Welcome to Otter River Elementary

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

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.

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Each school establishes a School Consultation Team (SCT) to process referral requests for students suspected of having a disability. School personnel, parents, or another person may refer a student to this team. For students who are referred, the team will review the student’s education records and information about the student’s performance and make recommendations for meeting the student’s educational and behavioral needs. In reviewing the student’s performance, the school consultation team may use a process based on the student’s response to scientific and research based interventions (RTI). The team will ensure that these interventions are documented, and that the use of these interventions do not unnecessarily delay a student’s evaluation for special education. If the student does not make appropriate progress using these interventions, the team will refer the student to the special education administrator for an evaluation to determine if the student needs special education and related services.

As a member of the committee, the building principal or designee (SCT Coordinator) receives all referrals to the team. The team may make a referral for evaluation for special education and related services at any time. This may be prior to or while implementing these strategies. Any action by the team must be in writing and must include the information on which the decision is based. 

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school News

CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Kelli Arrington
Teacher of the Year-Arrington

Registration for the 2023-24 School Year is open!

NEW (1st-5th grades) STUDENT 23_24 REGISTRATION LINK:


Click HERE for a kindergarten flyer with more information.New Kindergarten Student Registration (Kindergarten students who are new to Bedford County Public Schools in 2023-2024)


Returning Student Registration for Kindergarten (former BCPS PK students - please obtain a snapcode during KG registration at your child's school)


On virtual learning days, students can access their work on Canvas from Clever, a single sign-on tool. If you are unfamiliar with Clever, please view the helpful video below for instructions on how to help your child sign in. For further help with Clever or virtual learning, please visit the BCPS Virtual Help Center (HERE) and use the Chat or Email tool to be connected with an Instructional Technology Coach (ITC). 

Click HERE for directions for parents to access the Canvas learning platform by creating a Canvas Observer account.

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