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).