The Arcadia Advisor

Arcadia Elementary School News - September 2020, Vol. 1

Arcadia Elementary Open House September 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Arcadia Elementary will host a Virtual "Open House" on Tuesday, September 8th at 5:00 pm. The meeting will begin with the annual Title I Meeting. Click here to join the meeting hosted by Mrs. Gladys Wright @ 5:00 pm.

If you have questions about the Title I Meeting you may post your questions in the following form to submit to Mrs. Wright. Please sign in so that we will have a record of your attendance.

We have individual Google Meet websites ready for Open House. Teachers and parents can use the websites to join their classrooms for Open House at 5:30 pm. Teachers will share their individual sites for Open House through Schoology.

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My name is Gladys L. Wright and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Arcadia Elementary School, where every child is a SCHOLAR! I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Stillman College, my master’s and education specialist degrees at The University of West Alabama and my School Leadership Certification at The University of Alabama. I have a total of 30 years of experience in education as a fifth grade teacher, first grade teacher, K-5 interventionist, Summer Camp director, instructional coach, TCS Summer School site facilitator, Assistant Principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and recently Principal of Arcadia Elementary School. I am married to Lamont L. Wright who is a veteran employee of the Tuscaloosa City Schools System and The University of Alabama. We have two sons who are products of the TCS family and currently attend the University of Alabama: Caleb, Engineering major and Conner Architectural Engineering major. As a family, we love to travel, cook together, and play board games. Together, we can ensure that every student can excel academically, while concurrently, helping them build positive relationships that will last a lifetime. I am extremely blessed to be a part of an amazing team of teachers, staff, students, families and community partners who believe in the power of learning and growing together!


Gladys L. Wright

All TCS Students Eat Free!!!

Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, meal pick-up will be on Tuesday, September 8.

Meals will be available at any of the nine school locations listed below:

· Southview Elementary School

· Westlawn Middle School

· Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

· Northridge Middle School

· The Alberta School of Performing Arts

· Eastwood Middle School

· Central High School

· Skyland Elementary School

· Arcadia Elementary School

Meal bags will contain five breakfasts and five lunches. If a student is on campus, he/she will receive a breakfast and lunch meal that day.

Your child(ren) do not need to be with you when you pick up meals.

Follow Up Title I Survey


Please fill out the 2019-2020 Title I Parent Survey at your earliest convenience. We care about the feedback you give to us to help improve and build upon our dedication to serving and supporting all students and families.