District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 22, 2021
Stronger Together

In this issue…

  • SHIELD COVID-19 Testing
  • Help Wanted at D41
  • Board Member Recognition
  • Hadley Constitution Day
  • Glenbard Parent Series

COVID-19 Dashboard

District 41 has created a dashboard as 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.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

SHIELD Voluntary COVID-19 Testing - Sign Up Ongoing

District 41 is offering COVID-19 saliva screening tests this school year for students and staff. The screening tests are provided and administered once a week at school through the SHIELD Illinois program at no cost to the district.

If you would like your child/ren to participate, please complete the "Voluntary Covid-19 Testing Consent Form" in Skyward. If you have already filled out the form or do not want to participate, you do not need to take further action.

CLICK HERE for more information about the District 41 SHIELD Illinois program.

D41 In Need of COVID-19 Test Kit Collectors

SHIELD Illinois partner Medcall is seeking committed candidates to assist with the collection of COVID- 19 test kits from the faculty and student body. These positions are not demanding, but timely attendance and considerable commuting throughout the day will be involved. Collectors may be expected to drive to 3 to 4 school sites per day to collect completed covid tests. All candidates are required to have their own transportation.

These positions will be part time or full time, with candidates expected to work during school hours, Monday through Friday. Strong computer/data entry experience is required. Although healthcare experience is ideal, it is not a requirement for this position.

Informative Zoom calls will be scheduled in the coming days to share more information on these assignments, the requirements, the locations, and the training. If you would like to join in on these orientation calls, please apply and include your resume. One of our Chicagoland recruiters will then reach out to you and schedule you in for our next call.

Background Check, Car Insurance, and valid Driver's License required!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour

If interested, please contact Kathleen Loomis by email, Kloomis@medcallstaffing.com

CLICK HERE for more information about the District 41 SHIELD Illinois program.

Master Board Member Status Recognition

Congratulations to four District 41 Board of Education members who have earned Master Board Member Status by the Illinois State Board of Education -- President Robert Bruno, Secretary Jess Buttimer, Ted Estes, and Julie Hill.

Hadley Constitution Day Program

Hadley social studies classes celebrated Constitution Day on September 17th with activities that connect their content focus to the US Constitution. The 6th graders will spend the year learning about geography and cultures from around the world, so they focused on the 14th amendment, which outlines a path to becoming a US citizen. They tested their knowledge by taking a portion of the actual test required to obtain citizenship. The 6th graders also watched a citizenship ceremony in Chicago and learned about a federal judge who became a citizen as a child after the Holocaust.

7th grade has been learning all about the Constitution throughout the first quarter, so they are our resident experts! To celebrate Constitution Day, they dove deep into the separation of powers and analyzed several primary source documents to look for the separation of powers at work.

8th grade social studies focuses on key eras in US history, so they reviewed all 27 amendments and then played a game where students were randomly given an amendment or the key points from an amendment. They then had to move around the classroom to find their match.

Glenbard Parent Series

Don't miss these upcoming Glenbard Parent Series programs.

Dr. Lisa Damour

Thu, Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Under Pressure: Taking Control of Stress and Anxiety


Lori Gottlieb with Dr. Lisa Damour

Thu, Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist Our Lives Revealed


Dr. Marc Brackett

Tue, Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves and Our Society Thrive

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE
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