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Tennessee Observer Fall/Winter 2021

The Fall / Winter '21 Tennessee Observer is now available. Read updates from Dr. Sandra Edwards, Student Life activities on Knoxville's campus, outreach across the state, events and updates from the Nashville and Jackson campuses, and more.

TSD Parent / Family ASL Class

ASL classes for TSD parents and families will begin March 22nd! Classes are currently virtual. ASL classes are also open to families enrolled in the Deaf Mentor & Parent Advisor Program and TSD Toddler Learning Class. For questions please contact ASL Services, [email protected] Deadline to register is March 18th.

Save the Date for Family Learning Weekend!

Parents & Families: FLW will be June 2nd - 4th. We need your help! Please complete the short survey provided in the attached flyer to assist in the planning of FLW that will provide the best accommodations for parents and families.

Questions? Please contact David Ogle, Parent Outreach Coordinator, at (865) 469-9283 or [email protected]

WTSD'S RTI2-B Model Students

Congratulations to WTSD for being selected as a Model of Demonstration (MOD) School—Bronze Level for Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B)! This recognition is based on the school’s partnership with the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project during the 2020-2021 school year. MOD Schools, like WTSD, are implementing RTI2-B with high fidelity and have applied this framework to improve their school climate and culture, student engagement, and school connectedness.

Thank you to Veronica MacDonald and the RTI2-B committee for your dedication and commitment to supporting positive behaviors and engagement with all students, staff, and families.

Shared Reading Project Workshop for Beginners - March 6

The TN Deaf Mentor / Parent Advisor Program will be hosting a Shared Reading Project workshop for families with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children ages 0-5 on March 6th. Register in advance using the link provided in the flyer. We hope to see you there!

Annual Title 1 Meeting - January 27th

Parents and Guardians - PLEASE mark your calendars for the annual Title 1 Meeting on January 27th at 7:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM CST. This virtual meeting provides important information to families about curriculum, spending of Title 1 funds, and ways parents can be involved. Register in advance using the link provided in the flyer. We hope to see you there!
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