September 9, 2021: Reminders & Updates for TCSS Families
PowerSchool Transition Update
PowerSchool is the student information system that has replaced iNow. This is a state-level transition affecting every school system in Alabama, not just TCSS. At this time, we continue to wait on officials at the state to address technical issues with the program. Once the state-level issues are resolved, then parents/guardians will be able to see student grades in the Parent Portal. Unfortunately, the fix to this is beyond our control at the district level. We certainly understand the frustration of many of our families with this situation. Please continue to communicate with teachers concerning your student’s performance in class. As soon as Parent Portal is fully operational, we will provide information on how to log in.
Thank you for your patience, and thank you to our TCSS Information Technology Department and school staff members who continue to work diligently to facilitate the PowerSchool transition.
COVID-19 Data Updates
On September 2, we shared our first TCSS COVID-19 weekly data report for this school year. Beginning today, we are shifting to daily data reports. The purpose of this is to better indicate trends and provide another layer of detail. Until further notice, reports will be issued on a daily basis. Find today’s report here.
The Tuscaloosa County School System is excited to announce the return of TCSS University (TCSS U), a program designed to engage members of our community who are passionate about education, seek a deeper understanding of issues facing our schools, and want to become informed advocates for education and students in our community. Applications are being accepted for this program, now through Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 4 pm. Visit this page for more information about the program and application process.