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September 13, 2021
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Glenbard News for Sept. 13, 2021

In this issue:

  • Reminder: stay home if you are symptomatic
  • COVID-19 dashboard updated
  • GPS Sept. 23 event will address stress, anxiety among teens
  • Early childhood coordinator shares takeaway from webinar
  • Help wanted for SHIELD testing
  • Transportation, custodial & food service partners are hiring

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. 

COVID-19 dashboard updated
We updated data on our COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard is updated each week that school is in session. 

GPS Sept. 23 event will address stress, anxiety among teens
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Our Teens with Lisa Damour at noon Thursday, Sept. 23, via Zoom. Go to for the link to this webinar. To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or submit a question in advance, send an email to [email protected].

Damour returns to the Glenbard Parent Series to examine the science of stress and anxiety and offer practical tools to best manage emotional overload. Her insights offer an approach that allows individuals to keep pressure manageable during difficult times.

Damour is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood” and “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.”

This webinar is being presented in concurrence with National Suicide Awareness Month. Continuing professional development units are available.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or [email protected].

Early childhood coordinator shares takeaway from webinar
On Aug. 31, the Glenbard Parent Series hosted mental health counselor Janine Halloran in a webinar titled Social Skills and Anxiety Solutions for the Early Child: Start Strong. Watch the webinar at this link.

Jeanine Woltman, coordinator of the Glenbard Early Child Collaborative, shared this takeaway after the program: “Structured and unstructured play is an integral part of development and acts as a natural stress reliever, allowing children to develop skills that will support them as learners. It is key to recognize a child’s feelings, and all feelings are OK. Help them name the emotion. Take time to find the good as a family –

what is one good thing that happened during the day? Care for yourself. It is critical to pause and recharge your battery.”

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.