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

  • *Teen Line - 800-443-8336
    *Crossroads Behavioral Health emergency - (641) 343-2914


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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 for a windchill 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 windchill 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 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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  • PAW Pantry Hours

    The PAW Pantry will be open the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 3:30 - 5:30. The PAW Pantry is located at the Winterset Middle School if you have any questions please call (515) 462-3010

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