District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

August 20, 2021

Welcome Back to School

We hope all District 41 students and staff had a great first couple of days!

Stronger Together
First Day

In this issue…

  • Return to School Plan
  • Free Lunch at Schools for ALL Students
  • Voluntary Weekly COVID-19 Testing at School
  • Glenbard Parent Series
  • D41 Kids Foundation Golf Outing
  • Vaccination Opportunities

Return to School Plan

The Board of Education approved a Return to School Plan for the 2021/22 school year. We ask anyone associated with District 41 to be familiar with this plan. Also, please note that this plan is subject to change. Click Here for the Return to School Plan. DELE CLIC AQUÍ PARA VER EL PLAN DE REGRESO A LAS ESCUELAS EN ESPAÑOL

Please note: Masks are not required while dropping off/picking up your children outside of the schools. If you are not masked, please social distance from children that are not yours/with you.

Free Lunch at Schools for ALL Students

A new lunch program provides free lunches for all students this school year. An online order must be placed each week in order to receive lunch at school. This is an optional program. Students are still welcome to bring lunch to school.

For information about the District 41 School Meal Program and information on how to order, CLICK HERE

Voluntary Weekly COVID-19 Testing at School

District 41 will be offering COVID-19 saliva screening tests this school year for unvaccinated students and staff. The screening tests will be provided and administered once a week at school through the SHIELD Illinois program at no cost to the district.

If you would like your child/ren to participate, please complete the "Voluntary Covid-19 Testing Consent Form" in Skyward before August 27. If you have already filled out the form or do not want to participate, you do not need to take further action. The program will tentatively start on September 13.

CLICK HERE for more information about the District 41 SHIELD Illinois program.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Hadley September 1st and 22nd

District 41 is partnering with AMITA Health to host a vaccine clinic for students ages 12 and up, family members and staff. The clinic will take place on September 1 and September 22 for doses one and two, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hadley Junior High, 240 Hawthorne Blvd, Glen Ellyn. Participants will enter Hadley using Door 9.

  • AMITA will be offering the Pfizer vaccine.

  • The event is free of charge.

  • Anyone under 18 will need a parent/guardian present.

Please CLICK HERE to fill out the form by August 29th. AMITA will follow up to schedule your appointments. Please do not schedule yourself/your child if you will not be available to attend both the 9/1 and 9/22 clinic dates. All interested participants should have a conversation and get their questions answered regarding the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with their own and their child's primary healthcare provider. This event is being offered as a courtesy to our families as the vaccine is not mandated. In order to host this event, we need to have a minimum of 50 participants.

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Glenbard Parent Series

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families project is an educational consortium dedicated to featuring distinguished presenters sharing practical research-based knowledge to enhance students’ well-being. Check out their upcoming speakers.

Frank Palmasani

Wed, Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Financial Aid Workshop: Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price

Janine Halloran

Tue, Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Social Skills and Anxiety Solutions for the Early Child: Start Strong


D41 Kids Foundation Golf Outing

Grab your clubs for a good cause and register today for the first D41 Kids Foundation Golf Outing on September 23rd. Each golfer will receive range balls, golf, dinner, and two drink tickets. Hole Sponsorship includes business signage at the hole.

WHAT: D41 Kids Foundation Golf Outing

WHEN: Thursday, September 23rd

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Golf Registration

2:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

7:00 p.m. Dinner and Live Entertainment

WHERE: Village Links Golf Course, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn

Register now at www.d41kids.org/golf. If you have questions, contact the D41 Kids Foundation at golf@d41kids.org

Vaccination Opportunities

For those who would like to get vaccinated for COVID-19, please review these vaccination opportunities in our area as well as information on upcoming area vaccination clinics.

Vaccination clinics:

Care Van traveling DuPage county

The DCHD Care Van provides free vaccinations to individuals 12 years or older. Care Van dates and locations posted HERE.

Vaccine walk-ins available at local retailers

COVID-19 vaccine walk-ins are available at Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart and Target. Walk-in vaccinations are also available at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center at 111 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Health department partners with DuPage Medical Group

The DCHD has partnered with DuPage Medical Group to expand COVID-19 vaccinations to youth age 12 and older (and any family member who wishes to receive a vaccine). This includes those who are not patients of DuPage Medical Group. Schedule an appointment HERE.

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