District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 27, 2021

In this issue…

  • Saliva Sample Collection Schedule
  • Reminders from School Nurses
  • 8th Grade FLES Success
  • Dual Language Info for Incoming Kindergartners
  • DEI Project Community Listening Session
  • Valentine’s Day Boxes Presented by the D41 Kids Foundation

Saliva Sample Collection Schedule for the Week of February 1

Monday, February 1

8th, 5th, Kindergarten

Tuesday, February 2

7th, 4th, 1st

Wednesday, February 3

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

Click here for the latest data on the D41 COVID-19 dashboard.

Important Reminders from our D41 Nurses

  • Please remember to self certify your child through the Skyward app before sending them to school each day.
  • Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well and report the absence on our attendance line and/or to the school nurse. You can expect the school nurse to reach out to you with details regarding paperwork that is required to return to school. A few things to keep in mind:
    • Even just a clear runny nose or headache can be a sign of COVID-19.
    • We cannot accept a negative saliva test or negative Rapid test as diagnostic. It must be the RT-PCR COVID test or a note from a doctor with an alternate diagnosis to return to school.
    • If your child has a chronic condition like seasonal allergies, migraines, etc, please get us a note from their doctor explaining the ongoing symptoms.
  • Remember, all siblings are required to stay home while awaiting the diagnosis of the sick student.
  • Our local health department is still advising that schools use the 14 day quarantine for students who are a close contact to a positive case. Until we hear otherwise, schools will not be lowering the quarantine period for students to the optional 10 days that the CDC has published.
  • We are getting our direction from the DuPage County Health Department and all schools in the county should be following these same guidelines. Thank you for being understanding and patient with these strict rules so that we may keep everyone safe and remain in person learning.

8th Grade FLES Cohort Spanish Success

District 41 is thrilled to announce that our first cohort of FLES (Foreign Language at the Elementary Schools) students have reached 8th grade and already demonstrate high levels of Spanish! Using Glenbard West course descriptions, test scores, and students' abilities, Hadley Spanish teachers have recommended 89% of our FLES students for a high school Spanish course above Spanish 2. Congratulations to our students and their FLES and Hadley teachers for developing a robust language curriculum and providing effective language instruction. For more details about our 8th grade FLES student performance, please view the recorded D41 board meeting from Monday, January 25.

Dual Language Incoming Kindergartners 2021-22

Next month, District 41 will post and announce a parent video with information about our Dual Language program for incoming kindergarteners. The video will provide an overview of our Dual Language program, introduce Dual Language teachers, and offer details about how to apply for the program. Due to pandemic practices this year, the video is replacing the traditional in-person meeting. The video’s availability will be announced in an upcoming District Digest newsletter.

DEI Project Community Listening Session this Saturday

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Project in Glen Ellyn will host a community listening session on Saturday, January 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn about the next steps that the community has decided to take based on the data compiled from the Glen Ellyn DEI Project events. Click here to register.

D41 Kids Foundation Announces Hometown Valentine’s Boxes

Order a Hometown Valentine Box today and you can help support the D41 Kids Foundation. Hometown Valentine Boxes are carefully curated Valentine's that feature special items from Glen Ellyn businesses. Choose from the Sweet Treat Kid's Box or the Date-Night-in Box. Quantities are limited. Box pick up is February 12th and 13th. The D41 Kids Foundation is a community partner with District 41 and works to promote equity and excellence in educational opportunities. All proceeds from A Hometown Valentine benefit the D41 Kids Foundation. For more details or to purchase a Hometown Valentine Box CLICK HERE.

Love your town. Love your schools!

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