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175th Anniversary

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  • GSD celebrated our 175th Anniversary of educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing children throughout the 2021-2022 school year. GSD opened its doors to students on 15 May 1846. Enjoy this slideshow of the many events that celebrated 175! Thanks to Loren Frick for making this great slideshow.

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  • GSD was invited to be guests on Sign1News' Virtual Chat program to chat about our 175th Anniversary and all the events we have had this year. Thank you, Sign1News, for having us and helping us celebrate a milestone! 


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  • GSD is still looking for ideas for naming a building on campus—right now it is called Building 55 and that’s a boring name. We want to name Building 55 in honor or in memory of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person. We want your ideas and suggestions!! Guidelines: • Must be a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person • Cannot be someone who already has a building named for them at GSD (Gordon, Kennard, Dillard, Whitworth, Prickett, Tumlin). • You must explain WHY you are nominating the person because naming a building is an honor. For example: Why is the person important? How did they impact GSD and/or the Deaf community? How did they impact you? • You must fill out the nomination form (link below) online. Names mentioned in Facebook comments are not accepted. 

    Link for the nomination form: 




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Tiger Tails

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  • Class of 2022 Valedictorians Rusia Saidi (GSD) and Makayla Smith (AASD) perform the National Anthem in ASL at the Atlanta Braves game on 15 May 2022.


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  • New English Language Arts Curricula will be used in 2022-2023. You can read about the programs and give feedback here: English Language Arts Curricula 2022-2023--English

    El nuevo plan de estudios de artes del lenguaje inglés se utilizará en 2022-2023. Puede leer sobre los programas y dar su opinión aquí: Currículo de Artes del Lenguaje Inglés 2022-2023--Español


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  • Congratulations to Loren Frick for being selected as the State Schools Division's Teacher of the Year!



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  • Hello! Exciting news--GSD has purchased for all families a FREE account at SignIt!, an online ASL learning website! Everyone in the family can take free classes (live or recorded), meet with a tutor one-on-one, and many more great options! It is very easy to get an account. You can contact Marie Dickinson by text/phone (706.331.6314), or email ( I strongly encourage all GSD families to get an account and see the great lessons with SignIt! After you sign up, SignIt is free for you to use for one year (renewing after one year is possible).

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  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851) holds an important role in the history of education for Deaf students in America. Gallaudet Day is celebrated each year on his birthday, 10 December. High School students in Julie Burton’s ASL I and ASL II classes, in addition to a few other students, put on a wonderful play this year, telling the story of Gallaudet’s work to establish education for Deaf students. In the play, a statue of Gallaudet (played by Santos Castanon-Gonzalez) “comes alive” to a group of current Gallaudet University students and they discuss how his meeting of a Deaf child, Alice Cogswell, led Gallaudet to travel to Europe, learn about education for Deaf students in France, and return to America with a Deaf teacher, Laurent Clerc, to establish the first permanent school for the Deaf in Harford, Connecticut (the American School for the Deaf). Kudos to all the talented students who worked hard in practices to put on this great show and Julie Burton for her many hours working to make this event happen!

    Captions will be added soon.


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  • Congratulations to Loren Frick! He is GSD's Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022! Loren teaches High School Math and runs the GSD Apparel program. Loren does a lot for his students and GSD, which is greatly appreciated. Congrats, Loren, and good luck at the district-level Teacher of the Year competition! 

    Loren holding certificate and gift card 


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  • As part of the American Rescue Plan recently passed by Congress, child tax credits have increased. Information about how families will receive the tax credits can be found in the documents below or by visiting this website: Tax Credit Website.

    Como parte del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense aprobado recientemente por el Congreso, los créditos fiscales por hijos han aumentado. La información sobre cómo las familias recibirán los créditos fiscales se puede encontrar en los documentos a continuación o visitando este sitio web: Sitio web de crédito fiscal

    Child Tax Credit Flyer English

    Child Tax Credits Summary English

    Folleto de crédito fiscal por hijos en español

    Resumen de créditos fiscales por hijos en español


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GSD Apparel

  • Show your GSD spirit with a new pennant or car decal! Get yours today! Products are designed and made by students in the GSD Apparel program. Download the order form here: Pennant and Car Decal Order Form

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  • Need some awesome GSD merchandise? Check out these new offerings from GSD Apparel! Hoodies (adult and youth sizes), mugs, and tumblers!! They make great holiday gifts, too!

    Watch the video to find out more and see the mugs and tumblers: Mugs and Tumblers video

    Download the order form here: Order Form

    ¿Necesitas mercancía genial de GSD? ¡Vea estas nuevas ofertas de GSD Apparel! Sudaderas, tazas y vasos

    Mire el video de arriba para obtener más información y ver las tazas y vasos.

    El formulario de pedido en español estará disponible pronto.

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  • Beginning Sunday, 13 February, masks/face coverings will be optional at GSD. Students and staff can wear masks or can choose not to wear a mask. This applies to school and the dorm. This is the revised policy for the State Schools Division. Masks are still REQUIRED on school buses. Please read the full statement attached below. 

    A partir del domingo 13 de febrero, las máscaras/cubiertas faciales serán opcionales en GSD. Los estudiantes y el personal pueden usar máscaras o pueden optar por no usar una máscara. Esto se aplica a la escuela y el dormitorio. Esta es la política revisada para la División de Escuelas Estatales. Todavía se REQUIEREN máscaras en los autobuses escolares. Lea la declaración completa adjunta a continuación (la traducción al español se publicará lo antes posible).

    Masks Optional Policy


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  • Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)/P-EBT es la transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémica (P-EBT)

    We have good news for GSD families!

    The Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services in collaboration with Georgia State University is issuing P-EBT benefits to families identified as eligible during the 2020-2021 school term. P-EBT is the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). This is a program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which aids families with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures, or the reduction of school hours, or attendance capacity, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This benefit will provide extra help to families who normally receive free school meals through participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. All families of GSD students are eligible. 


    How it works: 

    • Families currently receiving benefits will have the amount preloaded on their existing Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. 
    • Families not currently receiving benefits but approved as part of the State Schools will receive an EBT card mailed to the family within three (3) to four (4) weeks. The card will be sent via US Mail to the address GSD currently has on file. 


    Each family from the Georgia School for the Deaf will be issued a total of $95.48 which will be distributed via EBT cards, beginning in mid-December.


    For more information, please visit the DFCS webpage. You may also email or call Andrea Johnson, School Nutrition Director, at 404-558-3857 with any questions.


    ¡Tenemos buenas noticias para las familias de GSD!

    La División de Servicios para Familias y Niños del Departamento de Servicios Humanos, en colaboración con la Universidad Estatal de Georgia, está emitiendo beneficios P-EBT a las familias identificadas como elegibles durante el período escolar 2020-2021. P-EBT es la transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémica (P-EBT). Este es un programa autorizado por la Ley de Respuesta al Coronavirus de Families First (FFCRA), que ayuda a las familias con niños que temporalmente perdieron el acceso a comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido debido al cierre de escuelas, o la reducción del horario escolar o la capacidad de asistencia, debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Este beneficio brindará ayuda adicional a las familias que normalmente reciben comidas escolares gratuitas a través de la participación en el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares y los Programas de Desayunos Escolares. Todas las familias de los estudiantes de GSD son elegibles.

    Cómo funciona:

    • Las familias que actualmente reciben beneficios tendrán la cantidad precargada en su tarjeta de Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios (EBT) existente.
    • Las familias que no están recibiendo beneficios de EBT pero son parte de las escuelas estatales, recibirán una tarjeta EBT que se les enviará por correo dentro de tres (3) a cuatro (4) semanas. La tarjeta se enviará por correo de los EE. UU. a la dirección que GSD tiene actualmente registrada.

    Todas las familias de la Escuela para Sordos de Georgia (GSD) recibirán un total de $ 95.48 que se distribuirán a través de tarjetas EBT, a partir de mediados de diciembre.


    Para obtener más información, visite la página web de DFCS También puede enviar un correo electrónico a o llamar a Andrea Johnson, Directora de Nutrición Escolar, al 404-558-3857 si tiene alguna pregunta.


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  • COVID Quarantine Guidelines: When a student needs to quarantine and when a student does not need to quarantine.

    Quarantine Flyer

    Pautas de cuarentena de COVID: cuando un estudiante necesita ponerse en cuarentena y cuando un estudiante no necesita hacerlo.

    Folleto de cuarentena


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  • REVISED AUGUST 23, 2021. Key changes: 6-foot social distancing and masks when 6-foot social distancing is not possible. Please read GSD's COVID Safety Guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. GSD is following guidance from the CDC, so these guidelines may change. 

    Download in English: COVID Policy, revised 8.23.2021


    REVISADO EL 23 DE AGOSTO DE 2021. Cambios clave: distanciamiento social de 6 pies y máscaras cuando el distanciamiento social de 6 pies no es posible. Lea las Pautas de seguridad de COVID de GSD para el año escolar 2021-2022. GSD está siguiendo las pautas de los CDC, por lo que estas pautas pueden cambiar.

    Descargar en español: Pautas de seguridad de COVID



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  • CDC COVID-19 videos in ASL/Vídeos de CDC COVID-19 en ASL

    Here is a link to the CDC's ASL videos about COVID-19.  CDC ASL Videos


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  • COVID-19 Testing/Prueba de COVID-19

    Information about COVID-19 testing in Georgia can be found on the Department of Public Health's website: DPH COVID-19

    Puede encontrar información sobre las pruebas de COVID-19 en Georgia en el sitio web del Departamento de Salud Pública. Puede elegir el idioma español en la esquina superior derecha del sitio web. DPH COVID-19


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  • COVID-19 Information from the CDC/COVID-19 Información de los CDC

    The CDC has published these documents to educate people about COVID-19 and how to reduce your chances of becoming ill. 

    Website in English: CDC COVID-19 English

    English documents: 

    COVID-19 symptoms

    Sick with COVID-19

    Stop Germs


    El CDC ha publicado estos documentos para educar a las personas sobre el COVID-19 y cómo reducir sus probabilidades de enfermarse.

    Sitio web en español: Sitio web de los CDC en español

    Documentos españoles:
    Síntomas COVID-19 Español
    Enfermo de COVID Español
    Detener los gérmenes


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