McKinley Elementary School

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Update as of 7/23/20 @ 9:00AM

Dear Ottawa Elementary Parents/Guardians,

In order to assist OES with the preparation of the return to school, please select which instructional option your child will participate in beginning August 19th. If you select the full day remote learning option, participants must remain fully remote for the entire 1st trimester. All OES families must complete this form by Thursday, July 30th. One form needs to be completed for each Ottawa Elementary student that resides in your household.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6fh7pM3SEA3nsAMuv1pnd7N0dt_B8y1pXMWI0_xH96-kSDA/viewform?usp=sf_link
 
 
Remote Learning Information
 

Dear Families,

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
  • Scheduling 

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


Respectfully,

Ottawa Elementary District Staff

 

 

 

 

 

In order to assist OES with the preparation of the return to school in the fall, please select which instructional option your child will participate in beginning August 19th. If you select the full day remote learning option, participants must remain fully remote for the entire 1st trimester. All OES families must complete this form by Thursday, July 30th. One form needs to be completed for each Ottawa Elementary student that resides in your household.


 

 

 

Updates

 

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 corona virus:
  • The health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low.
  • Currently,  the Illinois Department of Public Heath (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.

    Sincerely,

    Ottawa Elementary Administrative Team 

 

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McKinley Elementary School

1320 State St.

Ottawa, IL 61350

Phone: 815-433-1907
Fax: 815-433-9124

Principal:
Moriah Mott
815-433-1907 Ext: 4001
 
Secretary:
Lori Walker
815-433-1907 Ext: 4003
 
Receptionist:
Tracy Kistenfeger 
815-433-1907  Ext: 4004
 
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