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West Tennessee School for the Deaf (WTSD) is home to a vibrant community of students, educators, and specialists in communication, language, and learning.
 
Our students make a promise each morning to be RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, and COOPERATIVE by meeting positive behavioral expectations in all areas of the school. As a result, our school has a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm and students are rewarded as these behaviors are observed.
 
 
 

West Tennessee School for the Deaf (WTSD) is honored to have been selected as a Model of Demonstration School, Bronze Level, for Response to Instruction and Intervention-Behavior (RTI2-B). This is recognition for the RTI2-B team's development and implementation of WTSD's positive behavior support program. With efforts led by Veronica MacDonald, the team includes Melissa Spence (chairperson), Kristi Lindsey, Natalie Carmen, Ann Shearon, Kris Wolfe, Kristy Murdock, and Mitch Sims. The team devoted many hours to the development and support of the social and behavioral climate of WTSD.  Through a system that incorporates tickets and prizes for rewarding the three expectations of being RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL AND COOPERATIVE; the program fosters a welcoming, positive school environment that is enjoyable for the community and that will support the specific academic, behavioral, and social needs of all students.        

 

Thanks so much and please reach out with any questions.

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TSD's Reopening Schools - Guidance Document posted

Tennessee Schools for the Deaf (all campuses) is preparing for the re-opening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year following the planned calendar dates for each campus. After receiving feedback from staff and parents/families, the final "Reopening Schools - A Guidance Document for Tennessee Schools for the Deaf" has been posted and is available on the TSD COVID-19 webpage (7/29/2020).
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TSD Schools (all campuses) Virtual Learning Plan In Response to COVID-19

For the 2020-21 school year, Tennessee Schools for the Deaf (TSD) families have the option to attend their designated state special school for the deaf campus or participate in virtual learning through their designated campus location. With either option, all students are expected to maintain sufficient academic progress. This document provides an outline of the procedures and expectations for families and students who chose to enroll in TSD’s Virtual Learning Plan (VLP). Parents interested in enrolling their student in the VLP should review the Virtual Learning Plan and submit the Virtual Learning Plan Application - due Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:59 pm.

TSD Informational Meetings for Parents & Families (all campuses)

Tennessee Schools for the Deaf will host Informational Meetings online regarding the re-opening of school for the 2020-2021 school year for parents and families July 7th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. Parents and families must register for each meeting they plan to attend.

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