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What's New at Roosevelt Middle School

7th- and 12th-Grade Vaccination Requirement

An administrative rule change by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, REQUIRES MENINGOCOCCAL (A, C, W, Y) VACCINE FOR STUDENTS ENROLLING IN 7TH AND 12TH GRADES in addition to other vaccination requirements.

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Get TEXT ALERTS from Dubuque Schools!

To better inform our families about schedule changes, the Dubuque Community School District will begin offering text messaging for weather-related and emergency alerts from the district. The service is offered through School Messenger, the system the district currently uses for mass email messages and automated phone calls.


  • On TUESDAY, FEB. 21, between approximately 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. all phone numbers on file for families and staff will receive a text message asking them to opt in.
  • If your phone has SMS or text messaging capability, you will receive the initial message.
  • When you receive this text, REPLY “Yes” or “Y” to confirm that you’d like to continue receiving text messages.
  • That’s it! You will then receive text messages for weather and emergency alerts.
  • You can opt out of these text messages at any time by replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

PLEASE NOTE: The district will only use text messages for weather-related or emergency purposes, not for general district information. Subscribers are responsible for any applicable text messaging charges from their carrier.

Special Thanks!

Thank You!

Tcheckpreshank you to the John and Rebecca Burgart Fund for Dubuque Public School Libraries for the $500 grant! Presenting the check to Mr. Johll, Mrs. Ehlers, and students is Mr. Roy Hansen, Board President of the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools.

Special Thanks!
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Student Artwork Featured in Digital Fringe

The October edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!

View the Elementary School Gallery

View the Middle and High School Gallery

This gallery is a way to highlight the remarkable products of art education in the district. It’s a digital attempt at bringing the work of our student artists at all levels into your home – because art is created for others to take in.

ITP Test Dates

ITP Test Dates are coming up!

ERMS students will be participating in the annual ITP tests (standardized tests) in the beginning of November 2, 3, 7, and 9. All testing will be in the first 2 hours of the morning. Because we use this tool to provide the best programming decisions for our students and because it will measure student achievement from year to year, we ask that students be provided the following:

*A good night’s rest
*A healthy breakfast
*A healthy snack if the teacher allows
*A conversation with your student about good test taking skills

Iowa Testing Programs provides sound, accurate and actionable information for a variety of purposes and audiences including:

  • Measuring student achievement
  • Monitoring student growth
  • Making relative comparisons
  • Informing decisions about students
  • Meeting state and federal requirements
ITP Test Dates

Red Ribbon Week!

October 24-28 is Red Ribbon Week, Just Say No to Drugs! Our Student Council and their advisor, Ms. Aldeman, have scheduled some fun events for the week!

All Week: Door decorating contest!

Dress Up Days:
Monday – PJ Day – “I woke up like this – drug free”
Tuesday – Hawaiian day – “Lei off drugs”
Wednesday – Color War – 8th grade: black, 7th grade: purple, 6th grade: blue “Team up against drugs”
Thursday – Decades Day – “Drugs are NEVER in style!”
Friday – Red Out


Red Ribbon Week!