Glen Ellyn School District 41
Choose Full In Person or Full Remote Learning by March 23
Sip Day March 26 - Spring Break Schedule
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 Schedule
Spring break for District 41 is March 29 thru April 2 this year. All schools will be remote on the two days post spring break for saliva testing and Election day.
- 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
Wednesday, April 7: Schools reopen for blended model
CDC Travel Guideline Information
Updated IDPH School FAQ’s
World Down Syndrome Awareness Day - Rock Your Socks!
March 21 is Down Syndrome Awareness Day and SSPAC (Student Services Parent Advisory Committee) is participating in a Rock Your Socks drive in partnership with the People's Resource Center. All month they will be collecting new socks from size infant to adult to be donated in April. Donation boxes are located at all of the schools as well as the District 41 Central Services Office. Thank you for your participation. Don't forget to Rock YOUR Socks on March 21!
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:
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.
Holocaust Survivor Presentation
Hadley 8th grade students, staff and families had the opportunity to hear the personal story of Holocaust survivior Danny Goldsmith. During the presentation, Mr. Goldsmith shared how as a child he was sent to several places to hide from the Nazis, and how he eventually escaped. His inspirational message of hope and eliminating hate struck a chord.
This event was made possible through the Holocaust Awareness Museum & Education Center. To watch Mr. Goldsmith’s presentation, CLICK HERE
Forest Glen's ‘ONE BOOK’ Featuring Author Peter Brown
One Book, Forest Glen is a PTA sponsored event created by Mrs. Callicoat from the Forest Glen Library Media Center. All Forest Glen families received a copy of either The Wild Robot (K-5) or The Curious Garden (PreK). Both books were written and illustrated by Peter Brown. All families received a new copy of the book, a family guide with activities and games to complete while you read, a blank map, and a bookmark. The family guide provided hands on opportunities to not only engage with the story, but to spend time as a family. Connections across the school were made using Flipgrid where K-5 students showed off their projects, maps, experiments, and "lodges" they created just like the main character, Roz. There has been much involvement from students, parents, grandparents, teachers, and staff!
Forest Glen is very excited to end this One Book program with a Virtual Author Visit from Peter Brown on March 24th. This event will take place in the evening so all families can participate together. We are so excited to welcome Peter Brown to the Forest Glen community!
Guest Clinician Ms. Serena Harnack Visits With Hadley Orchestra
In the month of March, professional violinist and singer-songwriter, Ms. Serena Harnack, will introduce a different side of music by featuring electric stringed instruments. Students will be instructed on how to play an electric instrument, along with properly using an amplifier and pedals to change the sound of the instrument. Ms. Harnack will demonstrate and speak about her experiences on how the electric violin and her song-writing compositions came together for her career path.
Ms. Harnack is a native of Glen Ellyn and now lives and records music in Nashville, Tennessee. As a child prodigy, she won her first local competition at the age of 5 and her first national competition at the age of 8. She is a former graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and received the prestigious Berklee's Presidential Scholarship. Ms. Harnack has performed with and for many famous artists including John Legend, Rachel Barton Pine, Yo-Yo Ma, Brian Lewis, Mark Wood, André Previn, Ilya Kaler, and Mark O'Connor. Thank you to the Hadley PTA for sponsoring this exciting clinic to help educate and inspire our Hadley musicians.
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