Closing & Delays

IOWA School Alerts

Sign up for Iowa School Alerts to view or receive email notifications about cancelled classes, late starts, or early-outs due to weather or other reasons. This can be used in addition to other local media outlets. Click here to sign-up.


SchoolMessenger is a quick alert messaging service that the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District is using for emergencies, weather-related closures/delays, attendance and general communications such as important school announcements and e-news. SchoolMessenger will enhance the district's ability to communicate regularly with parents and staff in multiple languages using phone calls and e-mails.

If your phone and email information is correct in PowerSchool, you will automatically be signed up to receive messages from SchoolMessenger. If you have changes in your phone numbers or emails, please contact your student's building to have the information changed in PowerSchool. These corrections will automatically be changed in SchoolMessenger.