Jefferson Elementary School

The Principal of the Matter

We still have some report cards and student supplies that have not been picked up. You can come to the school to pick these items up from 8-3 this week. Also, you can drop off library books and registration packets at this same time. 


Have a great Summer!!!!! 

Order Lunches
We will continue to serve lunch to our OES #141 students through the month of June. You can use the link below to sign up for lunch/breakfast meals or call Vicki at 815-313-3337. You will have to do this each week by Tuesday at 9:00 in the morning to pick up food Tuesday from 11:00-1:00. Please continue to visit the OES #141 district website and our Jefferson webpage for updates. 
Families may use this link to order school lunches for children under 18. This link will be updated with new pick-up dates as they are scheduled. A new google form must be submitted each week to order school lunch.


Jefferson News

Remote Learning Plan Ottawa Elementary School District 141
A) Accessibility of the remote instruction to all students enrolled in the school or district. Ottawa Elementary will send out a needs survey to all families via email. The link will also be posted on our District webpage. Data will be shared with teachers to help ensure family needs are being considered. Ottawa Elementary will utilize a combination of online and paper learning activities to meet the needs of students.
B) When applicable, a requirement that the Remote Learning Days activities reflect the State learning standards. Teachers lessons will be designed to meet the most essential Illinois Learning Standards during the Remote Instructional time frame.
C) Means for students to confer with an educator, as necessary. Ottawa Elementary will utilize the survey to determine student access to various technology platforms such as email, Dojo, Google Meet, etc. Ottawa Elementary will utilize Instructional Learning Packets for students without access to technology.
D) The unique needs of students in special populations, including, but not limited, students eligible for special education under Article 14 of the Code, students who are English learners, as defined by Section 14C-2 of the Code, students experiencing homelessness under the Education for Homeless Children Act [105 ILCS 45], or vulnerable student populations Members of the OES team have been reaching out to families to determine how to best provide support during this period of time. We are working diligently to embrace individual needs through instruction and consultation using video conferencing, phone calls, emails, and many other forms of communication.
E) Transitions from remote learning to on-sight learning upon the State Superintendent's declaration that Remote Learning Days are no longer deemed necessary. One Remote Planning day will be set aside for the transition date to onsite learning. The transition Remote Planning date will be determined once a definitive return date is determined by ISBE.

Health and Safety

Dear Ottawa Elementary Families,

Given the increased attention and focus on the coronavirus in the media, we wanted to share some general information with you regarding this virus.  Please click on the following link from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to access information related to the coronavirus:  

Here is some of the most recent information concerning coronavirus:

  • The health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low.  

  • Currently, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends schools hold classes and events as usual and follow their routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures. 

  • Per IDPH guidelines the best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to the virus, which are similar to the precautions you would take to avoid the flu.  

  • IDPH always recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We will continue to monitor this situation and follow recommendations made to public schools by the CDC, IDPH, and the LaSalle County Health Department.  The District hopes that together we can proactively work to keep all members of the school community safe and healthy.


Ottawa Elementary Administrative Team

JES Admin

Nate Pinter

Contact Us

Jefferson Elementary School

1709 Columbus St,
Ottawa, IL 61350
Nate Pinter 
Phone: 815-434-0726 Ext. 2001
Janet Griglione
Phone: 815-434-0726 Ext. 2003 
Fax: 815-434-7451
Jenny Rodriguez 
Phone: 815-434-0726 Ext. 2004
Fax: 815-434-7451

Upcoming Events

Tue Jun 16 2020
June Board Meeting