skip to main content


Detroit Lakes Middle School 
Telephone Number: 218-847-9228
Fax Number: 218-847-0057

Click on the link below for the Returning to Learning plan for Detroit Lakes Public Schools

 Online Lunch Payments


2020-2021  Online Activity Registration



DLMS update Sept. 10, 2020


Please find an attached Covid-19 screening tool for home use.  Home Covid Screen.pdf 


Attendance - Please report attendance as you have in past years to the office (218-847-9228) if you have child who will not be attending either in person or virtually.  If students are not attending either in person or virtually and parent/guardian has not contacted us we will be contacting parents/guardians to verify/confirm absence.


6th Grade Schedules - 6th grade schedules have added either Distance Learning courses or Cohort courses for attendance/grading during our hybrid/distance learning situation.  This does look confusing and we are working to clean up the appearance.  We apologize for the appearance but please know that all courses listed are relevant.  


Week 1 

Monday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 16 only in person and distance learning students last name A-Lar will be in attendance.


Tuesday, September 15 and Thursday, September 17 only in person and distance learning students last name Lau-Z will be in attendance. 


Friday, September 18 all students will attend virtually.  They will be trained how to do this over the course of the week.


Activities may be assigned to those students not in attendance during the week - Students should check email for information and assigned activities.


Landing Page - DLMS will utilize a landing page for students/parents again this year.  This page will have each teacher listed and will have weekly activities/lessons/information.  The Landing Page will be prominently displayed on the DLMS website for access.


We are excited to get students back in the building and are looking forward to this journey together.


Mike Suckert, Principal - Detroit Lakes Middle School



DLMS Update 9/3/2020


A/B Students -   Students last names A-Lar will be in the "A" group meeting in person Monday & Wednesday.  Students last names Lau-Z will be in the "B" group meeting in person Tuesday & Thursday.  


Week 1 - Sept. 14 -18  Hybrid Training/Activities


Only seventh and eighth grade "A" session students will be in session Monday, September 14th and Wednesday, September 16th. Only grade seven and eight "B" session students will be in session Tuesday, September 15th and Thursday September 17th.  This is to train our seventh and eighth graders on the hybrid in their cohort groups.  Activities for those students not in session include checking and cleaning out your email, making sure you have school supplies, organizing your backpack, reading, etc. . Students should check their email/teacher landing pages for more information and directions when school opens. 


Sixth grade students will have only the "A" group in  session September 14 and only the "B" group in session September 15.  Sixth grade students will be trained in hybrid and ready for full hybrid on Wednesday, September 16th. 


Distance Students should login to their live classroom only with their alphabetic group and follow grade level instructions noted above. 

-Sign up for distance learning here.


Distance Friday September 18th will be all students virtually attending.  


7th and 8th Grade Volleyball and Football


Detroit Lakes Middle School will be conducting activities for 7th and 8th football and volleyball starting the week of September 21st and running through October 13th.  There will be a total of 7 practices for each player and no games will be played. 


1. Players will need to sign-up  but will not be charged a fee.  Athletes need a physical on file.


2. Students practice those days they attend school in person.  A - Monday/Wednesday, B - Tuesday/Thursday - Distance students attend in their assigned alphabetic group.


3. These are practice activities.  Athletes playing other fall sports should continue with those activities.  


4. Uniforms/equipment will not be issued other than football will issue helmets.



Laker activity registration is now online.  The link is located above.  A guide for registration can be found on the Middle School website in the upper right hand corner, under "Latest News". The student's six-digit Skyward ID will be required in order to register. Please access the student's Skyward account for this information.

7th Graders and any student who did not participate in activities during 7th grade will need to have an athletic physical on file at the Detroit Lakes Middle School before they will be able to register online. The physical needs to be completed on the Minnesota State High School League form. Well-child checks do not qualify as a sports physical. 

**Before online registration can be completed, the athletic physical needs to be on file at the Middle School.  The physical form can be dropped off at the Middle School and deposited in the locked gray box outside of the office, or emailed to 




Monday, September 14 - First Day of School

Monday, September 14 - No DLMS Activities Practices Today

Monday, September 21 - Begin Regular Hybrid A/B Schedule

Monday, September 21 - DLMS Football and Volleyball Fall Practices Begin



Friday, October 9 - Trimester 1 Progress Reports

Thursday, October 15 - No School, MEA Break

Friday, October 16th - No School, MEA Break

Monday, October 19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Tentative)

Thursday, October 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Tentative)





 Parent Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing