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September 10, 2021
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In this issue:

  • Reminder: stay home if you are symptomatic
  • Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
  • Glenbard Parent Series reminders
  • Help wanted for SHIELD testing
  • Transportation, custodial & food service partners are hiring
  • Boosters Sept. 13 fund-raiser to benefit football program
  • Board of Education to meet on Monday

Reminder: stay home if you are symptomatic
It is important to stay home if you are symptomatic and to get tested before returning to stop the spread the COVID-19.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and Sept.10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) encourages all to know the warning signs. Review the risk of suicide signs at this link.

For anyone experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, or anyone who knows someone who is, there are resources available, including:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – The Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • Crisis Text Line– The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 for free crisis support by text message. Anyone in a crisis can connect with a Crisis Counselor by texting ‘Reach’ to 741741.
  • Call4Calm – Afree text line is available if for anyone seeking emotional support. Text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers seeking assistance remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link them to a counselor in their area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line – Provides access tocaring, qualified responders within the Department of Veterans Affairs. This free support is confidential, available 24/7, and serves all veterans, service members, their families, and friends. Call 1-800-273-8255 or text: 838255. Support is available for the hearing impaired at 1-800-799-4889.
  • DuPage County Health Department Crisis Services –The DuPage County Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 630-627-1700.  Callers can expect staff to provide support and guidance to manage the crisis, explore options and provide other resources that may further assist them in resolving the crisis.   

Glenbard Parent Series reminders
Details about the following Glenbard Parent Series webinars are at 

  • 14 at 7 p.m.: Positive Parenting and Social Emotional Health for the Teenage Years
    Webinar will explore positive parenting and the social emotional health of young people.
  • 16 at 7 p.m.:  Technology Training and the Wellness Tips to Help Teens Thrive
    The webinar – presented in Spanish only – will include discussion of wellness information that sets students up to thrive, as well as the digital tools, skills and resources families may use to become effective partners in their children’s education.

Help wanted for SHIELD testing
We plan to implement SHIELD testing for students at our schools the week of Sept. 20. In order for the process to run with minimal disruption to the school day, Med-Call Healthcare, which is coordinating the SHIELD testing at our schools, is hiring committed candidates to assist with collection of SHIELD testing kits. These positions are not demanding, but timely attendance and commuting throughout the day may be involved. All job candidates must have their own transportation.

Those who are hired will be expected to work during school hours. Strong computer/data entry experience is required. Although healthcare experience is ideal, it is not a requirement for this position.


  • Pay: up to $20 per hour
  • Job types: full-time, part-time, contract
  • Background check, car Insurance and valid driver’s license required

Please contact Kathleen Loomis of Med-Call Healthcare at 708-971-3656 or [email protected] 

Once you contact Kathleen, more information will be shared about assignments, requirements, locations and training.

Transportation, custodial & food service partners are hiring
Due to a national labor shortage, we are experiencing shortages in a variety of areas, including contracted busing, custodial and food service. Our contracted third-party vendors are hiring. See below for application information. Please share the information with those in a job search.

Sodexo is hiring food service staff. Apply at this link.

First Student is hiring bus drivers. Apply at this link.  

ABM is hiring custodial staff to work in Glenbard District 87. Apply at this link.

Boosters Sept. 13 fund-raiser to benefit football program
The Glenbard East Booster Club has scheduled a dine to donate at Schnitzel Platz in Glendale Heights on Monday, Sept. 13, to benefit the football program.

Board of Education to meet on Monday
The Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the Administrative Center, 596 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. A meeting agenda is posted here. You may watch the meeting via Zoom at this link and Webinar ID 885 3343 4255