Twin Bluff School March Update
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All In Every Day!!!
Please read the Information from the Superintendent for more details
Apex MIGHTY Fundraiser for TBS Playground!
We are excited to announce that TBS is working with Apex Leadership Co. this year for a leadership and fundraising program to help our school build a playground at Twin Bluff School!
For the safety of our community, we have decided to work with Apex virtually. This means that everything will be done with zero contact. The pep rally will be viewed online, as well as the daily lessons. We will be doing the Apex REMIX program, which is fitness moved-based.
More information regarding the event will be available closer to its date.
Although Apex helps raise funds for our school, their focus this year is leadership and coming together as a community. We know that fundraising is not financially viable at this time for a lot of families; no matter your ability to donate, we invite you to join in on this fun program.
All students are included in the program and Remix
This year's theme is MIGHTY, which will promote the importance of good habits through interactive lessons.
Our school needs your help to raise funds for the Twin Bluff Playground Plans.
Apex will be doing live videos of their leadership lessons from their office.
REMIX EVENT DATE: April 8th
There will be further details to come regarding the Apex Fun Run.
Thank you for your continued support to help our community.
Masks for our Kids
Notes from the Nurse
Meds at SchoolPer school district policy, students are not allowed to carry medication of any sort on their person without a doctor's authorization on file. If a parent wants the nurse to give their child medication for occasional use such as pain from an injury, or cold/ allergy meds, we require parents to bring the medication to the nurse for distribution on a short-term basis.
Every year, RWPS takes some time to teach our older students about how the human body changes at different ages. To do this, students will watch an age-appropriate maturation video and have an opportunity to have an adult-guided question and answer discussion following it.
In 4th and 5th grade classes, there will be one video for the girls and a different one for the boys. In 6th grade classes, students will watch one video that has a section on females and a section on males. In all the classes the boys and girls will be separated to watch the videos and have an adult-led discussion after.
The videos explain the changes your child will go through during adolescence and help to answer some questions they may have regarding puberty.
If you would like to preview one of these videos please call the school nurse, to set up a date and time for viewing. If you do not want your child to participate please complete the opt-out form which will be sent home after spring break.
Care Clinic COVID Test Results
The school district cannot accept test results from the Care Clinic here in Red Wing. Their tests are Rapid (Antigen) tests that are not sent for cultures. Rapid tests that are not PCR tests can show a false negative. We can only accept PCR tests. Mayo does a Rapid test but theirs is a Rapid PCR test and we can accept these results. Please see this link to the Minnesota Depart of Health that explains the difference between the types of tests.
If you have questions please contact Briana Smith, TBS School Nurse @ 651-385-4535
Helpful Numbers to Know
Twin Bluff School office phone is 651-385-4530
Attendance Line phone is 651-385-4550
Kids Junction direct phone line is 651-385-4633
First Student Bussing Questions 651-388-8244
District Transportation Route Questions 651-385-4795
Please use the Attendance Line 651-385-4550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to leave messages about appointments and late arrivals for your students. We prefer that you not email teachers because they may not see the email if there is a substitute. Thank you.
Spring Picture Days
We need your help
We've had many Chromebooks broken since the beginning of the year. We understand accidents happen, but it has become obvious that many have been damaged due to neglectful behavior. We need help from our parents to enforce the district acceptable use guidelines with your students. Your family will be held financially liable for damage that occurs to the device due to negligence. Please follow these general guidelines to minimize the risk of damage to your Chromebook:
- Avoid eating or drinking near your Chromebook.
- Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook to prevent damage.
- Keep the Chromebook in the protective case when not in use. Chromebooks must be in the case issued by the District any time it is transferred.
- Always close the screen while carrying the Chromebook. Students should never carry their Chromebook while the screen is open.
- Do not stack any books, heavy materials, etc. on top of the Chromebook in your locker or backpack. Anything placed on the Chromebook may cause damage.
- Do not close the Chromebook with anything inside it (pencil, etc.). This can cause screen damage.
- Chromebooks may be stored in the student’s locker with the lock securely fastened. Nothing should be placed on top of the Chromebook when stored in the locker.
- Do not expose the Chromebook to extreme temperature or direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage.
Great resource to answer any general questions you may have about TBS