Weather Related Notifications
The Iowa City Community School District provides multiple means for stakeholders to find out about late starts, early dismissals, and cancellations.
The District posts an "alert" message that appears on every district and school site.
The District updates multiple local TV and radio stations for these announcements. In addition, the District updates our local cable channel with such alerts.
The District uses a service called Blackboard Connect to send phone calls, e-mails and text messages to all families to notify them about a late start, early dismissal, or cancellation. Typically, the system only takes about 30 minutes to send over 25,000 calls and over 12,000 emails.