Danby Rush Tower Middle School

August 13, 2022

It's a GREAT day to be a Blue Jay!

The 2022-2023 school year is almost here and we are off to a great start!


Please take a few moments to read through the information below to better prepare everyone for the first day of school on August 23rd!

Reminder for Registration

If you still have not completed Registration for your child, you will need to contact the office at 636-937-9188 to set up an appointment. You may also stop by our office on the evening of Open House to complete your Registration.


All students must be registered prior to starting the school year. You will need two forms of proof of residency upon registering. Thank you

Open House

Open House will take place on Thursday, August 18th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Please plan to stop by to learn about classroom expectations, and meet our amazing staff! We hope to see you and have a chance to meet and greet everyone!

Virtual Open House

Take a tour through our Virtual Open House! Click on the button below and then follow the arrows to advance through the building. Click on the Bitmoji's to listen to prerecorded teacher videos regarding their classroom and courses. We hope you enjoy the tour!

Arrival and Dismissal

Please remember that arrival time for Danby MS students is between 7:00 and 7:26 am. In order to ensure appropriate supervision each morning, students should not arrive before 7:00 a.m. as teachers are not on duty yet. Classes begin at 7:30 a.m.


Sixth grade students should be dropped off and enter the main doors. Seventh and eighth grade students should be dropped off at the gym doors. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria each morning. Breakfast will be free to all students for the first three days of school.


Dismissal for parent pick-ups takes place first (around 2:35 pm). Our 6th grade students will be dismissed through the front entrance doors and the 7th/8th grade students will be dismissed through the band and gymnasium doors. Bus riders are dismissed once the buses arrive and are lined up in front at the Danby entrance area. Thank you for following these procedures to support a safe, efficient dismissal each day.

Free and Reduced Lunch Form Information

Jefferson R-VII Free and Reduced Lunch Forms 2022-23
Free and Reduced Forms

Please click this link to access the forms.

Immunizations for 8th Grade Students

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Upcoming Activities

Practice will begin for football, volleyball, and cross country on Tuesday, August 23rd. Please make sure your child has all of their information completed in order to participate. Contact our Mr. Buenniger, AD, for questions at 636-933-6900.


MS cheer will begin with tryouts on Thursday and Friday, August 25th-26th from 3-4:30. A physical and athletic department registration is REQUIRED for participation. Not having those may affect placement on the team.


Practice times and dates will be announced for the remainder of the season.

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Visitors to Building

The entry process and expectations are as follows:


  • Visitors must scan their ID at the Raptor kiosk (located in the front foyer) for every visit to gain entry into the building past the front foyer.
  • Upon approval, visitors will be buzzed into the office to receive their ID sticker from office staff.
  • Visitors, not needing to enter the building may continue to "buzz” in at the A/V box outside our school's front office door for assistance.

These procedures are in place to help add more security to our school to keep our children as safe as possible! Thank you for your cooperation with these important safety measures!

Canvas for Parents

Our middle school and high school are using Canvas as our Learning Management System for students. If you are new to the system, please see the video below for information on how to access the system for your child's grades, assignments, notifications, and announcements.

Danby Rush Tower Middle School

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