NO EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THIS TIME.
Special information regarding Indianola Schools school alerts system
Indianola Community School District makes use of parent contact data in PowerSchool for Emergency Announcements. Early dismissals, late starts, and cancellations due to inclement weather are all types of messages that get delivered through the PowerSchool. In order to receive these types of alerts, all parents must have correct contact information listed in PowerSchool. To verify contact information is correct, parents can call the building secretary where their child attends school.
The superintendent, in consultation with the transportation director, will make school delay, early release, or cancelation decisions in the event of inclement weather. Weather forecasts and hour-by-hour weather conditions will be tracked through NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and other resources. The transportation director and superintendent will be checking roads, speaking with the country road supervisor, and communicating with area transportation directors and superintendents prior to 5:30 A.M. with the goal of making a decision by that time. In some instances a decision may be made on the previous evening to delay or cancel school the next day. If there is a late start due to weather, there will be no morning ECSE or Preschool. As soon as a decision to delay school, cancel school, or release school early is made, communication will be made in the following ways:
Television: WOI-ABC Channel 5, KCCI TV Channel 8, WHO TV Channel 13
Radio: 1040 WHO AM, KISS 107.5 FM, The Bus 100.3 FM, Capitol 106.3 FM, 1460 KXNO AM, Star 102.5 FM, KIOA 93.3 FM, Lazer 103.3 FM, Lite 104.1 FM, 1350 KRNT AM, Praise 940 AM
Online: www.indianola.k12.ia.us, WHOtv.com, 13NOW.com
Please understand that being able to safely transport students to and from school is the primary determiner. Local weather conditions can vary between cities and even within different parts of the school district. Inclement weather decisions can be difficult to make, and weather conditions do sometimes change after a call has been made. Hours of school missed due to inclement weather will have to be made up, so students, parents, and staff should anticipate snow days being added to the end of the school year.
Superintendent Art Sathoff
Transportation Director Ron Swartz