Preschool Attendance Hours

Attendance hours for Pickwick Early Childhood Center are 8:10 am - 3:10 pm Monday through Thursday.

Weather Related School Cancellations or Early Dismissals

In the event that school is cancelled, delayed or being dismissed early due to inclement (bad) weather, it will be announced on the district's website, Facebook, Twitter, all the Ottumwa radio stations, and television channels 3, 8 and 13. These media sources are notified immediately after the decision is made. You can also view any cancellations or delays on our school website at

Whether your child will attend preschool is as follows:

With a 2 hour delay, there will be no a.m. class.

  • If school is dismissed at 1:00 p.m. prior to p.m. class start time, there will be no p.m. class. If school is dismissed at 1 p.m. after the p.m. class start time, then staff will contact parents to arrange pickup for students at the 1 p.m. dismissal time.

Please be sure to make arrangements in advance with someone who can be called in case we cannot reach you. We are always concerned that an adult be available for your child. For this reason, please make sure that we have your most current address and contact phone numbers on file so that we can contact you.