District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

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September 10, 2020


Our first remote School Improvement Day (SIP) day will be held tomorrow Friday, September 11. The September 11 SIP day will work differently as students will follow their morning schedule. Students will only attend the classes that they have from 8:30-11:00 a.m. and will have their afternoon off.

Curriculum Nights are Next Week

Curriculum nights will be held virtually at every school this year. Mark your calendars! Your school principal will send information out with more details.
The Curriculum night dates are as follows:

September 14 - Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade

September 15 - 3rd, 4th, 5th grades

September 16 - 6th grade and electives

September 17 - 7th and 8th grade

Food Program Update

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District 41 is providing FREE meal service for ALL CHILDREN ENROLLED at each of our schools as we would normally under the USDA National School Lunch and Breakfast programs.

Starting Wednesday, September 16th, distribution of all meals will be at Hadley Junior High. Meals will no longer be distributed at the elementary schools. Parents/guardians have the option of picking up food at one of two designated times, 6:30 - 7:45 am OR 11:30 - 12:30 pm, in a drive thru format in the front of Hadley. Children do not need to be present for pick up. Children will be provided with 5 days of breakfasts and lunches to take with them wherever they may be learning. CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER

For the latest details and updates visit www.d41foodandnutrition.org as well.

If you are unable to come to pick up at either of these times, please contact Tess Ngo at tngo@d41.org

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Absences during Remote Learning

If students attend the live instruction session and are there for attendance they are marked present. If they are not there then they are marked absent. If a student is not present for attendance due to wifi issues or any other non-medical reason, they can review the recorded session later. Students are asked to make up the work immediately when possible. If the family calls a child in sick because they can not participate in the day's lesson, they are marked as an excused absence. They do still get full credit for work that they make up.

Sensory Garden Installed at Lincoln

Thank you to Glen Ellyn's Boy Scout Troop 41 and the Abraham Lincoln School PTA for their recent work building a sensory garden at Lincoln's courtyard. Led by Andrew Estes, son of D41 Board member and Assistant Scoutmaster Ted Estes, the group installed concrete steppers, excavated an area for a zen garden, organized a sitting area and sunk pots for planting herbs. Great job everyone and thank you for beautifying Abraham Lincoln!

Quarter/Trimester/Semester Calendar for 2020-21

As a reminder here is the Grading Periods calendar for our elementary schools and for Hadley Junior High for the 2020-21 School Year:

Abraham Lincoln/Ben Franklin/Churchill/Forest Glen

Trimester 1: August 21 - November 13

Trimester 2: November 16 - February 26

Trimester 3: March 1 - May 28*


Semester 1: August 21 - January 15

  • Quarter 1: August 21 - October 23
  • Quarter 2: October 26 - January 15

Semester 2: January 18 - May 27*

  • Quarter 3: January 18 - March 19
  • Quarter 4: March 22 - May 27*

(*if no emergency days are used)

Tech Support During Remote Learning

The D41 Tech At Home webpage is open to our students and families. Find tutorials, email or submit a Help Desk request, get Chromebook troubleshooting tips, view the list of approved D41 apps and services, read about student expectations and more. CLICK HERE
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Check out all of the digital materials offered to students by the Glen Ellyn Public Library. E-Learning resources for kindergarten to middle school level are available. Visit https://gepl.org/digital-library/ and look for the Youth and Middle School tabs to find the E-Learning resources. Click Here for the flyer.

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Under Pressure: Untangling and Confronting Today’s Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety

Dr. Lisa Damour

Wed, Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

Community Reads: Long Way Down & Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

Jason Reynolds, Library of Congress Youth Ambassador to Reading

Tue, Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

Differently Wired: Raising Unconventional Children in a Conventional World
Deborah Reber

Tue, Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

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