District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

December 16, 2021

In this issue…

  • Calendar Reminders
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Board Meeting Video
  • District 41 Concerts
  • PTA Community Outreach
  • Screening Opportunity
  • Glenbard West Ranks #19
  • Dr. Ramirez Desire to Learn Program
  • Vaccination Information
  • Rental Assistance
  • Winter Weather Communications

Calendar Reminders

December 17th - SIP Day

Tomorrow, Friday, December 17, is a scheduled SIP Day in District 41. On eight SIP Days throughout the year, students in 1st through 8th grade will have early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for building staff members to work on school improvement activities. Kindergarten students will not attend school on SIP Days. For the December 17th SIP Day, AM Pre-K students WILL attend school 8:15 a.m - 10:45 a.m at Forest Glen. PM Pre-K WILL NOT attend school on December 17th. For the full list of 2021-22 SIP Day dates and the Pre-K SIP Day attendance times calendar CLICK HERE.

Winter Break Dates

District 41 Winter Break begins on Monday, December 20, and goes through Friday, December 31. All school buildings will be closed during this time. The Central Service Office will reopen on Monday, December 27, and will be closed again on Friday, December 31. School will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022.

COVID-19 Dashboard

The District 41 COVID Dashboard is a way for the public to monitor both the number of positive covid cases reported for students and staff as well as the number of people quarantined in the district due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

Board Meeting Video Pulled from YouTube

The Board of Education meeting video from Monday, December 13, was flagged by YouTube for "Medical Misinformation" and they notified the District that "Your content December 13, 2021 - Regular Board Meeting was removed due to a violation of our Community Guidelines." After appeal, YouTube stated: "Our review confirmed that this content violates YouTube's Community Guidelines. No further appeal is possible." The district currently uses YouTube for the storage of Board meeting videos, music performance videos, etc. In addition to the livestream to YouTube, the district will be exploring back up options.

Detailed minutes from the meeting will be available and posted on the District 41 website once approved by the Board. CLICK HERE for the December 13 Board Meeting Summary.

December Concert Photos

Please enjoy a few photos from the Hadley Winter Concert series. If you missed a performance you can watch a recording of the show HERE.

District 41 PTA Community Outreach Holiday Sharing Program

Thank you to all of the Santa’s helpers who made another amazing year of Holiday Sharing happen for District 41 families. Churchill School’s gym was full of gifts that were delivered to families on December 11 in time for the holidays! Thank you to the organizers Karen Winter, Therese Crawford, Jen Huard, and Marta Scarleski, and all of the delivery elves for making it happen!

This program is part of Operation Christmas now in its 50th year. Some years ago, this program invited District 41 to join in to support our families. Thank you! Thank you also to our partners, the CCW of St. Petronille and the Glen Ellyn Junior Women’s Club.

A special thanks to The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn for coordinating the book purchases provided to students by community members. Thank you!

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COVID-19 Screening Opportunity Prior to Holiday Season

SHIELD Illinois is proud to announce expanded community testing prior to the December holidays. Sign up to test today by CLICKING HERE. Use agency code: df5brbrj. Visit www.shieldillinois.com for more information. See image below (or click here) for location map and info.

Glenbard West Ranked 19th in the State

Congratulations to our feeder high school, Glenbard West, for being featured in the Chicago Agent Magazine for being #19 in the state. All District 41 students feed into Glenbard West from Hadley Junior High. Read the article HERE

Glenbard Parent Series welcomes Dr. Ferney Ramirez

Tu, tu hijo y la Escuela…Guia para Motivar y Fortalecer el Deseo de Estudiar/You, Your Child and School…A Guide to Strengthen their Desire to Learn

Dr. Ferney Ramirez

Thursday, Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Guide to Strengthen their Desire to Learn

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE

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Vaccination Clinics for Kids 5-11

The DuPage County Health Department is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11. Click here to register and you will be notified via email for an appointment. DCHD recommends residents interested in pediatric or adult COVID-19 vaccinations visit www.vaccines.gov to find the earliest available appointment nearest to your home. Additional vaccination opportunities for individuals aged 12+ are also available from DCHD at the Central Office in Wheaton on Thursdays from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Please register here and you will be notified via email with instructions on how to schedule your appointment.

Illinois' new COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Open

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has opened a new federally funded round of assistance as of Monday, Dec. 6. If you are behind on rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $25,000 and 18 months of emergency rental payments. To learn more about how you can sign up for this program and whether you qualify for help, please visit www.illinoishousinghelp.org

Winter Weather Communications

Every winter District schools face the possibility of school building closures due to inclement weather. In the event that schools need to close for the day, District 41 will communicate the weather-related closure to families and staff as early as possible. If you need to update your contact information in Skyward CLICK HERE.

School closures due to weather will be communicated in the following ways:

Email, robo call and text message (To sign up, CLICK HERE)

D41 Website

Facebook and Twitter


PLEASE NOTE: A decision for e-learning due to weather would be communicated to students and families that day as well.

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