Many families have had questions about Remote Learning. We currently have a team of individuals including teachers and members of the technology department finalizing a plan for the return to school, both full day remote and half day.
Here are some of the highlights of the planning and preparation for Remote Learning:
iPads purchased for all students K-8
iPads available with WIFI capability for families who do not have WIFI
Staff training over the summer
Feedback from parents on remote learning from last spring; address concerns
Full Remote Learning will include daily attendance and grades will be assigned.
Our team is exploring avenues to improve Remote Learning. The final plan will be released in the coming weeks. Areas being reviewed include:
Streamlining the process to make it more user friendly
Families with multiple children
Use of videos to support learning both during the instructional day and after school
Support during the instructional day
Consistent technological formats of instruction
We have added a link to our district webpage that will compile information on our Remote Learning plan. Some information, like Remote Learning Platforms, have been provided and can be easily accessed by clicking on the link. Please check back for information before school begins: http://www.oes141.org/RemoteLearning.aspx
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.
Ottawa Elementary Administrative Team