District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

May 20, 2020

End of the Year E-Learning Update

Instruction will continue to occur for students through May 29th. During the week of June 1st, Remote Learning will look a little different. Being that it is the last week of school, students will still receive daily activities/resources to support learning and be provided fun end of the year activities but no new instruction will be provided. The last day of school remains June 4.

During the last week of school, Literacy and Math teachers will be doing remote reading and math check-ins so that the district can get a pulse on learning. In Literacy, these will occur as individual check-ins. Each student will receive an individual reading check-in with the teacher to close the year. This will replace the literacy assignments/instruction for the week. In addition, math teachers will be doing math check-ins through exit tickets during the week. These exit tickets will be provided through teacher’s google classrooms and will be the assignments for the week. Please have your child complete the reading and math check-ins independently as much as possible. These are not assessments and will not be graded but rather just check-ins to gather information on student progress. We asked that students try their best because the results will assist us in beginning to draft plans for how to move forward instructionally this fall.

The recommendations on grading during this period of unprecedented crisis comes directly from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). ISBE gave direction to districts to assign pass/incomplete options. For District 41, this means that students will receive a pass (P) if they have engaged in Remote Learning during the timeframe of April 6th - May 29th. If students did not engage after all attempts have been made then the student will receive a mark of Insufficient Evidence (I) and be provided additional support come fall.

Please note: Spanish Camp is canceled this summer. Camp Invention will be held virtually. Also, look for virtual summer programming from the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center.

Welcome to New Assistant Principal of Forest Glen School

Ms. Margaret Turner has been appointed the Assistant Principal of Forest Glen Elementary School. Ms. Turner is currently a Special Education Specialist and Early Intervention to Early Childhood Coordinator in Berwyn North District 98. Prior to her current position in District 98, she was a school psychologist. She has spent all of her 20 years of experience in the area of special education in North Berwyn.

Ms. Turner earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology as well as earning a school psychology certification from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a master’s in educational leadership from Benedectine University and she holds her director of special education endorsement.

Welcome to District 41, Ms. Turner!

Hadley Virtual Graduation

Hadley Junior High would like to extend an invitation to all of its 8th grade junior high students and families to virtually attend the 8th grade Graduation for the Class of 2020 to be held on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. via D41 YouTube live stream.

Please visit www.d41.org/graduation on June 4 at 7 p.m. to watch!

8th Graders to Keep Chromebooks

As part of a multi-year technology plan approved by the Board of Education, students who are currently 8th graders do not need to return their Chromebooks to District 41. The Chromebooks are now the property of the students.

On June 4, the District will send instructions on how to remove Chromebooks from the District 41 network, so that graduating 8th graders can sign into the Chromebooks with regular gmail accounts. At 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020, District 41 will deactivate the Google accounts assigned to graduating 8th graders. Starting June 22, these students will no longer have access to Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, or any other Google applications using their d41 account logins.

Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center to Provide Virtual Summer Programs

During these past two months of remote learning, GECRC has assisted schools with communications to D41 families by going out into the neighborhoods to see students as well as connecting local community organizations and businesses that want to help students with academic and food resources. Although the after school program can’t exist at a physical location, GECRC is still helping students to strengthen their academic and social skills through virtual support such as using Google Classroom, tutoring conferences, and social meet ups.

GECRC will continue the remote support into the summer months. The summer school program will look a little different this year, but they will provide the same connection, support and care that is the standard of the program. If you are interested in helping GECRC bridge e-learning to fall academic readiness for students in District 41, go to www.gecrc.com/donate.

Thank you for your support!

GECRC Learning is Virtually Year Round

District 41 Kids Foundation Continues to Support Families

Thank you to the D41 Kids Foundation and the PTA Community Outreach Program for supporting families in need in District 41. We still need your help! The needs continue to increase and we are grateful to all of the generous donors! Grocery store gift cards from the foundation are keeping our families fed. Thank you for your support!

Please visit the D41 Kids Foundation website to donate to this effort: https://www.d41kids.org/donate/

5th graders participate in #liftyourvoice

On May 16th, Mrs. Feuerborn's 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra students participated in #liftyourvoice. This was an at-home, do-it-yourself community music project available to musicians of all ages everywhere. The song, Panem Nostrum, was performed at home by anyone wishing to participate, and it was dedicated to all the healers in our community. A huge congratulations to all D41 students who participated. For more information on this special performance, visit https://liftyourvoice2020.weebly.com/ Watch a short video highlighting the event:
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Register for 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra and Band BEFORE FRIDAY

To register for 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra or Band please follow these instructions:

- First, please watch the D41 Instrument Demonstration video

- CLICK HERE to register for 5th Grade Beginning Orchestra.

- CLICK HERE to register for 5th Grade Beginning Band.

Please register by this Friday, May 22. (current 4th graders only)

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Sneak Peek at Glen Ellyn Living Magazine

District 41 will be featured in the June issue of Glen Ellyn Living magzine. Here is a sneak peek of the two page spread “District 41 Keeps Spirits Up.”
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Camp Invention Goes Virtual

CLICK HERE for details and registration info about Virtual Camp Invention starting June 15.

E-Learning Assignments

For the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year students will be engaged in E-Learning. To find District 41 E-Learning Assignments for your student(s) every week please CLICK HERE
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Tech at Home - Tech Help Desk

For tech support related to District technology and Chromebooks, click here for the District 41 Tech at Home Help Desk. If you are in need of a Chromebook please contact the Help Desk to set up an appointment.

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