Parent Services


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.


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


PH: 800-992-8747

Outreach Services

PH: 904-827-2212

Tech Tutorials

The FSDB Parent and Student Tech Tutorials site provides support for troubleshooting your FSDB assigned device and tutorials on common applications.


Parent-Student Handbook

Title I Handbooks




additional Links

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.


PEW Dates for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Parent Engagement Workshops will be held virtually through the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

Oct. 9, 2020

Nov. 6, 2020 Zoom Video Meeting Link

Dec. 4, 2020

Jan. 15, 2021

Feb. 12, 2021

April 23, 2021

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


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

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Braille Class Flyer Fall 2020

Parent Braille Class

Parent University is hosting a braille class for FSDB families on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2020. Learn about Perky Duck, a freeware program that allows you to use your computer keyboard to emulate a brailler. All skills are welcome!

Parent Sign Language Classes

FSDB Parent University is hosting two virtual sign language classes for FSDB families starting the week of Sept. 21, 2020 and continuing weekly through the end of October. Beginner and intermediate classes are available, both from 4-5 p.m. No advance registration is required and classes will be held via Zoom. Click the link below for dates and more details. 

FSDB Virtual Parent Sign Language Classe

At-Home Support

FSDB is with you every step of the way as you and your child(ren) engage in distance learning. Included below are resources to assist your family during this time. We hope you never feel alone, as we are on this journey of learning and discovery together.

FSDB Kids Know About Positive Behavior Support Flyer
Teams for Families Flyer
Managing Routines Flyer
Talkin with your child about COVID-19 Flyer
Hey Families-Family Meetings Flyer



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

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.


Kan jeg komme til børnelæge uden at være henvist?

Sundhedsforsikring og selvbetalere Sundhedsmyndighederne har fra 2012 begrænset speciallægernes omsætning. Dette betyder stigende ventetider, da lægerne ikke kan udnytte deres fulde kapacitet i sygesikringsregi. Har du en sundhedsforsikring? Hvis du har en privat sundhedsforsikring eller arbejdsgiverbetalt sundhedsforsikring, kan du komme til undersøgelse hurtigt og behandling efter forudgående aftale med dit forsikringsselskab. Husk at du altid skal kontakte dit forsikringsselskab først, så du er sikker på, at de har givet accept til betaling af din behandling. Selvbetaler? Patienter, som ønsker at udnytte den ledige kapacitet, kan selv betale speciallægens honorar og derved komme til hurtigt. Ønsker du at udnytte denne mulighed, bedes dette oplyst umiddelbart ved første telefoniske henvendelse. Hvad gælder for sygesikring gruppe 2 patienter? Du kan frit søge behandling hos speciallæger. Speciallæger fastsætter selv størrelsen af honoraret for behandlingen af sygesikring gruppe 2 patienter.

Hvem kan blive henvist til børnelæge?

Det er din praktiserende læge der tager stilling til, om der er indikation for at henvise til en børnelæge. Hvis din praktiserende læge ønsker at dit barn bliver vurderet af en børnelæge, vil de sende en elektronisk henvisning til klinikken. Herefter kontakter du/I klinikkens sekretær telefonisk (50468444) mhp aftale.

Hvad er en børnelæge?

"En børnelæge er en læge, der som overbygning til den almindelige lægeuddannelse har specialiseret sig i børns sygdomme. Derved bliver man ”speciallæge i pædiatri” – eller ”pædiater”. Typisk varer det 7-10 år efter lægestudiet , før man er speciallæge i pædiatri. I daglig tale ”børnelæge”.

Hvad er en ekspertuddannelse i neuropædiatri?

En ekspertuddannelse er en 3 års yderligere overbygning på speciallæge uddannelsen med ekspert funktion inden for sygdomme i nervesystem, hjerne, muskler m.m. Min ekspertuddannelse foregik på Glostrup hospital, Rigshospitalet og Kennedy Instituttet.

Er børnesygdomme det samme som voksensygdomme?

Sygdomme hos børn er ikke blot voksensygdomme i mindre målestok.
Børn udgør en særlig patientgruppe med egne sygdomme, der kan ligne sygdomme hos voksne, men som forløber – og skal behandles – anderledes, ikke mindst pga. børns udvikling og vækst. F.eks skyldes mavesmerter ikke det samme hos et spædbarn, et børnehavebarn eller et barn i skolealderen. Sådan er det med en lang række af forskellige symptomer.

Hvad betyder pædiatri?

Pædiatri er et medicinsk speciale der beskæftiger sig med børnesygdomme. Udøver af specialet kaldes pædiater eller børnelæge.

Contact Parent Services

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

207 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084

PH: 800-344-3732

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

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General Information

PH: 904-827-2200

VP: 904-245-1022

Outreach Department

PH: 904-827-2455

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527


PH: 800-992-8747

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910


PH: 904-827-2331

PH: 904-827-2356

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315

Braille Class Flyer Fall 2020