Lisa Hoffeld, Principal
West Ridge has a highly dedicated, enthusiastic and well-trained staff. Student learning and being successful is West Ridge Elementary’s number one goal. We work collaboratively with families and the community to develop school pride and to realize academic success for all students.
As you are aware, on occasion it is necessary to cancel school because of inclement North Idaho winter weather. Typically icy conditions, not snow, present a problem. We also have the option of a 2-hour late start when it appears the weather could improve enough to safely open school for students and staff members later in the morning. Starting school later will also provide city and county road crews with more time to clear roadways, parking lots and sidewalks. The decision to keep school open, close, or delay the start by 2 hours is made in the early morning hours and announced no later than 5:30AM.
The Post Falls School District has joined the School Messenger emergency notification system. The system allows the district to communicate via SMS text messages to parents regarding important matters such as a school lockdown, school closure (weather or otherwise) or other issues that affect their students.
To receive school notifications, you must opt in to School Messenger and your student's school must have your current cell number entered in their system.
Please follow the steps below to opt in:
**Send a text message to 67587 with "Y" or "Yes” in the body of the text.
**You will receive a confirmation text reply that you are registered with School Messenger.