All Glen Ellyn School District 41 buildings are currently closed, however we look forward to transitioning to our Blended AM/PM Model. Start dates:
First Day of In-Person Learning Per Grade Level (tentative) October 15
Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade
Grades 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
While we continue watching for national and local information on coronavirus, please refer to this webpage for a list of ongoing District 41 communications. We continue to watch for information from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) including the framework and metrics for reopening schools.
CLICK HERE for the DuPage County Health Department Coronavirus webpage. If you have questions about coronavirus, call the Illinois Coronavirus hotline 800-889-3931 or send an email to email@example.com
- Talking with children about Coronavirus (CDC)
- Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource (NASP)
Commitment Form Reminder and Update
(September 18, 2020)
"Today we received an update from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) indicating that we are now back to the blue level in the IDPH model and we remain in the orange/moderate in the DCHD model. This is good news as we continue to plan for in-person learning." more...
Dr. K Reopening/Blended Model Update
(September 15, 2020)
"As shared at the beginning of the school year, District 41 has been preparing for the transition into in-person learning by the end of the first quarter. At the September 14 Board of Education meeting, a plan to shift to our Blended AM/PM learning model was presented and supported by the Board. We are now planning on bringing the primary grades back for our blended model starting in October. Prioritizing the students who have the hardest time navigating remote learning is something that the current Illinois Department of Public Health framework and metrics supports. The plan remains to shift to the blended model for all students in November after the first quarter of the school year. It is important to note that the plan is based on the status of DuPage County COVID-19 metrics." more...
A Message from Dr. K Regarding In-Person Learning
(September 4, 2020)
"We are currently working across the district to determine how we might be able to transition into our Blended Plan for all District 41 schools come the end of the first quarter. As we plan our shift for all students, we are also looking at how our shift might best support our youngest learners. We will keep you posted over the coming weeks as we work through all of the details." more...
A Message from the Superintendent
(August 28, 2020)
"According to an Illinois State Board of Education survey (of those who responded) nearly 1.1 million students, roughly 62% of those enrolled, will do their work online only. I want everyone to know that even though we started remote like many districts in Illinois, we are committed to implementing our blended model. We spent months developing our model and want nothing more than the ability to bring our students back in person. We continue to watch the information coming from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) including the framework and metrics for reopening schools. This information was released to the public today and we will aggressively work through the information internally and with input from our Pandemic Response Advisory Team." more...
Message from Board President Bruno
(August 21, 2020)
"We’re starting school and looking forward to educating all children. Everyone has worked extensively to be ready to welcome all kids to their virtual classrooms. I’m certain that every parent has also made plans for the start of the school year. Undoubtedly, for many, sacrifices were made. The efforts of many people, including our parents will unquestionably be powerful factors in how successful we are in conducting online learning this fall." more...
D41 Full Remote Learning Overview
(August 13, 2020)
"Beginning Friday, August 21, all students will attend school remotely. Students will receive five clock hours of instruction every day based on their assignment into an AM or PM schedule.." more...
D41 Announces Full Remote Learning
(August 7, 2020)
"At a special meeting of the Board of Education on August 6, the Board voted to begin the school year under a full remote learning plan for all students. Click Here for the presentation to the Board." more...
Special Board Meeting Aug. 6
(August 4, 2020)
"The Board of Education of Glen Ellyn School District 41 has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, August 6, 2020, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted entirely by electronic means originating at Hadley Middle School" more...
Message from the Superintendent
(July 29, 2020)
"Thank you to all of our families for completing the Commitment Form indicating if your children will return under the blended AM/PM model or the remote only option. Click here for the Reopening of Schools Plan. Approximately 21 percent of our families have requested the remote only option. The principals are doing their best to build the schedules for the blended model and to assign the same time of day for siblings. Thank you in advance for your patience as I know it is always best to have as much time as possible to plan. We are working hard and fast to get the information to you as soon as possible." more...
Reopening Plan Now Available
(July 22, 2020)
"On July 20, 2020 the Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education officially voted on and approved the 2020-2021 District 41 Reopening Schools Plan. The plan features a blended learning model of in-person teaching at school, and remote instruction. The plan prioritizes aggressive safety measures along with a commitment to full in-person learning once it is deemed safe to do so by state and local health officials." more...
Special Board Meeting on July 20 at 6 p.m.
(July 19, 2020)
"The Board of Education of Glen Ellyn School District 41 has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, July 20, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Individuals who wish to make public comment virtually during the live streamed Board of Education meeting must complete and submit a form no later than 1:00 PM on July 20, 2020." more...
Reopening Plan website
(July 15, 2020)
"District 41 is proposing a blended model of half day am/pm in-person instruction as well as remote learning in the Fall. The first day of school for students is August 21. Visit www.d41.org/reopeningplan to learn more about the model."
(July 12, 2020)
"Parents, your collaboration is appreciated! Please fill out the Elementary and Hadley parent questionnaires regarding clustering and AM/PM details for this Fall. Elementary HERE. Hadley HERE
Please respond by July 15th. Thank you!"
FAQs for Reopening Schools 2020/21
(July 10, 2020)
"As questions about the school year come in from parents, we want to make sure that the broad questions asked by many are answered and communicated to all. We have created a Reopening Plan 2020 Frequently Asked Questions webpage" MORE
Join a Hadley live stream on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m.
(July 10, 2020)
"As a follow up to the announcement of the draft plan for next school year, Glen Ellyn School District 41 Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey, Principal Steve Diveley, BOE President Dr. Robert Bruno and BOE Vice President Jason Loebach will present details about the 2020/21 School Year specific to Hadley Junior High School."
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. via live stream. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE LIVE STREAM
July 8, 2020 Virtual Information Session (click to watch)
Join a live stream on Wednesday July 8 at 6 p.m.
(July 6, 2020)
"As a follow up to the announcement of the draft plan for next school year, Glen Ellyn School District 41 Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski, Board of Education President Dr. Robert Bruno and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability Dr. Katie McCluskey will present details about the 2020/21 School Year this Wednesday night, July 8 at 6 p.m. via live stream. Join the live stream on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. by clicking here." MORE
Planning the Reopening of Schools
(July 6, 2020)
"Thank you for your patience over the past several weeks as we work through the Restore Illinois Plan and the Illinois State Board of Education guidance document. This has been a monumental task for school districts in Illinois and nationally. Please note that the Board of Education has not formally approved this plan but it is imperative that we begin getting feedback from families in order for our planning to move forward.
*This questionnaire is considered non-binding. We want to get your initial thoughts on next year. As more information gets communicated over the next few weeks, we will plan to do a second questionnaire that will be considered binding. It will be necessary to do so, so that we can accomplish everything that needs to be done prior to the start of school." MORE
New Guidance for Reopening Schools
(June 24, 2020)
"Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker released guidance for schools in the 2020-21 school year. Our planning for the next school year began before the 2019-20 school year ended, and the state’s 63-page guidance document will help us answer many of the questions you have asked in regards to what school will look like in the fall. The document was released to school districts at the same time as the public, and we are reviewing it to determine the best way to implement the state’s recommendations. As of June 24, no decisions have been made about what Glen Ellyn District 41 schooling will look like in the fall." MORE
PREPARING FOR FALL 2020
(June 11, 2020)
"As we move through Phase 3 and eventually into Phase 4, District 41 is preparing for the possibility of in-person learning in the fall. The district continues to work with and follow the guidelines being communicated by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Regional Office of Education and the DuPage Health Department. Click here for a Recovery Plan update provided by Superintendent Kaczkowski at the June 8 Board of Education meeting."
Message from Superintendent Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski
(May 22, 2020)
"As we get ready to call the 2019-2020 school year to a close, I wanted to provide you with an update in terms of the work that is happening relative to this coming Fall." MORE
Message from Board President Bruno
(May 12, 2020)
"In contemplating the appropriate words to express to you I’m mindful that we continue to live during the worst public health crisis in our lifetime. As the pandemic has expanded it is likely that many of you directly or by association experienced a form of painful loss. Let me acknowledge that possibility and offer you my sincere regret for any hardship you have endured. None of us are untouched by the anxiety, fear and frustration of a destructive worldwide pandemic. We are truly together in unprecedented times." MORE
PICK-UP PLANS FOR STUDENT ITEMS
(May 11, 2020)
"As we prepare for the end of the school year, we understand that some children may wish they had their personal items that they left at school when the buildings closed. We have arranged for personal items to be picked up at each school starting May 11. See below. The items are being packed up by district staff and put in bags labeled with each child’s name." MORE
Governor Closes Schools For Remainder of School Year
(April 17, 2020)
"During Governor Pritzker’s news conference today, he announced that all Illinois schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 School Year. While it is very sad that we will not be able to end the year together in our school buildings, we need to continue to take the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health departments very seriously." MORE
Week 4 -Remote Learning
(April 13, 2020)
"As we enter week 4 of learning at home, I want to thank each of you for all that you are doing to assist your children with the work within the matrices. As we transitioned to Remote Learning last week, I know that there were some bumps throughout the week in regards to technology both with access to documents and time it took to access certain documents. This occurred due to some security differences between families’ home computers and the students’ chromebook access levels. We know that these challenges can be frustrating and I sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate all of the content and technology needs to make Remote Learning accessible to all students." MORE
D41 Remote Learning Days - Guidelines and Information
(April 3, 2020)
"As of Monday, April 6, the learning at home will change from Act of God Days to Remote Learning Days. Remote Learning Days do count as instructional days and do not have to be made up. With this change to Remote Learning Days, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has put new guidelines into effect. Please read below to ensure you understand the changes and how we need to move forward as a district:" MORE
Stay-At-Home Extended Through April
(March 31, 2020)
"Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced today that he is extending the stay-at-home order through April 30. This extension mirrors the guidelines set by the President of the United States. The extension includes school closures. As we have done over the first two weeks of schools being closed, we will provide e-learning through our teachers to students. Week 3 of e-learning will begin on Monday, April 6. We will be providing more information on remote learning later this week." MORE
Join Us for the Live Stream-Part 2 w/ Dr. Nancy Zarse on April 1st
(March 28, 2020)
"The DuPage Regional Office of Education and Glen Ellyn School District 41 invite everyone across our community to join us on April 1st at 6:30 p.m. for Part 2 in a series of 4 live streams with Dr. Nancy Zarse of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Zarse is an expert in the field of crisis and resilience and has worked on very high profile cases both nationally and internationally." MORE
SOCIAL DISTANCING & FUN ACTIVITIES
(March 27, 2020)
"As we move into Spring Break next week, I want to remind everyone to continue to practice strict social distancing and follow the stay-at-home order by Governor Pritzker. Although we do not know of any confirmed cases within the District 41 community, I know many of us are starting to hear of people in our lives who are being impacted by it. Social Distancing is something that we can do that will help protect all people and lessen the chances of it spreading in our community." MORE
Message from Board President Bruno
(March 24, 2020)
"As we begin the second week of being home with our families and learning to work and learn in new ways, I recognize the uncertainty that we are all feeling. Each of us will be impacted by the pandemic differently and no two families are alike. What is certain is the support I am seeing from our community. It is happening all throughout the District 41 community. " MORE
Stay At Home Order
(March 20, 2020 / 7 p.m.)
"Earlier today, Governor Pritzker issued an executive order requiring residents to “stay at home” effective Saturday, March 21 at 5 p.m., through the end of April 7. As part of the Governor’s order, he announced that school will remain closed, with a new tentative reopening date of April 8. We recognize that this development may raise questions about the impact on students, staff, and families as well as the school’s vital role of providing meals to students and families while schools are closed. We anticipate further guidance and details from the Illinois State Board of Education next week." MORE
Navigating the First Week
(March 18, 2020 / 10 a.m..)
"I know that we are all trying to navigate these uncertain times. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to move through this temporary shut-down. Please know that we are working hard behind the scenes to make sure our students’ and families’ needs are met, both academically and social emotionally." MORE
Social Distancing Information
(March 14, 2020 / 10 a.m..)
"While schools are closed in the State of Illinois, please consider the following about social distancing provided by the Center for Disease Control and the DuPage County Health Department:" MORE
Closing District 41
(March 13, 2020 / Noon.)
"Glen Ellyn School District 41 has made the difficult decision to close all buildings beginning on Monday, March 16, until further notice. Although we still currently have no confirmed coronavirus cases in District 41, this decision was made in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community. E-learning will begin for students and staff on Monday, March 16, CLICK HERE for the links. Students/staff will not be assigned any work over spring break." MORE
Coronavirus Mitigation Efforts
(March 12, 2020 / 4:40 p.m.)
"As we have shared, there are currently no confirmed coronavirus cases in District 41. With the number of cases across the state and region increasing and as a result of our communications and in coordination with the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and the Regional Office of Education (ROE), we are taking the following proactive measures to help reduce the spread of illness throughout our community.
- We are not allowing any outside groups to use our facilities.
- We are not allowing individuals who are not District 41 students or staff inside our buildings beyond the main offices, including parents and volunteers.
- Non-essential public and/or large gatherings/events/meetings are suspended until further notice. This includes events during the school day, as well as evening events/programs such as High Interest Day, school dances, drama productions, music performances, etc." MORE
(March 12, 2020 / Noon)
"The coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since the first reported case of coronavirus in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, District 41, and all school districts in Illinois, have been preparing for a potential outbreak within the state. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in any of the District 41 schools and no reported contact situations." MORE
Coronavirus Information - District Digest
(March 4, 2020)
"As you know, we are monitoring information about Coronavirus very closely. Coronavirus is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States. New guidelines now state that any student/staff member returning from mainland China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran should not attend school/work for 14 days after the return date." MORE
Letter to the Community from Dr. Kaczkowski
(February 27, 2020)
"We have been monitoring the progression of the Coronavirus around the world..." MORE