High Expectations

Virtual learning to be as strong as the traditional approach

TCS Daily Update

Superintendent Mike Daria says the school system is committed to making sure expectations remain high for students.

Tuesday Last Day to Request Academic Packets

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This Tuesday will be the last day the Tuscaloosa City Schools will accept requests for academic packets. To request a packet, please text (205) 564-9727 with your child's name, grade and school.


After that, the system will begin its transition to its instructional continuity plan called Learning at Home: The TCS Way. Starting next week, requests for academic packets should be made directly to your child's teacher.


Superintendent Mike Daria said teachers are preparing with virtual professional development sessions to deliver instruction starting April 6.


"Our teachers, our leaders are working now to make sure the plan we have in place for at-home teaching and learning is as strong as the traditional approach when the children came to our schools," said Daria.

Medication Pickups Postponed

In accordance with the order from the Alabama Department of Public Health, as well as executive orders from the Governor and the Mayor, TCS asking parents to postpone their request for Student Medication and Supplies until after April 17th or until the order has been lifted. If there is a critical need please contact your school's registered nurse.


Their contact information and the schools in which they serve are listed below:


  • Sharon Dickerson, RN 205-614-7879
  • Melissa Musick, RN 205-614-7041 (Arcadia, TASPA, TCTA, University Place)
  • Brandi Norris, RN 205-614-2702 (Woodland Forrest, Rock Quarry, Northridge Middle and High)
  • Kristi Parker, RN 205-614-1928 ( Southview, Skyland, Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools, and Oakdale)
  • Leana Cameron, RN 205-331-1370 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary, Eastwood, Paul W. Bryant High, STARS and Success Prep)
  • Deda Smith, RN 205-614-2912 (Central Elementary and High, Westlawn and Verner)

Thousands of Meals Served

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The Tuscaloosa City Schools served more than 22,000 meals last week as part of its meal distribution service during the state-mandated closure. Families are able to receive grab and go meals for their children 18 and under at nearly a dozen TCS locations. Each meal contains a lunch and breakfast items.


While meal service continues this week, officials are saying to expect changes next week, with distribution moving to two or three times a week (with multiple meals received) instead of daily to limit potential exposure for families and staff.


Monday's lunch: hot dogs

About Us

The mission of the Tuscaloosa City Schools is to create and support a culture of high expectations for each and every student to achieve personal, academic and career excellence.