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

Important Dates

August 2--Registration at Decorah High School from 10 am to 6 pm
August 3--Registration at Decorah High School from 8 am to 3 pm
August 13--8th grade football equipment checkout in the MS wrestling room; 11:30 (after camp)
August 14--7th grade football equipment checkout in the MS wrestling room; 11:30 (after camp)
August 21--Middle School Open House; 5:00-7:00 p.m. Students may bring their school supplies to put in their locker.
August 23--1st Day of School - School starts at 8:00
August 23--1st day of practice for all fall sports. A sports physical must be turned into the office. Emergency/health information and concussion form must be completed on PowerSchool; the concussion form needs to be completed by parent and student. ImPACT testing must be completed before any student can attend practice. ImPACT testing is for all 7th grade and any new 8th grade athletes.
August 29--1-hour late start; professional development for staff

September 3--No School; Labor Day
September 13--School Pictures

October 1--No School; TQ Inservice Day
October 26--End of 1st Quarter

Informational Resources

Save Your Magazine Subscriptions 2017
What Your Teen Is Doing On Social Media - The Parents Guide 2014

18-19 5th Grade Brochure

18-19 6th Grade Brochure
18-19 7th Grade Brochure
18-19 8th Grade Brochure
18-19 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
18-19 DMS Bell Schedule
18-19 DMS Classroom Schedule
17-18 Nurse Information
18-19 DMS Student Handbook
18-19 School Supply List

Summer Physicals: please read the informational letter below:
18-19 Decorah Athletic Physical Information
Physical Form for Athletics (grades 7-12)

18-19 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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