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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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Senior Spotlights

COVID-19

  • Important news about reopening GSD from Superintendent Leslie Jackson:

    Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD) faculty and staff are working to open school for the 2020-2021 school year with staff and students reporting to school as scheduled on our original 2020-21 calendar. That means that registration dates will remain July 25 & Aug 1 (you will get more information from Dr. Kemp’s office) and the first day of school for students will still be August 5 (with residential students arriving on August 4).

    The top priority for all of us is to open school safely. Although we are working hard to open school on time, we know we will need to be flexible given the fluid unfolding circumstances related to COVID-19. If the reopening date changes, GSD staff will inform you as soon as possible. Please access the school calendar here: School Calendar

     

    Aquí hay una actualización sobre la reapertura de GSD de la Superintendente Leslie Jackson:

    La facultad y el personal de Georgia School for the Deaf (GSD) están trabajando para abrir la escuela para el año escolar 2020-2021 con el personal y los estudiantes asistiendo de forma presencial a la escuela según lo programado en nuestro calendario original 2020-21. Eso significa que las fechas de inscripción permanecerán el 25 de julio y el 1 de agosto (obtendrá más información de la oficina del Dr. Kemp) y el primer día de clases para los estudiantes aún será el 5 de agosto (con los estudiantes residenciales llegando el 4 de agosto).

    La principal prioridad para todos nosotros es abrir la escuela de manera segura. Aunque estamos trabajando duro para abrir la escuela a tiempo, sabemos que tendremos que ser flexibles, dadas las fluctuantes circunstancias relacionadas con COVID-19. Si la fecha de reapertura cambia, el personal de GSD les informará lo antes posible. Se adjunta el calendario escolar. el calendario escolar.

     


     

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

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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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