Lincoln Elementary School

COVID-19 School Updates

1/5/21 Update


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Ottawa Elementary will be returning to in-person learning on 1/11/2021, we ask for your continued assistance in helping us sustain ongoing in-person learning through effectively executing all necessary COVID-19 safety guidelines set in place by LaSalle County Health Department, IDPH, and the CDC.  At this time, we ask parents to contact your student(s) building nurse:

  • If your student or anyone else in the household is currently having COVID symptoms or is being evaluated for COVID. Please ensure the proper documentation is provided to your student’s building nurse prior to your student returning to in-person learning. 

  • If your student is currently in quarantine after being labeled a close contact with someone with COVID. We need to ensure the proper ‘release from quarantine’ letter has been issued by the LaSalle County Health Department. 

  • If your student tested positive for COVID at any point over this adaptive pause time frame. 

Lastly, we would like to send out a reminder regarding student medical plans.  If your student is currently on our list to return to in-person learning and your child's medical file states that he/she may need a medical plan at school and/or require medication kept at school, please make sure all necessary medical forms are completed. Please speak with your student's building nurse about appropriate dates/times to drop off any and all necessary medications and forms.

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]

Click Here to Order Lunches for Students Doing Full Remote Learning

**Please submit one for each lunch you would like to order. 

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.

Upcoming Dates

January Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 4th

    • No School- Teacher Institute

  • Tuesday, January 5th

    • School Resumes- Full Remote Learning

  • Tuesday, January 5th & Wednesday, January 6th

    • Preschool Book Walk

      • Times TBA

  • Thursday, January 7th & Friday, January 8th

    • K-4 Book Walk

  • Friday, January 8th

    • 2nd Trimester Midterms

  • Monday, January 11th

    • Tentative Return to In-Person Learning

    • 5PM- PTO Meeting (Virtual)

  • Thursday, January 14th

    • School Picture Day

    • Remote Learner Pictures from 2:15-4PM

  • Monday, January 18th

    • No School- MLK Jr. Day

  • Tuesday, January 19th

    • 6PM- Board Meeting

  • Monday, January 25th

    • 5-8PM- Culver's Night for Lincoln

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Lincoln has made a slideshow to honor the veterans of our Lincoln students and staff. Thank you veteran's for serving our country!  
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Support Lincoln School through Kroger Rewards Program

To sign up for Kroger Rewards

  1. Visit: Kroger Rewards Sign Up

  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on “I’m a customer”

  3. Sign in or click on: “Create an account with your Kroger Savings Card”

  4. Once signed in, look on the left hand side of the screen and click on “Community Rewards”

  5. Under- “Find an organization” search for Lincoln Elementary School by using our school code: IX380

  6. Confirm Lincoln Elementary School at 1110 W. Main Street in Ottawa

  7. Click “Enroll”


LES Admin

Melanie Conley

Email - Principal


What's for Lunch

Contact Us

Shelley Sinning
(815) 434-1250, ext. 3003
Natalie Newbury
(815) 434-1250, ext. 3004