Falcon Four Expectations

Otay Elementary has four school-wide behavior expectations known as the Falcon Four:

  • Be safe
  • Be responsible
  • Be respectful
  • 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 & Hair

  • 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

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 please review the Board Policies on Wellness using the link below.