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.


Congratulations to Mrs. Wanda Read who was named the 2024-2025 ORES Classified Support Staff of the Year!
Mrs. Wanda Reid is smiling and wearing glasses and a blue Otter River tie-dye t-shirt

2024-2025 Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration will be held from 12-7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024. For more information, please click here.

For new Kindergarten student registration for the 2024-2025 school year, please click here.

Students returning (former Pre-K students during the 2023-2024 school year)  must obtain a snap code during Kindergarten registration at your school. To register a returning student, please click here.


Inclement Weather Codes 2023- 2024 

As we quickly approach the winter season, please review the 2023-2024 Inclement Weather Codes.  For a downloadable version (PDF) of the 2023-2024 Inclement Weather Codes click here.

Infographic containing BCPS Inclement Weather Codes

ORES 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year

Kelli Arrington 

Congratulations to Mrs. Kelli Arrington on becoming Otter Rivers 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year!

2023- 2024 Registration Information

Canvas LMS

For directions for parents/guardians to access the Canvas learning platform by creating a Canvas Observer account please click here.