Principal's Corner

Dear Otay Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

It is my honor and pleasure to be the Principal at Otay, and I'm looking forward to our first FULL year together! As you know, we are starting the school year via Distance Learning on August 31. While this may be an uncertain time, I'd like to assure you that our teachers and staff are excited to welcome your child back to school. We miss our Falcons! 

Communication is very important, and the teachers and myself will be sending out messages and emails to you in the upcoming weeks. Please make sure we have a good email for you, and that we have your most recent home and cel phone numbers. Our teachers will invite you to join their Class Dojo, which is a great way to know what is happening in the classroom. Also, we use School Messenger, email, and I post updates and information on our school blog at You can email teachers and and any staff member directly as well. Staff emails can be found on the STAFF page of our website. 

This year we will be focusing on the most essential Common Core standards, especially in reading and math, with science and social studies embedded. You may know that I am an AVID reader and firmly believe in fostering a love of reading and learning in our students to help them become lifelong learners and readers. We will be creative in getting books into our students' hands, and encourage you to have them listen to and read books online as well. 

We also know that more than ever, it's important  to provide Social and Emotional Learning and supports to students after this long  absence from school. Our teachers are masters at creating a safe and nurturing learning environment that will help student thrive. We also have two counselors that will support tour students this year, Ms. Gina and Mr. Gino. 

Thank you for choosing Otay Elementary School as the place to educate your child. Together, we will help our students SOAR! 


Veronica Delgado 


Our Mission

The Otay School Community is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment that creates high achieving, innovative thinkers who realize their potential and become self-confident, life-long learners. Students are viewed as the core of the community. The Otay School Community provides opportunities for all students and their families to take responsibility for learning and an active role in their education. We are devoted to the success of all.

Our Vision

An Education at Otay Elementary builds students' character and empowers them to make a positive contribution to society.