Principal's Corner

Dear Otay Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

It is my honor and pleasure to be the Principal at Otay Elementary. Our teachers and staff are excited to welcome your child back to school.

This year as a district and school site we are focused on a return to teaching and learning. Our Instructional Focus at Otay is Reading across all content areas, and fostering a culture of reading. We need to help students develop and strengthen their reading foundational skills so they can learn to read, and read to learn. We strive to help our students develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

We also continue to provide extensive Social and Emotional Learning and supports to our students. Our teachers are masters at creating a safe and nurturing learning environment that will help students thrive. We also have an amazing School Counselor, Mrs. Torres, who  supports our students with classroom lessons ranging from Zones of Regulation to Coping Strategies, as well as counseling support and Restorative Practices for conflict resolution. 

Parents and teachers are truly partners in a child's education. Communication between home and school is very important. Please make sure we have a good email for you, and that we have your most recent home and cel phone numbers. All teachers communicate regularly through Class Dojo, which is a great way to know what is happening in the classroom. We also use School Messenger email, phone calls and text messages. You can email teachers and and any staff member directly as well. Staff emails can be found on the STAFF page of our website. 

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


Veronica Delgado