School Closings, Delays, and Alerts
In the event of an unscheduled school closing, delay or early/late dismissal it is our goal to notify the community in an efficient and timely manner. This page shows the many ways we use to provide that notification.
Cold Weather Delay/Closing Guidelines
If the National Weather Service issues a wind chill ADVISORY that would be in effect at the start of the school day, there may be a two –hour delay. The time the advisory is issued may affect the decision to delay school. The closer the advisory is made to the start of the school day, the district will consider other factors in making the decision.
If the National Weather Service issues a wind chill WARNING in effect at the start of the day, there may be a 2-hour late start. However, if the wind chill warning will not be lifted by 10:30am there will be no school that day. The time the warning is issued may affect the decision to delay school. The closer the warning is made to the start of the school day, the district will consider other factors in making the decision.
The district will make the official announcement of a school delay or closing through the automated calling system, social media, and other media sources. The protocol for wind chill advisory and warning is intended to provide a guideline but it does not replace the responsibility of the district to make the best decision for the most students and families.
The school district uses a notification service known as SchoolMessenger to initiate automated phone calls or mass-email messages. A large amount of numbers can be called in a short amount of time. The phone numbers for each student or faculty member are polled from our student database system. It is very important that these numbers be kept current. If you have any questions please call the building secretary where your student attends.
TV, Radio and Newspaper Sites
In the event there is a need to close, delay, or dismiss the Muscatine School District early, the following news media will be notified….
For more information please refer to the following document (in PDF format) which explains the district’s policy on closing schools.
|TV Stations||Radio Stations|
|WHBF (CBS) Channel 4||KWPC – AM 860|
|KWQC (NBC) Channel 6||WLLR – FM 103.7|
|WQAD (ABC) Channel 8||KCQQ – FM 106.5|
|KLJB (FOX) Channel 18||KUUL – FM 101.3|
|KMXG – FM 96.1|
|KZIA – FM 102.9|
|KGYM – AM 1600|
Our Web Site
We will post an alert on our web site as well. The alert is a large red box that will look similar to the screen shot below.