District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

December 2, 2020

In this issue.

  • COVID-19 Testing Results

  • SIP Day / Winter Break

  • Hadley Science Students Compete

  • D41 Educator of the Year Nominations

  • COVID-19 Related Resources

  • Glenbard Parent Series

  • Opt in for Text Messages

  • Get the D41 App

COVID-19 Saliva Testing Results

Thank you to the over 1,900 students and over 220 staff who signed up for our first round of COVID-19 screening in District 41.

The results are being analyzed now. We will send an email and robocall today Wednesday, December 2, to let you know if we will be back in person this week. The plan is to be back in the blended in-person model starting on Thursday, December 3.

A special thank you to members of the Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT) for the countless hours spent working to make this testing happen! Thank you also to the over 25 volunteers who delivered the test kits to the homes of our District 41 families. This process would not have been possible without the support from our community! Thank you.


Friday, December 18 is a scheduled SIP Day in District 41. ALL students in both remote and blended learning will participate in learning from 8:30 a.m to 11 a.m. PM classes will not be held due to teachers working on school improvement. No in-person or remote learning will occur in the PM on this SIP day.

Then District 41 schools will be closed for Winter Break beginning Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 1, 2021. Click for the official school calendar HERE

Hadley Students Place 3rd in 44th Annual Science Contest

Twenty Hadley 7th and 8th graders participated in the 44th Annual Science Contest at Fenwick High School. 275 contestants from 17 schools competed and Hadley placed 3rd overall! Congratulations to our students for their excellent performance led by 7th grade teacher Dina Sbarra and 8th grade teacher Samantha Buccola. Student participants included: Megan A. - 22nd overall, Olivia D, Lauren E, Ahmed F. - 11th overall, Chase F, Drew G, Nathan G, Rohail K, Will L, Matthew L, Marisa M, Ezra M, Danish M. - 5th overall, Campbell N, Emily O. - 12th overall, Allison P. - 7th overall, Avi S. - 15th overall, Dominic S. - 28th overall, Alex S, Nile W.
Great job, students!
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Nominate Your Pick for Educator of the Year!

The Glen Ellyn Community Awards is a chance for the community to say THANK YOU to all the hard working teachers who are educating children and who go the extra mile using their time and talents to make Glen Ellyn a wonderful community to live and learn. To nominate someone for the District 41 Educator of the Year, click on the link below. The selected educator will be honored at a future event to be determined.


Voting takes place now through January 24, 2021. One vote per email. Show your support for our teachers and nominate someone today!


Planning for your Future During the Pandemic/Encuentra tu futuro durante la pandemia, noche de universidad

Susanna Melon ELL Coordinator & Distinguished Panel

Wed, Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MORE HERE

Film Screening with Dr. Devorah Heitner and Liz Repking

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

Secrets of Successful Parents/ Secretos de padres

Dr. Ferney Ramirez

Thu, Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MORE HERE

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Receive Text Messages from District 41

District 41 will use text messaging to share timely information and emergency communications. You can now opt in to receive these important text messages from District 41. Text Y or Yes to 67587.


Everything District 41 in Your Pocket

Stay connected with District 41 by downloading our app! Download the app on Android or iPhone. Make sure to enable the notifications feature to receive the most up to date information.
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