From District 41
July 8, 2021
Summer Board of Education Meetings
Regular Board meetings are not scheduled in July. All Board meetings will resume at Hadley Junior High starting on Monday, August 16th.
First Day of student attendance for the 2021-22 School year is Wednesday, August 18.
Update on Guidance for Next School Year
See below news article related to the latest from the State of Illinois regarding guidance for schools in the fall. School districts are still waiting for official guidance for the 2021-22 school year.
from 'The Center Square' 6/29/21 - click here for full story
"The Center Square reports on Superintendents seeking guidance. From the story:
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says those wanting clearer guidance for in-person education won’t get complete certainty. The governor also said the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over. Schools across the state are still waiting for more detailed guidance on how to bring students back full-time while still complying with the governor’s COVID-19 protocol. Those protocols require students to be back full time this fall, but schools must continue social distancing and masks are still required. Large Unit District Association Executive Director John Burkey said districts are excited to have children back full time for the coming semester. But, he said that doesn’t mesh with guidance to continue socially distancing in schools as the rest of the state is in Phase 5 of the governor’s reopening plan with no capacity restrictions."
Important Note On Masks
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Hadley Junior High
Presented by AMITA Health
District 41 is partnering with AMITA Health to host a FREE vaccine clinic for students ages 12 and up, family members and staff. The clinic will take place on July 14 and August 4 for doses one and two, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hadley Junior High, 240 Hawthorne Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Participants will enter Hadley using Door 9. Anyone under 18 will need a parent/guardian present.
Please CLICK HERE to fill out the form. AMITA will follow up to schedule your appointments. Please do not schedule yourself/your child if you will not be available to attend both the 7/14 and 8/4 clinic dates. All interested participants should have a conversation and get their questions answered regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with their own and their child's primary healthcare provider.
These dates will allow those who get vaccinated to be considered "fully vaccinated" by the start of the 2021-2022 school year. This event is being offered as a courtesy to our families as the vaccine is not mandated. In order to host this event, we need to have a minimum of 50 participants.
New School Meal Program for Everyone!
District 41 is pleased to partner with Marquardt Food and Nutrition Services to provide all children with free meals this summer and through next school year. The free meals are made possible by a federal program being offered due to the pandemic.
The meal program for next school year will be fully reimagined and includes high quality healthy meals with fresh produce. The program will also include fun themed days throughout the week. Meals will be packaged in colorful recyclable packaging to get kids excited about eating lunch! Online pre-ordering will be available starting next school year. More information will be provided to families soon and posted on social media. The district is excited to be able to support all families with this fun healthy and free daily meal service at school. Don’t hesitate to pre-order food next year for your kids at school.
District 41 Welcomes Two New Assistant Principals
Abraham Lincoln School welcomes new Assistant Principal Brian Schremp. Mr. Schremp has been an employee in District 41 since 2011. He currently serves as a Math Instructional Coach at Benjamin Franklin School and is also currently serving as the Summer Acceleration Principal at Hadley Junior High. Mr. Schremp earned a master’s degree in principal preparation from Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bradley University.
Forest Glen School welcomes new Assistant Principal Sarah Taitel. Prior to coming to District 41, Ms. Taitel was the Special Education Program Supervisor in District 88, Bellwood, IL. She has also served as District Assistance Team Coach for the Illinois Center for School Improvement and the Director of Student Services in CUSD 95, Lake Zurich, IL. Ms. Taitel earned her master’s degree in education administration from Northern Illinois University and her bachelor’s degree in special education from Illinois State University.
Introducing the D41 Board Committee of the Whole Meetings
District 41 is excited to announce new Board of Education Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings. This new meeting format will provide stakeholders an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the Board while respecting all requirements of the Open Meetings Act. 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.
Someone You Should Know
District 41 has an incredible staff that we would like you to know! Staff members submit information about themselves and we will share it here with you.
Maria Vichio | Hadley Junior High - Resource Teachers Aide
How many years you have been in D41?
Please give a short summary of the work that you do and how you impact students.
I am a Resource Teachers Aide and I work with special education students along with general education students in an inclusion environment.
Please tell us something about you as a person that you would like others to know.
I am first generation born in America. I have a daughter with Down Syndrome.
Please share your favorite quote.
I always tell my son "You are a Rainbow of possibilities !"
Summer Spanish Online Activities 2021
Hola! To add to a fun summer, our teachers have created a matrix of fun Spanish activities for students to select and complete as they wish. The activities will be appropriate for elementary Dual Language and FLES students. Students will be able to choose one or multiple activities any time they feel like interacting in español. Get started by CLICKING HERE! ¡Buenas vacaciones! Para español.