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Inclement Weather Reminder 2022

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Inclement Weather Reminder 

One of the decisions that superintendents face each year is the decision whether or not to have school for the day, call a “Two-Hour Late Start” for school, dismiss school early, or not call off school during inclement weather or other situations. The decision involves consideration of multiple issues, but in the final analysis, it all comes down to a judgment call. Here’s the website that is used for making those decisions, as it is specific to Muscatine County. 

When a decision is made, we will send out a notification (call, text, or email, depending upon your preferences) via ParentSquare. Notifications will go out before 10 p.m. the night before or after 5:00 a.m. if we are not having school in person or will have a late start.  We hope these times will serve to inform you while accommodating your schedules. This will be in addition to television, radio, website, Facebook, and Twitter announcements.  If you do not receive an app notification or call, we do encourage you to check the other options.    

If school is dismissed early, the notification will go out as soon as the decision has been made so that you have as much time as possible to make arrangements for your student. If a  Two-Hour Late Start is needed to allow the early morning weather conditions and daylight to improve, all buses will run two hours later than their normal schedule, and school will begin two hours later than the normal start time.  It is important for families to have a plan in place for these types of weather-related changes, along with ensuring that your contact information (phone number) is correct in PowerSchool, including your additional, authorized contacts. 

If you as a parent feel it is unsafe to have your child(ren) attend school in person, please know that decision continues to be yours; one the school district will respect. However, all absences will be recorded. 

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the district’s policies & procedures on weather-related delays/closures by clicking here

Questions? Please contact your principal or me. We will be more than happy to discuss this information with you. Thank you.

 Sincerely,

Clint Christopher, Superintendent 

 

 

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