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Remote Learning Packet Pick Up


For families that request a paper copy of the Remote Learning Packet, pick up day at the buildings will be Monday, May 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 



Pick Up Student Supplies


We will conduct a pick - up of student supplies on May 27th, 28th, and 29th. We are currently drafting a schedule for supply pick up that will alleviate traffic congestion while practicing social distancing. We will share the schedule in the next couple of weeks. 


Registration Packets


Registration packets will be mailed. They can be dropped off May 27 – 29 during supply pick up. 


Report Cards


Report Cards can be picked up on May 27 – 29 during supply pick up. 


Grades


Every grade level will require one graded assignment per subject, per week for the remainder of the school year. For example, one grade per week in math, one grade in reading, etc. Teachers will share with student’s the specific assignments they will need to turn in for a grade. We encourage families to complete and review other assigned work and to not “give up” on any subject. Exposure to subjects is critical at this time as we prepare for next school year. Teachers remain available for feedback. 



Once again, we thank our parents and families for your cooperation and dedication during these difficult circumstances. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages in the days to come.


 


 

We will continue to serve lunch to our OES #141 students through the mandated extension. You can use the link below to sign up for lunch/breakfast meals. You will have to do this each week by Monday to pick up food on Tuesdays from 11-1. Please continue to visit the OES #141 district website and our McKinley webpage for updates. 

 

Click Here to Order Lunch During the School Closure

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.
 

 

 

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.

Created 3/30/20

 

 

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.   

Updates

 

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 corona virus:
  • The health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low.
  • Currently,  the Illinois Department of Public Heath (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 

 

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McKinley Elementary School

1320 State St.

Ottawa, IL 61350

Phone: 815-433-1907
Fax: 815-433-9124

Principal:
Moriah Mott
815-433-1907 Ext: 4001
 
Secretary:
Lori Walker
815-433-1907 Ext: 4003
 
Receptionist:
Tracy Kistenfeger 
815-433-1907  Ext: 4004
 
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