Welcome to the Dubuque Community School District Transportation Department!
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.
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:
Due to excessive heat build-up in school buildings over the weekend combined with the forecast for dangerous heat-index values early this afternoon, the Dubuque Community School District will operate on a two-hour early release today, August 25, 2014.
Afternoon preschool will be canceled. All middle school practices will also be canceled. High school athletes will receive more information from their coaches about rescheduled practice times, if necessary.
Dubuque Schools now on the Iowa Alerts Network!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you!
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