Please see the image below for Grab and Go breakfast/lunch pick-up beginning Monday, April 13. Our local pick-up is at Northside High but you can go to any site. Note that one meal will be given to each child in the car under 18 years of age.
NEW SCHEDULE STARTS
-Serving time: 10:30-1:30
-Receive 5 days worth of meals (10 meals total)
This will be the new schedule moving forward for all sites including the bus.
Medication Pick-up: "We will have designated days for you to pick up your child's medication from the school. As you arrive at the school, call the main office at 205-342-2664 to inform us you have arrived. Please do not come to the door or come in the school. Your child's medication will be collected and the nurse will bring it to your vehicle. We will have pick up times on Friday, April 3 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and Wednesday, April 8 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm."
The TCSS Help Line will be open from 8:30-11:00 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
March 27, 2020
All of Walker Elementary faculty and staff are heartbroken and shocked at the news of the closure of school for the remainder of the year. We were prepared for an extension of the break but not a complete closure.
Dr. Davie is receiving guidance from the State Superintendent today. He and Central Office personnel will meet together and the principals will receive further guidance on Monday. The Walker Elementary Leadership Team will meet and make decisions about how to equitably continue educating our children. We will let you know our plan as soon as possible.
In the meantime, there are two-week packets for reading and math for all grade levels in front of the school. They will be out all weekend. I will check to see if they need to be replenished on Monday. Remember, if you have resources at home and are “good” with what you are doing – you do not need to get a packet. If you have internet service, please go to www.tcss.net and look on the left-hand side under Coronovirus 2019/COVID-19 Information for additional resources and information. Also, from there you can visit our webpage. Click on Schools in the upper right-hand side. Scroll down to Walker and click. Look under Parents and Students then click on Spring Resources.
Also, beginning today, TCSS is offering a Help Line. This is to answer any questions about anything regarding school operations, social services and more. The number is 205-342- 2920. It is in operation from 8:30 – 11:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Please reassure your child that we will figure this out together! We are continuing to have school – it will just look a little different. The teachers will have videos and will hopefully be interactive as much as possible. Please reassure them that they will see their teacher again – it will just be over a screen – not face-to-face. We have many teachers who are tech savvy and will figure out a way to make it work. Who knows? We may even figure out a way to have a class get-togetherJ That is one of my top priorities. We need each other! We will find a way!
Please give your child a huge hug from me and tell them it is going to be just fine. Enjoy this weekend of beautiful weather! Remember, you are not alone. This is temporary. Count your many blessings, name them one by one and soon your troubles will be gone (those of you who know the song can continue to sing itJ). We are going to get through this. We can do all things and we are more than conquerors.
Parents and students: To find resources from your teacher during this time, look at the top of the page under "For Students and Families" and then click "Spring 2020 Resources".
Walker's Read Across America Book Parade was a hit! Check out some of our very own book characters.
Congratulations to the Walker Robotics Team for placing 7th in the State Vex Robotics Competition. Out of over 280 teams, Walker was the only team representing Tuscaloosa County and City Schools.
Walker Elementary student made canvases to be auctioned at the Annual Night of Aspiring Artists on February 27 from 6 - 8PM.
Walker Elementary State Report Card Review
October 18, 2019
The current scores are based on the State Assessment. It is also based on all students’ attendance for the school year 2018-2019.
Words cannot convey how proud we are of Walker Elementary’s faculty and staff. They have worked tirelessly in learning and implementing the most effective instructional strategies. Our teachers and staff have set high expectations for our children and our children have met the challenge.
Our parents have worked alongside of our teachers proving that working together moves everyone forward. Our parents also encourage a strong work ethic in their children. Our children have truly shown what RAMS are by showing their teachers, peers, and all others Respect; by being Accountable by being trustworthy and owning their words and actions; by showing Motivation in seeing what needs to be done and doing it and by showing Self-Control in choosing to do what they should even when they don’t want to.
In order to continue this upward trend, our faculty and staff will persist in deepening our content knowledge, pursuing the most effective instructional strategies and maintaining the highest of expectations. We are confident that our parents, children and community will continue their support in our endeavors.
Marsha Johnson Ben White
Principal Assistant Principal
This link to our TCSS site includes a breakdown and key points about the TCSS Report Card, listing of all TCSS school Report Card scores, how to interpret a school's Report Card, and an article about the TCSS Report Card.
This is the link to use for finding our school's Report Card.
Thank you to Senator Greg Reed and Representative Kyle South for meeting with all of our area administrators today, listening to any concerns that they wanted to share, and financially supporting our schools. Our legislators are not just telling us they want to help; they are putting their words into action!
Take 10 for Public Education
The Alabama State Department of Education is conducting a statewide survey concerning some of the perceptions on public education in the state – and we need YOUR help. From Tuesday, September 10, 2019, until Thursday, October 10, 2019, we will embark upon the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey; an attempt to capture the opinions of a broad spectrum of Alabamians.
Please, on behalf of the ALSDE, take a few minutes to participate in the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey. The survey may only take 10 minutes to complete, but the impact on the department’s Strategic Plan will resonate for years to come.
Click the link below to take the survey:
Walker is proud to be named a Biecentennial School of Excellance. Special thanks to Mrs. McCown for her efforts in making this possible and constructing the beautiful garden.
TCSS Introduces Anonymous Alerts Communications Tool
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure can act as a barrier to a student reporting this type of activity. Anonymous Alerts is a way to remove that barrier, by allowing a student to report without revealing their identity.