School Notifications

Charles City Community Schools uses a variety of communication tools to keep families notified about what is happening at school. 

Family information

Our most direct way to reach your family with an update is through text message, phone, and email. Please make sure your building secretary has the most up-to-date information on hand. This integrates seamlessly into our notification system. If you wish to receive text messages from the school you must also opt-in to our texting system by sending a text to 68453 with the message "yes". 

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

Community notices

Charles City Community Schools knows organizations and businesses make plans based on the school calendar, and we are a vital communication link to our community. Our text, email, and phone calling system, is leading in alerting the whole community. 

The Office of Communications also partners with Floyd County Emergency Management with messaging during times of urgent community need like the floods of 2016.

If you would like to be part of our notification system and you don't have a direct tie to a student, please complete this form. 

Weather

In Iowa, inclement weather is a possibility nearly every month of the year. The safety of students is the judgment used 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 5:30 a.m. and the determination to release early will be announced before noon. When the Charles City Community Schools changes plans, we will use these communication streams. 

School District

    School notification phone call
    School e-mail & text notification 

    School district website
    Emails to our family (students and staff)

Social Media

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
Twitter: 
        - @charlescitycsd
 
Instagram: 
        - @charlescitycsd

Traditional Media

Radio
    KCHA/Charles City 95.9 FM/1580 AM
    KLSS/Mason City 106.1 FM
Television
    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
Newspaper
    Charles City Press/Charles City

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

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 cancelations occur.