District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 11, 2021

In this issue…

  • Veterans Day
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • SIP DAY November 19
  • COVID-19 School Guidelines
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
  • Letters To Santa
  • Charlie Brown at COD

Veterans Day - Thank You To All Who Have Served!

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Veterans Day Student Posters/Photos From Around D41

Active Duty Army National Guard OCS and Current D41 Substitute Teacher Lauren Banda at Churchill Today

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Mr. Van Duzor Sings With Ben Franklin 1st grade

Mr. Van Duzor Ben Franklin 1st grade

Churchill 4th Grade and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Mrs. Travers' students joined a live stream this week with the author of 'Twenty-One Steps,' Mr. Jeff Gottesfeld. The new book discusses the guarding of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC. Mr. Gottesfeld read the book and then interviewed one of the current guards Sergeant First Class Chelsea Porterfield. Sergeant Porterfield is one of only five women out of 696 guards in the tomb's history to serve. Mrs. Travers also shared her photos and experiences of the changing of the guard ceremony as she has witnessed it numerous times herself. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Thank you to the National Archives for sponsoring this event!

November 19th SIP Day in District 41

Next Friday, November 19th 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. Both Pre-K and Kindergarten students WILL NOT attend school on the November 19th SIP Day. 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.

COVID-19 School Guidelines Update

The Illinois Department of Public Health has recently updated their COVID-19 guidelines for schools. Please CLICK HERE to review these latest changes. For the latest COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance For Schools CLICK HERE.

Vaccination Clinics for Kids 5-11

District 41 is hosting three COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students. Due to high demand, all three clinics are now full. Thank you to D41 Nurse Supervisor Katie Adduci for scheduling and managing the clinics.

If you were not able to schedule appointments with District 41 and you are interested in having your child/ren vaccinated, please contact your doctor’s office or other scheduled clinics in the community. You can also visit www.vaccines.gov to find the soonest available appointment nearest to your home. DCHD anticipates providing pediatric COVID-19 vaccination appointments beginning November 15th and you are able to register your child with DCHD here. Once registered, you will be contacted via email for an appointment.

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Letters To Santa Mailbox

On Wednesday, November 24, Glen Ellyn's very own Letters to Santa mailbox will return on the northeast corner of Main Street and Crescent Boulevard in downtown Glen Ellyn. Letters mailed by Sunday, December 19 will receive a response from Santa, along with a signed photo. Thank you to the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Glen Ellyn for providing and sponsoring the Letters to Santa Mailbox!

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You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown at College of DuPage on Saturday, December 11 | 2 & 7 p.m.

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship. CLICK FOR MORE