Winterset Community Schools

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School Office Hours

Building Hours
Administration 7:00am-4:00pm
Elementary 7:15am-3:45pm
Middle School 7:00am-3:30pm
Junior High 7:15am-3:45pm
High School 7:30am-4:00pm


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Emergency Help

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    *24-Hour Crisis Line - 844-258-8858

    *Teen Line - 800-443-8336

    *Crossroads Behavioral Health Emergency - (641) 343-2914

    *United Way Helpline - 211




  • Snow Day Make-Ups

    Wondering what snowdays will do to our school calendar? Decisions on snowday make-ups will happen in early April(once the weather settles down). Information will be sent out via Beacon, website & social media. We will follow our approved calendar until modifications are approved by the Board of Education.  

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  • When Is It Too Cold or Snowy for School?

    In Winterset, we try to quantify just how cold is too cold for school.  Generally, if the National Weather Service Forecast for the morning is a wind chill warning, classes will be canceled.  In most cases the decision will be made the night before.  However, we can't always predict what will happen in the morning with our buses.  Sometimes in temperatures warmer than a wind chill warning our buses struggle to start and stay running.  In those cases, a decision to cancel or start late is made as soon as possible in the morning.  

    Families should expect less notice when school is canceled for heavy snow. Many factors are taken into account.  Road conditions are tested.   Several websites are viewed for information on weather and road conditions.  Lastly, Dr. Meade consults with other Madison County and neighboring school districts.

    Making the decision to start late, cancel, or continue school as planned is a difficult decision that takes into account many factors.  Most importantly, we consider our students' safety first.  

    When WCSD makes a decision to change plans we utilize our Infinite Campus Messenger System that calls, texts and e-mails parents and staff.  We also post the change of plans on our district website and notify local media. 


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  • NEW! Infinite Campus Mobile Apps

    New Important Info: In the future, the current Mobile Portal app for iOS and Android will be replaced by apps for Campus Student and Campus Parent. The apps will be available on app stores soon.

    With this release, Campus Student and Campus Parent are now available to all students and parents. The Campus Student/Parent Settings have been merged with the Portal Display Options.

    More Information here:


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    All NEW families please Click Here> NEW STUDENT Link to begin the registration process.

    Questions: Please call Stacy @ 515-462-2718.

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