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District News

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION WEEK/March 5-March 9, 2018

Cancelled
 
 
Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible to attend in the fall.
No exceptions will be made for the age requirement. 
When:  March 5- March 9, 2018 
How:  Call your local elementary building between
            7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                    JEFFERSON    815-434-0726
                    LINCOLN       815-434-1250
                    McKINLEY      815-433-1907
What is needed:  Child's name, address, phone number and date of birth. Additional information will be mailed to you regarding the official Kindergarten Registration Day on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 
 
CALENDAR REVISION 
Please note that with any school cancellations our yearly calendar will change! Currently changes are: 
Thursday, May 31st is a FULL DAY of student attendance.
Friday, June 1st  will be the LAST DAY of school with a half day of student attendance.
 
 NEW for the 2017-2018 School Year-Trimesters along with a New STEM Lab
Every new school year is exciting. Ottawa Elementary Schools is pleased to announce some exciting changes for the 2017-2018 school year.  This year the district has moved to a trimester grading period.  
Grading Periods for 2017-2018
1st Trimester    August 23-November 10 
2nd Trimester  November 13-February 23 
3rd Trimester  February 26-May 25   
Trimesters will allow teachers to better measure student growth. Teachers and parents can identify, address and correct areas of concern during the grading period.The trimesters allow more time for students to learn and demonstrate proficiency. Teachers have more flexibility to pace instruction and ensure student mastery.  
 
A new STEM Lab was installed at Shepherd Middle School. To learn more about the Stem Lab and Expeditions, please visit Mrs. Anderson's webpage which features a list of the Expeditions and links to learn about each one. 

New Website

Website Update

We have launched phase one of our new website. This site currently has most of the information that is relevant to the district. We are still working on the individual building pages. Please bear with us while we get the new site finished.
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