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  • Student Attendance
    ALL students will have attendance taken virtually once per day. In-person students will do this at school. eLearners, Asynchronous Hybrid Learners, and Remote Learners will do this at home once daily between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm.
    View instructions in English or Spanish.

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  • NAMI is hosting a free, six-week virtual education program for parents and family caregivers of young people with behavioral health issues. Please see the flyer for details. Registration is required. Classes start October 6th, 6 pm - 8:30 pm.

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  • Are you registered to vote? Click here for dates & times of upcoming Voter Registration Drives.

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Why Should You Choose Us?

  • You should choose us because...

    • We are home to many military families with MFLAC
    • We have 20 Certified Teachers
    • All students and families matter
    • We have 1 Social Worker, 1 Counselor, and 1 Psychologist
    • We focus on growth for all scholars
    • We serve a diverse population
      • 54% Male 
      • 46% Female
      • 39% White
      • 38% Hispanic
      • 13% Black
      • 3% Asian
      • 10% Other
    • We foster a family environment
    • All students deserve 166 days of the best of the best bell to bell instruction!

    Fun facts about Otero staff...

    • 74% of our staff were transplanted into Colorado
    • 55% of our staff have dedicated 5 or more years at Otero
    • 74% of our staff have an Associate's Degree or higher
    • 7 of our staff members have a Master's Degree
    • 39% of our staff are Denver Broncos Fans 
    • 68% of our staff loves Football
    • All of our staff LOVES FOOD
      • #1 Mexican
      • #2 Italian
      • #3 Pizza

    Otero staff believes...

    • I believe our administration team manages, coaches, adapts, encourages, repairs, communicates, instructs, holds staff accountable, and spends countless hours to prepare and provide the best leadership to all families, staff, and students! (Mr. Kaiser)
    • I believe we have students capable of success and teachers that not only believe in our students but who are also committed to doing what it takes for every student, every day! (Mrs. Karbowski)
    • I believe that Otero is a team whose main focus is to diligently pursue any and all components necessary to support, engage, encourage, and empower student success. (Mrs. Arellano)
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