Welcome to Otter River Elementary

Mission Statement

The mission of Otter River Elementary School is provide a rigorous comprehensive academic program for all students in a safe and supportive environment.

Vision Statement

Otter River Elementary School staff is dedicated to teaching all students skills which will enable them to reason critically, utilize technology effectively, and contribute to their school, community, and the world.

Otter River Elementary School Student Reading
Otter River Elementary School - School Building
Otter River Elementary School Mascot - The Panther
Learn. Inspire. Challenge. Create.

school News


Bedford County Public Schools will be closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, as ordered by Governor Northam. 

Office Hours are currently Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - noon. You may contact the office at (540) 586-9210 with questions. Please feel free to call or contact the Principal, Andy Greenough, at agreenough@bedford.k12.va.us

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about this important health topic with your child. The CDC provides daily updates and health-related guidance in regards to COVID-19 if further information is needed for your family.

Click here for additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Pre-K Registration Information



Please click below to complete the demographic portion of the application.
If you have already completed this step, please move on to step 2.
2020-2021 Application Part 1


Please click below to download the fillable Word document.
2020-2021 Fillable Online Application Part 2
Fill in the required information online, save the document, and email it to prek@bedford.k12.va.us.
Please click below and download and print the application to fill it in paper-pencil.
2020-2021 Paper-Pencil Application Part 2

Scan and email the completed forms to the above email or mail the completed forms to: Diane Isenhour
310 S. Bridge Street Bedford,
VA 24523
In addition to your application, you must also email OR mail the following four required documents for preschool. Children cannot attend school without this documentation on file.

Documentation required:
Birth certificate
Proof of residency (copy of lease agreement, mortgage, or real estate tax document),
Proof of income (W2 statement, paycheck stubs)
Current physical
Copy of immunization records

Contact for Further Information:
Dr. Gennifer Miller, Director of Childhood Learning Phone: (540) 586-1045 E-mail: gennifer.miller@bedford.k12.va.us

Diane Isenhour, Kindergarten Readiness Facilitator Phone: (540) 588-6820 E-mail: disenhour@bedford.k12.va.us

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