Jefferson Elementary School

The Principal of the Matter

Updated Information
Have a great Summer!!!!!

Important Dates


16 -- Class Assignments mailed out
19 -- Incoming Kindergarten Student Round Up at Jefferson School from 5-6
23-24 -- Teacher Institute Days
25 -- First student attendance day for grades 1st through 4th (11:30 Dismissal). Kindergarten will have an orientation and will not ride bus
Aug. 26 -- Sept. 3 -- Pre Labor Day schedule which means we will dismiss at 2:20 each day


Jefferson News

2021-2022 Breakfast and Lunch Information

Lunch and Breakfast will be free to families for the 2021-2022 School Year.  For the purpose of fee waivers, lunch applications will be sent home in August.  Households who wish to be considered will need to complete the application and return to Mrs. McConnell for processing.  If an application is not received, parents will be responsible for making fee payments to the school their child attends.


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
Beth Sholders
Phone: 815-434-0726 Ext. 2004
Fax: 815-434-7451

Upcoming Events

Tue Jul 20 2021
July Board Meeting
Tue Aug 17 2021
August Board Meeting
Tue Sep 21 2021
September Board Meeting
Tue Oct 19 2021
October Board Meeting
Tue Nov 16 2021
November Board Meeting