District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

March 9, 2022

In this issue…

  • COVID Dashboard
  • Calendar Reminders
  • Registration
  • Deadline for Dual Language Program
  • Strategic Plan Feedback
  • Spanish Summer Camp
  • Rock Your Socks Drive

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. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

Calendar Reminders

SIP Day, March 25

Friday, March 25, is a scheduled SIP Day in District 41. On eight SIP Days throughout the year, students in 1st through 8th grade will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for building staff members to work on school improvement activities. Kindergarten students will not attend school on SIP Days. For the March 25 SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL attend school at Forest Glen from 8:15 a.m - 10:45 a.m. PM Pre-K WILL NOT have school on March 25. For the full list of 2021-22 SIP Day dates and the Pre-K SIP Day attendance times calendar CLICK HERE.

Spring Break Dates
District 41 schools will be closed for spring break, March 28 - April 1.

Register Now for Next School Year

District 41 online registration is now open for the 2022-23 school year for current students as well as Kindergarten and New Student Registration.

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

CLICK HERE for more information and to register your child/ren.


Applications of Interest for incoming kindergarteners to be considered for our Dual Language Program are due TOMORROW, March 10 by 4 p.m.! 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.

Strategic Plan Feedback Opportunity

At the Board of Education Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, March 7, a draft of the District 41 Five-Year Strategic Plan was presented by Dr. Steve Webb. Community members had the opportunity to discuss the plan and then reported out to the larger group.

District 41 would like to hear from all stakeholders about the future direction of our schools.

Please CLICK HERE to view the draft Strategic Plan and to provide feedback by Monday, March 14. Note: Edits have been made to the version of the plan that was presented at the meeting based on the feedback from Board members and community members who participated.

The final Strategic Plan will be presented to the Board of Education on April 18. The final plan will include goals and action steps that are parceled out over the five years of the Strategic Plan. Every year the district will present goals and also report quarterly to the Board about progress and the overall impact of all actions on student learning.

D41 Spanish Summer Camp Dates

Spanish Summer Camp is tentatively scheduled for July 11-15, 2022. The camp is designed to provide practice in Spanish and develop knowledge about cultures of some Spanish-speaking countries. The camp will be open to current District 41 elementary FLES and Dual Language students who are currently in grades k-5. More information about location, times, and the application process will be shared closer to the end of the school year.

Rock Your Socks Drive for World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day, which is observed on March 21 every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD, the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. On a chromosome chart, the chromosomes look similar to socks, which is where the idea for Rock Your Socks came from. On March 21 every year we rock our funky or mismatched socks to celebrate everyone’s differences that makes all who we are.

As a way to help everyone Rock Their Socks, we are collecting new, unused socks to support the People's Resource Center. Collection boxes for socks are located in all District 41 buildings. Thank you in advance for participating and donating socks! A special thank you to Board of Education Vice President Jason Loebach for coordinating Rock Your Socks every year in District 41.

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