1st Year Mark Parent Resource

Tanglewood Family, 

As I shared in a message earlier this week, March 31 will mark one year since our school community experienced the loss of a student and a tragedy that we continue to work through together. We know that students may have a wide range of feelings and responses to this. We want to acknowledge this marker and provide supports for students to whatever degree they may need. I have included details below about activities in a backpack message to parents/guardians.  Please call the school with any additional questions you may have.  

Activities on March 31:

On March 31, we have activities planned for each grade level. When students are not engaged in these optional activities, they will be on a normal schedule and attending class.  Information has been provided to parents/guardians via backpack, student messenger or by the guidance counselor.  

Mental Health Supports:

Additional psychologists, mental health staff, and school counselors will be at school this week, the week of March 31, and after. They are available if a student needs additional support. The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement has provided a resource guide for parents about how to support your child during this time, and that guide is available at our school and will be available on our website to download.  Resources

Safety & Security:

The district security department is supporting the school to make sure that appropriate security measures are in place on an ongoing basis and specifically around the one-year mark. You may see additional security personnel on campus around the one-year mark simply to reassure students, parents and staff. As a reminder, the single most effective preventative tool regarding school safety and security is to See Something, Say Something. Please help us by reminding your child that if they see or hear something that is concerning, they should say something to a trusted adult or report it using the See Something, Say Something icon on their Chromebook. District safety and security measures can be reviewed on the district website.

I realize this is a lot of information, which I hope will be helpful to you and your child. We want to acknowledge that March 31 is not a normal day. What happened is something we will live with forever, yet we are finding ways to continue to move forward Tanglewood Together. If you have any questions, please reach out to us right away. 

Thanks for your support,

Dr. G. Walles
Principal, Tanglewood MS  


April 20 Title I & Federal Programs Meeting

MT Anderson Support Center -100 Blassingame Rd. Greenville, SC 29605 Conference Room A & B

8AM Registration
8:30 AM -11AM Planning Meeting
Language Translation Services Provided
RSVP by April 13, 2023 at

En el MT Anderson Support Center 100 Blassingame Rd, Greenville, SC 29605 Conference Room A and B
(en las Salas de conferencias “A” y “B”)
8:00 AM: Registro/inscripción
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM La reunión de
Se proporcionarán servicios de interpretación ytraducción de otros idiomas
RSVP (Favor de responder) para el 13 de abril
del 2023 al

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Backpack is Important


Creating and using your parent backpack account will help you 
receive important notifications and communications from 
your child's teachers and school!

Please create a backpack account! 

Create a backpack account!

La cuenta mochila para padres es muy importante
Al crear y usar la cuenta de mochila para padres podrá recibir notificaciones y comunicaciones importantes de los maestros y la escuela de su hijo!

Por favor crear la cuenta mochila para padres

Crear cuenta mochila para padres

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SC Parent Leader Partners Program

Tanglewood Middle School in partnership with the Carolina Family Engagement Center 
at the University of South Carolina is offering training for parents, foster parents, guardians,
and kinship caregivers to strengthen their leadership and parenting skills and to build
relationships with other parents and community members.

Benefits of the Parent Leadership Program Include:

  • Learn to advocate for your children and navigate public education
  • Network and make connections with other parent and community leaders.
  • Set your child up for ongoing success in school

Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 4:30-6pm
It is not too late to join! 

Module 1 & 2 - March 16th (changed from the flyer) 
Module 3 - March 30th
Module 4 - April 6th
Module 5- April 20th
Module 6 - April 27th
Module 7- May 4th

This program is free for Tanglewood parents and it includes all materials, snacks and a completion certificate. Call Ms. Quiles Franklin at 864-355-4506. or email

SC Parent Leadership Flyer with same info that appears in this announcement, photo of adults with children logo of Carolina family engagement center yellow, green blue red swirl

Parent Lunch Date Policy

Parents are allowed to eat lunch with their child. You must notify the school the day before.  Adult lunches are $4.81 plus tax. Parents can buy their lunch in the school cafeteria. Parents may not bring outside food to the school.

Los padres pueden almorzar con sus hijos/as. Pero ustedes deben notificar a la escuela el día anterior. Los almuerzos para adultos cuestan $4.81 mas el impuesto. Los padres pueden comprar su almuerzo en la cafetería de la escuela, no se permite traer comida a la escuela.

Tanglewood Title I Parent & Family Needs Assessment

Tanglewood Middle qualifies to receive Title I funds for the 2022-2023 school year.  
These Federal funds help provide much needed services to your child, including
reduced class sizes and specialized educational programs.  
As we plan for the 2023-2024 budget, we want to ask parents/family members
what you think is important.  
Please complete the survey.  Thank you for your feedback and support.

Survey in English

Tanglewood Middle califica para recibir fondos de Titulo I para el año escolar del 2022-2023.
Estos fondos federales nos ayudaran a proveer servicios necesarios para sus niños, incluyen
reducir el numero de estudiantes por clase y especialmente programas educativos.
A medida que planificamos para el presupuesto 2023-2024, queremos preguntarles a los padres
qué piensan que es importante.  
Por favor complete la encuesta de abajo y devuelva esta al maestro
de su niño o use el código QR a continuación para realizar la encuesta digitalmente.
Gracias por sus respuestas y su apoyo.  

Survey in Spanish

Introducing WICOR Wednesdays


Students click the link on our website, and fill out the form if you saw your teacher
using a WICOR Strategy on a Wednesday! 

WICOR stands for Writing, Inquiry, Communication, Organization, or Reading. 

If you are in a class and you see a teacher incorporating one of these things in your class, 
fill out this form.  

Because you are filling out this form, your name will be entered into a 
drawing for prizes!  The more forms you fill out for different teachers, 
the more chances you have to win!

WICOR Wednesday Form

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Foundation Awards TMS $10k

Tanglwood would like to thank The DJ Jones Foundation for presenting us with a $10,000 donation
to support student achievement, anti-bullying and general school needs. 

image of students and adults holding a check for 10k

Policy Change

Queridos padres/Tutores si sus estudiantes van en el bus escolar a su casa y un dia usted quiere recogerlos en carro, debe llamar a la escuela antes de las 3:00 pm. No se harán cambios después de esta hora.

Dear parents/guardians, if your students ride the school bus home and one day you want to pick them up by car, you must call the school before 3:00 pm. No changes will be made after this time.

Early Dismissal

To pick up your child for an early dismissal, please send a note with your child the morning of.  Include the pick-up time, your name and phone number.  This will allow your child to be sitting in the front office when you come.  

Para recoger a su estudiante para que salga temprano, envíe una nota con el estudiante en la mañana del día que lo recogerá, incluyendo la hora que usted vendrá, su nombre y número de teléfono. Esto permitirá que su su hijo/a esté sentado en la oficina principal cuando venga. 

image of backpacks that are allowed and that are not allowed. Basically only small purses, chromebook carrying cases and  string backpacks are allowed and not  backpacks or animal backpacks

Tanglewood Middle Student Dress Code

Parents we need your support to ensure students are appropriately dressed for school. Students should not wear the following items to school:

  • Holes in Pants - take a pic if you are unsure and show it to an administrator before wearing it.
  • Form fitting outfits
  • bandannas 
  • Profanity or Inappropriate symbols on clothing 

Students should also keep their pants at waist level.  No undergarments should be visible. 


************Students can wear Crocs*************

Tardy Protocol

image of clock and words sign in after 8:30

Students arriving after 8:30 AM must be walked into the building and signed in by a parent or guardian. After 3 tardies students may receive disciplinary action.



District Calendar for Students and Parents

The new school year calendar is now here for your use.  Feel free to download and place on your refrigerator, office, etc.  


2022-23 Calendar

2022-23 Student Supply List

Greetings Tanglewood Family, Attached is our new supply list.  Most of what students need will be supplied here, but the list attached provided a few things that students will need.  Small earpods are an essential to ensure students can listen to media as needed.  Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you August 15, 2022.


2022-23 Student Supply List

Parent Alert and Awareness




Social media and peer pressure, have definitely increased the challenges that our students between the ages of 11-14 face.  Middle school can be tough due to this.  

However, at Tanglewood, we have procedures and protocols in place to maintain a safe, secure and sound environment for your child. 

To help us continue moving in this direction, please be aware that kids in middle school all over the country are confronted with experimenting with Vaping, Edibles, and Cigarettes.  Further, they are also tempted and dared to get involved with taping fights, bullying and sending inappropriate pics, messages and videos to one another.  We need you to continue to talk with your children about these issues frequently.  Peer pressure is real, but parental involvement and engagement will minimize peer pressure significantly.  If you need support as a parent in dealing with any of these issues please call us, we can point you to great resources.  

We must all work as a team to keep our kids safe, sound and secure.  Due to our commitment to safety and a healthy environment, we have zero tolerance for: 

  • Bullying
  • Fighting
  • Drugs 
  • Vaping 

At Tanglewood we are working diligently to ensure that every student that attends our school has the best opportunity to learn, have fun, make friends and make wonderful memories.  Join us in this effort to keep our kids safe and aware. Please talk with them about the dangers and consequences of these activities.

Tanglewood Student Enrollment

How do I enroll my child at Tanglewood Middle School?

Please contact Mrs. Hinrichs at 864-355-4515 or to set up an appointment.  At this time, we are only enrolling by means of appointments due to COVID-19.  We are excited that we are your school of choice, and look forward to serving your educational needs.  

New Students to the District:  2 Proofs of Residency (utility bills, mortgage receipts, residential tax statements), The last report card, Parent ID, Birth Certificate

Transfers:  2 Proofs of Residency (utility bills, mortgage receipts, residential tax statements), Parent;s ID

Returning to the District: 2 Proofs of Residency (utility bills, mortgage receipts, residential tax statements), Parents ID

Transportation Form - English and Spanish