District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

February 23, 2022

In this issue…

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • 2022/23 Calendar Approved
  • Registration
  • Family Science Night
  • Dual Language Applications
  • Twosday in D41
  • 7th Grade Band Clinic
  • 5Essentials
  • GPS Series

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.

Calendar Approved for the 2022/23 School Year

The Board of Education approved the 2022/23 school year calendar at the Tuesday, February 22, Regular Board meeting.

CLICK HERE for the approved calendar.

Registration for 2022/23 School Year Now Open

The District 41 online registration is now open for next school year.

PLEASE NOTE: Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022 to register.

CLICK HERE for the Registration web page.


District 41 is hosting a second district-wide virtual K-5 Family Science Engagement Night featuring space science. The Space Science Night will be held this Thursday, February 24 from 6-7 p.m. Problem-Based Learning Coach Nick Papineau will be hosting this virtual event. He will welcome staff from the Challenger Education Center in Woodstock, IL who will talk about different aspects of space science from meteors to mars rovers. There will be activities for students to do at home during the event as well as engineering and building prizes.

Register by clicking the link below and putting in your information. After you register, please review the list of materials needed at home if you plan on participating in the activities. This is not required.

CLICK D41.org/sciencenight to register!

CLICK HERE for more information and the supplies list.
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Applications of Interest for incoming kindergarteners to be considered for our Dual Language Program are now available! A Dual Language Parent Information video along with accompanying documents are posted on the District 41 Dual Language webpage. Parents are asked to view the video before completing the application process. The video is replacing the usual in-person meeting. All students must complete and submit an Application of Interest in order to be considered for the program, including siblings of current Dual Language students.

Students Celebrate Twosday 2/22/22

Tuesday, February 22, 2022, was a unique date on the calendar and District 41 elementary students and teachers celebrated with fun lessons and activities. See below photos from the day.
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7th Grade Band Clinic with Jonathan Walsh

The Hadley Jr. High School 7th Grade Bands had the opportunity to work with Mr. Jonathan Walsh of Glenbard West High School. Jonathan Walsh is the Fine Arts Chair and Director of Bands at Glenbard West. The 1st Period and 2nd Period ensembles rehearsed their spring concert repertoire and worked with Mr. Walsh to enhance the story and musicality behind their programmatic pieces. Hadley Jr. High Directors Samantha Tribley and Chris Cooper enjoyed seeing their students learn from their future high school band director.

The Hadley Band Program and Glenbard West Band Program have a wonderful collaborative relationship. The Hadley Bands are proud to see so many of their students continue with their music education at Glenbard West. Kudos to all!

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5Essentials Parent Survey - We Want to Hear from You!

All parents are encouraged to participate in a brief survey to help District 41 gather valuable data to inform school improvement. The Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey is administered annually by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Click here to take the survey and choose “Parent Survey.” The deadline is March 11.

Each school needs at least 20 percent parent participation for a data report to be provided for the school. Thank you in advance for your participation. Your feedback is very much appreciated!

For questions regarding the survey, please call Department of Wellness at (217) 782-5270 or email 5Essentials@isbe.net​.​​​​​​​​​

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Javier Sanchez

Thu, Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST

Helping Students Learn to Live Above the Circumstances and Move from Inspiration to Action to Outcomes ...details

Dr. Junlei Li and Dr. Dana Winters of the Fred Rogers Center

Tue, Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST

Children’s Resilience and the Importance of Everyday Interactions ...details

Dr. Mona Delahooke

Thu, Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm CST - 8:00 pm CST
Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Anxiety Disorders and Other Behavioral Challenges ...details

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE

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