Parent Services

When families work together with schools to support learning, children are inclined to succeed academically and throughout life.

About

We are pleased you have chosen the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) for your child’s education. We recognize that family involvement has a powerful influence on a child’s achievement in school and encourage you to take an active and supportive role in your child’s education and help make learning a positive experience both at home and at school.

The FSDB Parent Services Department offers learning, engagement, and capacity-building opportunities for parents/legal guardians of enrolled students. Classes, workshops, meetings, and events throughout the year are designed to promote parental involvement in their child’s growth and learning.

 

The Parent Infant Program and the Early Learning Center (ELC) are under the purview of the FSDB Parent Services Department. 

Campus tours are also provided for families of prospective students during school weekdays by appointment.

contact

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Parent-Student Handbook

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Programs

Early Intervention for

Deaf/HH

Early Intervention for

Blind/VI

Toddler

Program

Early Learning

Center

Campus

Tours

The Parent Services Department offers a series of educational opportunities for parents and caregivers through Parent University. This program offers classes and workshops to parents and families throughout the year to learn, increase knowledge of techniques, and promote student achievement. Classes target needs specific to parents of students who are blind/visually impaired or deaf/hard of hearing. Parents/legal guardians are encouraged to participate as informed partners with schools to support programs in an effort to encourage lifelong learning and improve student academic achievement.

Parent Engagement Workshops (PEW) are learning opportunities open to ALL FSDB parents, guardians and caregivers. During PEW, we discuss current and relevant information about our school, parenting strategies, helpful resources and so much more. Please join us for these educational events, have a fabulous lunch on us, and meet other FSDB families.

Dates

PEW Dates for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

September 14, 2018

October 12, 2018

November 9, 2018

February 1, 2019

April 5, 2019

*Confirm meeting dates prior to making travel plans, as these dates are tentative and may change.

Contact

For more information on resources for FSDB Families and the Parent Services Department, contact:

Misty Porter

Parent Liaison

PH: 904-827-2988

VP: 904-201-4527

POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT

At FSDB, our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment that is free from bullying and harassment, and we do this in collaboration with our school community. The FSDB Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program establishes campus-wide behavioral expectations—Being Cooperative, Being Responsible, and Being Respectful—with emphasis on modeling, teaching, reteaching, and reinforcing appropriate behaviors. The PBS framework and philosophy establishes a common language and provides tiered support as needed at varying levels of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Recognizing positive behavior often and consistently is key to the success of our PBS program.

The Parent Infant Program has helped us to see Lewis as normal. With his hearing aids and therapies, he will be fine and able to do all things.

—  Nayeli, Mom

Resources

contact

General Information

PH: 904-827-2200

VP: 904-245-1022

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315

Transportation

PH: 800-992-8747

Outreach Services

PH: 904-827-2212

Schools

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Calendars

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Executive Director

Cindy Day

Cindy Day first began at FSDB as a classroom teacher in the Deaf Middle School and held progressively specialized positions working with deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired students and their families. She has worked as an Educational Diagnostician, Supervising Teacher, and as a Staffing Specialist. Ms. Day currently serves as Executive Director of the Parent Services Department, which oversees the Parent Infant Program (early intervention for deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired children ages 0-5 and their families), the Toddler Program (deaf/hard of hearing children ages 18-36 months), and the Early Learning Center (Pre-K deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired children ages 3-5). Ms. Day also supervises a Parent Information Specialist who provides campus tours and a Parent Liaison who provides classes, workshops, and networking opportunities for parents/legal guardians of enrolled students.

Master of Education, Special Education, University of North Florida
Bachelor of Science, Deaf Education, University of Tennessee

I believe parents are the most influential teachers. Our role is to empower parents to educate and advocate for their children.

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Parent Services

Florida School for
the Deaf and the Blind

207 N. San Marco Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084

PH: 800-344-3732

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

1885

School Founded by

Thomas C. Coleman

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General Information

PH: 904-827-2200

VP: 904-245-1022

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910

Purchasing

PH: 904-827-2331

PH: 904-827-2356

Outreach Department

PH: 904-827-2455

Transportation

PH: 800-992-8747

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315