Weather-Related Information and Other Announcements
When school is canceled because of inclement weather prior to the start of the school day, students and parents are notified over the radio, on television stations and via SchoolReach (see information below). The following stations are notified by the school:
|Televison Stations||Radio Stations|
|WHO - Channel 13||WHO - 1040 AM|
|KCCI - Channel 8||Creston Radio - 1520 AM / 101.3 FM|
|WOI - Channel 5||KMA Shenandoah - 960 AM / 99.3 FM|
|KKRF Stuart 107.9 FM|
|KJAN Atlantic - 1220 AM|
|KSOM-FM Atlantic - 96.5 FM|
In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, Nodaway Valley is implementing a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by SchoolReach, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications. Nodaway Valley will continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on radio & TV stations and will use this system as an overlay to the public announcements.
When used, the service will call all phone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and will deliver a recorded message from a school administrator. The caller ID will display 855-955-8500 which is the message retrieval line. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 40 sec.) and busies will be automatically retried twice in fifteen minute intervals after the initial call. This system requires no registration. However, to make sure we have the most up-to-date information, please use this form whenever your contact information needs to be updated. If you have any questions, contact Superintendent Berlau at 641-743-6127.
If school is dismissed because of inclement weather after the school day has begun, parents are notified by the same means. Extracurricular activities or practices scheduled for the day or evening of a day when school is canceled are generally canceled and rescheduled. Extracurricular activities or practices scheduled for the day or evening of a day when school is dismissed early are canceled. The principal may determine whether to hold extracurricular activities or practices. If the extracurricular activity is to be held, students and parents are notified in the same manner as the notification that school was dismissed.