Weather Related Cancellations and Delays

If you believe there is a possibility of classes being canceled or delayed due to severe weather conditions, or any other reason, monitor the following media for announcements. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE COLLEGE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF CLASS CANCELLATIONS.

TRITON ALERT:
The Triton Alerts emergency text messaging service will be used in response to severe weather conditions. In the event of cancellation or delay of scheduled classes, a text message will be sent to the cell number that you specify and your email address. To subscribe to this service register by clicking the "Emergency Notifications" link in the TritonPass menu.

E-MAIL:
An e-mail message will be sent to all Iowa Central staff and students.

INTERNET:
Iowa Central Community College www.iowacentral.edu
KCCI Television www.kcci.com

TELEVISION:
KCCI Channel 8
WHO Channel 13

To facilitate the efficient removal of snow, employees and students are encouraged to leave campus as soon as possible and/or not come to the college when classes are canceled.

Inclement Weather

Iowa Central gives serious consideration to travel conditions during inclement weather and makes a concerted effort to reach decisions as early as possible regarding the cancellation or delay of classes. There are no clear-cut guidelines for canceling or delaying classes because many factors including time of day, total snow fall, wind, visibility, temperature, etc., all effect the decision. We monitor weather conditions based on forecasts and the location of winter storms and target making a decision by 6:00 A.M. for day classes and 4:00 P.M. for evening classes. However, weather conditions can change very quickly and it may not always be possible to make decisions by these targeted times. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE THE COLLEGE TO CHECK THE STATUS OF CLASS CANCELLATIONS. The final decision to attend college classes can only be made by the individual based on their specific extenuating circumstances that may make it hazardous for them to travel.

Cancellation or Delay of Classes

The decision to cancel or delay classes will be made by the President or designee. If classes are delayed or canceled, the message will be disseminated to the media listed above. No announcement of cancellation or delayed classes via the media will mean that classes will be held as usual that day. At times, due to staff availability or changing weather conditions, there may be a delay in making announcements.

Delay of Classes

In the event of a delayed opening, on M-W-F the announcement will state the College “will open at 10:00”, thus the first class on those days will begin at 10:20 A.M., and any class that has a start time PRIOR to 10:00 A.M. is canceled for the day. On T-Th the announcement will state the College “will open at 9:30”, thus the first class on those days will begin at 9:40 A.M., and any class that has a start time PRIOR to 9:40 A.M. is canceled for the day. Department staff will define the start time for classes in programs which are not one hour or one and one-half hour in length, such as those in the Applied Science and Technology Departments.

Early Dismissal of Classes

Should conditions develop during the day that would dictate that classes be dismissed early, the announcement of such dismissal will be circulated by a member of the faculty or administrative staff, via e-mail, and voice mail message. Students will not be authorized to circulate such information.

Evening Classes

Any decision regarding evening classes (those starting after 5 p.m.) shall be made as soon as possible. Cancellation announcements will be given to media listed above.

Cancellation or Delay of Activities and Non-Credit Classes

Department staff will determine any start time for activities or non-credit classes when the College is closed or opens late.