February 4, 2022

TMSE Mission, Vision, and Essential Agreements

The mission of the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools is to motivate students to discover knowledge, create a better world, and serve in a way that respects others.

TMSE inspires students to be lifelong learners, diverse thinkers, and caring individuals while encouraging international mindedness through inquiry.​

Today I pledge to be a critical thinker. I will be principled and demonstrate integrity with my actions and my words. I will be a caring person and always treat others with respect.

Essential Agreements

★I will strive to show the Learner Profile in my actions in and out of the classroom.

★I will embrace the attitudes of an IB learner at all times.

★I will work to make the world around me a better place.


Your before-school routine should include the following:

  • Screen your child for symptoms before they arrive at school.
  • Do not send sick children to school.
  • Provide a water bottle for your child's use. We have several touch-free water fountains available that can refill water bottles.
  • Send your child with a face covering that fits properly. Make sure the face covering is not too big or too small. All individuals, whether students, staff, or guests, must wear face coverings while in TCS facilities.

Covid Positive

If your child does test positive for Covid. Please let us know in a timely manner. If your child has been at school, we must notify other parents, faculty, and staff of potential exposure to Covid. Of course, we never share the name of the student.

Pending Covid Results

Please do not send your child to school if they have been tested for Covid and the results are pending. PCR tests usually take a few days to receive the results. The child should not return to school until they have their test results which indicate they are negative for Covid.

COVID Guidelines-Updated

Five (5) Days for Isolation (new). We are following the guidance of using five days for isolation for students and employees who are positive. If a student or employee is positive, they will be required to isolate for five days. When returning after the initial 5 days, they will need to continue to wear a mask for an additional 5 days. Isolation should only end if a person has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms have resolved.

Reporting Positive Cases. Please continue to report to us if your child is symptomatic or positive. To report, please contact our school nurse, Kristina Crow

We thank you for your pateince and support as we work through this difficult time. We remain committed to keeping our students safe.

Happy National School Counseling week to the BEST counselor!

National School Counseling Week 2022 is Feb. 7-11, 2022. During this week, we focus attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems.

I want to take this opportunity to let Mrs. Edwards know that TMSE is very appreciative of her and her efforts. She is the kind of individual who brings enthusiasm, compassion, and competence to her work, while maintaining humility and genuine desire to contribute to our school’s community. I would like to extend our gratitude to you, Mrs. Edwards for being a dedicated and caring counselor at Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Elementary.

Happy National School Counseling week to Mrs. Edwards!


Don’t forget to purchase your 2021 - 2022 yearbook! The deadline to purchase a yearbook is February 28th. The yearbook pre-order price is $40.

Yearbook ads are a great way to celebrate your student. 5th grade parents this is a great opportunity to recognize your child for their hard work while at TMSE. Ads must be paid for and submitted online by February 14th.

Website to Purchase:

School ID#: 701403

Kindness Month

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CONGRATULATIONS to our Art Show Winners!

Thankful for our AMAZING Art educator, Dana Skinner. We appreciate your creativity and steady effort towards our kiddos.

3rd Nine Weeks Progress Reports go home on Feb. 11, 2022.

NO School - February 21, 2022

In observance of Presidents' Day there is no school on Monday, February 21.

LUNCH 2/7 - 2/11/22

Monday, February 7

Chicken tenders, waffle sticks w/syrup, lima beans, tossed salad w/dressing, fresh fruit

Tuesday, February 8

Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, corn on the cob, fresh fruit

Wednesday, February 9

Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, blackeye peas, roll, fresh fruit

Thursday, February 10

Chicken fajitas (chicken strips, peppers, onions, tomato, lettuce, shredded cheese) or Chicken taco, corn, pinto beans, fresh fruit

Friday, February 11

Chicken sandwich, seasoned green beans, fries, fresh fruit