• Our Mission
    Through rigorous and engaging instruction, and in an environment that fosters excellence, Big Sandy Elementary will prepare students to be college and career ready. By providing a safe and happy environment, we will promote student leadership and responsibility as we educate today's children to become tomorrow's leaders.


    Kindness Seal

  • Meet Your School Resource Officer


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    Attention Parents
    Is your child carrying
    20-30%of their
    body weight in
    their backpack?
    According to
    Change.org (2017),
    it is medically proven
    that children carrying
    more than
    10% of their
    body weight is
    damaging to their spines.
    "Just because you can't
    see theinternal damage,
    doesn't mean
    it isn't happening"
    (Sams, 2017).
    Become aware of the
    importance of ensuring 
    that your child is carrying
    no more than
    10% of their weight
    in their backpack.
    for more information.
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    Child Find

    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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    Kindergarten Registration

    Online Registration Link

    January 2019

    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 a “B” (81).

    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.


    Glynis Rhodes



    Service Project

    Thank you to all BSE familes

    and friends that donated!





    Unity Day







    Thanks to PTO Parents

    and BSE Families

    for another

    GREAT Fall Bash!

    We appreciate you!!!




    We sure did enjoy having our sweet grandparents

    join us for our annual Grandparents' Day Lunch!


    2018-2019 PTO Leadership Team
    Stephanie Turner & Whitney Swatloski
    Amy Hall
    Outreach Leaders
    Tara Anders & Christina Ahmed

    Tuscaloosa County School System App 
    (Available iOS and Android - Search Tuscaloosa)
    Stay connected and download today! 

Academic Session 2018-2019 Registration

  • Big Sandy Elementary Volunteers
    If you will be volunteering with students
    (for example tutoring or as an overnight field trip chaperone),
    the Tuscaloosa County School System requires that you
    submit to a background check.  If you have questions, please
    contact the principal.  
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  • FOOD






    school bucks


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  • Library

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    Our BSE Library Catalog


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  • AR BookFinder


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    Giving just got easier!

    Simply sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one),

    Select a school,

    Enter your phone number at the checkout.



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  •  Boxtops
    Big Sandy Elementary is collecting Box Tops for Education. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, and our school can earn up to $20,000 per year. Start clipping and sending them in today.
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  • Please Support our Adopt-A-School Partners

    Bailey's Tiger Rock  
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