Christian Ott Elementary School

March CHARACTERplus Trait-Initiative

Ott is a proud participant in the district’s character education program, CHARACTERplus, a program which emphasizes positive character traits in all areas of a student’s life.  To learn more about this program, click here.

March: INITIATIVE– to act and make decisions on your own


About Christian Ott Elementary

Welcome to Christian Ott Elementary, home of the Bear Cubs. Christian Ott takes pride in its rich history as the oldest elementary school in the Independence School District. We are committed to providing powerful learning experiences for all children in order to develop knowledgeable and successful learners.

School Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 3:54 p.m.

Christian Ott Elementary School       1525 N. Noland Rd.                                 Independence, MO 64050

(816) 521-5435

Mission Statement

Where students are learning the skills they will need to be successful citizens of the future.



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Winter Temperatures Late Start

This year we will make a two hour late start available                                                     to our students and families. This will only be used when cold weather (not driving condition) is the main concern. On those days when the weather warms in the early morning, there is often no need to cancel school for the entire day.

  • Parents will be allowed to drop off their students at the regular start time.
  • All staff will report to school at their regular time.
  • Students who arrive at the regular start time may receive additional tutoring and/or one-on-one time with teachers.
  • Late start information will be sent by phone, as in cancellations.

Please make sure that you listen fully to messages sent to you on inclement weather days.  More information from Dr. Herl is available here.

School of Character


Dr. Ronnee Laughlin,  Principal

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