HCSD COVID-19 Updates 

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All classes/activities cancelled at HCSD for 4 weeks
(tentative plan to reopen Tuesday, April 14)

March 18 District Communication
March 15 District Communication from Interim Supt, Lynn Johnson

Essential staff will continue to report
Instructional learning will continue using both high-tech and low-tech methods
 Teachers will continue to be in contact with students

Elementary instructional learning online link:


Crisis Hotlines for all HCSD families:
  • Hope for Iowa 24 Hour Crisis Hotline - 844-673-4469
  • Behavioral Health, Myrtue Medical Center - 712-755-5161 (ask for Behavioral Health)

Welcome to the Cyclone Nation!

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Phone 712-755-2152 | Fax 712-755-7312

Welcome to Harlan Community School District where we live the motto of ‘Joined as one, we get the job done!”  We have a rich tradition of working collaboratively to create excellent programming and growth opportunities for students where their natural skills and talents can be displayed and celebrated.  In partnership with our communities and patrons, our staff members are committed to developing in our students the knowledge and skills required to be life-long learners and productive citizens.  Harlan Community Schools serves more than 1,500 students from preschool to 12th grade on two campuses. We are located in southwest Iowa, approximately 45 miles southeast of Omaha, Nebraska. Harlan Community School District encompasses the communities of Corley, Defiance, Earling, Harlan, Jacksonville, Panama, Portsmouth and Westphalia, Iowa.

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Upcoming Events

​Monday Mach 16
​Full day of School

​Tuesday March 17
No school - Closed for four weeks
Please refer to email that was sent from Interim Superintendent Mrs. Johnson for more information.

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