District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 9, 2022

In this issue…

  • SIP Day
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • 100 Days of School
  • Olympic Update
  • Safety Session Webinar
  • 5Essentials
  • GPS Series
  • Rental Assistance Program Open

February 18th is a SIP Day in District 41

Next Friday, February 18th 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 February 18th SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL NOT attend school. PM Pre-K WILL have school on February 18th 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 will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please check your email the morning after your child takes the SHIELD saliva test at school. At times we receive the results overnight and will email the information to you early the next morning.

100 Days of School

We made it to the 100th day of the school year and students are celebrating! Check out these Forest Glen kindergarten and first grader students. They have really aged this year.


Ethan Cepuran, former Ben Franklin student and 2014 Hadley graduate, completed his first Olympic speed skating race this past Sunday in Beijing (click for results).

Ethan's remaining race schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Feb. 13 in the Men's Team Pursuit (Quarterfinals)
7:00 a.m. Central on the USA Network and Peacock

Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the Men's Team Pursuit (Semi-finals & Finals)
12:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Central on the USA Network and Peacock

To find related media links and to keep up on Ethan's progress CLICK HERE

District 41 wishes Ethan and his family all the best as he continues his Olympic pursuits!

5Essentials Parent Survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in a brief survey to help District 41 gather valuable data to inform school improvement. The Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey is administered annually by the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey is open.

Click here to take the survey and choose “Parent Survey.” The deadline is March 11.

Each school needs at least 20 percent parent participation for a data report to be provided for the school. For more information about the survey, see below. Thank you in advance for your participation. Your feedback is very much appreciated!

Here are the parent response rates for schools in Glen Ellyn SD 41:

Abraham Lincoln Elem School-Glen Ellyn: 13%

Benjamin Franklin Elem School-Glen Ellyn: 6%

Churchill Elem School-Glen Ellyn: 52%

Forest Glen Elem School: 12%

Hadley Junior High School: 4%

For questions regarding the survey, please call Department of Wellness at (217) 782-5270 or email 5Essentials@isbe.net​.​​​​​​​​​

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Safety Session Webinar

On January 27, Glen Ellyn Police Department Sergeant Craig Holstead presented an online safety session webinar for parents. Sergeant Holstead provided information about District 41 safety and emergency response procedures. He also provided a brief training on the Run. Hide. Fight. protocol that District 41 teachers, students and staff are trained to use in an emergency.

To watch a recording of Sergeant Holstead's presentation click the screen below:

- YouTube

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Dr. Kristin Neff

Wed, Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST

The Power of Self Compassion

Tovi C. Scruggs

Thu, Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm CST - 1:00 pm CST
Mindfulness for Healing and Self-care

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE

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Illinois' new COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Open

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has opened a new federally funded round of assistance. 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

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