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  • Enjoy this year's final edition of the School Helper! Have a safe, healthy, and happy summer!

    Download in English here: English

    La edición en español estará disponible pronto.

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  • Enjoy this week's School Helper! We celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week--thank you to our awesome teachers and staff who do so much for our amazing students!!

    Download in English here: English

    Descargar en español aquí: espanol

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Announcements

  • IMPORTANT! GSD REOPENING PLAN

    GSD’s reopening plan is now available. You can download it in English here: GSD Reopening Plan

    Here are some important points:

    • The first day of school will be Monday 24 August.

    • There are 2 choices for instruction: in-person instruction (on the GSD campus) and remote learning.

    • These choices are for the first quarter (9 weeks) of school (24 August-16 October).

    Please read the plan carefully. If you have questions or concerns, you are welcome to contact anyone on the list of contacts included in the plan.

    Deciding which option is best for your child(ren) may be a difficult decision for you and we understand this completely. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us—we are here to help.


    ¡IMPORTANTE! Plan de reapertura de GSD

    El plan de reapertura de GSD ya está disponible. Puede descargarlo en español aquí: Plan de reapertura de GSD

    Aquí hay algunos puntos importantes:

    • El primer día de clases será el lunes 24 de agosto.

    • Hay 2 opciones de instrucción: instrucción presencial (en el campus de GSD) y aprendizaje remoto.

    • Estas opciones son para el primer trimestre (9 semanas) de escuela (24 de agosto-16 de octubre).

    Por favor lea el plan cuidadosamente. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, puede comunicarse conmigo o con alguien más en la lista de contactos incluidos en el plan.

    Decidir qué opción es la mejor para su(s) hijo(s) puede ser una decisión difícil para usted y lo entendemos completamente. No dude en comunicarse con nosotros, estamos aquí para ayudarlos.

     


     

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  • Dear families,

    Registration will be fully online. Special Education Director Jamie Herston and Administrative Assistant Beth Bell will work with you to make sure you are able to upload all required forms and data. Please see the letter below for more information.

     

    Download important registration letter here: Registration letter English

     

    Estimadas familias,

    La inscripción no será en persona. La inscripción será completamente en línea. La Directora de Educación Especial, Jamie Herston, y la Asistente Administrativa Beth Bell trabajarán con ustedes para asegurarse de que puedan cargar todos los formularios y datos requeridos. Se adjunta información sobre la inscripción.

    Descargue la carta de registro importante aquí: Espanol

     

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  • Can't find an ASL class near your home or need a more flexible schedule? ASL classes are offered online through several companies. Visit the websites below and find the one that is best for you! 

     

    ¿No puede encontrar una clase de ASL cerca de su hogar o necesita un horario más flexible? Las clases de ASL se ofrecen en línea a través de varias compañías. ¡Visite los sitios web a continuación y encuentre el que sea mejor para usted!

     

    ASL Connect (Gallaudet University) https://www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect

    ASL Deafined https://www.asldeafined.com/internal/3-day-free-trial/

    Sign On https://signonconnect.com/

    Sign With Robert http://www.signwithrobert.com/


     

     

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Senior Spotlights

COVID-19

  • Due to the COVID‐19 pandemic, the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS), in partnership with the Department of Education (GaDOE), has been approved to offer the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. This program will provide the families of children who receive free and/or reduced lunch at school with additional financial assistance to buy groceries.

    You can apply at https://dfcs.georgia.gov/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transfer. The deadline to apply is 25 September. You MUST have your child’s GTID number to apply. See the attachment for how to find your child’s GTID. If you have trouble, please let Marie Dickinson know and she can look it up for you: mdickinson@doe.k12.ga.us or 706.331.6314.

    More info:

     

    PEBT Info English

    PEBT FAQ English

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    How to find GTID

     

    Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, La División de Servicios a la Familia y los Niños de Georgia (DFCS), en asociación con el Departamento de Educación (GaDOE), ha sido aprobada para ofrecer el programa La transferencia electrónica de beneficios pandémicos (P-EBT). Este programa brindará a las familias de los niños que reciben almuerzo gratuito y/o a precio reducido en la escuela asistencia financiera adicional para comprar comestibles.

    Puede presentar su solicitud en https://dfcs.georgia.gov/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transfer. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 25 de septiembre. DEBE tener el número GTID de su hijo para solicitarlo. Vea el archivo adjunto para saber cómo encontrar el GTID de su hijo. Si tiene problemas, infórmele a Marie Dickinson y ella puede buscarlo: mdickinson@doe.k12.ga.us o 706.331.6314.

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  • The Georgia Department of Public Health's Return to School Guidance is referenced in the GSD Reopening Plan. You can read the document here: Return to School Guidance

     


     

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  • Need help talking to your child about COVID-19? Here is some guidance from the National Association of School Psychologists: NASP Guidance--English

    ¿Necesita ayuda para hablar con su hijo sobre COVID-19? Aquí hay una guía de la Asociación Nacional de Psicólogos Escolares:Orientación de la Asociación Nacional de Psicólogos Escolares en español


     

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

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  • 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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  • Looking for resources to help with at-home learning? Thinking it is a good time to improve your ASL skills? Check out the resources here on the GSD website under the "Services" tab, then under "ASL and Deaf Resources" and "Parent and Family Resources." https://www.gsdweb.org/domain/2064


     

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  • If you are in need of food for your family, visit Food Finder and enter your zip code to find resources in your area. See below for information for free student meals from your local school district.

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  • Information about special education services while school is closed: 

    Special Education Services English

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  • FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS/

    COMIDAS GRATUITAS PARA ESTUDIANTES

    Students age 21 or younger may be eligible to receive a breakfast and/or lunch through their local school system. To receive a meal, the student does not have to be a student enrolled in the Local Public Schools. Children younger than pre-K or kindergarten age are able to receive meals. Children must be present to receive the meal(s).

    Information about individual schools, serving sites, dates and times of availability will be shared on your local school system’s website if they have applied for the USDA waiver to serve. 

    Please click the link here to find where your children free meals at the local district: School Meal Information

    Please contact Andrea Johnson State Schools Nutrition Director, 404-558-3857 or email ajohnson@doe.k12.ga.us  if you have difficulty in finding the location.

      

    Los estudiantes de 21 años o menos pueden ser elegibles para recibir un desayuno y / o almuerzo a través de su sistema escolar local. Para recibir una comida, no es necesario que el estudiante esté inscrito en las Escuelas Públicas Locales. Los niños menores de pre-kínder o jardín de infantes pueden recibir comidas también. Los niños deben estar presentes para recibir la (s) comida (s).

    La información sobre escuelas individuales, sitios de servicio, fechas y horarios de disponibilidad se  estaré compartiendo en el sitio web de su sistema escolar local, si ellos han solicitado la exención del USDA para servir.  Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para saber en qué distrito escolar local su estudiante puede recibir una comida gratis: COMIDAS GRATUITAS PARA ESTUDIANTES

    Comuníquese con la Directora de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Estado Andrea Johnson,  al 404-558-3857 o envíe un correo electrónico a ajohnson@doe.k12.ga.us  si tiene dificultades para encontrar los lugares en los cuales se ofrecerán las comidas. (para espanol: Marie Dickinson 706.331.6314)

     

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  • Information about COVID-19 in ASL from the CDC and UNICEF.


     

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  • 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

    Website in Spanish: CDC COVID-19 Espanol

    English documents: 

    COVID-19 symptoms

    Sick with COVID-19

    Stop Germs

    Spanish documents:

    COVID-19 symptoms Spanish

    Sick with COVID Spanish

    Stop Germs Spanish

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Tiger Tails

  • YEARBOOK!!

    If you haven't ordered your 2019-2020 GSD Yearbook, there is still time! Only $25 for a year's worth of important memories! See the flyer for details.

     
    Flyer text: Need to order your yearbook? There's still time! Check or money order? (green arrow with $25 on it): Make it out to GSD PTDA and mail to campus with Attn: Jeannie Newman. Square (card)? (green arrow with $25 on it): Email Jeannie Newman with your name and phone number. Campus address: 232 Perry Farm Rd, Cave Spring, GA 20124. Jeannie Newman email: jnewman@doe.k12.ga.us. The GSD tiger logo is in the bottom right corner.
     
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  • Georgia Parent School Climate Survey

    It is that time of year again...for the Georgia Parent School Climate Survey. Parents and families, we need YOUR help! GSD earned a top 5-star rating last year, thanks in part to YOUR feedback! Please take a few minutes to fill out this anonymous, short survey—you can use a computer, tablet, or phone. Your time and honest feedback are greatly appreciated! The survey is available in English and Spanish.

    Complete the survey and you could win a GSD market bag filled with GSD goodies! After you complete the survey, email Marie at mdickinson@doe.k12.ga.us to be entered in the drawing to win!

    Directions:

    1. Click the link https://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

    2. On question 2, scroll down and choose “state schools” as the district.

    3. Choose “Georgia School for the Deaf” as the school.

     

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  • Senior Kenneth Kennedy is GSD's first-ever student to participate in dual enrollment. He is taking college classes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. In this video, he explains about his great experience.


     

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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Jamie Saunders, GSD's Teacher of the Year for 2019-2020!! Jamie is GSD's ASL teacher and does so much to help our students build language skills, pride in themselves as Deaf individuals, and become successful students and citizens. She is a true asset to GSD and the Deaf community! Thank you, Jamie, for all you do!!

    Picture 1: Sharion Gooden (principal), Dana Tarter (Teacher of the Year 2018-2029), Jamie Saunders (holding bouquet of flowers), and Leslie Jackson (Superintendent)

    Picture 2: Jamie Saunders holding her certificate.

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  • Elementary Math teacher Loren Frick teaches Kindergartener Arizona how to count double-digit numbers in ASL. 

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  • One of our juniors, Jackie Williams, spent a month this past summer at Youth Leadership Camp. Here she is, telling about her FANTASTIC experience! The video is in ASL with English captions.

    Uno de nuestros jóvenes, Jackie Williams, pasó un mes el verano pasado en el Campamento de Liderazgo Juvenil. ¡Aquí está, contando sobre su experiencia FANTÁSTICA! El video está en ASL con subtítulos en inglés.


     

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  • In 2018, Kenneth Kennedy (at the time, a rising junior), attended Youth Leadership Camp. Here is his story of his experience. The video is in ASL with English captions. 

     

    En 2018, Kenneth Kennedy (en ese momento, un joven en ascenso), asistió al Campamento de Liderazgo Juvenil. Aquí está su historia de su experiencia. El video está en ASL con subtítulos en inglés.

     

     


     

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