eBackpack
School Messenger
Closings and Delays
Mailing

The Dallas Center-Grimes CSD eBackpack is an environmentally friendly approach to distributing information from school sponsored activities and non-profit organizations. Anything from registration materials to local event information is uploaded to DC-G’s eBackpack, so it is a great resource to subscribe to or check frequently!

 

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Dallas Center-Grimes CSD uses a notification system called SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger is a fully hosted notification platform used to connect parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email and social media.

Currently this system is used for building-level, nutrition negative balance, busing and emergency messages. An emergency notification could include, but is not limited to, messages about school closings or delays due to inclement weather or other emergency situations that may arise during school hours.

Student contact information is collected from parents/guardians during registration and imported into Infinite Campus. If your contact information has changed, you will need to contact your building secretary to have this information updated in Infinite Campus. If you would like to remove a phone number or email address from your contact information in Infinite Campus, please contact your building secretary.

If you have questions regarding School Messenger, please contact Brian Weidenthaler at bweidenthaler@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us.

In the event that severe weather conditions dictate the need to delay the beginning of school or cancel school entirely, the following procedures will be used:

  • The superintendent monitors weather forecasts.
  • Prior to 5 a.m., the superintendent and members of the operation team drive the district routes to determine safety of transportation.
  • A decision is normally made by no later than 5:30 a.m. to delay the beginning of the school day by one hour or two hours, or to cancel school.

How families and staff are contacted:

Dallas Center-Grimes CSD uses a notification system called SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger is a fully hosted notification platform used to connect parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email and social media.

Dallas Center-Grimes CSD will be using SchoolMessenger for emergency and general notifications. This includes notifications such as building and district newsletters, early release reminders, late starts or other emergency situations that may arise during or after school hours.

If you would like to add or remove a phone number or email address for your contact information in Infinite Campus, please contact your building secretary.

If you have questions regarding School Messenger, please contact Brian Weidenthaler at bweidenthaler@dc-grimes.k12.ia.us.

Media Alerts

If school must be cancelled, delayed or dismissed early due to weather conditions or other emergencies, announcements will be made on the following stations:

TV Stations:

  • KCCI – Channel 8
  • WHO – Channel 13
  • WOI – Channel 5

Radio Stations:

  • WHO – 1040 AM
  • KISS 107.5 FM
  • Other stations may be contacted as time permits.

District Mail (USPS)

All incoming and outgoing USPS mail is centralized through our Meadows school. Mail is sorted and delivered through the district mail daily. You can still use a school’s physical address for shipping from UPS, FedEx or other direct shippers.

All schools should use the following mailing address for USPS:

2555 W. 1st Street

Suite 200

Grimes, IA 50111