Elm News Articles

This year's All-State Elementary Chorus includes two Elm 6th graders: Kate Kondela and Elise Kanable. The chorus will perform on Jan. 29 at the Peoria Civic Center.

With winter break already here, it's time to look back at District 401's holiday concert season. Check inside for links to each of our winter concert photo galleries!

For the first time two years, District 401 will celebrate the coming winter holiday season with in-person concerts at each of our schools! Check inside for details.

The lines were long this week as scores of District 401 families participated in free COVID-19 vaccination events at Elmwood and John Mills elementary schools.

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in November and December for District 401 students ages 5 to 11 years.

Fall 2021 parent-teacher conferences at all District 401 schools will be held Nov. 3 and 4. This year registration will be done via PowerSchool. Check inside for details!

Members of the EPHS Operation Snowball club visited Elm for a day of activities and sessions on empowerment, peer support, being oneself and making good choices.

Assistant Principal Stephanie Spiewak arrives at Elm Middle School after leading the Counseling Department at Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights.

Mr. Michael Goodman is Elm Middle School's second dean of students, a position created when the school expanded to include 6th grade in addition to 7th and 8th.

Positive Health Services in partnership with CCDPH is hosting free COVID-19 vaccination events in August and September for District 401 students 12 years and older.

As the 2020-21 school year comes to an end, Elm Middle School students will begin returning their Chromebooks, chargers and bags. Check inside for the schedule.

As proud family members looked on, the latest group of Elm inductees entered the ranks of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held May 25.

District 401 families: You can sign up your students 12 years and older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine at Elm Middle School next week and in early June.

For students 16 and older, the Pfizer COVID vaccine is now available at West Leyden High School from April 30 to June 30. Check inside for details on signing up.

District 401 is planning for 2021-22 with a focus on what can be done to ensure a safe in-person return for all students. Help includes one-time federal grant money.

Changes released in joint guidance from ISBE and the Illinois Department of Public Health will allow us to start the transition toward a pre-pandemic environment.

The next phase of the Hybrid Learning Plan will take effect April 6. Please submit your learning preference survey by Feb. 26 to choose the plan you want for your student(s).

At the Feb. 17 Board of Education meeting, the District will present a plan to offer more in-person instructional time for students. A town hall will follow on Feb. 18.

In Dr. Gauthier's latest update: Safety measures are in place for Step 4 hybrid learning, an early release day is coming up soon, and don't plan on snow days this year.

If your student has opted for hybrid learning Step 3 or Step 4, please be aware that all hybrid students must certify their health status by using the CrisisGo screener.

Elm students who have opted into hybrid learning and qualify for busing will have the opportunity to ride on District-provided transportation.

District 401 faculty will have a remote planning day to prepare for hybrid learning, which means no school for students Jan. 15 (grades PK-8) and Jan. 19 (grades 9-12).

If your Elm student has opted for hybrid learning, please familiarize yourself with the new schedule and other changes that go into effect as of Jan. 19.

As District 401 launches its hybrid learning plan, all Elm Middle School students and staff will have a new bell schedule beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Our Step 3 hybrid learning option will begin on Jan. 19, followed by our Step 4 hybrid option on Jan. 25. Additional details are on the way from our building principals.