturday, August 14, 9 - 10 a.m. at Blackberry Market in downtown Glen Ellyn. Two members of the Board will be available to meet and greet community members. All are welcome!

Providing Free Meals for ALL Kids Next School Year

District 41 is pleased to partner with Marquardt Food and Nutrition Services to provide free meals to each and every child in District 41 through the end of the 21/22 school year. The free meal program for all students is made possible by a USDA federally funded program being offered to schools due to the pandemic. The program is scheduled to continue through June 2022. Beyond next school year, District 41 will go back to traditional meal programming offering meals for a daily cost or for a free/reduced rate for those families that qualify.

Our meal program for next school year will be fully reimagined and includes high quality healthy meals, a variety of fresh produce and locally sourced milk. The program will also include fun themed days throughout the week to get the students excited about eating a healthy and delicious lunch! New this school year, online pre-ordering will be available and required to ensure everyone has access to meals as well as reduce food waste. More information will be sent out to parents and posted on social media soon! Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @glenellyn41food.

Area Vaccine Opportunities and Clinics

For those who would like to get vaccinated for COVID-19, please review these vaccination opportunities in our area as well as information on upcoming area vaccination clinics.

Vaccination clinics:

Care Van traveling DuPage county
The DCHD Care Van provides free vaccinations to individuals 12 years or older. Care Van dates and locations posted HERE.

Vaccine walk-ins available at local retailers
COVID-19 vaccine walk-ins are available at Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart and Target. Walk-in vaccinations are also available at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center at 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Health department partners with DuPage Medical Group
The DCHD has partnered with DuPage Medical Group to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to youth age 12 and older (and any family member who wishes to receive a vaccine). This includes those who are not patients of DuPage Medical Group. Schedule an appointment HERE.