SCHOOL CLOSING PROCEDURES
CHARLES CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
With the winter season quickly approaching, the Charles City Community Schools would like to alert the staff, students, and parents to the school closing procedures for the 2011-2012 school year. The decision to close school due to inclement weather is a very difficult and serious undertaking. At all times the safety of students is the underlying basis for determining when to cancel school or to send the buses home early.
There will be times when the regular buses cannot travel on all of their particular roads due to large accumulations of snow, or because of certain drifting patterns in some areas of the district. Buses will travel where possible during these times.
In most situations, the decision to cancel classes will be made by 6:00 a.m. When school is cancelled, or when classes will start late or be dismissed early due to inclement weather, the following radio and TV stations will be contacted:
KCHA /Charles City 95.9 FM/1580 AM
/Mason City 106.1 FM
/Austin 100 FM/1480 AM
KIMT TV 3 /Mason City
KWWL TV 7
KCRG TV 9 /Cedar Rapids
KAAL TV 6
KTTC TV 10
Local Cable Channel 4
You may also sign up for email or text notifications at schoolalerts.iowa.gov
We ask that you do not call the school, bus barn or the media concerning cancellations. Please listen to the above stations for information about school closings. You can also go to our home page www.charlescityschools.org to get the latest weather related school delays. Also check the link for the latest weather related changes of school events, athletic contests, meetings, concerts, etc.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these procedures, please contact either the Superintendent’s Office or the Transportation Director. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding when school cancellations occur.