District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

March 4, 2021

In this issue…

  • SIP Day March 26/Spring Break
  • Saliva Sample Collection Schedule
  • 5Essentials Survey
  • No Spanish Camp
  • BPAC Presentation
  • GPS Events


Friday, March 26 is a scheduled SIP Day in District 41. There is no Pre-K, Early Childhood or Kindergarten student attendance on this SIP Day. Blended and Remote students in grades 1-8 who attend the AM session will have morning classes from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. on March 26. Blended and Remote students in grades 1-8 who attend the PM session will not have classes from 1:00-3:30 p.m. on March 26.

Spring break for District 41 is March 29 thru April 2 this year. All schools will be remote on the two days after spring break.

  • Monday, March 29 thru Friday, April 2: Spring Break - No School
  • Monday, April 5: Remote for all - Saliva screening drop off at all schools

  • Tuesday, April 6: Remote for all - Election Day

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Saliva Collection Schedule for Next Week

Monday, March 8

8th, 5th, Kindergarten

Tuesday, March 9

7th, 4th, 1st

Wednesday, March 10

6th, 3rd, 2nd, PreK/Early Childhood

5Essentials Survey for Parents - Deadline Approaching

District 41 relies on parent feedback when planning for the future. Please share your thoughts about your school community through the annual Illinois 5Essentials survey! Taking this survey allows you to share your views on school effectiveness. The survey is administered by UChicago Impact and is based on the Five Essentials for School Success, an evidence-based framework developed by the University of Chicago.

The 5Essentials are:

  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environment

  • Ambitious Instruction

Each school needs a parent response rate of at least 20% to receive a results report. Thank you for your participation!

CLICK HERE to take the survey! The deadline is April 2.
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No Spanish Summer Camp this Year

District 41 will not be offering the annual Spanish Camp for the Summer of 2021. This Spanish camp typically focuses on the cultural aspects of the Spanish Heritage, such as food, dancing, crafts, and sport like activities. Due to the current CDC guidelines, the program would not be able to adhere to the safety guidelines while also offering a robust summer Spanish camp. The District hopes to offer this program again in the summer of 2022.

BPAC Hosts Native Language Outreach Series

Last week, the D41 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) hosted a parent outreach series featuring Dr. Kim Potowski. Dr. Potowski is a professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Chicago, IL. Dr. Potowski presented on Usar el idioma nativo en casa (Using the native language at home). The presentation was followed up with a live question and answer session with Dr. Potowski on ZOOM. The original presentation recording is posted on the D41 BPAC web page.

College of DuPage to host webinar on 'Education and Careers' with strategist and author Heather McGowan

The DuPage Regional Office of Education, in partnership with College of DuPage and Glenbard Parent Series, is pleased to present a free webinar on the role education will play in developing a workforce that produces rewarding careers and a thriving economy. In this webinar, strategist and author Heather E. McGowan will outline a world where humans

must continuously learn and adapt while avoiding the pitfalls of information overload.

WHAT: Most Likely to Succeed: Anticipating the Future of Education and Careers - A webinar

WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: This event will be livestreamed HERE on www.cod.edu/succeed

  • Complete the form HERE to be reminded the day before. No cost, registration or login required.
  • Questions for Heather E. McGowan and panelists during and in advance of the program may be emailed to succeed@cod.edu.

McGowan will join a panel of education experts for a discussion about the key role that education will play in developing a future workforce that produces rewarding careers and a thriving economy. The panel includes College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo, DuPage Regional Office of Education Superintendent Dr. Darlene Ruscitti, Glenbard High School District 87 Superintendent Dr. David Larson, and Academic consultant and researcher Dr. Lourdes Ferrer-Allen.

With virtual teamwork becoming the norm and novel professions rapidly emerging, helping

students define their career paths—and developing relevant curriculum—will be critical for

future success.

Get more information about the webinar HERE

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Grooming for Excellence Parent Academy/En la Silla del Conductor: Una Academia de Liderazgo para Padres Hispanosr

Dr. Lourdes Ferrerr

Thu, Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MORE HERE

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