District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

November 4, 2021

In this issue…

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • COVID-19 School Guidelines
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
  • Stakeholder Strategic Planning Survey
  • Student Mental Health Days
  • Webinar on Child Tax Credit
  • Hadley Sports Highlights

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Kids 5-11

District 41 announced two vaccination clinics for students yesterday. Both clinics were full within minutes. There is very high interest in these appointments. The district will continue to work at scheduling vaccination opportunities for students. In the meantime, please contact your doctor’s office or other scheduled clinics in the community.

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.

Click here for a Daily Herald article for more information about where to get vaccinations for children.

Stakeholder Strategic Planning Survey

All community members and staff are invited to complete a brief survey as part of the district’s strategic planning process.

CLICK HERE to complete the confidential survey.

Deadline to take the survey is November 6.

To learn more about the 2021-22 Strategic Planning process, CLICK HERE.

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New Student Mental Health Days Start in January 2022

All students in Illinois will be able to take up to five excused mental health days starting in January 2022. Under a new bill signed into law by Governor Pritzker, students who decide to take a mental health day will not be required to provide their school with a doctor’s note and will be able to make up any work that was missed on their day off.

Once a parent requests a second mental health day for their child, the district is obligated by law to have a school mental health staff member (counselor, social worker, psychologist) reach out to the family and the student may be referred to a professional for help, according to the bill. Support will be provided to students who are out for two or more mental health days.

Starting in January, when parents call their students in for an absence, please let the school office know if it is for a mental health day. This begins in January, however, if your child is in need of support before then please reach out to your building principal, social worker, psychologist or counselor so that we can assist in providing the support needed.

In District 41, we will be developing our process for reaching out to families when that second day occurs and aligning supports that will be offered. When we have this information finalized, we will notify all families.

Webinar on Child Tax Credit

The D41 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council is pleased to announce an upcoming event explaining qualifications for Child Tax Credit (el crédito tributario por hijos). The virtual event will occur Thursday, November 4, beginning at 6:00 PM. The event is free and will be conducted in Spanish. Haga clic aquí para inscribirse para el evento y obtener más detalles.

Hadley 8th Grade Girls Volleyball

After earning the #1 seed in the conference bracket, the Hadley 8th grade girls volleyball team won a spot to play in the championship versus Franklin Middle School. The Hadley girls went on to win the match in three sets making them the 2021 Illinois Prairie Athletic Conference 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Champions! Congratulations to the team and to coach Derek Winkelmann.

Hadley Boys Soccer Team Visits UIC

In partnership with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC), Hadley soccer coaches Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Buccola and the Hadley boys soccer team attended the University of Illinois - Chicago Flames soccer match on Saturday, October 30 vs. Detroit Mercy. The Flames coach met with the Hadley players as well, giving them advice on what they can do now in order to succeed in college academically, as well as in soccer. The Hadley players were also able to meet all of the UIC Flames players! Thank you to the Flames and to GECRC.

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