District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 20, 2021

In this issue…

  • Final Week Reminders
  • No Saliva Collection
  • Hadley Graduation
  • Student Google Accounts
  • Ian Fitchuk
  • Student Wins NASA Award
  • Beginning Orchestra/Band Registration
  • Fun Summer Spanish Activities
  • Summer Meals / Rental Assistance

Final Week Reminders

Wednesday, May 26 will be the last day of student attendance. It will be a full day of school. May 27 will be a .5 School Improvement and .5 Remote Planning Day staff work day where staff and administration will continue to work on the articulation process for advancing students to the next grade level and meeting their needs for the 2021-2022 school year.

Wednesday, May 26

Last Day of Student Attendance

Thursday, May 27

Remote Planning Day AM/SIP Day PM - No Student Attendance

No Saliva Screening the Last Week of School

Next week is the last week of school before summer break. The district will not be conducting saliva screening the week of May 24.

Hadley Graduation 2021 Information

Hadley Graduation 2021 will take place on Thursday, May 27. There will be 2 ceremonies held at Hadley Junior High outside on the athletic field.

  • Team 8A will be at 4:00 PM

  • Team 8B/8C will be at 6:00 PM

Remote students are invited to attend the 4:00pm ceremony. Following social distancing guidelines and advice from the DCHD, Hadley's graduation will be held outside with smaller groups. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
Congratulations to our 2021 Hadley Junior High graduates!

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Student Google Accounts for Summer 2021


Student accounts will be deactivated for the summer. This will happen on Thursday, May 27.

Kindergarten through 7th Graders

Student accounts will remain active, and students will have access to Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Classroom. Teachers can put an out-of-office reply on their email so that families know that teachers will not be responding to emails throughout the summer.

For students who are not involved in a summer program, we will turn off Google Meet and Google Calendar. Google Classroom classes will all be archived on Friday, May 28. Individual teachers may choose to restore their classes if they would like students to have access to them over the summer. Instructions for restoring Google Classroom classes will be sent to teachers in the last week of school. Any restored Classroom classes will be archived in early August before the 2021-22 classes are created.

8th Graders

On May 27, we will remove Chromebooks assigned to graduating 8th graders from the District 41 network and reset them, so that they can sign into them with regular gmail accounts.

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, the District 41 Technology Department will deactivate the Google accounts assigned to the graduating 8th graders. Starting June 10, these students will no longer have access to Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, or any other Google applications using their D41 account logins.

Grammy Award Winning Record Producer Speaks To Hadley Orchestra Students

Mr. Ian Fitchuk has been an active session musician and producer. He has performed on albums for artists Shania Twain, Kesha, Brother's Osborne, Shawn Mendes and many others. In 2018 he co-produced Grammy award winner Kacey Musgraves' album Golden Hour which earned Best Country Album and Album Of The Year honors at the 2019 Grammy awards. Mr. Fitchuk would work again with Ms. Musgraves on Disney's "Frozen 2" soundtrack and he was also featured on ABC's American Idol this past weekend.

"What an honor to have such a talented, multi-instrumentalist, song-writer and Grammy Award-winning record producer speak to our Hadley Orchestra students. This type of experience can really bring opportunities in the field of music that will truly inspire our student musicians," stated orchestra director, Ms. Georgia Alemis.

Born and raised in Wheaton, Ian is the son of Mr. John Fitchuk, former elementary orchestra director of D41 and also the orchestra director at Wheaton Warrenville North and South High Schools for many years.

Thank you to Mr. Ian Fitchuk, Mr. Diveley, Mr. Guzzetti, Mr. Abbott and our Hadley PTA for sponsoring this opportunity for our Hadley Orchestra musicians.

5th Grader Wins National Award from NASA

Ben Franklin 5th grader Keira Roberts is a national winner of NASA’s 2020-2021 Scientist for a Day essay contest. Keira wrote an essay about Oberon, one of the moons in our solar system. Keira's essay was judged by multiple rounds of NASA judges, and was found to be the best in the Grade 5-6 category in the whole country. As part of her award, Keira received a certificate framed by Mr. Bower, and was then invited along with her classmates to participate in a videoconference question-and-answer session with NASA scientists.

For more information about the NASA contest and to watch the session CLICK HERE

Congratulations and way to go Keira!

Fun Spanish Activities for the Summer

Hola! To add to a fun summer, we will be offering a matrix of fun Spanish activities for students to select and complete as they wish. The activities will be appropriate for elementary Dual Language and FLES students. Students will be able to choose one or multiple activities any time they feel like interacting in español. More information is coming soon. ¡Buenas vacaciones!

Glen Ellyn Public Library - 2021 Summer Meals

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is teaming with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to provide FREE summer meals for kids and teens 18 and under from June 1 thru August 13 Monday through Friday.

CLICK HERE for more information

DuPage Rental Assistance Program

The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) can provide up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. For eligibility requirements and program details CLICK HERE.

Registration for 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra and Band

Registration is open for 5th grade Beginning Orchestra and 5th grade Beginning Band. To register please follow these directions:

1) Please watch the D41 Instrument Demonstration video HERE

2) CLICK HERE to register for 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra. CLICK HERE to register for 5th Grade Beginning Band. Please register by Friday, May 21. (current 4th graders only)

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