Student Handbook 

On Friday, the 2016-2017 Student Handbook was sent home to families via backpack mail. Each family should have received one copy. The handbook is also posted on the district's website. If you need an extra copy, please contact your school office. The Handbook is based on Board of Education (BOE) Policy and on district practices, and provides information on a broad array of topics. The Board of Education reviews and amends Board Policy regularly and the online handbook can be easily updated to stay current with any such changes; however, if Board Policy differs from information in this Handbook, Board Policy takes precedence. Please help your child have a successful school year by becoming familiar with the information in this Handbook and discussing it with your child as appropriate. For easy reference, bookmark the Handbook and Board Policy in your favorites.



Transportation Update

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We are continuing to work on and monitor the transportation services across the district. The district takes these issues very seriously. Safety is our number one priority and we are working directly with the schools and the bus companies on improving procedures and bus routes.

A number of routes will be changed throughout the district starting on Tuesday, September 6.  Please check Skyward to confirm your child's bus route. The changes to the routes are being made to address issues and improve service.

Skyward Note: Once you log into Skyward, you will be on the home page.  Click on Student Information and then click on View Bus Schedule and then click Bus Stop.  This will show you the stop and the time.  
 


Snacks 

District 41 suggests fruits, vegetables and water as the daily snack during the school day. However, parents make the decision that is in the best interest of their child and family. Click Here for Wellness Policy Administrative Procedures.
Parent and Community Long-Range Plan Workshop 

District 41 needs your help! Please join us for a workshop to review and provide feedback on the draft of our new Long-Range Plan on Tuesday, September 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hadley Junior High School, 240 Hawthorne Blvd. Glen Ellyn. The Long-Range Plan will guide our work through 2021 as we align our resources to achieve the Strategic Priorities set by the Board of Education.  

Please RSVP at www.d41.org/lrpfeedback


SIP Day Schedule 2016-2017 

On eight days throughout the year, students will have early dismissal
at 11:30 a.m. to allow time for building staff members to work on
school improvement activities.
The SIP Day dates are: Sept. 16, Oct. 28, Dec. 16, Feb. 24, March 24, April 13, May 5, and June 2.
SIP Days are on a Friday EXCEPT THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017

Note: Early Childhood Special Education,  Pre-Kindergarten At Risk, and Kindergarten do not attend school on SIP Days.


Special Education - Staff and Parent Collaboration 

A meeting with parents and staff on August 17 focused on prioritizing goals for a new special education parent collaborative group. Click Here to read a follow up letter from Superintendent Gordon to the participants of the meeting. The three priorities the group identified are:
  • Inclusion
  • Programming
  • Professional Development for Staff  
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm at Hadley Junior High. All are welcome The meeting will focus on the following:
  • Small group work with building administrators - Opportunity for parents to collaborate with staff on actionable items at each school and for everyone to learn from each other
  • Update on current work related to inclusion, programming and professional development - Next steps for future work will be identified

Pokémon Go Safaris

Thank you to the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Police Department for partnering with District 41 to host Pokémon Go Safaris for our school communities. The events took place the week before school started and families enjoyed touring around Glen Ellyn catching Pokémon. It was a great way to start off the school year!