Tuscaloosa County School System

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    Once again, the Alabama State Department of Education has purchased ACT Online Prep for high school juniors.  This online prep tool available from the makers of the ACT®test, helps students become more familiar with the format of the ACT. Students will receive a predicted ACT score using practice tests. Strengths and areas where additional review is needed are identified. The platform also includes a game center and flashcards. Students can participate in a structured or adaptive learning path and have ability to access ACT Online Prep via computer or by using the free mobile app.

    Login credentials are available through each high school’s counseling department.


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  • Achieve Alabama Scholarship Portal – www.achievealabama.org
    Helping connect students throughout the State of Alabama with the school that best fits their needs and the scholarship opportunities that will enable them to pursue their goals and dreams.

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  • Tuscaloosa County Schools has a new mobile app available in the Itunes app store and the Google app store. Search for Tuscaloosa County Schools to download the app on your phone or tablet.

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     The Tuscaloosa County School System will be holding two budget hearings for the fiscal year 2019 budget that will go in to effect October 1, 2018. Mr. Danny Higdon, Chief School Financial Officer, will make the presentations explaining the proposed budget for this upcoming fiscal year. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The meetings will be held as listed below.

    Monday, August 27th – 4:00 p.m.

    Duncanville Middle School

    Monday, September 10th – 4:00 p.m.

    Collins-Riverside Middle School

    At the September 10th Board meeting that will begin at 5:00 after the second budget hearing, it is expected that the Superintendent will recommend the budget for approval by the Board of Education.


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  • TCSS Parents & Guardians: We appreciate the feedback we have received from you on the system’s new Student Check-Out Procedure, outlined on page 48 of the Student-Parent Information Guide. This procedure developed out of concerns from our schools about the high volume of student check-outs. Numerous and repeated check-outs result in lost instructional time for our students and disruption for our teachers and staff. The intent of this policy is to benefit student learning. As with any new policy, adjustments and clarification may be necessary. Please know our administrators are taking that under consideration as the new school year begins. If any changes to the policy are made, we will communicate that information to you directly from the Central Office.

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Academic Session 2018-2019 Registration


  • Put The Pieces Together - 2018 Career Technical Summer Exploration camp Flyer.  Click to see full size version. 2018 Career Technical Summer Exploratory Camp

    The TCSS Career Technical Summer Exploratory Camp is a 3-day, no cost experience where students learn about potential careers and how to best prepare for them. It will be held on July 17-19 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Echols Middle School and Holt High School. Lunch and limited transportation will be provided.

    Click HERE to download a copy of the application.


    HighThumbnail of Modern Manufacturing flyer.  Click image to see full sized flyer school students in Tuscaloosa County have an awesome opportunity to participate in a new CTE program that will prepare them for careers in many West Alabama companies. Call your high school today and say, “I’m interested in Modern Manufacturing!”








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    Alabama State Board of Education, District 7

    Elementary Teacher of the Year

    picture of Rachel Pucko It was with great excitement that the Tuscaloosa County School System received notification from Interim State Superintendent, Dr. Ed Richardson, that Ms. Rachel Pucko has been selected as the Alabama State Board of Education District Seven Elementary Teacher of the Year. She will continue on in the consideration process for the possibility of being named the Alabama State Elementary Teacher of the Year. That decision and award will be made on May 9th at a special reception in Montgomery. Ms. Pucko is one of sixteen finalists statewide. Ms. Pucko has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, has obtained National Board certification, and teaches second grade at Northport Elementary.



    Especially with the recent events happening in our communities, parent and community concerns about school safety are justified. We are working to do all we can to make our schools as safe as they can be and to have procedures in place to protect students, staff, and community.  These procedures are carefully developed with guidance from the State Department of Education and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department. In the most recent situation parents and others are hearing about and referencing, there has been no direct threat to any of our schools to which we have been made aware. Our offices are in consultation with the Sheriff's Department regularly about any possible issues or concerns related to our schools. As we understand it, whatever is going on with the referenced individual is through the Tuscaloosa Police Department and as such, our information is very limited. However, we have confirmed that there has been no threat made toward our schools. We will continue to stay in close contact with law enforcement in the event there is any change or need to do anything additional in our schools.


    Beyond this particular concern, we would like parents to know that several actions and plans are being made to enhance our security procedures, training, and responses. We have met with Sheriff Abernathy in multiple meetings that have included the involvement of all members of the Board of Education. We are making further facility assessments, security procedures training, and considering additional tools that will assist in overall security awareness and protection. We appreciate parents working with their local schools in proper procedures of visiting campuses, signing in, wearing of identification badges, and bringing any school security concerns to the attention of your local school administrators. School security is a shared responsibility of all who enter and live within our school campuses. We look forward to working with you to make our schools safe places where students can receive the education they deserve.


    Dr. Walter W. Davie



  • In order to be considered for the TCSS Pre-Kindergarten lottery, prospective students MUST live in the Tuscaloosa County School Zone or have a parent who is an employee of the Tuscaloosa County School System. Priority will be given to prospective students who reside within the local school zone of the Pre-Kindergarten program and to school zones where there is no current Pre-Kindergarten program. The Pre-Kindergarten enrollment lottery will take place on March 6, 2018 at each local school with a current Pre-Kindergarten program. For additional information regarding the Pre-K lottery, please contact the local school.



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  • Academic Calendar for 2018-2019 Approved

    Meeting in regular session on Monday, November 13, 2017, the Tuscaloosa County Board of Education approved the academic calendar for the 2018-2019 school year. You may access the approved calendar by clicking on the link below.

    2018-2019 Academic Calendar


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  • Wellness Nurse Click here to see theTCSS Wellness Screening Schedule.


    Click Here to see the PEEHIP Wellness Screening schedule for Tuscaloosa and surrounding counties.



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    • A Physician's note will be required in order to confirm students' medical diagnosis.
    • This note will NOT be required on an annual basis; however, any medical updates on a student's condition should be provided to the school nurse annually. 
    • Any student whom we do not receive a medical diagnosis confirmation on from the Physician, will be placed in a 'disabled mode' in INOW. 
    • All students prescribed daily and/ or 'as needed' medication, are already required to submit updated Physician orders each school year; therefore, these students will NOT require additional medical documentation.


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  • Child Find

    The Tuscaloosa County Schools are attempting to find and identify individuals from birth to 21 years of age who have disabilities or are suspected to have disabilities and are in need of special education services.

    Child Find is a program designed by the State Department of Education and the Department of Rehabilitation Services to help those who are in need of special education services.

    Parents of disabled children or anyone knowledgeable of disabled children who may need special education services should contact the Child Find Coordinator in the Special Education Department (205) 342-2756 or call 1-800-392-8020 for ages 3 through 21 or 1-800-543-3098 from birth until 2 years of age.  For more information you may also contact the Alabama Relay Service at 1-800-548-2547.


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