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, September 2, will begin with a one (1) hour late start due to Professional Development for DCSD staff.

Important Dates

August 24--First Day of School

September 7--Labor Day; No School
September 8--9th Hour Begins
September 8-9--Reading MAP Testing (red group)
September 10-11--Reading MAP Testing (blue group)
September 14-15--Math MAP Testing (red group)
September 17-18--Math MAP Testing (blue group)
September 17--5th Grade Band/Orchestra Parent Meeting (zoom); 7:00 pm
September 21-25--MAP Make-Up Days

October 2--Homecoming
October 13--School Pictures (5th, 6th grade & online/home school)
October 16--School Pictures (7th, 8th grade & online/home school)
October 19--Teacher In-Service (TQ Day); No Classes
October 22--7th & 8th Band Solo Night at DMS; 5:30 pm

November 2--P/T Conferences; 5:00-8:00 pm (zoom/phone only)
November 5--P/T Conferences; 5:00-8:00 pm (zoom/phone only)
November 6--No School; Comp Day
November 13--No Classes; Teacher In-Service Day
November 20--Picture Retakes
November 26-27--No School; Thanksgiving/Fall Break

Informational Resources

Parent Letter - Student Behavior Expectations

20-21 5th Grade Brochure

20-21 6th Grade Brochure
20-21 7th Grade Brochure
20-21 8th Grade Brochure
20-21 Music Brochure

9th Hour Information for Parents

Bullying Intervention Form
Safe School Reporting Form - NEW Online Form!

DMS Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Expectations
DMS Attendance Policy
DMS Bell Schedule (20-21)
DMS Classroom Schedule
19-20 Nurse Information
20-21 DMS Student Handbook
2020-2021 School Supply List

Physical Form-May 2020

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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