Winter Weather/School Closings

  • We would like to remind you of the precautions district staff take when making weather-related decisions and how cancellations/delays will be communicated to families.
     
    In an effort to make a determination by 5:45am, district staff will be out on the roads as early as 4:15am. We consult a variety of sources and work with area superintendents to make the most informed decision possible. Despite our best efforts, we know that things change in a matter of minutes. Families must ultimately determine, individually, if they are comfortable sending their student to school in inclement weather.
     
    In the event of a school cancellation or delay, Infinite Campus will be the primary communication tool used by the district. Families will receive communication in the form of a phone call, email, and, after opting in, a text message. Posts will also be shared on the district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, however the most up-to-date and accurate communication will be sent to families via Infinite Campus.
     
    In addition to direct notifications, the following local media outlets will be contacted as time allows. 
     
    Television:
    WHO Ch.13; Fox Ch.17; KCCI Ch.8; WOI Ch.5
     
    Radio:
    Newsradio 1040 WHO; KISS 107.5; The Bus 100.3; Alt 106.3; 1460 KXNO; The Bull 96.9
     
    Other:
    www.desmoinesregister.com; 13 Now App