ALERT: PowerSchool will be down for summer maintenance until July 20th. At that time you will be able to begin registration for the 2018-2019 School Year.        





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





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.  If you would like to fill out the 1:1 device form ahead of time, you may download that form here (downloadable form coming soon)  Otherwise, students will be given the 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.




Click here to check out our 

 Roland-Story FACEBOOK page!





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 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

1:1 Device Form (downloadable form coming soon)  (Required for 5-12)

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)




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.   



Free Summer Athletic Physicals

August 10th

1-5 pm

Ames Middle School 

Price: Free 

Sports physicals, eye exams, dental screenings, food & school supplies (while supplies last)

Complete your sports physical before next school year begins. All proceeds will be donated to local non-profit, Courage League Sports. Reassessment of old injuries and advice and information on injury prevention Individualized program to correct strength, flexibility, and movement imbalances (Optional - $10 per test) Thorough musculoskeletal examination Demonstration of sports medicine products (free samples and products available for purchase) Parent/Guardian must be present in order to provide consent. Pre-register and receive a free “swag bag”!  (walk-ins also welcome)





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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