Welcome to Redwood Valley Middle School

Here are the highlights for this week:

Inclement Weather Ahead – Plan Accordingly

The brutal weather of winter is coming soon (maybe it’s already here)! Please pay attention to projected weather, specifically the temperatures and wind chills to plan accordingly for your student on their travel to and from school. We urge you to dress your students in pants, coats, hats, and gloves!

eLearning Days

As we get into the heart of winter, please be aware of the potential for eLearning days. Refer to the school website for specific information or reach out to specific teachers for their eLearning day plan. You can find more information below:   

Parent Information                              Expectations Grid

We officially survived our first eLearning Day of the year! As questions come up do not hesitate to contact teachers directly or myself!

Standards Based Grading

As we continue to transition to Standards Based Grading, our goal is to keep you as informed as possible and answer questions as they come up. Please take a few minutes to watch this video for more information on our transition.

With the end of the quarter and semester coming at the end of the week, do not hesitate to reach out to teachers for more information regarding assessment and student scores.

Attendance Update

Just a reminder to provide a doctor’s note when you visit a doctor/dentist. This will keep the absence from accumulating towards the eight days you are allowed for absences.

Site Council

Site Council is a group of parents, teachers, and community members who meet to discuss the Middle School, and provide ideas, suggestions, guidance, etc. to make our school a better place.  Site Council meets four times each year for 1 hour each night (7:00 p.m.).

We are looking to increase our number of representatives on the council. Our goal is to have 2 parent/guardian representatives from both grade levels. If you are interested in becoming a member, let me know.  We would love to have more parents serve on this committee!

Nurse Update = No More Fluoride Services

Dear Families of Students K-6th grade,

This notice is to inform you that Redwood Area Schools will no longer be offering the Fluoride mouth rinse program at school. Unfortunately, the vendors have discontinued manufacturing the fluoride mouth rinse cups.

We have found an alternative opportunity that may fit your families fluoride needs. We have partnered with Minnesota School Sealant Program (MSSP), a service offering preventive dental services at school! They offer dental sealants, fluoride varnish and teeth cleanings. We hope to have MSSP visit our schools each Fall and Spring. To participate, you just need to complete a consent form. The online form can be found at www.schoolsealants.com/consentform and more information can be found on our district website under “Nurses Corner”.

If you have any questions, please call the Reede Gray Health Office at 507-644-7111.

Thank you,

Kristen Anderson RN PHN LSN

Superintendent Interviews

Superintendent candidates will be interviewing on Monday, January 13. The community is invited to participate in open interviews in the Estebo Performing Arts Center (PAC) beginning at 3:30 pm. The interviews should complete around 7:30 pm (the schedule can be found below). There will be a special board meeting in the Board Room beginning at 8:30 pm to discuss next steps. Community members, parents, and students are encouraged to attend!       

Interview Schedule

3:30 – 4:15 = Mike Pagel

4:30 – 5:15 = Wade McKittrick

5:30 – 6:15 = Becky Cselovszki

6:30 – 7:15 = Brandon Girard

Upcoming Events:

January 13 – RVMS School Spelling Bee @ 1:30 in the PAC (Weather make-up days are 1/14 or 1/16)

January 13 – RASD Superintendent Interviews

January 17 – End of 2nd Quarter

January 20 & 21 – No School

January 22 – Start of 3rd Quarter

February 17 – No School **Potential Make-up Day**

As always, make it a great day and Go Cardinals! 

Bobby Elwell
Middle School Principal


Contact: Mr. Robert Elwell
Contact Us
100 George Ramseth Drive 
Redwood Falls, MN 56283 

Phone: (507) 644-3531
Fax: (507) 644-3057
District Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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