Regular Mail (mail that is processed through the mail machine):
All manila envelopes need to be sealed and/or taped shut. Also, all clasps on the envelopes must have tape covering them.
NOTE: Our presort mail company gives us cheaper mailing rates, but the mail takes longer to be delivered. Please let us know if your mailing is a rush, so we can send it out regular mail.
Bulk Mail Procedures
All Bulk mailings must go through the ESC Mailroom.
Bulk Mailings are mailings that are sorted by zip and stamped with our Permit No.
A bulk mailing is when you are mailing out the same information to different individuals, such as newsletters. Translated Foreign Languages with same Information can also go with Bulk Mailing. It is not run through the mail machine, but is stamped with our Permit No. (706). Bulk mailing must have 200 or more pieces. Post Cards can also go as Bulk Mail as Letters. It does not include report cards, mid-term reports or individualized letters to parents, etc.
Do not forget to send your slip indicating this information. Please stack all mailings neatly. If you are sending a bulk mailing that has been placed in envelopes (regular size 10), those envelopes need to be sealed. All large flat envelopes need to be sealed. If it has a Clasp, you need tape over this.
First class mail takes priority, so if you have a large bulk mailing call or e-mail a day before so we can make arrangements. If you have any questions, you can call Karen Fritz, at 10171, between 11:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or Linda Armstrong 10104. Please check all mailings before sending it to the ESC.
Sorting by Zip Code
Standard Bulk Mailing
Group 504, 506, and 507 zip codes together. All other Iowa and out-of-state ZIP codes should be in another group.
Large Flat Envelopes
ALL SEPARATE 506, 507, and all other Iowa and out-of-state ZIP codes should be in another group. Rubber band each group together or make sure to keep groups separate.