Johnston Community School District

Johnston Community
School District

P.O. Box 10
5608 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: 515-278-0470
Fax: 515-278-5884


How to find out if school is held or not
• AlertNow - District Notification System
Johnston Schools uses AlertNow to contact parents about information regarding school closings and delays.  This is a free service and you do not need to sign up to receive the calls.  Please keep your phone numbers and email addresses updated with your school office as those are pulled from Infinite Campus and used via AlertNow.  More information about AlertNow can be read here:

AlertNow is the district’s notification system that is being used for contact with parents about various school events and reminders, as well as, school cancellations, late starts and early dismissals.  It is also used for other types of situations where contact with parents is needed.  Calls will go out through AlertNow as soon as any decision is made by administration concerning the school day.  Please listen to the entire message as it may contain pertinent information about KTC, activities or other district events.

• District Web site
The district Web site will list any changes to the school day.

• Radio
WHO (1040AM)
KIOA (93.3FM)
KSTZ (102.5FM)
KLTI (104.1FM)
KAZR (103.3FM)
KPSZ (940AM) 

• Television
WOI (Channel 5)
KCCI (Channel 8)
WHO (Channel 13)

Please listen to the news broadcasts and special announcements on the radio and TV stations listed instead of calling the schools or administration office. Also, make a plan now so that your children know where to go if school is closed early and you are not at home.

Johnston Community Education (JCE) Programs and Inclement Weather
Please click here to view information about JCE programs and inclement weather.