From District 41

June 9, 2021

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COVID-19 Related News

Click here for the latest on COVID-19 vaccinations for children from the Daily Herald and click here for COVID-19 vaccination resources and education from the DuPage County Health Department.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has updated their recommendations regarding quarantine on their IDPH FAQ document (see #2) stating that vaccinated asymptomatic close contacts to a covid case will NOT have to quarantine and only be required to symptom monitor for 14 days post exposure. Masks still will be required indoors at school as of this new 6/7 update. See #35 in the document for exceptions on masking.

*Parents, if you are considering vaccinating your age 12 and older child, please be cognizant of the timeline (The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart. Individuals are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks post the second dose). August will be here before you know it and both doses are needed to be considered fully vaccinated. Please reach out to your child’s primary healthcare provider with any questions or concerns as it does appear that immunization status will factor into how IDPH and ISBE will be directing schools to handle close contacts and quarantines. *As soon as we have additional information from the Illinois State Board of Education, we will make it available to our families.

Calendar Reminders

  • Summer Board of Education Meetings will take place on June 14 and June 28 at Hadley Junior High School, 7 p.m. Regular Board meetings are not scheduled in July. Board meetings will resume in August.

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

Summer Chat Sessions with the Board of Education

On Friday, June 25, at noon, two members of the Board of Education will be available for conversation at the outside seating area near Starbucks in downtown Glen Ellyn. Stop by anytime from noon to 1 p.m. More summer chat sessions will be scheduled throughout the summer at various times, days and locations. The Board hopes to accommodate all community members' schedules.

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Wear and We Will Share!

Whether you are a student attending the Extended School Year Program at Churchill, a District 41 staff member hard at work in your garden, or you’re a parent in Peru, send us a photo of yourself in District 41 or school spirit wear and we will post it on district social media. Have a great summer!

Summer Construction at Lincoln and Forest Glen

The Abraham Lincoln School front office is getting a rebuild this summer, and Forest Glen School is undergoing roofing repairs. All work will be complete in plenty of time for the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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GECRC Summer In-Person Program

The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) Summer Program 2021 is back in person this summer!

Who: Students from District 41 and 89.

When: June 15 to July 23, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Where: Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, 380 Greenfield Ave, Glen Ellyn IL

For Registration Information Contact: Lizzy Doty, GECRC Summer Program Coordinator, 630.899.9919 or

2021-22 School Year Supply Lists

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Preparing your child with the right supplies is a great first step to ensure student success. Find your school supply list below.

- Abraham Lincoln
- Ben Franklin
- Churchill
- Forest Glen
- Hadley Junior High

District 41 Preschool Program

This program immerses your child in a play-based environment focused to maximize learning, growth and development. Daily instruction targets literacy, math, language and social-emotional development.

- Blended classrooms / Small classes / 5 days a week / AM-PM / Follows D41 Calendar / Tuition waivers / Bus transportation possible / Special Ed support and more.

CLICK HERE for full details in English y Espanol Questions? Contact Mayra Rojas

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Summer Spanish Online Activities 2021

Hola! To add to a fun summer, our teachers have created a matrix of fun Spanish activities for students to select and complete as they wish. The activities will be appropriate for elementary Dual Language and FLES students. Students will be able to choose one or multiple activities any time they feel like interacting in español. Get started by CLICKING HERE! ¡Buenas vacaciones! Para español.

BPAC Virtual Event May 26 Recording

The Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) hosted a virtual meeting with attorney Rocio Becerril about the newly updated Public Charge laws for immigrant families. The recorded event and a related "Tool Kit" are now posted on the D41 BPAC webpage. Dele clic para español.

2021 Hadley Graduation Replay

If you missed either of the May 27 Hadley Graduation outdoor ceremonies, you can still watch them here!

- Watch the 2 p.m. ceremony

- Watch the 4 p.m. ceremony

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