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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.
May 22, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Holt High Graduation
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Brookwood High Graduation
May 23, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Sipsey Valley High Graduation
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tuscaloosa County High Graduation
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Northside High Graduation
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hillcrest High Graduation