District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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September 23, 2020

Transition to In-Person Learning

First Day of In-Person Learning Per Grade Level

October 15 - Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade

October 19 - Pre-K

November 2 - 6th grade

November 4 - Grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Thank you to everyone who filled out the form in Skyward and made the best choice for your family to either have your child/children stay in full remote learning or come back to the buildings through the Blended AM/PM Model. The district continues to work on all of the logistics and details related to this transition. More information will be provided over the next several weeks. Look for communications from the district and your buildings principals.

The District 41 Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT) has provided the following notable data for this week:

District 41 is on track to return to school as planned.

  • DuPage County status is Blue (stable)
  • Youth cases decreased by 24.5% from the previous week
  • Trends to watch: Test Positivity Rate is up; New Cases per Hundred Thousand Residents remains high

For more detailed information, please view PRAT's full State of the Metrics report.

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Board of Education Elections

Glen Ellyn School District 41 will have four (4) board of education seats open in April 2021.

Qualifications : U.S. Citizen; 18 years of age; registered voter. (10 ILCS 5/3-1) You must be a resident of the territory of the district for at least one year immediately preceding this election. (105 ILCS 5/10-3, 5/10-10)

Please visit the website of the DuPage County Election Commission for a candidate packet and information. Additional information and key dates can be obtained from the Illinois Association of School Boards.

Receive Text Messages from District 41

District 41 will use text messaging to share timely information and emergency communications. You can now opt in to receive these important text messages from District 41. Text Y or Yes to 67587.


Free Meals for Pick Up on Wednesdays

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District 41 is providing FREE meal service for all children enrolled at each of our schools as part of the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast program.

Distribution of all meals takes place every Wednesday at Hadley Junior High. Parents/guardians have the option of picking up food at one of two designated times, 6:30 - 7:45 am OR 11:30 - 12:30 pm, in a drive thru format in the front of Hadley. Children do not need to be present for pick up. Meals for each child will be provided with 5 days of breakfasts and lunches to take to eat wherever they may be learning. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

For the latest details and updates visit www.d41foodandnutrition.org.

If you are unable to come to pick up at either of these times, please contact Tess Ngo at tngo@d41.org

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Tech Support During Remote Learning

Resources are currently available on the District 41 Tech at Home webpage. The page can be found by clicking the D41 Tech at Home button on the D41.org homepage or by visiting www.d41.org/techathome.

At this time, parents can review suggestions on how to resolve problems using Chromebooks or communicate with the Technology Department directly for help. Additionally, families can find videos in English and Spanish about using Chromebooks and technological platforms, such as Google Classroom and Skyward.

District 41 is working to build a robust library of resources for families. The tools and videos posted on the webpage will continue to grow, so the webpage will be updated on a regular basis. Please review our current offerings and check back often to view newly added resources.

Hadley and the Glen Ellyn Public Library Partner to Provide Ebook Access

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has partnered with Hadley Junior High in providing access to thousands of ebooks through a mutual relationship with Overdrive, a leader in the ebook platform industry. Hadley students can now not only access Hadley's collection of ebooks through the Sora app, but also the Glen Ellyn catalog of ebooks as well! Students simply access Sora through the Hadley portal, and then they can easily search, locate, and borrow ebooks from the GEPL! Any questions can be directed to Hadley's Library Media Center Director Chris Abbott at cabbott@d41.org.

Parent University through CASE DuPage Provides Remote Learning Support

Sign Up for Parent University offered by CASE DuPage. The classes have been developed to support parents as they navigate remote learning alongside their students. Topics range from technology support to communication and management skills as you help to educate your student online. See the graphic below for the current schedule of these free classes that are now available. For more details and sign up information about Parent University visit the CASE DuPage website.
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Free Flu Vaccine Voucher Program

The DuPage Health Coalition Free Flu Vaccine Voucher Program is now accepting requests. This project provides thousands of free flu vaccines to those most in need and is made possible through generous funding support from the DuPage County Board. For more information about the program, parent guides and details on requesting a voucher please CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

The Technology and Training to Foster School Success/ La Tecnología y la Capacitación para Ayudar a los Estudiantes a Prospera

Luz Luna and Oscar Perez Sanchez

Thu, Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MORE HERE

Community Reads: Long Way Down & Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

Jason Reynolds, Library of Congress Youth Ambassador to Reading

Tue, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

Differently Wired: Raising Unconventional Children in a Conventional World
Deborah Reber

Tue, Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

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