(641) 637-4187 2163 135th Street, New Sharon, IA 50207

Communication Notifications

Safety is of utmost importance. Should an unexpected event occur during the school day, our top priority is keeping your children safe.

In order to focus our attention on student safety during a district-wide emergency, communication efforts will be coordinated at the district level. During an actual emergency, we urge families to please avoid telephoning the district or coming to the school until you are notified.

Students and Staff safety are of the utmost importance. In the event of a true emergency, we will do our best to keep you informed in a timely manner, especially if there will be early or delayed dismissal times, changes in transportation, or differences in your child’s instructional day.

Throughout the course of an emergency, we will use the following methods to communicate with you.

Voice, text, and Email – We will provide updated information as needed to all family and emergency contact telephone numbers in the form of voice calls, texts, and emails. Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date in PowerSchool.

Messages will be posted as quickly as possible on our Facebook page. You do not have to sign up for Facebook to view these pages; however, followers will receive instant updates in their newsfeeds.

District-wide messages and updates are posted on the district web page.

Local News Media
When appropriate, we will make information available to local television and radio stations and will enlist their assistance in communicating with our families and communities.

Every day we strive to provide learning in a safe, secure environment; however, we do plan for the unexpected. Planning ahead is our best safeguard. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our schools safe.

See Something – Say Something!

To report a possible threat to the safety of students, school personnel, or patrons on school grounds or at a school activity call:

During School Hours: Report the possible threat by calling the school office at 641-637-4041 or 641-637-4187.

After School Hours: Report the possible threat to the Mahaska County Authorities by calling 911.