From District 41

Have A Great Summer Break!

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July 19, 2022
The District Digest weekly newsletter will resume publication at the start of the 2022-23 School Year. During this summer, District 41 will communicate periodically via Staying Connected. Enjoy your summer!

Calendar Reminders

District 41 school offices will reopen on Monday, August 8. If you have questions or need help before August 8 please call our Central Services Office at 630.790.6400. Thank you.

  • Student Fees Due - August 1
    See below for information on PushCoin and Student Fees.
    • New Student Registration - August 8
      All schools will be open for registration on Monday, August 8 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. to finalize and accept new student registration paperwork. NOTE: Registration is still an online process to start.
    • Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

      Monday, August 15 - 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting at Hadley
    • Elementary Teacher Assignments and Hadley Schedules released in Skyward Family Access
      Monday, August 15 at Noon. All registration fees and/or payment arrangements must be completed in order to obtain this information.
    • Elementary Meet & Greet and Hadley Wildcat Welcome Wednesday, August 17
    • First Day of student attendance for Grades K-8 Thursday, August 18.

    • First Day of attendance for PreK/EC Friday, August 19.

    • Second Saturday/Board Conversation - September 10 - Hadley Junior High, Library Media Center, 240 Hawthorne Blvd., Glen Ellyn (No August session)

    Prior to the beginning of the school year, look for a Back to School Edition of District Digest. It will include important start of the school year information including safety protocols, technology updates, student schedules, health services reminders, etc.

    PushCoin - New D41 Payment System

    District 41 is transitioning to a new and more convenient service for payment of school fees and managing school lunch accounts called PushCoin. is a mobile-friendly website. Parents can use a smartphone or a tablet to pay for school fees or fund and monitor lunch accounts. Families will be provided the option to link PushCoin to their bank account and pay via an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) without paying any transaction fees. There will also be the option to pay via a credit card, but there would then be a small credit card processing transaction fee.

    For all available information on PushCoin CLICK HERE
    NOTE: PushCoin sent a separate email on July 18 with the credentials you will need to login.

    D41 Free Meals Application

    Children need healthy meals to learn. Glen Ellyn District 41 offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. To apply for free meals or a fee waiver, please complete the Household Eligibility Application. Clic para espanol. Submit your completed application to the Central Services Office or your school office. If you are unable to print the lunch application/fee waiver, please contact the District office or your school office.

    Families who are currently receiving benefits from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Income Eligible Medicaid, or Foster child status do not need to complete an application and will receive notice of direct certification.

    Health Services Reminder

    Students entering Kindergarten, 6th grade, or new to District 41 must have a current State of Illinois physical and updated immunization record on file PRIOR to the first day of school in order to avoid exclusion. Please visit the D41 Health Services website for forms, resources, and more detailed information on student health requirements.

    2022 D41 Summer Spanish Camp

    The first District 41 Summer Spanish Camp since 2019 was a success! The camp welcomed current D41 Kindergarten through 5th grade FLES and dual language students. Campers built crafts, worked in groups, practiced their Spanish-speaking skills and developed knowledge about cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Campers also enjoyed outdoor activities, the World Cup soccer tournament and Taco Craft Day. Thank you to all of our Glenbard West student volunteers, and thank you to our camp teachers Brianna Kay Mexico, Karen Hodges Costa Rica, Alex Rotela Spain, Gladis Nevarez Argentina and Mayra Kulik Peru. Also thank you to D41 administrator Geri Adkins.

    ¡Te veo el próximo año!

    Chat Site/App Warning for Parents

    Although district devices are as secure and safe as possible, please pay attention to your child’s technology use on devices provided by the district and on personal devices. There are a few new sites of concern that are becoming popular with kids. These sites are video chat sites that connect users with others randomly to chat with strangers.They have become hot spots for predators. For example, one of the sites is called “Omegle - Talk to strangers.” District 41 has blocked this site and others like it on all district issued devices, however anyone can reach these sites on their personal devices.

    Please continue to talk with your children about internet safety and monitor their technology usage at home. Thank you for partnering with us to keep students safe and responsible while online this summer.

    Food Service Workers Needed at D41

    Quest Food Management Services is the new food service company that will now be serving all District 41 schools. As they prepare for the coming school year, they are hiring several key positions.

    • Cashier
    • Cook
    • Food Service Worker
    • Dishwasher/Porter
    • and other "team member" roles

    Apply online at

    Go to "See All Available Job Positions"

    Thank you for considering!

    About Quest

    "Providing children nutritious foods, that fuel their learning, is our privilege. Sharing our knowledge about food and where it comes from, is our passion. Quest believes that the landscape of the “school cafeteria” is undergoing a long overdue overhaul. The variety of food, cuisine, and dining experiences children have available to them today shouldn’t stop at the doors of their school.

    We believe in offering:

    • Traditional, kid-friendly favorites, made from scratch

    • Authentic international dishes

    • Fresh, local products

    • Made-to-order menu options

    • Inviting dining environment

    • Healthy choices that are flavorful and appealing

    We believe that the food experience shouldn’t be limited to the cafeteria. Our kitchen-to-classroom approach provides educational opportunities for students to learn curriculum lessons on food science, history and agriculture, through food."

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children 5 and Under

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    CLICK HERE for more information from the DuPage County Health Department regarding COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years of age.

    2022-23 Supply Lists

    The first day of school is Thursday, August 18, 2022. Preparing your child with the right supplies is a great first step to ensure student success. Find your school supply list below.

    - Abraham Lincoln
    - Ben Franklin
    - Churchill
    - Forest Glen
    - Hadley Junior High

    D41 Kids Foundation presents 'The Lion King'

    Don't miss 'The Lion King' presented by the D41 Kids Foundation. Performances will take place at Parkview Community Church.


    Friday, August 5 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

    For more details visit D41KIDS.ORG