Decorah Middle School


Justin Albers, Principal

Jake Nimrod, Associate Principal and Activities Director

Lee Stock, Guidance Counselor (mobile 563-380-4058)

Paula McIntyre, Administrative Assistant

405 Winnebago Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone (563) 382-8427 • Fax (563) 387-4052

Decorah Middle School, in partnership with its parents and community, will strive to instill in its students high standards for learning, integrity, leadership and citizenship.


Wednesday One (1) Hour Late Starts

Reminder - Each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, August 28, will begin with a one (1) hour late start due to Professional Development for DCSD staff.

Important Dates

August 5-6--Middle School Volleyball Camp from 4-6pm at the HS gym
August 8--Registration at the High School from 10am - 6pm

August 9--Registration at the High School from 7:30am - 3pm
August 12-14--Middle School Football Camp from 5:00-7:30pm at the HS practice field
August 13--New Student Tour/MAP math test at 12:30pm
August 13--8th Grade Football Equipment Check-out at 3:30 (come in the back bridge doors). Football camp afterwards from 5-7:30 at the HS.
August 14--7th Grade Football Equipment Check-out at 3:30 (come in the back bridge doors). Football camp afterwards from 5-7:30 at the HS.
August 19--ImPACT testing for 7th grade & any new 8th grade football at the HS; 4:00
August 20--ImPACT testing for 7th grade & any new 8th grade volleyball at the HS; 4:00
August 21--Make-up day for ImPACT testing 7th football/volleyball & any new 8th grade athletes at the HS; 2:00
August 21--DMS Open House; 5:00-7:00 pm (students may bring school supplies to put in their locker)
August 23--First Day of School (odd day), school starts at 8:00am
August 23--First day of practice for all fall sports. A sports physical (from a licensed professional), along with health information and a concussion form must be completed in PowerSchool; the concussion form needs to be completed by parent and student. ImPACT testing must also be completed before any student can attend practice (for 7th grade and any new 8th grade athletes).
August 28--School starts at 9:00am; professional development for staff

September 2--No School; Labor Day
September 3-27--MAP Testing
September 12--School Pictures
September 27--Homecoming

October 21--No School; TQ In-service Day
October 22--School Picture Retakes
October 25--End of 1st Quarter

Informational Resources

Parent Letter - Student Behavior Expectations

19-20 5th Grade Brochure

19-20 6th Grade Brochure
19-20 7th Grade Brochure
19-20 8th Grade Brochure
19-20 Music Brochure

9th Hour Information for Parents
Study Buddies for Grades 5-8
Bullying Intervention Form
Safe School Reporting Form - NEW Online Form!

DMS Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Expectations
DMS Attendance Policy
DMS Bell Schedule (19-20)
DMS Classroom Schedule
18-19 Nurse Information
2019- 2020 DMS Student Handbook
2019-2020 School Supply List

Physical Form for Athletics (grades 7-12)

19-20 DMS Impact Letter & Consent Form
(for 7th grade & any new 8th grade athletes)

It is the policy of the Decorah Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator. Call the Central Office at 563-382-4208 for more information.
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