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School Rules

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Uniform Policy

Wellness Policy

Emergency Release Plan

School Support Staff

For a complete list of Otay staff, please refer to the 'Staff' page.



Phone Extension


Veronica Delgado


School Secretary

Leticia Real


Attendance Health Specialist

Miranda Olea



Katie Steuernagle



Andre Antenocruz


 Counselors Georgina Torres
Gino Fontana


Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist

Julia Helmer
Michelle Ortega


Library & Media Center

Shelly Journigan



Arcelia Luecke


Daily Schedule

School Hours

Students should not arrive on campus earlier than 7:30 a.m. unless they are participating in the Stretch program.


Starting Time -- Ending Time

Friday & Modified Days

Kindergarten-6th Grade

8:00- 2:25





AM Pre-School

7:45 - 10:45

7:45 - 10:45

PM Pre-School

11:45 - 3:15

No Class

Lunch Times

Students will follow a schedule of Play First, then Eat


Monday - Friday

Rainy Day




1st Grade



2nd Grade



3rd Grade

11:25- 12:15


4th Grade

11:45 - 12:30

11:45 - 12:15

5th Grade

12:00 - 12:45


6th Grade

12:20 - 1:05

12:15 - 12:45


Students should bring a healthy snack that will be quick and easy to eat during their 20-minute recess time.


Recess Time

Kinder & 1st

9:30 - 9:50 am

2nd & 3rd

9:55-10:15 am

4th-6th Grades

10:20 - 10:40 am

2020 - 21 School Year

Student Starting Date:
August 31, 2020

Student Ending Date:
June 15, 2021

Key breaks include:

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 23 – November 27, 2020
  • Winter Break: December 21, 2020 – January 4, 2021
  • Spring Break: March 29 – April 2, 2021

School Rules

Otay functions under three overarching rules:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful

Uniform Policy

As some of you are aware, Otay School has a mandatory school uniform policy for all grades K-6th. We want to encourage ALL students to wear their uniforms on a daily basis and need your help in also encouraging your children to wear the uniform and show their pride in their school.

School staff reserve the right to make judgments on any article of clothing, mode of dress, hair style, and shoes which poses the potential for the disruption and/or compromises a safe and orderly learning environment.

Please help support us in maintaining a safe environment where children are focused on learning, and not so much on their appearance. We also want to inform you that the middle schools have a much stricter uniform policy. We look forward to working with you and your children this year. Please feel free to call if you have any questions or if we can be of service to you.

Modified Uniform (effective September 2015)

Bottoms = Navy blue pants, skirts/skorts, shorts, leggings, sweat pants dresses; fitted dark blue denim jeans (not ripped or saggy) or jean shorts.

Tops = White, Navy Blue or Baby blue (not royal blue or turquoise), Otay Spirit T-shirts (Not Red)

Sweatshirts or Sweaters = Fitted Navy Blue, Grey or White with NO logos or Graphics

Fridays will be TEAM SPIRIT day. Students may wear shirts or jerseys from their favorite sport team. Bottoms must still follow the uniform stated above.

**Free Dress will be used on a REWARDS SYSTEM ONLY**

For attending special events or for earning a Perfect Uniform reward, students will get the chance for free dress day. Every class will be given a poster that says PERFECT UNIFORM. For every day the WHOLE class follows the uniform policy, the teacher will mark off a letter from the poster (ex. PERFECT UNIFORM.)When all the letters have been marked, the class will receive a Free Dress Day pass to be used on the next Friday.

**Please see the dress code on the back page for further details


Dress Code (effective September 2015)

As you buy school clothes, please keep in mind the following:


  • Make-up IS NOT allowed
  • Hair color or nail color, which is a distraction for others, is prohibited


  • Sandals must have closed toes and heel straps
  • Flip-flops and other backless shoes and sandals are not acceptable
  • No wedges or platforms
  • Shoes with wheels are also not acceptable


  • Hats, caps, and other head coverings shall be worn outside, only for the purpose of shading the face (bill facing forward)
  • Dangling earrings, chains and keys worn visibly are unsafe and not acceptable
  • Earplugs or ear spikes are not allowed
  • Hats, belts, books, binders, lunch bags, etc. adorned with graffiti or alleging gang affiliations are not acceptable


  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times
  • NO See-through or fishnet fabrics, spaghetti straps, halter tops, off-the-shoulder, low cut tops, or bare midriffs
  • Shirts longer than fingertip length are to be worn tucked in
  • Pants need to fit around the waist, no sagging, be worn at the waist and not be oversized
  • No skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh or 6 inches above the knee

Clothing and jewelry shall be free of:

  • Writing, pictures, or other insignias which are violent, crude, vulgar, profane, and/or sexually suggestive
  • Anything which advertises or advocates racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice or the use of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol
  • Graffiti or alleging gang affiliations

Wellness Policy

Class parties and birthdays MUST follow the NEW CVESD Wellness Policy. The District's local wellness policy, which was established after Congress passed a law that requires school districts to establish a local wellness policy that applies to every school in the district. The policy assists schools in improving the overall health of students by promoting healthy eating. (CVESD BP 5030) Our NEW policy states that NO celebratory food items will be allowed on school sites during the school day in celebration of student's birthday (i.e. no cup-cakes, sugary juices, soda, pizza, chips, ice-cream, pop-corn, etc.)

We recognize that celebrating your child's birthday is a joyous event, one that you may continue to celebrate here at school. However, only non-food items will be allowed at school.

  • Non-food suggestions: coloring books, crayons, jump ropes, mini-Frisbees, balls, books, school supplies, stickers, pencils, erasers, white board markers, etc.

Any food items brought to school for celebrations will be sent back home with your child at the end of the day.

We appreciate your support and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's teacher or the school office. As with past years, all celebrations must be approved by your child's teacher prior to the day of the celebration. All celebrations will take place at the end of the day before dismissal.

For more information on the wellness policy and Board Policies, please visit

Emergency Release Plan

School safety is our number one priority. In case of a school emergency or natural disaster, such as an earthquake, you need to be aware of our school's plan for releasing your child. Instructions for reunification with your child will be communicated to you by the school or District. Please do not take it upon yourself to come to the school based upon media reports, which may be erroneous.

Our concern is for the safe and orderly dismissal of our students. If as many as 400 to 500 parents arrive at our school at approximately the same time to pick up students, your cooperation and patience are essential to our plan.

Parking will be very limited, so be prepared to park away from the school and under the direction of first responders. DO NOT DOUBLE PARK as it may interfere with getting emergency vehicles into our school site.

For the safety of your child, before allowing you to take him/her home, we must document to whom each child is released. When you arrive at school, you will be directed to our "Request Gate/Check in area.' A runner will be sent to the student supervision area, and escort your child to the "Release Gate,' where you can reunite with your child. In extreme circumstances, a student reunification area may be set up off-campus, and generally in collaboration with emergency responders.

You will be required to sign for the release of your child. This is extremely important as it is our only means of ensuring that all students are accounted for at all times. Be prepared to present a picture identification card if requested. Please do not just take your child from the center without signing for their release. We recognize that you may be worried and want to be reunited with your child as quickly as possible. However, this system has been established to ensure your child's safety.

It is imperative that you keep all information on your child's Emergency Card up-to-date. Your child will only be released to those listed on the card. These procedures should be shared with everyone you list on the Emergency Card so they are familiar with our procedures.

Thank you for your cooperation.