Important Dates (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
ACT registration deadline for October testing
Deadline to order graduation packages and submit senior information
Date and time TBA — Athletic Awards
Blind Department Graduation Information
Wednesday, May 22 at 1:15 p.m. — Senior Awards (Wilson Music Building)
Wednesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. — Senior Dinner (Location TBA)
Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m. — Blind Department Commencement Ceremony (Kirk Auditorium)
Deaf Department Graduation Information
Friday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. — Senior Breakfast & Awards (Location TBA)
Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. — Deaf Department Commencement Ceremony (Kirk Auditorium)
FSDB awards a variety of unique scholarships each academic year through the fundraising efforts of the Advancement department. Scholarship award amounts vary and are awarded based on several factors including, but not limited to, academic achievement, merit, financial need and donor designated criteria. Click the link below to view a list of scholarships available, application deadlines and more details.
Senior Information Form
Graduation is scheduled for the end of May. This is a very exciting year for you and your families.
Please fill out the online senior information form by November 17, 2023. This form will give us the information we need to order the graduation caps, gowns and announcements. You will also be able to submit your baby/child photo for the senior slideshow (see below for more details).
FSDB places graduation package orders at the end of November, so seniors must submit payments by Friday, November 17, 2023. There are two packages to choose from; the basic package is $52 and the full package is $114. Both packages include the graduation cap, gown and tassel set, and a medallion with red, white and blue ribbon. The full package includes 25 graduation announcements and 25 name cards. Additional items are available for purchase.
Note: Payment for packages that include announcements and name cards must be received by November 17, 2023, or the order will be canceled.
You can pay by cash, check or money order. Please indicate your name on the check or money order made out to the FSDB Graduation Fund and mail it to the school as follows:
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Attn: Suzi Gauthier, McClure Bldg.
207 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Senior Baby/Child Photos
A video slideshow of all seniors will be shown during graduation. This video will include your baby/child photo along with your senior portrait. You can upload a digital copy when you submit the online graduation information form or you can email it to your school's yearbook teacher (see important contacts below). If you have a hard copy of the photo, please have your child hand-deliver it to their school's yearbook teacher.
Senior portraits are taken in-house by our Communications and Public Relations department. You will be able to access your senior’s school portrait through an online gallery, later this fall. The official school photography website (fsdb.zenfolio.com) allows seniors and families to view, download and purchase photos easily. Each senior will have their own personal gallery, which can only be accessed by having a specific gallery ID number. Your student’s gallery ID number is their school lunch PIN. Once the photos have been taken, you can access them as follows:
Go to fsdb.zenfolio.com
Click on “FIND YOUR PHOTOS”
In the “Enter your Gallery ID:” enter senior 5-digit number (same as school lunch PIN number)
If you do not know your 5-digit number, please contact your school’s administrative assistant. In addition, if you participate on an athletic team, a school performance or special event, those photos will be uploaded to your personal gallery too.
If you have questions or seek more information about photos, please contact Michael Johnson, Executive Director of Communications & Public Relations, via email at email@example.com.
Class ring catalogs will be given out to the seniors this year. It is unlikely there will be an onsite class ring meeting, but rings can be ordered online and we will connect you with vendor representatives by telephone or email at a later date.