News and Events

There's always something new going on at Mary A. Otondo Elementary. Stop by this page often for more information on special events and awards as well as informational articles!

New Crosswalk Information

Below you will find the new state statute (law) regarding crosswalks. Please remember that the speed limit for the entire length of Otondo Drive past both Mary A. Otondo and Castle Dome is 15 miles per hour. The parking lot speed is five miles per hour.

  • 28-797. School crossings: civil penalty: assessment: definition
    F. A vehicle shall not proceed at a speed of more than fifteen miles per hour between the portable signs placed on the highway indicating that there shall be no passing, that school is in session, and that the driver shall stop when children are in the crosswalk.

Early Release

Please note that school releases every Monday at 2:10 p.m. Please make sure you make arrangements for your child’s dismissal. Thank you!  


Your child’s attendance is extremely important. Students cannot learn when they are not at school. State law states that it is the responsibility of the parent to have their child at school and on time. Just a reminder that if you take your child out of school before 2:10 p.m. we will consider it a half day. After 2:10 p.m. it will be a tardy. Special note: We have many parents signing their children out early. Please allow your children to complete the school day! It is very disrupting to the remaining students, teacher, and the teaching-learning process. 

Bus Information

Transportation has worked very hard to make bus assignments for over 350 students at our school. It is very important that if for some reason your student needs to make a change from how they normally ride the bus (parent will pick up, ride a different bus, change of address, etc.), the parent needs to write a note each time to the teacher. Without a written note from the parent, we will place the student on the assigned bus as usual. We cannot place your child on a different bus unless you contact transportation at (928) 502.8840 to make arrangements through them.

Safety Reminder

Please slow down on Otondo Dr. and in our parking lots! We want to keep all our students, staff, and visitors safe. 

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is going on now for the 2017-2018 school year! Please tell your friends and neighbors. Please visit our school office or contact us for information at (928) 502.8500.

First Day of School

Mark your calendars for the first day of the 2017-18 school year, August 7!