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September 1, 2021
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Glenbard News for Sept. 1, 2021

In this issue:

  • Free financial aid webinar set for Sept. 9
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Help wanted for SHIELD testing
  • Info Re: COVID-19 close contact, quarantine and vaccination status

Free financial aid webinar set for Sept. 9
We will host a districtwide virtual Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) workshop for seniors and their families at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. The FSA ID is the first step to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternative Application, a requirement for graduation. 

Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistant Corps (ISAC) will host the virtual event in English and Spanish. Families will have your questions answered confidentially by a team of highly trained ISAC members.

Register here.

Please email Kruti Parikh at [email protected] if you have any questions about the event or need help registering. A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you register.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Learn more at this link.

Help wanted for SHIELD testing
We plan to implement SHIELD testing for students at our schools the week of Sept. 20. You may click here to learn more about SHIELD testing. 

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.

Details:

  • 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.

Info Re: COVID-19 close contact, quarantine and vaccination status
Please review the following information regarding COVID-19 close contact, quarantine and sharing vaccination status. 

Close contact, quarantine information
When a positive COVID-19 case is identified at school or school events/athletics, our staff follow the Illinois Department of Public Health’s guidance when determining who is a close contact and needs to quarantine. This guidance is posted on our health services page on each school’s website under the Parent/Family tab.  Please note that, under the current guidance, when someone is fully vaccinated and not showing symptoms, they are not required to quarantine.

Vaccination status
We welcome you to share your vaccination status with your school’s health services office. Please send a screenshot or copy of the vaccination card to your school’s health services office:

Glenbard East health services

Glenbard North health services

Glenbard South health services

Glenbard West health services

The vaccination status information will be kept confidential.  Sharing this information before a possible COVID-19 exposure will help school staff determine if your student should be quarantined.