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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!!

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Senior Spotlights

COVID-19

  • Distance learning for GSD ended on May 15, 2020. Thank you to parents for working with staff to return student issued technology devices. Staff are working on a plan to open the 2020-2021 school year. The plan will depend on many factors as students come to GSD from many school districts. When a plan has been finalized, it will be shared with parents and school districts. Staff are committed to ensuring that a reopening plan has students‘ safety as the priority.

    El aprendizaje a distancia para GSD finalizó el 15 de mayo de 2020. Gracias a los padres por colaborar con el personal para devolver los dispositivos tecnológicos prestados a los estudiantes. El personal está trabajando en un plan para abrir el año escolar 2020-2021. El plan dependerá de muchos factores debido a que los estudiantes vienen a GSD desde muchos distritos escolares. Cuando se haya finalizado un plan, se compartirá con los padres y los distritos escolares. El personal se compromete a garantizar  un plan de reapertura que tenga como prioridad la seguridad de los estudiantes.

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  • Keep the focus on compassion over compliance: an important message from Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods.

    Download here: Open Letter from Superintendent Woods

     


     

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  • April 2, 2020

    Dear GSD Families,

    As most of you know, Gov. Kemp has ordered the closure of all Georgia school systems (for in-person education) through the end of the school year.  Therefore, the Georgia School for the Deaf will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. 

    Unfortunately, this means that all remaining scheduled events, including our graduation ceremony and camp, must be canceled.  Our Leadership Team will be reviewing options to host graduation in an alternate format to celebrate, honor and recognize our graduating seniors. 

    Except for our scheduled spring break (April 6-10), GSD teachers will continue to provide education via distance learning through May 20, 2020. Grading practices and expectations are being adapted to ensure equitability, and our guiding principle for these last weeks is to provide multiple learning opportunities and consistent support to students. IEPs will be scheduled with you and held following distancing guidelines.

    Information about retrieving personal items from the dorms will be announced when we are cleared to do so. Visits will follow CDC distancing and safety recommendations.

    I want to close by thanking you all for your continued support.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education or services, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers or any of our administrative staff.  We will update you as new information is available. 

    Until then, stay safe and be healthy.

    Sincerely,

    Leslie D. Jackson

     

     

    2 de abril del 2020

    Estimadas familias de GSD,

    Como la mayoría de ustedes saben, el gobernador Kemp ordenó el cierre de todos los sistemas escolares de Georgia (para la educación en persona) hasta el final del año escolar.  Por lo tanto, la Escuela para Sordos de Georgia permanecerá cerrada por el resto del año escolar 2019-2020. 

    Desafortunadamente, esto significa que todos los eventos programados restantes, incluida nuestra ceremonia de graduación y campamento, deben cancelarse.  Nuestro equipo de liderazgo revisará las opciones para organizar la graduación en un formato alternativo para celebrar, honrar y reconocer a nuestros estudiantes de último año. 

    A excepción de nuestras vacaciones de primavera programadas (del 6 al 10 de abril), los maestros de GSD continuarán brindando educación a distancia hasta el 20 de mayo de 2020. Las prácticas y expectativas de calificación se están adaptando para garantizar la equidad, y nuestro principio rector para estas últimas semanas es proporcionar múltiples oportunidades de aprendizaje y un apoyo constante a los estudiantes. Los IEP se programarán con usted y se llevarán a cabo siguiendo las pautas de distanciamiento.

    La información sobre la recuperación de artículos personales de los dormitorios se anunciará cuando tengamos autorización para hacerlo. Las visitas seguirán las recomendaciones de distancia y seguridad de los CDC (Centros para el control y la prevención de enfermedades).

    Quiero terminar agradeciéndoles a todos por su continuo apoyo.  Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud sobre la educación o los servicios de su hijo, no dude en comunicarse con los maestros de su hijo o con cualquiera de nuestro personal administrativo.  Brindaremos las actualizaciones a medida que haya nueva información disponible. 

    Hasta entonces, manténganse seguros y saludables.

    Atentamente,

    Leslie D. Jackson


     

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

    CDC ASL Videos


     

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  • Expanded COVID-19 Testing

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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.

    Food Finder


     

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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 Office of the US President has issued the following guidelines in regard to the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

    Download file here: Presidential Guidelines

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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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  • News of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is all over the news. The Division of State Schools has issued the following letter regarding the virus. 

    Please take common-sense precautions: wash your hands often, sneeze/cough into your elbow, and avoid contact with sick people. If your child is sick, please keep them home. 

    You can download the letter in English here: English letter

    En Espanol aqui: espanol

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Coming Attractions

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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