Inclement Weather Communication General Guidelines

As soon as a decision is made to delay or close school, a message is immediately posted on our website at as well as the district's Facebook and Twitter page, local radio and television stations are notified, and the district (or your school) will call designated telephone numbers relaying the latest information using our emergency phone call system. During inclement weather, please visit for the most up-to-date information. Mason City Schools’ website is always updated before a call is made to media outlets, or to parents and staff.  Below are some general guidelines Mason City Schools attempt to follow when using the emergency phone call system during inclement weather.
Before Midnight
When possible, we will attempt to make the decision to delay school by 10:00 pm, and will use the School Messenger system to call you by 10:30 pm. Calls may take up to two hours to be delivered.
After Midnight
If we need to make the decision to delay or cancel school after 12:00 am, we will use the SchoolMessenger system to call you no earlier than 5:00 am. Calls may take up to two hours to be delivered.  There is a Mason County School district in Kentucky. If listening to the radio or television during inclement weather conditions, do not confuse Mason County with Mason City Schools’ announcements.  Our district is always announced as MASON CITY SCHOOLS.
District offices remain open when school is cancelled or released early. District administrators, school principals, and central office staff will report to work when conditions are safe for them to do so. School building offices will not be open during regular hours.

Before Midnight
Before Midnight
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