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Welcome back Tanglewood Family.  We are excited about the new school year, and we all look forward to meeting with you and greeting our students on the first day.

Here are some important dates and information that will help you prepare for the school year.



Friday, August 12 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 am - All rising 6th graders are encouraged to attend this camp.  It will help your student better understand expectations and get a feel for the environment.  It's a new phase in life for them so we want to make sure all 6th graders have a bit of a headstart.  Please register students here Registration

Registration is required for the bootcamp.  Deadline is August 9, 2022 end of day.



August 11, Session 1 (4-5:30), Session 2 (6-7:30) - All students and families are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.  If you attend the rising 6th grade bootcamp you are not required to attend these sessions.  This will give you a great overview of what to expect for the school year.  Translation devices will be provided for those that need them.  This will probably be one of the most important days of the school year.  Please plan on attending.  



  • Overview of schoolwide expectations to include dress code, discipline and teaching and learning which is our top priority led by a school administrator.
  • Transporation support
  • Athletic opportunities
  • Safety/Security Protocols
  • New Drama/Theater Introduction 
  • Prisma Health Enrollment
  • Tour of school as needed
  • SpEd Meet/Greet
  • ESOL Meet/Greet
  • Read 180/Sys 44 Meet/Greet
  • Snacks 



TDAP Notices

Students entering the seventh grade, who have not received the Tdap vaccine by the beginning of next school year (August 2022), will not be allowed to attend school until they have received the vaccine and provided proof to the school nurse. 

These notices are being sent home to students who are not on record of having their TDAP shot.

TDAP Notice English

Estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado, que no han recibido la vacuna Tdap al partir del próximo año escolar (agosto de 2022), no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela hasta que hayan recibido la vacuna y proporcionado pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela.

Aviso TDAP

Student Bag Policy

We thank each of you for your feedback regarding the new bookbag policy. Toward the conclusion of last school year, Tanglewood implemented a no bookbag policy to make our safety procedures more efficient. We are continuing this policy for the 22-23 school year, but we have added other bag options beyond traditional bookbags for students and families.

Further, our students are no longer needing traditional bookbags to carry their resources to or around school. Our students are provided with a Chromebook, which has digital versions of their needed learning materials. The drawstring bags and other approved bags will have enough room for students to bring additional supplies as needed.

As we continue to prioritize safety together, we will seek out your feedback in various ways throughout the year. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

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*************

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

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 tardy's students may recieve disciplinary action.



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.

21-22 School Report Posted

Our 21-22 School Report is available by clicking the button below. 

The spanish version of this report will be posted later. 

21-22 School Report

Please let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback for our report
by using this form. We welcome your thoughts.

Report Suggestions

Judges Guide

image of first page of report that has pictures of students and staff and the words 21-22 Report to Parents and Community school contact information

Parent Friendly Standards


Click here to see the student standards



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