School Info
School Info

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CVESD School Calendar 2023-24.pdf

Otay Parent Handbook 23-24.docx

Lunch Menu

Wellness Policy


Emergency Release Plan


School Staff- Frequently Called Numbers

For a complete list of Otay staff, please refer to the 'Our Staff' page.
School Phone Number is 619-425-4311



Phone Extension

Acting Principal

Cristina Quiroga


School Secretary

Leticia Real


Attendance Health Specialist

Angelina Arroyo Garcia



Hazel Inocencio



Anabel Delaparra



Georgina Torres


Library & Media Center

Shelly Journigan


Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

Student Start Date:
July 19, 2023

Student End Date:
June 5, 2024

  Breaks include:

  • Fall Break: September 25 – October 6
  • Thanksgiving Week - November 20-November 24
  • Winter Break: December 18, 2023 – January 8, 2024
  • Spring Break: March 18 – March 29

The Falcon Four

Otay has four School-wide Behavior Expectations:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful and
  • BE KIND! 

Dress Code Policy

Otay Students do not wear uniforms, however, we do enforce a district dress code policy. 

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


  • Tennis shoes are recommended
  • 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
  • Clothing and accessories 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
  • Pants need to fit around the waist, no sagging, must 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

 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.