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Dear Jefferson Families,


This year, Ottawa Elementary will be holding parent teacher conferences in person or via Google Meets depending on what each parent prefers. Parents may sign up for a conference with their child’s teacher beginning on Monday, November 8th using the link below for Jefferson Elementary. If you would like an in person conference, please fill out the information when going to the link below. If you would like to have a Google Meet conference, please fill out the information after clicking on the link below and in the special notes comments, please put that you would like to have a Google Meet conference. The teacher will send you a link to the Google Meet when it gets closer to the day of your conference.  We ask that all families sign up for conferences by Monday, November 15th. A parent email address must be used when signing your child up for conferences. Parent/Teacher conferences are Monday, November 22nd from 2:30-3:45 and 4:30-7:00. They are also on Tuesday, November 23rd from 4:40-6:00. Below is the link to sign up for conferences on Monday, November 8th;



If you have any questions, please contact Jefferson Elementary school at 815-434-0726. Have a great day!




Nate Pinter

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Important Dates


7 -- 2:20 Dismissal
      5:30 PTO Meeting via Google Meet
14 -- 2:20 Dismissal
17 -- 2:20 Dismissal (Start of winter break)

3 -- No School (Teacher Institute
4 -- 1st Day back to school for students

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Jefferson News

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

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