District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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Welcome to the summer edition of District 41’s email newsletter! Typically District Digest does not continue during summer break, but due to the current unknowns about next school year we will continue to send information out in this format through June, July and August.
June 18, 2020

Safe School Helpline

District 41 recently launched a new tool to help provide additional mental health support to students and parents. The Safe School Helpline is active and provides a way for students/parents to receive mental health support 24/7. In addition, the system allows anyone to send a communication (confidentially and anonymously) to school officials related to a safety concern or threat.

The helpline number is 1-800-4-1-VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359)

How Does it Work?

First, the caller will be offered the option of leaving a confidential voice message that will be transcribed and sent to school administration. If the caller would prefer to speak with a live mental health counselor, they can do so by selecting option ‘3’. For those who prefer reporting a safety concern or threat to the school district via the Internet, reports can be made by logging onto www.safeschoolhelpline.com. You can also text 66746 then type TIPS and follow the prompt.

Voice messages left for District 41 will be shared with the district the following day. The principal of the school will then follow up and investigate, if needed. Should a crime be reported or if someone is in immediate danger, the superintendent will be notified immediately, day or night, and will partner with the Glen Ellyn Police Department.

For life threatening and urgent emergencies, call 911.

Summer Resources Reminder

Kindergarten through 8th grade District 41 students can keep their learning going this summer with these valuable educational resources from D41 staff. We invite you and your students to utilize these helpful resources all summer long as we move towards our return to school this fall. For all the Summer Enrichment Resources CLICK HERE, or click the images below.

Additionally, all 11 weeks of E-Learning assignments and activities from the end of the 2019-20 School Year are available through the summer, CLICK HERE

Weekly Food Pick Up Information

In partnership with District 41, Marquardt School District 15 is providing a summer food service program for families in need.

WHEN: Every Monday now through July 27th from 8 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: Marquardt Middle School, 1912 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights, IL 60139.

WHO: Available to all children 18 years old and younger in District 41. Children do not need to be present at pick up.

Safety measures have been put in place to allow for families to drive up through the circle drive of Marquardt Middle School. For full details on the Summer Meals Program please CLICK HERE

Any questions, please contact Sandy Voss, RDN, SNS Director of Food & Nutrition Services: svoss@d15.us

D41 Kids Foundation Supporting Those Most in Need

Since mid-March the D41 Kids Foundation has provided support to students and families across our schools. Generous donors from our D41 school community and outside the community through businesses and civic organizations have stepped up to help. We are so grateful for these donations. The need for store gift cards will continue these next two months to bridge meal and grocery support. Summer learning for students from all five schools is also being supported through your generosity. Thank you for your support! Our grateful families also thank you for your support in this challenging time. DONATE HERE

Dr. Ken Ginsburg Presentation Now Available Online

As part of the Glenbard Parent Series, Dr. Ken Ginsburg answered questions and discussed strategies to strengthen the emotional health in our children and ourselves. WATCH IT HERE:

Dr. Ken Ginsburg - 6/17/20


The Glen Ellyn Public Library Summer Reading Challenge starts this week! The program is all online this year and can be completed safely from home for the chance to win some fun prizes. More details are available at gepl.org/summer_reading.

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