TBMS April Update

We are Safe, Kind & Responsible

Message from Mr. Beierman

Hello Twin Bluff Middle School families!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful spring break and that you were able to enjoy some quality time together doing something that you enjoy. I find it hard to believe we are entering the month of April already. The snow is melting, mud is everywhere, and we only have two months of school left together for this year.

April is always a busy time of year as we kick off the 4th quarter and the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA’s) at Twin Bluff Middle School. We start the assessment on April 18th and test all students in reading (April 18-21st) and mathematics (April 25-28th). Grade 5 students also get assessed on science (May 1-2nd). As a parent/guardian, we ask you to ensure your student gets a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast. We will also be providing our normal “grab and go” breakfast to ensure all students have a full tummy prior to starting the assessments.

Kick-off the Spring Bus Stop and Walk Event

Starting Friday, April 14th

We’re excited the Bus Stop and Walk event is being kicked off again Friday, April 14th, and will continue every Friday until the end of the school year (weather permitting). The Bus Stop and Walk (BSW) program takes Safe Routes to School to another level by ensuring that every student is provided the opportunity to be active before school. During this event, students will be dropped off at the far end of the bus lot where they will be met by a staff member and other volunteers, who will encourage them to walk a lap around the track and then lead them into the school on a designated path. This allows students the opportunity to walk to improve physical and mental health and increase academic performance. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you for supporting our students every day, we appreciate all that you do!

Mr. Beierman

Upcoming Calendar Notes

April 3: First Day of the 4th Quarter

April 7: No School

April 11-14: Book Fair

April 18-21: MCA Tests Reading all grades

April 25-28: MCA Tests Math all grades

May 1-2: MCA Tests Science 5th grade

May 4: Scoliosis Check for 5th grade girls

Come See the Book Fair

Our in-school Scholastic Book Fair will be held on April 11-14.There is still time to be a volunteer, email your name to Rhonda McKim at rrmckim@rwps.org.

Students will be visiting the book fair with their Language Art Classes the first 3 days. They can make purchases at that time, or visit again on their own during advisory or after school. Students will be bringing home eWallet information and a preview flyer. Please visit our school's book fair website to set up the eWallet and make a wish list with your student. Thanks for supporting the Twin Bluff Book Fair!


Scoliosis Check for 5th Grade Girls

The Scoliosis check that was scheduled for February 22nd ended up being a snow day. It has been rescheduled for May 4th. If you have any questions please contact the school nurse Brianna Smith at bcsmith@rwps.org.

Outdoor Gym was Great Fun!

Recent gym classes were held outside doing some winter fun activities. Tug-of-war, sledding and snow volleyball were some of the choices. Mr. Richmond shared these pictures.

Student-Led Conferences Were a Success

Most of the comments about the Student-Led Conferences were positive. Parents and guardians liked that the students had to take more ownership of their "job" in school. One negative, is that parents/guardians may not have been able to visit with a teacher from a class they were concerned about. Please remember that you can email your student's teachers with questions throughout the year. The staff emails are listed on this page of the district website:


Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks for the 22-23 school year can now be ordered. Please use this link to complete an order online. If you would prefer to do with check or cash, please stop by the school office to complete a form. The yearbook cover design contest is complete, and the two winners are Natalie McWithey and Addy Olson. Their artwork will adorn both the front and back covers.


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Honk! Jr.

The musical was a huge success! They performed a dress rehearsal in front of their sixth grade classmates on Thursday March 16th and then went live for the public on the 17th & 18th. Crowds were excellent for all three performances. The students enjoyed the experience and look forward to the next opportunity to use the skills they learned.

Attendance Line can be used for appointments too!

Please use the Attendance Line 651-385-4550 or email tbmsattendance@rwps.org to leave messages about absences, appointments and late arrivals for your students. We prefer that you do not email teachers, because they may not see the email, especially if there is a substitute. Traci will give your student a pass for leaving early and your student will wait in the office until you pull up and you won't even need to come in.

Friday afternoons the office tends to get a lot of parents just dropping in to pull their students out. It would be much more efficient if you could call the attendance line and make your request earlier in the day. Thank you.

School Safe ID

A new visitor check in system is in use at all district buildings. The safety of all within our buildings is a priority, but also welcoming parents and community members. This system allows the district to do both.

Please bring your state-issued I.D. in the building when you come to volunteer, or attend a parent meeting. The system will use the visitor's name and date of birth to check the national offender database. Once cleared, the visitor will be issued a badge that has their phone, name, date and destination in the building. If the visitor doesn't have the I.D. with them, the staff can enter the name and date of birth manually. If they don't want the data entered, the staff can escort them throughout the building. If a visitor is just dropping off something for their student, the system will not need to be used. Please be patient as we all adjust to this new system together.

Outdoor Recess in the Spring...or is it still Winter?

It is Spring, but it is Minnesota....so that means winter gear or at least warm jackets may be needed until late April! Please be mindful that the 5th graders have recess, so they should always have their coats, hats and gloves with them. They will be outside if the temperature (including the wind chill) is zero or above.

Free Money for our School

Box Tops are now digital! You can help our school raise funds to help students by enrolling in the program. It is free and an easy way to help the school earn money by scanning the groceries you already pay for! https://www.boxtops4education.com/Consumer-Login-Page

Family Fare grocery receipts can still be dropped off in the office. We put them with all the other building's receipts to receive a donation to the district when we reach a certain level.


Click the links below for important information about Twin Bluff Middle School and Red Wing Public Schools. Please pay special attention to the District Handbook and the Twin Bluff Expectations & Procedures. Both documents contain important information and are a great reference for many frequently asked questions!

Helpful Numbers to Know

Twin Bluff School Office --> 651-385-4530

Attendance Line --> 651-385-4550

Kids Junction direct phone line --> 651-385-4633

First Student Bussing Questions --> 651-388-8244

District Transportation Route Questions --> 651-385-4795

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

What's on the menu today?

TBMS Expectations and Procedures

Great resource to answer any general questions you may have about TBMS

Red Wing Public School 22-23 Calendar

What's coming up? What days are off?