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District Announcements

  • We invite all D2 Stakeholders (Parents, Students, Community Partners, and Community Members living in D2) to join the District for one of our Stakeholder Updates and Feedback Sessions on Monday, October 10, at 8 am or 12 pm. Learn more about the direction of our school district and ways to engage with us throughout the year.

    Join us in person at our District Administration Building or watch the Livestream via our District website or Facebook page!

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  • Are you or someone you know searching for work? PLEASE check out the employment opportunities right here in D2!
    We have openings for individuals with a high school diploma or the equivalent, AND many of these openings come with on-the-job training. Nutrition Services, Custodial Staff, Bus Drivers, Paraprofessionals, and more!
    Our D2 families are encouraged to apply and join our work family. D2 offers competitive pay, benefits, and generous time off. D2 was voted the BEST EDUCATION WORKPLACE by the Colorado Springs Business Journal in 2022!

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Why Should You Choose Us?

  • You should choose us because...

    • We are home to many military families with a MFLAC on site
    • We have 28 Certified Teachers
    • All students and families matter
    • We have a FT Social Worker, Counselor, and 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 170 days of the best of the best bell-to-bell instruction!

    Otero staff believes...

    • I believe our administration team manages, coaches, adapts, encourages, repairs, communicates, instructs, holds staff accountable, and spends countless hours preparing and providing 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! (Ms. Bonine)
    • I believe that Otero's staff provides individualized instruction to all students to ensure that everyone is successful! (Mrs. Mayers)

    Otero family testimonial...

    Thank you for providing a nurturing learning environment for my daughter for 4 years! I can't thank you all enough for developing ans shaping my child's future for the better. Otero teachers and staff, you are all highly appreciated! (Son PabZon)

    Thank you for taking such good care of our kiddos and keeping them safe. (Laura Jean)

    You guys are amazing! This year's carnival was the best thus far! (Danielle Morales)

    The best school ever 100%! (Maria De La Curz Tapia)

Kindergarten Sneak Peek

Kindergarten Presentation

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