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Please refer to the School Calendar (right side of the site) for upcoming events.

COVID-19 Update from DESE Commissioner of Education, Dr. Margie Vandeven:


Information from DESE concerning MAP/EOC Testing:

March 26 - 3:45 p.m.

An important message from Mr. Gary Doerhoff, Superintendent of Schools:

"We care about the health and welfare of our students. When we deliver meals and homework assignments to almost 200 students, it takes a large number of our staff to assemble meals, package everything, get everything on the correct route, and deliver to households, especially where students can't drive. We discontinued delivery when we had members of our School Family with symptoms of Corona Virus, had some of our School Family quarantined, and had some of us tested without results of the test. We still have all three of those conditions present. Until we know our staff has not been exposed to the Virus for at least 14 days, we don't want to take a chance on transmitting the Virus to your family. We miss our students, we care about our students, and we want them to be healthy."

"had some of us tested without results of the test." - meaning that the test results have not been received back yet.

Thank you and sorry for the back-to-back SchoolMessenger calls.

A special message from the State of Missouri and Governor Mike Parson just for Missouri kids...

March 22nd – 3:30 p.m.

 A Very Important Message from Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Gary Doerhoff:

Circumstances concerning Corona Virus change daily. We are canceling most school services, including homework assignments and delivery of meals immediately.  We will notify you when we are able to resume these services.  We apologize for having to make these decisions, but the safety of your students is paramount.

Please continue to be healthy and safe…

“Don’t Roam… Stay at home!”

Thank you 

March 20th – 6:00 p.m.

Just a reminder that we are now in Distance Learning mode. We will be in this Educational Mode until a time to be determined.  Activities and athletics are postponed or canceled until April 6th.

The Pulaski County Health Department would like to encourage everyone who can to:

“Stop the spread, Stay home instead!”

There are some Elementary teachers who are starting the transition from paper lessons to digital.  Each teacher will contact their respective students with details.  Please remember that if you have any

questions with the material that is being sent home or provided online, please contact your child’s teacher.

For the Middle School and High School, Mr. Waters asks the following of all students and parents:

ü During our Distance Learning Initiative, please observe the following:

o  Please be sure to have dogs or animals (and possibly neighbor’s dogs or animals) contained while we are at your addresses for lunch etc.
o  Stay in contact with your teachers.  CHECK YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL DAILY!
o  Homework pick up and drop off will be on Mondays ONLY.  Please have any work you are returning placed in the zip bags you received the week before.
Now, this applies to everyone… We love your kids and they love us but we ask that you please avoid any physical contact with staff.  Practice good Social Distancing…
o  Advice:  Please stay home and refrain from gathering in public places.  Remember, “Stop the spread, stay home instead!”
o  Please continue to monitor the website or the school Facebook for information from Mr. Waters. There is a video coming out, as well.

 If you have chosen to pick up your lunches at school, the pick uptimes for that will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. No lunches will be handed out early or after 11:30.

Pay close attention to school reach calls and other information.

We want to provide instruction and lessons that are short, meaningful, and focus on quality of work, not quantity.

Again, older students, please be sure you are checking your school email each day and parents of younger Elementary students, please continue to check their student emails for important information from your child’s teacher.

Working together, we will make this dismal situation into something that will bond us closer together as a class, school, and community!

Please continue to be healthy and safe…

MARCH 20TH - 11:00 a.m.


Distance Learning now in effect until a time to be determined.

Activities and Athletics postponed/canceled until April 6th.

A note to our students who are mobile: "STOP THE SPREAD, STAY HOME INSTEAD!"

More information will be forthcoming later today via SchoolMessenger/Facebook/Crocker School Website.

March 18th - 6:00 p.m.

We have very much appreciated the patience, understanding, and cooperation we have received from the parents and patrons of the District and know that it means a lot to us here at school.

Just a couple of items to inform you about this evening:

We know that some households are asking for Chromebooks to be sent. And please know that we want students to have what they need to be able to stay connected for the sake of their education during this time, however, we would ask that if you have existing technology at home but may more that one student, that you please share that technology between them. If you do not have a device, then we are more than happy to send out a Chromebook to your home, but we will send only one per household.

A message for Middle School and High School students: Paper homework packets will go out tomorrow, along with lunch, if you requested it, so please look for those between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you have not been contacted by your teacher today, please call the High School Office tomorrow (March 19th) for some very important information. Attempts were made today to contact some students but the phone numbers we have on file did not work. Please call with updated contact information and to receive the important information that you need.

Please continue to be healthy, safe…

March 18, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.: In order for us to provide the best experience possible for the continuing education of your children during this break, the following changes have been made for The Crocker Middle School and High School (Grades 6-12):

Paper homework packets and Chromebook (Technology) Usage Agreements will go out tomorrow (March 19th) and will be delivered with the school lunches.  As soon as the Technology Usage Agreement is returned, a Chromebook will be issued.

We truly apologize for the inconvenience but feel that this will save any confusion that may arrive through this process.

As always, we truly appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation during this difficult time for all of us.

Any questions may be directed to the High School Office at 573-736-5000 ext. 4.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and have a great day!

In light of recent information, The Crocker R-II School District is taking precautionary measures by extending Spring Break for students through March 20th. All Activities and Athletic contests and practices are suspended until further notice. All Staff, including Teachers, Paras, Cafeteria, Custodians, and bus drivers are expected to come to work as scheduled. As this is an evolving, fluid state of affairs, more info regarding all school activities will be forthcoming by the end of the week. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation through this difficult time for all of us.

As you have heard, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has made its way to Missouri. We have no positive COVID-19 cases reported in our district. This is a precautionary measure to ensure learning does not cease during a potential school closing. If we would have to close the school, education would continue through the use of technology. We recognize some of you may not have access to a technology device or Internet at home.

To better assess our families’ access to technology, we ask that you complete this short survey at:

If we would have to close the school, and you do not have technology or Internet access at home, we would provide an alternative way of gaining access to educational resources for your student(s).

After looking at the growth rate of the Corona Virus in the USA and in other countries, after making contact with MSBA's Legal Department, after finding out that Fort Leonard Wood has soldiers and families quarantined, after learning that Rolla has someone quarantined, and after hearing from several of our staff with ongoing health issues that would affect their immune system, we have decided to be proactive and limit our exposure for our students and staff.
          We are canceling or rescheduling all extracurricular activities for the upcoming week only including all trips,  tournaments, Doughnuts for Dad, the Winter Sports Awards Banquet, and our Academic Banquet.
          Most colleges and some Missouri public schools have already called off all classes for the rest of the year.  We are planning to have school as scheduled.  We are only calling off extracurricular activities where our students and staff are exposed to students and staff from other schools.  We will reevaluate this decision in the coming week, and keep everyone posted.  If we think closing school is warranted, we will have an emergency Board of Education Meeting, and that decision will be made by the Board.  We are trying to do what we can to keep from disrupting our regular classes.   We will have information to keep you up-to-date on our website, and we will have regular school reach calls to keep you posted.  
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.     Gary

Financial Statement Update 2/14/2020

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Because of HB-604 -2019,  all parents who accompany students on trips or volunteer to assist our School with students or student activities of any kind are now required to have the same background check that our staff has.   As of August 2019, the cost of this background check is approximately $59.  Contact the Superintendent's Office for more information.

Tax Rate Information



2018-19 Crocker R-II Financial Report

Find the most up-to-date athletic schedules at the MSHSAA Website.

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