District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

June 24, 2020
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.
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Illinois State Board of Education Announces Guidance for Opening Schools

Planning for the next school year began before the 2019-20 school year ended, and the state’s 63-page guidance document will help answer many of the questions you have asked about what school will look like in the fall. The document was released to school districts at the same time as the public, and we are reviewing it to determine the best way to implement the state’s recommendations.

At this time, no decisions have been made about what Glen Ellyn District 41 schooling will look like in the fall. Regardless of what decision is made, this fall will not look like any other that we have experienced.

Click here for an email sent to the Glen Ellyn School District 41 community from Superintendent Kaczkowski regarding the newly published guidelines document.

Superintendent Now on Facebook

As a way to keep even more connected with the community, Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski has launched her own personal superintendent’s Facebook page. Hear directly from Dr. K, participate in online facebook polls and look for updates about next school year. Click Here to visit Dr. Kaczkowski’s Facebook page.

Food Pick Up Every Monday

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

Camp Invention 2020 Goes Virtual

A 30-year tradition of fostering creativity and innovation for K through 8 students, Camp Invention continued on this year in a virtual setting. Led by Hadley Science teacher Dina Sbarra, camp coaches provided students a mix of online sessions, hands-on at-home activity kits as well as outdoor activities to maximize offline creativity. Check out some of the student work below! Camp Invention is a non-profit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
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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. 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

Hadley String Bags Now Available

Hadley string bags are now in stock and available for purchase. These are the ONLY approved bags that students can use to carry items between classes while in school at Hadley. Buy yours today by CLICKING HERE. You will pick up your string bag at the Hadley Wildcat Welcome in August. Thank you to the Hadley PTA!

Missed the GPS Program?

If you missed the District 41 live stream of the Glenbard Parent Series program “Building Resilience in Challenging and Turbulent Times” with Dr. Ken Ginsburg, WATCH IT HERE:

Dr. Ken Ginsburg - 6/17/20

Glen Ellyn Public Library Offering FREE Lunches

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is pleased to provide FREE lunches in the parking lot this summer for ages 18 and under. Pick up is 11 am-12 pm Monday through Friday. CLICK HERE for more.

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