Delays and Emergency Closings

Two-Hour Delay or Emergency School Closing:

            The Ritchie county Board of Education, in compliance with Chapter 18, Article 4, Section 10, relating to the school laws of West Virginia, has designated the Superintendent of schools to make the decision to close schools in the case of road hazards, weather conditions, or other situations that pose a threat to the safety and welfare of the students.

During this academic year, Ritchie County will be operating on a two-hour delay when it appears that weather or other calamitous conditions may improve during the day to allow for the safe transportation of students to and from school.

  •  Note:  On a two hour delay, breakfast will not be served

When the decision is made to delay or close schools, information can be found in the following places:

  • the School Messenger System will call the number that is on your students emergency card.
  • the following website will also have the information: http://wvde.state.wv.us/closings/county/ritchie/
  • the following radio and television stations are called to make the appropriate announcement:
WXIL 95.1 FM
WRZZ 106.1 FM
WTAP CHANNEL 2
WXKX 99.1 FM
WDMX 100.1 FM
WDTV CHANNEL 5
WKYG 1230 AM
WNUS 107 FM
WBOY CHANNEL 12
WADC 1050 AM
WRVB 102.1 FM
WLTP 1450 AM
WFBY 106.5 FM
WSSN 102.3 FM
WHAR 1340 AM
WRRR 93.0 FM
WV PUBLIC RADIO 88.9

   There are over 250 students at CCES.  It is not reasonable to expect that they can all call home in the event of an early dismissal so please make advance arrangements for your children in case of such an occurrence.  Please discuss these arrangements with your child/children and communicate this play with your child’s teacher.

            During a 2-Hr Delay, Under NO conditions should a student get dropped off at CCES until 9.30. We CANNOT guarantee adult supervision until that time.