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.
Health Care Center
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.
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 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.
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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