Jefferson Elementary School

The Principal of the Matter


 
As of today (Friday, March 20), Governor Pritzker has declared all schools to be out until at least April 7th, so our return date right now will be Wednesday, April 8th. We will continue to serve lunch to our OES #141 students through the mandated extension. Please continue to visit the OES #141 district website and our Jefferson webpage for updates. 
 
 
Beginning Friday, March 20th, 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


Beginning March 16th, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter has mentioned their efforts to work with school districts to ensure that students are aware of the tools they have to assist them learning remotely.

Comcast's COVID-19 Xfinity Wi-fi plans include free hotspots across the country (find the map here). Additionally, Comcast is providing their Internet Essentials plan for low-income families free for 60 days to new customers. To find out more and to determine if you are in Comcast's service area, click here

Mediacom's Connect 2 Compete program offers discounted home internet to students who qualify for free or reduced school lunches (NSLP). More information here. 

AT&T will not terminate service to customers because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will waive late fees incurred because of economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open. More information on AT&T's response can be found here. AT&T also offers the Access from AT&T program for low-income families for $10 a month. Click here for more information about Access from AT&T.
 

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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html#situation-summary.  


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.


Sincerely,


Ottawa Elementary Administrative Team


JES Admin

Nate Pinter

Contact Us

Jefferson Elementary School

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

Upcoming Events

Tue Apr 21 2020
April Board Meeting
Thu Apr 23 2020
Wellness Committee Meeting
Tue May 19 2020
May Board Meeting