1651 Albany Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: 619-425-4311
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School Information


School Support Staff

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

Position

Name

Phone Extension

Principal Monica Castillo 4299
School Secretary Maricela Zavala 4298
Attendance Health Specialist Leticia Real 4297
Nurse Katie Steuernagle
4294
Psychologist Allyn Echauri 4256
Language, Speech and Hearing Specialist John C. Torres 4292
Library & Media Center Araceli Saragosa 4238
Cafeteria Arcelia Luecke 4291

 

 

Daily Schedule

School Hours

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

Grade

Starting Time  --  Ending Time

Friday & Modified Days

Kindergarten-6th Grade
 8:00- 2:25
8:00-1:15


​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

Grade

Monday - Friday

Rainy Day

Kinder 10:45-11:30 10:45-11:15
1st Grade 11:00-11:45 11:00-11:30
2nd Grade 11:10-12:00 11:10-11:40
3rd Grade
11:25- 12:15 11:25-11:55
4th Grade
11:45 - 12:30 11:45 - 12:15
5th Grade
12:00 - 12:45    12:00-12:30
​6th Grade​12:20 - 1:05​12:15 - 12:45

 

Recess

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

Grade

Recess Time

Kinder & 1st 9:30 - 9:50 am
1:05-1:15pm
2nd & 3rd 9:55-10:15 am
4th-6th Grades 10:20 - 10:40 am

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2017 - 2018​ School Year

  • First Day of School
July 19, 2017
  • ​​Back To School Night​​

  • Labor Day (No School)​
September 4
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
September 7 - 14
  • Fall Break (No School)​
September 18 - September 29​​  / School Resumes on October 3
  • Veterans Day​ (No School)​
November 10
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)​
November 20 - 24
  • Winter Break (No School)​
December 18 - January 8 / School Resumes on January 9
  • Martin Luther King Day (No School)​
January 15
  • Presidents Holiday (No School)​
February 16, 19
  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Days)
March 8 - 15
  • Spring Break (No School)​
March 19 - March 30  /  School Resumes on April 3
  • Memorial Day (No School)​
May 28
  • Last Day of School (Minimum Day)
June 1, 2016

 

School Rules

Otay functions under three overarching rules:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful
 

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

THE FIRST CLASS IN EACH GRADE LEVEL WHO RETURNS THIS SLIP WILL EARN A FREE DRESS DAY!

 

Dress Code (effective September 2015)

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

SHOES

  • 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

ACCESSORIES

  • 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

CLOTHING

  • 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 www.cvesd.org/district/boardpolicies

 

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.​

 

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