Ottawa Elementary District Office
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District News


EXTENDED DAY beginning Monday, April 26, 2021
K-6  Students will attend until 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
        Wednesday dismissal will remain at 11:30 a.m

7-8  Students will attend until 2:30 p.mon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
       Wednesday dismissal will remain at 12:10 p.m

Dear OES Families,
     Per the 1:1 Parent/Student iPad User Agreement, students should not log in to any other accounts other than the student’s district approved Apple ID and Google account. 

     If families are using their own Apple ID for personal use on the iPads, including downloading apps, we ask that you please refrain from doing so per the agreement. It is a security issue.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 District Mission Statement

Our community is committed to quality education provided by the Ottawa Elementary District for all children in a positive and inviting environment that empowers students to become diverse and global, lifelong learners.

Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting, Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lunch Order Form for Remote Learners

Lunch Order Form for Remote Learners

Please click on the link below to order school lunches
 for any remote learners.
**One form needs to be submitted for each student order**

COVID-19 Updates


April 16, 2021    
To Lincoln's letter click on the following link

April 13, 2021    
To Lincoln's letter click on the following link

March 20, 2021    
To Lincoln's letter click on the following link

Ottawa Elementary Families- Please remember to continue to check your child’s temperature and screen for COVID like symptoms prior to sending your child to school or the bus stop. Please check your child for a fever of 100.4 or higher, congestion, runny nose, headache, stomach ache, new loss of taste or smell,  nausea, fatigue, muscle or body aches.  
If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please contact us and keep your child home from school.

Nurse Contacts


Abbey Niewinski

815-434-1250 Ext. 3005  

[email protected]   


Gina Hogan

815-434-0726 Ext. 2005 

[email protected] 


Angela Doermann

815-434-7925 Ext. 5005 

[email protected]



Samantha Alvarado

815-433-3761 Ext. 1005

[email protected]



Rachel Bressner

815-433-1907 Ext. 4005

[email protected]

The teachers and other staff members at Ottawa Elementary are very excited to have students back on Wednesday.   However, we want to make sure that families understand the new IDPH requirements that were most recently updated on August 13th.   Students will be required to go home more quickly, with less serious symptoms, than in previous years.   If a student goes home sick with known COVID-19 symptoms, the school district is now required to send home all the other children who live in that household.  A doctor’s note would need to be obtained documenting an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test result, otherwise the children in that household would not be able to return for up to 14 days (the initial sick student could return in 10 days).  If your child is currently experiencing allergies, or other possible symptoms of COVID-19, please consider contacting your local physician to obtain the documentation that will be required for school.  For more information, please see the full IDPH document:
How many symptoms does a person need to have to be considered suspect COVID-19?
Students and staff exhibiting one or more COVID-like symptoms should be immediately isolated, and evaluated. Schools should evaluate each student/staff to determine if this symptom is new or if it is part of an existing condition for this student/staff
If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., runny nose, fever, diarrhea, etc.), must all their siblings/household members be sent home as well and quarantined for 14 calendar days?
Yes, if one of the household members is being evaluated for COVID-19, the rest of the household must be quarantined until an alternative diagnosis is made or negative result received. If the sick student becomes a confirmed case (i.e., tests positive for COVID-19) or a probable case (i.e., has COVID-like symptoms and is epidemiologically linked to known case), the local health department (LHD) conducting contact tracing will place household contacts, including siblings, in quarantine for 14 calendar days. The health department also will provide guidance on how to safely quarantine and isolated within the household.

Return to Learn and FAQ  please see link for information updated 8/6/2020.


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District Events

Tue Apr 20 2021
April Board Meeting
Tue May 18 2021
May Board Meeting

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