The Mason City Community School District offers alerts through a school notification system to help keep in communication regarding school closures/dismissals/late starts and other important information.  Parents can sign up through PowerSchool to receive automatic phone, email or text message notifications by signing into their student’s PowerSchool account and setting their Student Preferences.  There are several categories available for announcement types and parents may select their preferences for each category.  If you should have any questions or problems with setting your preferences, please contact your student's building office.

Anyone who does not have students in our school system who may have an interest in receiving alerts regarding school closures/dismissals/late starts through this school notification system, may contact the Office of Communications and Community Relations to be added to a custom list to receive notifications.  Please contact Sue Deike at 641-450-5001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the type of notification you prefer receiving (phone call, text, email) and your number/email. The system is capable of sending notifications to multiple numbers/emails if you prefer receiving multiple notifications.

School closure information is also available on the district website’s homepage at and on the Mason City Community School District social media pages (Facebook and Twitter). Local media outlets announce the district school closures and list them on their respective websites as well.