From District 41

July 21, 2021

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Calendar Reminders

  • Committee of the Whole meeting at Hadley on July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Special Board meeting at Hadley on August 2 at 6:30 p.m.

  • First Day of student attendance for the 2021-22 School year is Wednesday, August 18

  • First Day of student attendance for Pre-K / Early Childhood is Wednesday, August 25

New Student Registration Reminder

New Student Registration is completed online HERE. Schools will also be open on August 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. for help with registration or to drop off paperwork, if needed. Tell your neighbors who are new to the area!

School Fees for next year have been issued and need to be taken care of by Friday, August 6th. Anyone who does not complete this step by the deadline may be restricted in learning their teacher and schedule.

Summer Sessions with the Board Tomorrow, July 22

The next Summer Sessions with the District 41 Board of Education are on July 22. Two sessions will be held on the same day. Two members of the Board will be available at each session to meet and greet community members.

  • Thursday, July 22, 9 - 10 a.m., Outside the Lake Ellyn Boat House Area
    - bring a bag chair and coffee to this one!

Special Committee of the Whole Meeting Re: Masking

The D41 Board of Education will be hosting a Special Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 6:30PM at Hadley Junior High, 240 Hawthorne Blvd.,Glen Ellyn. The purpose of the COW meeting will be to provide an opportunity for Board members to engage in dialogue with the community on the topic of masking in schools.


The COW meeting will be held in the Hadley Library/Media Center. This is an open meeting of the Board of Education and it will include public comment. It will also be live streamed in a similar fashion to regular meetings. There will be no action taken during the COW meeting. This is an opportunity to respectfully engage in small table group conversations and listen to varying viewpoints as all viewpoints matter. In the spirit of transparency, this is not about tallying the number of people who support or do not support masking.

CLICK HERE for an online brochure about what to expect from the COW meetings. For a list of the meetings, go to the Board meeting calendar posted on the district website, here.

Providing Free Meals for ALL Kids Next School Year

District 41 is pleased to partner with Marquardt Food and Nutrition Services to provide free meals to each and every child in District 41 through the end of the 21/22 school year. The free meal program for all students is made possible by a USDA federally funded program being offered to schools due to the pandemic. The program is scheduled to continue through June 2022. Beyond next school year, District 41 will go back to traditional meal programming offering meals for a daily cost or for a free/reduced rate for those families that qualify.

Our meal program for next school year will be fully reimagined and includes high quality healthy meals, a variety of fresh produce and locally sourced milk. The program will also include fun themed days throughout the week to get the students excited about eating a healthy and delicious lunch! New this school year, online pre-ordering will be available and required to ensure everyone has access to meals as well as reduce food waste. More information will be sent out to parents and posted on social media soon! Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @glenellyn41food.

Building Home Libraries for D41 Kids Age 0-5

The D41Kids Foundation has partnered with the world-renowned Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to bring a local affiliate program to incoming District 41 children. Imagination Library books are specially-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality books delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five. These books are personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to the child to create a gifting experience that makes books exciting and to help each child begin the building of their very own home library.

Any child who lives within the District 41 boundaries between birth and age 5 can register.

WHAT: Free books are mailed to each qualified program registrant each month. The program is funded by the D41Kids Foundation’s generous donors.

REGISTER: Register here now:

WHY: Dolly Parton’s vision is to create a lifelong love of reading, prepare children for school and inspire them to dream. The presence of books in the home supports the child’s academic, social, and emotional development and by reading together, children develop a special bond with their parents and caregivers. At no cost to families, there is absolutely no downside to registering your child!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Lynn Bruno, Vice Chairperson of D41 Kids Foundation

Area Vaccine Opportunities and Clinics

For those who would like to get vaccinated for COVID-19, please review these vaccination opportunities in our area as well as information on upcoming area vaccination clinics.

Vaccination clinics:

Care Van traveling DuPage county
The DCHD Care Van provides free vaccinations to individuals 12 years or older. Care Van dates and locations posted HERE.

Vaccine walk-ins available at local retailers
COVID-19 vaccine walk-ins are available at Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart and Target. Walk-in vaccinations are also available at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center at 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Health department partners with DuPage Medical Group
The DCHD has partnered with DuPage Medical Group to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to youth age 12 and older (and any family member who wishes to receive a vaccine). This includes those who are not patients of DuPage Medical Group. Schedule an appointment HERE.

2021-22 School Year Supply Lists

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Preparing your child with the right supplies is a great first step to ensure student success. Find your school supply list below.

- Abraham Lincoln
- Ben Franklin
- Churchill
- Forest Glen
- Hadley Junior High