Flu Season Is Here
The flu season has arrived in Tuscaloosa, and the Tuscaloosa County School System is working to protect its students and employees.
The Tuscaloosa News has reported that flu cases are rising in Tuscaloosa. The TCSS Health Services department encourages parents and family members of all students to read the attached letter and to follow its instructions to help keep students as healthy as possible and to prevent the spreading of flu germs.
Too Sick for School?
Buhl Elementary School is located in rural Tuscaloosa County on Old Highway 140, nestled among the trees in the peaceful surroundings of the Buhl/Elrod community. There exist a strong support from parents and community for the school since most of our parents and grandparents attended this school.
Currently, we serve slightly less than 200 students in grades K-5 with 15.5 certified staff and 7 support staff. In addition to eleven homeroom teachers, we have a reading coach, a full-time counselor and librarian, ½ time pe, and speech teachers. With 69% of our students on free or reduced lunch, we qualify as a school wide Title I school. Funds from this support are used to add additional teaching units allowing smaller class sizes.
Our parents recognize the importance of their role in the total school program and are very involved through our PTO and Parent Involvement Committee. Spring surveys indicated that parents are pleased with our instructional program.
Presently, Buhl Elementary is under construction. Beginning in January 2012 we will gain a new media center, new office area, new cafeteria and a few new classrooms. By August of 2012 Buhl will have a new gymnasium.