Branding and Logos
Thrillshare
eBackpack
Closings and Delays

The Dallas Center – Grimes Community School District has developed a strong brand and visual identity both internally and externally. It consists of a common visual system with independent trademarked logos representing the district, and all schools within the district.

It is important that these logos be used consistently and correctly. The district has taken steps to protect its trademarked logos and ensure proper use.  It is important to become familiar with these rules and guides before using the logos of the district.

  • The district may determine whether the use of the license is aligned with the branding and style guide.
  • Please note that while currently non-District-related community club athletic teams to use its logos with a license (for example, a little league team). However, the district reserves the right to determine whether the use of the logo will be permitted.
  • A DCG Branding and Style Guide has been developed, which also governs the use of our logos.
  • High quality art files are available upon request. Do not save the images from the website, as these images are low-resolution saved and are not considered suitable for print use.

To become a licensed vendor, please fill out and submit a Trademark Agreement, along with the required $10 fee, to the attention of the Communications Department at the district office – 2405 W 1st St., Grimes, IA 50111

For information about licensing, call (515)992-3866.

Dallas Center-Grimes CSD uses a notification system called Thrillshare. Thrillshare 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 Thrillshare, please contact Anne Wemhoff at anne.wemhoff@dcgschool.com

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!

 

DC-G eBackpack

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 Thrillshare. Thrillshare 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 Thrillshare 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 Anne Wemhoff at anne.wemhoff@dcgschools.com 

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.