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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 Closing Guidelines

The district is implementing a new protocol for wind chill advisories/warnings. It is our hope that this will provide consistency when deciding whether to have late starts and/or no school days. The protocol is as follows:

If the National Weather Service issues a wind chill ADVISORY that would be in effect at the start of the school day, there will be a two-hour late start.

If the National Weather Service issues a wind chill WARNING in effect at the start of the day, there will be a 2-hour late start. However, if the wind chill warning will not be lifted by 10:30 a.m. there will be no school that day.


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.

Staff instructions for updating your contact information for SchoolMessenger

Iowa School Alerts

Iowa School Alerts notifies you directly by either email or sms text messaging to your cell phone.

Please read the following document for instructions on how to sign up for this service.

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.

School Closing Information Booklet (PDF)

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.


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