January 29, 2019

Weather Update January 29-31

Due to dangerously low temperatures and wind chill, Waukee Community School District will have the following adjustments to the school schedule:

Tuesday, January 29

No evening activities after 6 p.m. including facility rentals and intramurals.

Wednesday, January 30 – NO SCHOOL

Waukee Schools will be closed and no activities. Beyond the Bell and YMCA Childcare will also be closed due to record-breaking cold temperatures. District Office is closed.

Thursday, January 31 – 2-hour Late Start

  • There will be a 2-hour late start.
  • No AM Preschool.
  • Buses will run their normal routes two hours late.
  • Beyond the Bell and YMCA before-school childcare will be open two hours late.
  • All before-school, extracurricular activities will be canceled.
  • No breakfast will be served.

The district has been following the weather forecast closely. The forecast indicates the possibility of wind chills in excess of -35 to -50 degrees. Skin freezes in as little as 10 minutes at -30 wind chills. Mechanical issues can occur in diesel buses in extreme conditions such as these and waiting at a bus stop or walking to school is dangerous.

The safety of our students is our top priority and we will continue to monitor the weather and adjust accordingly.

More information about what this announcement means for staff can be found on the Weather Closing/Delay Information page.