School Closing Options
School Closing Options
Brett Gray
Thursday, November 02 2017

Dear Crest Ridge Families,

Winter weather will be coming soon!  Below you will see the multiple options that exist which our school may use to ensure the safety of students and staff.  At this time, there are three options for school closings for the Crest Ridge R-VII School District:

  • Option 1 - Two Hour Delayed Start
  • Option 2 - Cancellation
  • Option 3 – Early Dismissal

If inclement weather (snow, ice, etc.) is nearing an end, the District may choose to have a two-hour delayed start.  School will begin exactly two (2) hours later than normal starting time.  School will be dismissed at the normal dismissal time.   If we use this option, the schools will not be open for student drop off at the regular time.  They will open two hours later.  Buses would run their regular routes, exactly two (2) hours later.  This option will help with students standing in frigid temperatures early in the mornings.  This delay allows daylight to assist in safer transportation for busses, staff, and student drivers.  This delayed start will allow the street/road/highway crews time to clear roads and apply salt, sand, etc.

If the inclement weather entails extreme conditions (wind chill, excessive snow or ice, etc.) school will be cancelled. Makeup days for 2018 are February 19, March 29, April 13, and May 17.  Other makeup days would begin on May 18.       

If the inclement weather moves in during the school day and we believe it would be in the best interest of safety for our students and staff to dismiss early, we will do so.  This is usually two (2) hours early but that could change due to the situation.

There are several ways families can receive information about school closings for the Crest Ridge School District.  The best way to receive timely information is to download the Crest Ridge app on your phone.  This ensures you will receive all alerts from the school district.  You can also visit our district website at  Our “Live Feed” section will post the latest school information.  Lastly, we do report to local radio and television.   


Brett Gray

Crest Ridge Superintendent