Delays and cancelations

In Iowa, inclement weather is a possibility nearly every month of the year. The Charles City Community Schools would like to alert the staff, students, and parents to the school closing procedures. The decision to close school due to inclement weather is a difficult and serious undertaking. At all times, the safety of students is the underlying basis for determining when to cancel school, start late, or send the buses home early.

In most situations, the decision to cancel classes will be made by 6:00 a.m. When the Charles City Community Schools changes plans, we will use the following communication streams: 

School District
    School notification phone call
    School e-mail & text notification 

    School district website 
    Facebook pages: 
        - Charles City Community School District
        - Charles City High School
        - Charles City Middle School
        - Charles City Lincoln Elementary School
        - Charles City Washington Elementary School
        - @charlescitycsd

    KCHA/Charles City 95.9 FM/1580 AM
    KLSS/Mason City 106.1 FM
    KIMT TV 3/Mason City
    KWWL TV 7/Waterloo
    KCRG TV 9/Cedar Rapids
    KAAL TV 6/Austin
    KTTC TV 10/Rochester
    Mediacom - Charles City Public Access Network
    Charles City Press/Charles City

Your school demographic information serves as your notification numbers for the school notification phone call, text, and e-mail. If you are not receiving information please contact your student’s building secretary to review your contact information. It is also important to opt-in by texting YES to 68453 from your phone. 

We allow eight (8) phone numbers and three (3) e-mail addresses to be notified per student.


Also check the Charles City Community Schools calendar for the latest weather-related changes of school events, athletic contests, meetings, concerts, etc. You can sign up for text & e-mail notifications of activity changes as they are made.

We ask that you do not call the school, bus barn, or the media concerning cancelations. Please engage with these communication streams for information about school closings. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these procedures, please contact Charles City Community Schools Central Services.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding when school delays and cancellations occur.