68 different languages are currently spoken by students in the district.

Weather Closing/Delay Information

In the event of inclement weather, such as heavy snow, extreme temperatures or dangerous wind chills, Waukee Community School District may do one of four things:

  1. Cancel classes at all schools but administrative offices remain open.
  2. Cancel classes at all schools and administrative offices are closed.
  3. Dismiss schools two hours early.
  4. Delay the start of school by two hours but administrative offices open at regular time.

If the Superintendent issues one of these four notices, this page explains what impact it will have on students, parents and school district employees.

CLASSES CANCELED/OFFICES OPEN

Students/Parents

This announcement means the following for students and parents:

  • No classes will be held.
  • No school-related activities, including intramurals.
  • No breakfast or lunch service. Breakfast and lunch menus are subject to change for the following school day.
  • All early-childhood and early-childhood special education programs will be closed.
  • No Beyond the Bell or YMCA before- and after-school child care.
  • No evening Community Education classes.
  • Facility rentals are canceled.

WCSD Employees
This announcement means the following for school district employees:

  • Administrative offices will be open.
  • All 12-month employees will report.  If they cannot make it into work, they will be expected to use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.
  • Less-than-12-month employees and substitutes do not report. They will not be deducted leave time.  These employees will be expected to provide service at a later date when their calendar year extends an additional day(s). An employee absent on the subsequently scheduled make-up day shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.
  • Food service staff will not report unless instructed to do so by a supervisor.
  • Breakfast and lunch menus are subject to change for the following school day.
  • Dismissal time of 12-month staff will be based upon the needs of the facility and will be determined by the employee’s immediate administrative supervisor. Employees shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.

CLASSES CANCELED /OFFICES CLOSED

Students/Parents/Employees
This announcement means the following for students, parents, and school district employees:

  • No classes will be held.
  • Administration offices will be closed.
  • No school-related activities, including intramurals.
  • No breakfast or lunch service. Breakfast and lunch menus are subject to change for the following school day.
  • All early childhood and early-childhood special education programs will be closed.
  • No Beyond the Bell or YMCA before- and after-school child care.
  • No evening Community Education classes and facility rentals are canceled.
  • Less-than-12-month employees will not report. They will not be deducted leave time. These employees will be expected to provide service at a later date then their calendar year extends an additional day(s). An employee absent on the subsequently scheduled make-up day shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.
  • Employees who work 12 months will not report except emergency or essential personnel. They will not be deducted leave time.
  • Operational, maintenance, and technology employees may be directed to provide service as determined by their immediate supervisor.

2-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL (INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Students/Parents
This announcement means the following for students and parents:

  • All schools will dismiss 2-hours earlier than their normal dismissal time.
  • All high school events will take place as scheduled unless mutually agreed upon by the participating schools.
  • All middle school activities are canceled.
  • Varsity athletic practices and activities will be voluntary.
  • Lunch will be served. Service time may be changed to accommodate building needs.
  • Normal hours will be in effect for morning preschool.
  • No afternoon preschool.
  • No evening Community Education classes and facility rentals are canceled.
  • Parents are expected to pick up their children within an hour after the scheduled dismissal time from Beyond the Bell and YMCA after-school child care.

WCSD Employees
This announcement means the following for school district employees:

  • Teachers will be dismissed when the building is secured.
  • Associates will be asked to clock out when the building is secured.
  • Administrative offices will remain open. Dismissal time of staff will be based upon the needs of the facility and will be determined by the employee’s immediate administrative supervisor. Employees shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.

2-HOUR DELAYED START/OFFICES OPEN REGULAR TIME

Students/Parents
This announcement means the following for students and parents:

  • All schools will begin classes two hours later and dismiss at the regular time.
  • Buses will run routes two hours later.
  • Students should listen for announcements when arriving at school about which class period will begin the school day.
  • Beyond the Bell and YMCA before-school child care will be open two hours late.
  • Breakfast will be served to Beyond the Bell and YMCA.
  • Lunch will be served. Service time may be changed to accommodate building needs.
  • All classes will end at the regular time.
  • AM Preschool will be canceled.
  • All before-school, extracurricular activities will be canceled.

WCSD Employees
This announcement means the following for WCSD employees:

  • All administrators, food service,12-month employees will work their regular schedule. Employees who do not report by their designated start time shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.
  • Teachers, other instructional certified staff, substitutes and secretaries should report prior to the 2-hour delay start time. An employee who does not report by the 2-hour delay start time shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.
  • Associates regularly scheduled to report to work prior to 10 AM (secondary) or 10:50 AM (elementary) will report to work two hours later than regularly scheduled.  Associates regularly scheduled to work after 10 AM (secondary) or 10:50 AM (elementary) will report to work on time. Associates who do not report by their designated start time shall use appropriate leave benefits or will be deducted salary for absence.
  • Operational, maintenance, and technology employees may be directed to provide service as determined by their immediate supervisor.
560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701