All school closing decisions will be made at the earliest possible time.
Please understand that although the weather conditions may appear fine in your neighborhood, we must take into account the conditions for all our families both in the Des Moines Metro Area and the surrounding communities.
1. We will contact KCCI (Channel 8) with the information. **Please note that that school is often listed as Des Moines (or DM) Jewish Federation Community School so it often appears under the “D” listings rather than the “J” listings.
2. The closing information will be posted on the Jewish Federation’s website, www.jewishdesmoines.org/jfcs, on the “Jewish Federation Community School” page.
4. We will not be calling families. If your family does nothave home access to email, please let our office know ASAP so that we can make arrangements to contact you should a school closing be necessary.
5. If Des Moines and/or West Des Moines school districts close due to weather conditions on Wednesdays, we will follow suit.
An 84 year old female community member, who lives alone, had been falling in her apartment many times. Her children were concerned their mom would fall and no one would be there to help her. They were considering moving her out of state to be closer to one of them, but would mean being away from her friends and synagogue, etc. She was very upset and didn't want to move. So JFS services discussed the situation with the children and the client and JFS suggested Lifeline. The children were happy to be informed of the service and felt their mom would be much safer and it would provide a much more secure environment. The JFS OASIS program provided the finances for the installment of Lifeline and the children will provide the monthly payments. The client is delighted she doesn't have to move!