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.

Otter River Elementary School Student Reading
Otter River Elementary School - School Building
Otter River Elementary School Mascot - The Panther
Empowering Learners for Future Success

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ORES Connections Winter 2021 Newsletter

ORES Connections November Newsletter 


Bedford County Public Schools still remains closed to the public, but essential appointments for registration can be made by calling your child's school between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has developed a parent resource on how to talk about COVID-19 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.

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health Infographic


The previous guidance included in the BCPS 2020-21 Health & Safety Plan on face coverings was updated to “require face coverings on the bus and indoors in public spaces when social distancing is not possible and at teacher discretion in classrooms.” Please note that this update does not override state guidance that states, “Staff and students should use cloth face coverings when physical distancing cannot be maintained, as is medically and developmentally appropriate”.

Grade Level Welcome Videos from our Teacher Teams!
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We will be providing additional updates as that information becomes available through direct communication to families, our BCPS websiteYouTube channel, and social media (FacebookInstagram, & Twitter).

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