206 South Main Street, Roland, Iowa 50236  ph. (515)388-4348  fax (515)388-4435

Principal: Mr. Brian Town


Start & Dismissal Times for 2018-2019

5th-8th Grade 8:30-3:30

*5th/6th Grade Story City Town Students (only) Dismiss at 3:20


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Have a wonderful summer! 

We look forward to seeing you in August!




First Day Of School 2018-2019

Monday, August 27th




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2018-2019 School Supply List




New Student Day

Tuesday, August 14th

If your child will be new to our district for the 2018-2019 school year we want to welcome you and we ask that you and your student attend New Student Day on Tuesday, August 14th.  

Please email our middle school principal, Mr. Town, at btown@roland-story.k12.ia.us to set up an appointment.  Allow 45 minutes to meet with Mr. Town, turn in registration forms, and take a school tour.  It is helpful to have registration forms filled out ahead of time.  Links to those forms can be found below on this webpage.  Simply download and print the forms, fill out, and bring them to your appointment on August 14th.  

We look forward to having your student at RSMS! 




Downloadable Forms For New Students

New Student Form Basic demographic and contact information and required permissions

Home Language Survey  Required by Iowa law

Student Race & Ethnicity  Required by the U.S. Department of Education

Athletic Packet Packet Includes Physical Form, Concussion Form, Acknowledgement Form 

(Required for 7-12 students who participate in athletics)

Medication Permission Request for medications to be administered during the school day

 Registration Permissions (photo release, field trips, internet, medications)




New PowerSchool Address

Please visit https://rolandstory.powerschool.com/public/ for PowerSchool information and 2018-2019 RSMS student schedules.  Usernames and passwords for this site will be mailed directly to each student's home.  In that mailing, parents will also receive a letter from Mr. Patton with directions for online school registration and fee payments.  If you have questions, you may contact our office staff at 515-388-4348 beginning August 1st.





Start Date For 7th & 8th Grade Football Practice

Wednesday, August 22nd


Roland-Story Middle School

Roland-Story Middle School football practices will begin before school starts this year. This is due to the State rule requiring the opportunity for 10 practices before the first game and Roland-Story starting the school year a few days later than normal to help construction projects finish up. This early start to practices will be for this year only.

Practices will run on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th from 4:00-5:30.

Athletic Physicals and acknowledgement forms must be turned into the middle school office before players will be allowed to participate. 


Click below to download forms 

Athletic Physical Packet

Packet Includes Physical Form, Concussion Form, Acknowledgement Form 

(Required for 7-12 students who participate in athletics)

If your athlete cannot make any or all of these dates please email MS coaches: Leland Schwartz lschwartz@roland-story.k12.ia.us and/or Jacob Sheahan Jacob.Sheahan@roland-story.k12.ia.us




RSMS Cross Country & Volleyball

Athletes may sign up for Cross Country or Volleyball in the middle school office on the first day of school.  Practice typically starts the second or third day of school and coaches hand out informational packets at that time.  Start dates will be posted here when those are decided. Athletic shuttle bus information will be located on our website the week before school starts. 
Athletic Physicals and acknowledgement forms must be turned into the middle school office before players will be allowed to participate. 
If you have specific questions about these fall sports, feel free to contact the coaches.  
Boys & Girls Cross Country- Coach Tony Gustafson- tjgustaf@globalccs.net
7th Grade Volleyball- Coach Leo Gessner-  pow1dig@gmail.com
8th Grade Volleyball- Coach Brad Taylor- btaylor@roland-story.k12.ia.us





RSMS Fall Open House

Tuesday, September 4th

6:30-7:30 pm

Roland-Story Middle School

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 4th to tour Roland-Story Middle School, meet our teachers, and see our classrooms. 

Please note that we will not have chrome book roll-out night this year. 

Chrome books will be distributed on the first day of school.  Students will be given a 1:1 device form on the first day of school.  This form will require a parent and student signature.  Chrome books will not be allowed to go home with students until the form has been turned into the office.




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 Roland-Story FACEBOOK page!







Norsemen Food Pantry is Open!

Attention Roland-Story families! The food pantry is available to all of our families in the district who may need assistance. The food pantry, thanks to support from the Food Bank of Iowa and our local chapter of Kiwanis International, will offer non-perishable food items, frozen food, dairy products and produce, as well as a variety of paper products and cleaning supplies.



Every Sunday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary. Families are asked to bring bags, boxes or laundry baskets to carry food home although some boxes will be available. To make a donation to the Norsemen Food Pantry or ask questions, please call Roland-Story Middle School at (515) 388-4348.



To improve the safety for our students, RSMS has created a new location for parent pick-up and drop-off on the NORTH side of our building.  Parents have the entire stretch of Elm Street (now a ONE WAY STREET) to drop off their child with sidewalk access into our building.  We ask that students use the sidewalks available instead of walking through the grass or mud.  Please click on the link below to see a map of the new location.  Any questions please call Mr. Town at 388-4348.  

Click here for link to map





Athletic Physicals

Any student, grades 7-12, planning on participating in school sports this year is required to have a physical, insurance, risk form, and concussion form on file in the office prior to practicing.  Please come to the office for the proper forms to take to the doctor or download the form below. The doctor does not usually have all the necessary forms to fill out.

Click here to download Athletic Physical Form


Yearly Physicals and Changes to Vaccine Requirements

A yearly physical is an important part of your child's health & well-being. Physicals are valid for 13 months and cover the sports physical requirements, as well as ensures you are informed of all vaccine requirements and recommendations. This is an excellent time to call your McFarland provider for a check up.   





Visit the Norse Nurse's webpage for updates and info on current illnesses, plus information and resources for overall good health.  

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