District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

September 15, 2021
Stronger Together

In this issue…

  • Student Handbook
  • When To Stay Home From School
  • SHIELD COVID-19 Testing
  • Help Wanted at D41
  • D41 Blood Drive
  • Being Bilingual Rocks Event

Student Handbook

The annual Student Handbook outlines the policies and procedures of the school district. Thank you for your attention to this information.

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.

Symptoms or Close Contact = Stay Home from School

Please keep your child and all unvaccinated siblings home from school if they or anyone who they have been in close contact with have any of these symptoms are present: Fever (100.4°F or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches from unknown cause. Medical evaluation and testing are strongly recommended for ALL persons with COVID-like symptoms.

Please keep your unvaccinated student(s) home if they have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19, has been tested for COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19.

For information related to COVID-19 exclusion/quarantine/isolation according to the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education, Click Here.

Please review answers to these frequently asked questions below:
1) If my child is sick, how soon can he or she return to school? CLICK HERE
2) What if my child is a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19? CLICK HERE

Voluntary SHIELD COVID-19 Testing - Now Starting Next Week

After we were informed by SHIELD Illinois that our testing process will be delayed due to the volume of districts they are supporting, they have now informed us that they plan to begin the voluntary testing in District 41 next week, Monday, September 20. The testing will be provided for those who have signed up and the test will be administered at school.

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.

Another Successful District 41 Staff Blood Drive

Partnering with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois, Hadley Junior High hosted a mobile blood drive last week. District 41 staff members donated 14 units to the center. According to Versiti, these donations from our school community will save up to 42 lives. Way to go D41 staff! Visit www.versiti.org for more info.

Attend the GEPL ‘Being Bilingual Rocks!’ Event This Saturday

Alina Celeste and Mi amigo Hamlet incorporate original and folk tunes in Spanish and English, with Rumba Flamenco, Bluegrass, Bossa Nova and other Caribbean, Latin American and North American Beats in this interactive show. Be prepared to dance and sing, bilingual style. This is a family event for all ages and is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs are not allowed.

WHAT: Glen Ellyn Public Library ‘Being Bilingual Rocks!’ Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 18 from 2-2:45 pm

WHERE: Maryknoll Park 845 Pershing Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

To register for this event CLICK HERE. Registration closes on September 18.

¡Alina Celeste y Mi amigo Hamlet quieren que sepan que ser bilingüe ROCKS! Únanse a ellos para un programa interactivo que incorpora canciones originales y folclóricas en español e inglés, con música que abarca géneros como Rumba Flamenco, Bluegrass, Bossa Nova y otros ritmos caribeños, latinoamericanos y norteamericanos. ¡Prepáranse para bailar, cantar y rockear, estilo bilingüe!

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