McKinley Elementary School

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3-7 -- Teacher appreciation week
3 --   4th grade Band Demos
12 -- McKinley Culver's Night
12 -- Pre kindergarten assessment night 4:00-6:00
14 -- 1/2 Day, 11:30 Dismissal
14 -- Pre kindergarten assessments, 12:30-2:30
18 --Board Meeting at Central 6:00 p.m.
24 --4th grade celebration. Pizza lunch and dunk tank
25 --3rd grade Camp Learned A Lot
26 --Talent Show
27 --Field Day
27 --7:00 OES 8th Grade Graduation at Ottawa High School
28 --Last Day of school for students, 1:45 dismissal. Report cards sent home.



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COVID-19 Updates

 




5/20/21

 

Dear McKinley Families: 

 

This letter informs you that an individual at McKinley Elementary School has tested positive for COVID- 19.  Close contacts have been identified and notified.  We are working with the LaSalle County Health Department, and we are clear to continue in-person learning.   McKinley Elementary School students and staff’s health and safety is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. To prevent further spread of the disease, McKinley Elementary School is taking the following steps: 

  • Has already identified and notified close contacts (i.e., persons who were within six feet of a COVID-positive individual for 15 minutes or longer). 
  • Has already placed staff members and students who are identified as having prolonged close contact with the COVID-19 case(s) in quarantine for 14 days. Close contacts will also receive a separate notification from the LaSalle County Health Department. 
  • Ongoing monitoring of students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluating illness reports to promptly identify possible outbreaks. 
  • Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. 

We will continue to enforce safe practices to prevent, promptly identify, and respond to potential COVID cases, as follows: 

  • Students and staff who are ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home. 
  • Students are required to wear face coverings at all times, as previously directed and per school policy. 
  • Staff are required to wear face coverings at all times while in contact with children and other staff in the facility. 
  • We are continuously sanitizing high-touch surfaces, including door handles, sink faucets, etc. 
  • We have removed plush toys and other toys that cannot be properly or frequently disinfected. 
  • We are teaching students the importance of face coverings, social distancing, and proper handwashing: 
  • Students are discouraged from sharing personal items, e.g., water bottles. 
  • Students are learning new ways to greet each other without touching. 
  • Students are reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth and to cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Students will be taught to wash their hands frequently and properly, following CDC guidelines on handwashing. 
  • As we receive more information from the Department of Public Health and other entities, we will implement additional recommendations and guidelines.

 

As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately. If your child has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the child at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, school, and your local health department. 

We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at (815) 433-1907. 

Sincerely, 

 

Moriah Mott

Principal



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,  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.



Nurse Contacts

Lincoln

Abbey Niewinski

815-434-1250 Ext. 3005  

[email protected]   


Jefferson

Gina Hogan

815-434-0726 Ext. 2005 

[email protected] 


Shepherd 

Angela Doermann

815-434-7925 Ext. 5005 

[email protected]

 

Central

Samantha Alvarado

815-433-3761 Ext. 1005

[email protected]

 

McKinley

Rachel Bressner

815-433-1907 Ext. 4005

[email protected]

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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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Tue Aug 17 2021
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Tue Sep 21 2021
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Tue Oct 19 2021
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Tue Nov 16 2021
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