Sign Up For School Alerts!

GovDelivery is a free, easy-to-use program that is simply the result of finding an answer to a common problem: When school needs to be closed, how do we easily notify everyone who needs or wants to know?

When schools need to dismiss classes, close early or start late due to bad weather or other circumstances, how do parents and care-givers find out? If they are listening to the radio or watching TV they can hear or see the list of school notices there, but what about taking the notification process a step further and contact them directly?

GovDelivery provides a solution. School administrators can sign up to post notices about school closings, delays and early dismissals, and media outlets, parents and others can sign up to "watch" certain schools or school districts, and receive instant notifications when those school administrators post a notice.

There are two ways for anyone to receive notifications:

  • E-mail Alerts - When a school notice is sent out, you can receive an e-mail at home, work, or on e-mail-enabled mobile devices like cell phones and PDAs. To find out if you can receive e-mails on your mobile device, contact your service provider. Please note that neither GovDelivery or Lewis Central are responsible for any fees your service provider may charge for receiving alerts.
  • SMS text messages - When a school notice is sent out, you can receive a text message on your phone. Please note that neither GovDelivery or Lewis Central are responsible for any fees your service provider may charge for receiving alerts. 
  • Once you create an account, you can add as many schools or school districts as you like.

GovDelivery is administered by the Iowa Department of Administrative Services and is offered as a free service for Iowa school districts and citizens.

To sign up you need to create an account by following this link: Sign up for School Alerts from Lewis Central. If you want both texts and emails you need to sign up for each delivery separately.

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