McKinley Elementary School

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New Information:


10/22/2020

Dear McKinley Families: 

This letter is to inform you that an individual at McKinley Elementary School has tested positive for COVID- 19. We are coordinating our efforts with the LaSalle County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of McKinley Elementary School students and staff is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health. Students and staff who were not deemed close contacts, are safe to return to school tomorrow, October 23rd.

To prevent further spread of the disease, McKinley Elementary School is taking the following steps: 

• Identify and notify close contacts (i.e., persons who were within six feet of a COVID-positive individual for 15 minutes or longer). 

• Placing staff members and students who are identified as having prolonged close contact to 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 evaluation of 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 symptoms1. Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptomsshould 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

 


ATTENTION PARENTS OF REMOTE LEARNERS:

If you would like to order a school meal, please order via this link by 8:30 am daily.  All remote McKinley students will pick up their meals at Shepherd Middle School.  This link is for remote learners only.  In-person learners order their meals at school.






Please use the link on the left of this page to read the OES Return to Learn FAQ information about school this year.
 
Please use the link on the left of this page to read the OES Remote Learning Plan


Important Dates

October Dates to Remember


9.         Teacher Institute, No School

12.       Columbus Day, No School

15.       Virtual Family Reading Night

28.       Culver’s Night 5:00-8:00

26-30.  Red Ribbon Week
              26.      Teaming up against Drugs-Wear your favorite sports team apparel 
              27.       "Lei" off Drugs - Hawaiian
              28.       Real Superheroes say "No" to Drugs! Dress like a superhero!
              29.       We are Drug-Free! Wear McKinley School Spirit Wear!
              30.       Don't get mixed up in Drugs! Wacky Day!
30.       Classroom Halloween Celebrations


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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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