Ottawa Elementary District Office
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District News

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS-

On Monday, November 2nd, Ottawa Elementary will be using a Remote Planning Day. As a result there will be no in-person or remote learning on that day and all programs, including special education and preschool will be closed. This remote planning day will give our staff additional time to plan for future remote learning activities. School will resume on Wednesday, November 4th. 

In addition, on Friday, November 13th there will be no afternoon remote learning activities. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your child’s school. 



Dated Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:40 a.m.

Dear OES Families,
     Per the 1:1 Parent/Student iPad User Agreement, students should not log in to any other accounts other than the student’s district approved Apple ID and Google account. 

     If families are using their own Apple ID for personal use on the iPads, including downloading apps, we ask that you please refrain from doing so per the agreement. It is a security issue.
 
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 District Mission Statement

Our community is committed to quality education provided by the Ottawa Elementary District for all children in a positive and inviting environment that empowers students to become diverse and global, lifelong learners.

Board Meeting

Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Lunch Order Form for Remote Learners

Lunch Order Form for Remote Learners

Please click on the link below to order school lunches
 for any remote learners.
**One form needs to be submitted for each student order**

COVID-19 Updates

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Dated Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:50 p.m
Please see Central School's Letter

Dated Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 3:10 p.m
Please see McKinley School's Letter

Dated Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:30 a.m
Please see Central School's Letter

Dated Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:30 a.m
Please see Shepherd School's Letter

Dated Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m
Please see Central School's Letter

Dated Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m
Please see Lincoln School's Letter

Dated Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Please see Lincoln School's Letter


Dated Monday, September 14, 2020 at 12:50 p.m.
Please see McKinley School's Letter

Dated Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 
Please see Jefferson School's letter


Dated Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

9-11-2020


Dear OES Families,


This message is to confirm that an individual tested positive for COVID at Central Intermediate School. An additional deep clean is being administered to the building. 


We will be working with the LaSalle County Health Department to prevent further spread within our schools and community. 


Please continue to monitor your health and stay at home if you or a member of your family develops symptoms. Contact your health provider if you think you are in need of COVID testing. Anyone exhibiting severe symptoms should contact their health provider. If your child comes into contact with COVID, please contact your health provider, the LaSalle County Health Department, and OES.


Please see Mr. Myer’s letter for more information pertaining to Central Intermediate School. 


Thank you,


Cleve Threadgill






Dated Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 3:40 p.m.

Dear OES Families,
 
This message is to confirm that an individual tested positive for COVID at Shepherd Middle School. An additional deep clean is being administered to the building. 
 
We will be working with the LaSalle County Health Department to prevent further spread within our schools and community. 
 
Please continue to monitor your health and stay at home if you or a member of your family develops symptoms. Contact your health provider if you think you are in need of COVID testing. Anyone exhibiting severe symptoms should contact their health provider. If your child comes into contact with COVID, please contact your health provider, the LaSalle County Health Department, and OES.
 
Please see Mr. Windy’s letter for more information pertaining to Shepherd Middle School. 
 
Thank you,

 

Cleve Threadgill



The teachers and other staff members at Ottawa Elementary are very excited to have students back on Wednesday.   However, we want to make sure that families understand the new IDPH requirements that were most recently updated on August 13th.   Students will be required to go home more quickly, with less serious symptoms, than in previous years.   If a student goes home sick with known COVID-19 symptoms, the school district is now required to send home all the other children who live in that household.  A doctor’s note would need to be obtained documenting an alternative diagnosis or a negative COVID-19 test result, otherwise the children in that household would not be able to return for up to 14 days (the initial sick student could return in 10 days).  If your child is currently experiencing allergies, or other possible symptoms of COVID-19, please consider contacting your local physician to obtain the documentation that will be required for school.  For more information, please see the full IDPH document:  https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-School-FAQs.pdf
   
 
How many symptoms does a person need to have to be considered suspect COVID-19?
Students and staff exhibiting one or more COVID-like symptoms should be immediately isolated, and evaluated. Schools should evaluate each student/staff to determine if this symptom is new or if it is part of an existing condition for this student/staff
 
If a student is sent home sick with suspected COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., runny nose, fever, diarrhea, etc.), must all their siblings/household members be sent home as well and quarantined for 14 calendar days?
Yes, if one of the household members is being evaluated for COVID-19, the rest of the household must be quarantined until an alternative diagnosis is made or negative result received. If the sick student becomes a confirmed case (i.e., tests positive for COVID-19) or a probable case (i.e., has COVID-like symptoms and is epidemiologically linked to known case), the local health department (LHD) conducting contact tracing will place household contacts, including siblings, in quarantine for 14 calendar days. The health department also will provide guidance on how to safely quarantine and isolated within the household.


Return to Learn and FAQ  please see link for information updated 8/6/2020.



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