School News and Headlines
COVID-19 School Closure Resources
(link) Grab and Go Lunch Locations
Per TCSS, completed paper packets will not be collected. These resources are to help students keep learning for the remainder of the school year.Questions??? Call the school office at 205-342-2840. If no one answers, please leave a voice mail stating your name, number and question and someone will return your call.Learning Help Line: 205-342-2802Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday9am -12 noon
School Closure Academic Enrichment Resources
IXL Math Practice for grades 3rd-5th...Students have their passwords. PK-2... Teachers will be getting passwords out. For password help, contact your teacher.
PBS Math Games for grades PK-3rd primarily. No password needed.
EPIC Books Fantastic e-book library! Teachers will share their classroom code for you to access.
StoryLine Online Website dedicted to actors reading aloud picture books.
PBS Reading Games for grades PK-3rd primarily. No password needed.
AR TESTS for grades 1st-5th. Students have their passwords. For password help, contact your teacher.
Science and Social Studies
Fighting the Flu
January 29, 2020
Although TCSS is seeing higher reports of flu in a few isolated areas, our system is not experiencing high reports of flu district-wide or large increases in absences. We're working to keep it that way!
TCSS is working to fight the flu, and you can help.
Fever: If you have a fever, stay home at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Wash Hands: We're encouraging hand washing in our schools and making sure hand washing supplies are readily available.
Clean: Routinely clean surfaces that are touched often, such as phones, desks, and computer keyboards.
Flu Vaccine: If you have not had a flu vaccination, it is not too late to get one. The Centers for Disease Control encourages flu vaccination as long as flu viruses are circulating.
Learn more key facts about flu at the Centers for Disease Control web site.
Dear Parents of Big Sandy Students,
The Alabama State Department of Education recently released the new Alabama Unified Report Care for the state, school systems and schools. The purpose of this reporting system is to provide parents, community members, and others indicators of how a school or school system is performing.
The grade received by schools reflects several factors, including academic achievement, academic growth, and chronic absenteeism. Big Sandy Elementary received a letter grade of an “A” (91). This is up from last year’s score of 81. We are thrilled with our score and will continue to strive for even more improvement.
In an effort to increase our school’s overall progress, Big Sandy Elementary will:
- focus on increasing the explicit, rigorous, and engaging instruction of all content standards.
- focus on ensuring the students’ understanding of the learning targets.
- instill within our faculty through Professional Learning Communities, a more determined mindset geared towards an intense effort to identify barriers preventing student success.
We appreciate your support and continued efforts as parents in helping us to strive to continually improve student achievement at Big Sandy Elementary.