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Welcome to Otay Elementary!

Otay Elementary School welcomes ALL students and focuses on Social and Emotional Learning as the foundation for rigorous academic instruction.  We practice Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and have the following school wide expectations for our students:

                                 Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Kind. 


At Otay, we promote a school-wide
culture of reading through a balanced literacy approach across all content areas. Our goal is to foster a lifelong love of reading in our students! 

Teachers collaborate biweekly while students get to attend Specialty classes. Every other week, all students get 2 hours of Art, Music and PE. Our full time music teacher also teaches orchestra and students in 3rd-6th grade have the opportunity to learn to play a strings instrument and work with teachers from San Diego Youth Symphony.

As the recipients of the Sage Garden Grant for the fourth year in a row, we have a dedicated teacher who provides garden and nutrition classes in a lab and in the garden throughout the year, fostering wellness and healthy eating. 

To further support students' emotional needs we have a Full Time School Counselor who meets with students and supports teachers in their classrooms. We have two Full Time Impact Teachers who provide small group instruction to students in 3rd - 6th grade.

Otay school entrance

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.

Around the District

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Community Schools Program
Posted on 01/12/2023
The Chula Vista Elementary School District identified its first Community School cohort to start in the 2023-24 school year. Harborside and Palomar El
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California Music Educators Association Winners
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CVESD Awarded Five Fortissimo Awards
Posted on 12/14/2022
The California Music Educators Association, Southern Border Section, released the names of their 2022 Fortissimo Award winners.
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Kids on Trail
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Port of San Diego Helps Students Become Environmental Stewards & Scientists
Posted on 12/02/2022
The Port of San Diego awarded the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) $47,200 for its Coastal Education (CE) Program, which is located at t
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 CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
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CVESD Campus Clinic Partnership
Posted on 11/22/2022
CVESD now offers families the opportunity for free on-site healthcare for students through our partnership with Campus Clinic.
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District representatives pose with shovels
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CVESD Breaks Ground on its 50th School
Posted on 11/16/2022
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, students and Chula Vista Elementary School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift d
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Child Psychologist with child
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National School Psychologist Week
Posted on 11/10/2022
As part of National School Psychologist Week, CVESD is celebrating and highlighting the important work of our school psychologists for their leadershi
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CVESD District Building
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Superintendent Update Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/28/2022
As we wrap up Red Ribbon Week, it’s critical to highlight the importance of the celebration as it raises awareness of drug use and the problems relate
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CVESD Recognition Award
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PBIS Recognition 2022
Posted on 10/24/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District received Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) recognition from the CA PBIS Coalition for 202
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Students and Board Members Ribbon Cutting
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Unveils $32M Solar and Microgrid Project with ENGIE
Posted on 10/12/2022
Chula Vista, Calif. and HOUSTON – Chula Vista Elementary School District and ENGIE North America (ENGIE) today announced the completion of the Distric
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