206 South Main Street, Roland, Iowa 50236 

phone (515) 388-4348  fax (515) 388-4435

Principal: Mr. Brian Town



Orientation is scheduled for Monday , August – Harmony School of ...


Hey, incoming 5th grade students and parents! We wanted to let you know that we have scheduled 5th grade orientation for BOTH students and parents. :) 

When: August 19th

Where: RSMS, New Gym

Time: 5:30-6:30

You will hear a litle bit from Mr. Town, the awesome 5th grade team of teachers, and have a building tour. We hope to see you on August 19th!


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.

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




Walk-in registration: August 13th- HS Commons, 3:00-7:00 pm

New Student Day: August 13th (by appointment)


7th/8th Grade Fall Sports


Cross Country

Tony Gustafson  tgustaf65@gmail.com

Sign-Up in RSMS Office: First day of school- Monday, August 24 

First Practice: Tuesday, August 25

Items Needed: T-shirt, shorts, socks, running shoes




8th- Leo Gessner  pow1dig@gmail.com

Sign-Up in RSMS Office: First day of school- Monday, August 24

First Practice: Monday, August 24

Items Needed: Shorts (black for games), T-shirt (no tank tops or spaghetti straps), Volleyball shoes or CLEAN tennis shoes



7th- Jacob Sheahan Jacob.Sheahan@roland-story.k12.ia.us

8th- Darrin Berggren dberggren@roland-story.k12.ia.us

Sign-Up in RSMS Office: Monday, August 24

Pad Hand-Out: Monday, August 24

First Practice: Monday, August 24

Items Needed: Shorts, T-shirt, Football cleats



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



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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?




(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 a dedicated 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




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.