What's New at Roosevelt Middle School
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.
STUDENTS IN THESE GRADES MUST HAVE A VALID IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATE ON FILE TO ATTEND SCHOOL.
Read More about “7th- and 12th-Grade Vaccination Requirement”
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.
HERE’S HOW TO BE SURE YOU RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES:
- 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.
The October edition of Digital Fringe, an online gallery of student art in the Dubuque Community School District, is now live!
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 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
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
The Dubuque Community School District will join school districts across the Midwest in celebrating the third-annual Midwest Menu event on Thursday, Oct. 6. Over 7,000 students in Dubuque and over 500,000 throughout the region will join in the event, which celebrates healthy, regional, and sustainable school meals.
All middle school eighth-grade football games for tonight, Thursday, Sept. 22, have been postponed due to weather.