• Roland-Story School Buildings Are Closed for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year.





206 South Main Street, Roland, Iowa 50236 

ph. (515) 388-4348  fax (515) 388-4435

Principal: Mr. Brian Town


Roland-Story Schools are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.



Locker Clean Out & Homework & Textbook Drop Off


Hey Parents! I wanted to make you aware of our schedule for Monday, June 1st and how grade levels will be turning in materials and cleaning out lockers and classrooms. We will be running two grade levels at a time and only allowing 10 students per grade level to be in the building at one time. We will have a staff member at the grade level entrances and exits helping us ensure that this happens. The grade levels will not be in the same areas of the building which will help us accommodate this.

Based upon how many students are here at one time will determine the wait line (socially distanced please) as well as how long the process will take.

Upon checking in at their assigned entrance (5/6 recess doors and 7/8 west gymnasium entrance), each student will receive a slip of paper with instructions (see below) as well as asked to grab a mask and use hand sanitizer. Rubber gloves will be available for students if they should want them.


Please bring your own bags to clean out lockers!!


8:00-12:00 5th Grade and 7th Grade Students
12:00-4:00 6th Grade and 8th Grade Students


5th and 6th Grade (Enter Recess Doors)
-Go to homeroom
-Turn in chromebook
-Clean out classroom materials
-Pick up end of year packet from homeroom teacher
-Clean out locker
-Exit through boot room, picking up any items that belong to you


7th and 8th Grade (Enter Gymnasium Entrance)
-Clean out PE Locker
-Proceed through old gym, pick up band t-shirt (if applicable)
-Turn in chromebook- 7th grade - science conference room, 8th grade - collaboration room
-Clean out locker
-Visit homeroom to pick up end of year packet
-Exit through north/flagpole doors


Thanks for your support over the past several months...this has certainly been a challenging time, but at RS we are so fortunate to have such supportive parents to partner with in education. Thanks for all you do!

Mr. Town



Summer School - Gasconade County R-I School District

Hey Parents! This year RSMS has an awesome opportunity to offer many of our students...summer school! We have not had this opportunity in the past, but due to the amount of school we have missed we felt it necessary to try and address the learning that was missed over the 4th quarter.

At this point we are opening up summer school on a first come/first serve basis. We have approximately 25 openings at each grade level. Summer school runs August 3-14 from 8:00-12:00 each day. Students will spend half the time focusing on reading and half the time focusing on math.

Transportation is provided from Story City to Roland and the shuttle bus will leave the elementary at 7:45 each morning to bring students to RSMS and deliver them back to Story City by 12:15. If you live in Roland you will need to provide your own transportation to RSMS.

Openings are very limited so we need to know if you plan to have your child participate no later than June 3rd. There is a $50.00 charge for summer school. Please email Mr. Town or call the office to confirm attendance and wait to pay until the first day of class. If schools haven’t opened up by then due to COVID-19, we will have to cancel summer school.

Thanks and we look forward to the summer school opportunity for our students!

Mr. Town





Online learning can prepare students for a fast-changing future ...


RSMS Online Learning Links

Students and Parents, please refer to the e-mail you received Monday morning for additional information.

Click on grade level for your weekly learning schedule.


5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade





RSMS families, yearbook order forms will be mailed directly to your home with a self-addressed envelope to be returned to Pete Tekippe Photography with payment. RSMS will work at handing these out once they are received at the end of the school year. We will let you know when they are ready for pick-up. Thank you!




Canvas by Instructure Logo Download - SVG - All Vector Logo


RSMS Parents, need a Canvas account? Already have one but want to link to your student's Canvas account? Please click the two how-to documents below for step-by-step instructions.


Parent - How do I link a student to my parent account in Canvas?


Student - How do I generate a Canvas pairing code for my Parent?



Hello, RSMS parents! 3rd quarter grades have been finalized and are ready for viewing today in PowerSchool. If you would prefer to receive this information in report card form electronically via email attachment or as a hard copy in the mail, please call the middle school office at 388-4348 or email sjensen@roland-story.k12.ia.us and it will be sent to you. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you! 




Grab-and-Go Lunches Update
After an extraordinary effort by our finance and food service directors to overcome several layers of governmental red-tape, we are excited to share that the Iowa Dept. of Ed. has approved Roland-Story to provide grab-and-go lunches free to anyone 18 years old and under during the school closure period.

Details: Roland-Story schools is offering student grab-and-go lunches from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Meals (sack lunches) can be picked up at the main entrance of Roland-Story Elementary School (900 Hillcrest Drive in Story City) and Roland-Story Middle School (206 South Main in Roland).

If you cannot pick up meals during these times, you may arrange for home delivery as long as you live within school district boundaries. To make this request, or to request a special meal for your child to accommodate food allergies, please call the district’s central office at 515-733-4301.

We hope this service is helpful as we deal with an unprecedented situation in our communities. We will continue to look for ways to make life a little easier for our students and families over the next several weeks. Thank you for your flexibility and continued support.



Parents, if you would like to pick up your student's chromebook, books, or other materials they left at school over spring break please email Mr. Town (btown@roland-story.k12.ia.us) AND Sarah Jensen (sjensen@roland-story.k12.ia.us). Please include a description of the items and their location (locker, specific classroom, desk, etc.) We will contact you when we have the items ready to arrange a time for pick up. Thank you!


Click here for all Roland-Story Events 

(Preschool - 12th grade)





Check out the R-S PowerSchool App! 

The PowerSchool App is a quick and easy way to keep up with your student's grades from your phone. 

This app is available for download through the AppStore and Google Play.     

Roland-Story's district code is BMZK.






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. 


Start & Dismissal Times for 2019-2020

5th/6th Grade 8:30-3:20

7th/8th Grade 8:30-3:30





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.