Iowa School Alerts will serve as new weather announcement system

As of October 1, the agency will no longer rely on Snowcap as our announcement provider for text and email announcements. While Snowcap provided some additional options that served us well, unfortunately, reliability proved to be an issue. Instead of Snowcap, the agency will go back to using Iowa School Alerts, a free, state-hosted announcement system, which many of our school districts also use. If you previously were signed up to receive announcements through Snowcap, please take a few minutes sometime before October 1 to sign up with Iowa School Alerts at https://schoolalerts.iowa.gov/. Downloadable directions for those that want step-by-step directions are available here!

Please note that the Iowa School Alerts system sends emails to cell phones. If you do not have an email enabled phone, you will receive the message as a text. Dependent on your cell phone provider, you may or may not receive all of the message (due to length of message). You should check with your cell phone provider to see if you will be charged for any text messages you would receive (incoming text).

Questions? Contact Jerry Schnabel, Kerri Wilson or Beth Strike for more information.

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4 Responses to Iowa School Alerts will serve as new weather announcement system

  1. Norma Kline says:

    Do we need to unsubcribe with Snowcap? If so, how?

  2. bstrike says:

    Great question, Norma. No, you do not need to unsubscribe from Snowcap.

  3. Laura RInnels says:

    Good directions and easy to do. Thanks

  4. Marcia Tweeten says:

    Iowa Schools Alert gives fast updates about the LEAs and our AEA last year. Thank you.

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