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e will endeavor to provide the latest and most accurate information on school closings and delays on this Webpage. Please bookmark it, and refer to it when weather threatens to close, delay or provide the circumstances for early dismissal.

First of all, there's a new service available from the State of Iowa that will alert your cellphone, pager, Blackberry and e-mail. It's available from schoolalerts.iowa.gov,and it's completely free unless your cell service charges your for text messages, in which cast you can be alerted on your home or work computer via e-mail. Click here to subscribe.

Note also that weather delays are among the three most popular phone numbers that parents program into their cell phones. Canceling or delaying school is a critical decision that has complex consequences. It's more than an inconvenience, and we recognize this. However, it all boils down to one important consideration, and that's the safety and well being of your students. That is what drives the decision, and I'm proud to say our dedicated staff and drivers have an outstanding safety record. But this is not a contest. It's our mission to safely transport your children to and from school.

 

 

School Delays and Closing Information:
There are currently no delays or cancellations in the Dubuque Community School District.

Dubuque Schools now on the Iowa Alerts Network!

Dubuque Community Schools is participating with Iowa School Alerts. This is the most efficient way to be notified of school delays and cancellations on your personal communication device. It allows subscribers to receive alerts automatically via cellphone, pager, Blackberry and e-mail.

The Dubuque Community School District is participating in the Iowa School Alerts program, which means you can sign up to receive FREE e-mail notifications when classes for our district, or a particular school building, are to be closed, dismissed early or started late due to weather or other circumstances.

How to Sign Up

1.  Click on “Sign Up!” in the Main Menu at https://schoolalerts.iowa.gov . This will take you to the “Enterprise A&A” screen for the State of Iowa . If you already have an account with the State (say, for another online application), there's no need to create another one.

2.  Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your name and e-mail address, and create secret questions and your password. This step involves obtaining a code from an e-mail sent to you to confirm your registration.

3.  Once you have created and confirmed your account registration, you will be taken back to the School Alerts site where you can click on “My Subscriptions” to add the school districts/buildings you would like to receive notices for. Once you've selected a school, you are asked to enter the e-mail addresses or cell phone addresses where you would like notifications sent. You can add as many e-mail addresses as you'd like!

Please note that some wireless services providers may charge you for receiving e-mails or text messages. You are responsible for those charges.

That's it! After signing up you will receive e-mail notifications directly from the school district whenever classes are cancelled. You can review your alert settings and all current notifications for the state at any time by visiting the Iowa School Alerts website: https://schoolalerts.iowa.gov .

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to sign up for Iowa School Alerts. Funding has been provided by the IOWAccess Advisory Council, which seeks to bring more E-government services to the citizens of Iowa . Please note, however, that you are responsible for any fees charged by your wireless provider for receiving messages

How does it work?

Your school district's superintendent logs in from any computer with an Internet connection and creates one message, which is then sent to everyone who has signed up to receive notices for the affected school district/buildings. Media outlets, day care providers, school staff and others are also being encouraged to sign up for notices . The computer application was designed by staff at the Iowa Department of Administrative Services

Who do I contact with questions?

Please send an e-mail to schoolalertsinfo@iowa.gov . Thank you!

 

 

This is your definitive source for the latest information. This page is maintained by our Transportation Department.


 

 

 

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