August 12, 2019
Dear Otto Bobcat Family:
For those of you who are new to our community and to all of our returning families, I welcome you to Douglas Otto Middle School. We are proud of our instructional program and look forward to an exciting year of academic success and accomplishments. We have high expectations and look forward to partnering with you for our continued success.
Otto Middle School is a campus of distinction and was recognized this summer as an Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership. The 2018 - 2019 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle and high schools that demonstrate high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. I hope you will join us in celebrating Otto as recipient of this year’s award.
Middle school is a time for students to explore and pursue new experiences of interest to them. I highly encourage parents to consider honors level classes, and always encourage your child to participate in clubs and activities that they would like to explore. If you have questions about our honors course offerings or clubs and activities, please contact your grade level counselor.
We will continue utilizing Google Classroom as a communication tool this year. Teachers will have students join their Google Classrooms by Friday, August 16. Parents will receive the Google Classroom Guardian Summary that will be sent to the email address on file. Let your child’s teachers know if you would prefer a different email address be used, or if you prefer not to receive the Guardian Summaries.
As always, get to know your child’s teachers and monitor grades and attendance regularly. Take advantage of volunteer opportunities and be active in our amazing PTA. You can find out more about the Otto PTSA at http://ottopta.org, and make sure you are signed up for the campus eNews at http://elist.pisd.edu. Additionally, you may follow Otto Middle School on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ottobobcats, or @ottobobcats.
At Otto Middle School, we envision a community that is built on perseverance, purpose and effective systems that develop lifelong learners through mindfulness, critical thinking, opportunities for leadership, and the celebration of diversity.
Please do not hesitate to contact me and best wishes to you for a great school year.
Dr. Douglas Otto Middle School
504 North Star Road
Plano, TX 75074
Fax: (469) 752-8501