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Cancellations and Delays

If adverse conditions cause cancellation or delay of school or school activities, announcements will be made no later than 7:00 a.m. over broadcasting stations, District Facebook, and twitter.  You also may opt in to SchoolMessenger® (as shown below) to receive a text of our announcements.

Broadcasting Stations:

  • KCTN FM 100.1 Elkader
  • KWWL channel 7 Waterloo
  • KCRG channel 9 Cedar Rapids

Postville Schools utilize SchoolMessenger® for school related announcements via voice, text, and email. To receive voice and email messages, parents need to update email and phone numbers via the JMC Parent portal or call the school office to inquire about this service. To receive text messages, follow the instructions in the next section of this page.


Instructions on how to sign up to receive a text of our announcements

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Parents and Guardians
You can take advantage of our
Text Messaging Service

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

You can participate in this free service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a "text message". Most cell phones support this type of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting. This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.

*Terms and Conditions – Message frequency varies. Standard message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help. Text STOP to
cancel. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. See for more info.