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Late Start Policy

Dear parents:


This is an all-district announcement. After seeing the forecast for Iowa later this week, I decided I should send out our late start policy.


Late Start Policy


In the case of bad weather, we could incorporate late starts when we feel it would be safe to do so. Important facts about late start:


• We will do a school announcement letting you know how many hours we will delay the start of the school day.

For example, we will delay for two hours starting school at 10:15 a.m.

• Radio stations and KTVO will be informed of our late start time.

• If school is started two hours late, the bus will run two hours behind its regular schedule. Ie: If you normally get picked up at 7:15 a.m., you will get picked up about 9:15 a.m.

• Soar will continue with its regular hours.

• Students should not come to the school until the delay is over or 20 minutes before. From the example above, students could start arriving at 9:55 a.m.

• Breakfast will be available for students.

• School will let out at the regular time.


If you have any questions, please email me or give me a call. Have a great day.



Barb Hodges

Special Education Director

660-947-3361 ext. 382