May 9, 2022

Dates to Remember

May 9, 2022 No school

May 10 - 11, 2022 FSA ELA Reading Grade 10

May 12 - 13, 2022 FSA ELA Reading Grade 9

May 16 - 17, 2022 Geometry EOC

May 18 - 19, 2022 Algebra EOC

May 20, 2022 Florida Civics Literacy Exam

May 23, 2022 Biology EOC

May 24, 2022 US History EOC

May 27, 2022 Senior Breakfast and Graduation

May 30, 2022 Memorial Day No School

June 3, 2022 Last Day of School

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FSDB School Climate Survey for Parents

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

At FSDB, we strive to do more, be more, and achieve more – as part of our continuous improvement journey. Your feedback is important to us. The information you share helps us understand what we are doing well and points out opportunities for improvement. Each year, we reach out to parents/guardians, staff members and students as our valued partners.

Our annual FSDB School Climate Survey for Parents will take about 15 minutes of your time. We know how important confidentiality is to you. I want to assure you that your survey responses will be fully protected. FSDB will not use your names or related identifying information as part of our data collection and analysis process.

Please complete the FSDB School Climate Survey for Parents using the link below by Friday, April 29, 2022. If you have more than one child attending FSDB, please complete a separate survey for each child.


I appreciate your time in completing the survey and for sharing your feedback. Your thoughts and opinions are especially important to me and to the school. I thank you for choosing FSDB to educate your child(ren). I thank you for partnering with us to ensure the FSDB experience is a positive one for all students.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Julia Mintzer, Administrator of Business Services at 904-827-2301 or via email at mintzerj@fsdbk12.org. You may also reach out to me at 904-827-2210, 904-342-1213 videophone, or via email at snowt@fsdbk12.org.


Tracie C. Snow
FSDB President

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PBiS Theme - Courage

This month of May's PBiS theme is Courage. For those who are unsure what PBiS means, it is all about positive behavior intervention and supports that are embedded in our DHS as a philosophy, or rather a way of life, to interact with one another. Every month we have a theme. Last month we had the Trustworthy theme. Every month we provide character education during Dragon Time.

Tema PBiS - Coraje

El tema de PBiS de este mes de mayo es Coraje. Para aquellos que no están seguros de lo que significa PBiS, se trata de intervención de comportamiento positivo y apoyos que están integrados en nuestro DHS como una filosofía, o más bien una forma de vida, para interactuar entre sí. Todos los meses tenemos un tema. El mes pasado tuvimos el tema Confiable. Todos los meses brindamos educación de carácter durante Dragon Time.

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The month of May has been a busy month for our girls in James Hall. We are preparing for summer vacation. The girls finalized their community service projects for the year.

Curriculum lessons have been focused on personal safety. We have been teaching our students to be aware of their surroundings. Always pay attention to people, things that are happening around them and not to always have their heads down focused on their phones.

Community Service projects included making Thank You cards for our Mental Health Department. Mental Health is a real asset to our students. We also will have an Ice Cream Social welcoming the incoming Freshmen. We will introduce the staff to the students and show them a dorm room, that way they can get an idea of what the dorm looks like. We will give them a brief synopsis of some of the High School dorm rules.

The Rhyne Hall boys have been busy as well. For curriculum boys are continuing to enjoy taking apart the bikes and painting them. We taught the boys the proper way to take something apart and showed them how to use spray paint in a safe way, with a mask on. The students were very creative with the colors they painted the bikes. They were working very hard to make the bikes look good. The boys were paired in groups of 2 with one bike, we did this to teach them teamwork and how to work together to fix something.

We have an End of the Year Party planned for May 25th for both the girls’ and boys’ dorm. We will have a lot of great food, dorm awards, and water balloons.

Many of the students will be bring their things home on the buses these next couple of weekends. If you can please be sure they have an extra suitcase to bring so they can pack up their bedding and other personal items for the last weekend ride home. We would appreciate it.

We wish all the girls and boys a great and safe summer!

See you in the Fall!

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La Coquina Special

La Coquina, the Deaf Department yearbook, is on sale until March 11th. Buy early and save $5 off a standard book. Go to www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay. The school code is 096663. Cash payments are no longer accepted.

Deaf HS Outdoor Club

Happiness is hanging suspended and zipping over alligators and crocodiles rather than being in the pits. (DHS Outdoor Club did the Crocodile Crossing Zipline/Ropes course at Alligator Farm yesterday! What a boost for their morale as they overcame their fears of heights, transferring thru 26 obstacles and seeing the hungry reptiles below.)
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Prom 2022

The Prom 2022 was held April 28, 2022 at The Elk's Lodge in beautiful St. Augustine Beach.

Prom King and Queen: Justin Cabrera and LucaBella Bonanno-White

Everyone had a great time and everyone looked gorgeous and handsome!

Boarding Program

Tech Corner - Google Classroom

How does a student accept a Google Classroom invite?

A class code—Your teacher sends or tells you the class code. An email invite—Your teacher sends you the invite.

Accept the invite in Classroom

  1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.

  2. Make sure to sign in with the correct account.

  3. On the class card, click Join.

Can parents/guardians have access to Google classroom?

Parents/guardians may access their child’s teachers’ Google Classroom in one of the following ways:

  1. From the school issued Chromebook, ask your child to login and launch the Google Classroom App. Please note that any activity in Google Classroom is documented under the student’s login and it would be inappropriate for a parent to communicate with the teacher or other students in Google Classroom. Parents should use their personal email to digitally communicate with the teacher.
  2. From any computer with internet access, click here and have your child login with his/her FSD1 Google Apps for education username and password. Please note that any activity in Google Classroom is documented under the student’s login and it would be inappropriate for a parent to communicate with the teacher or other students in Google Classroom. Parents should use their personal email to digitally communicate with the teacher.
  3. As a parent/guardian, you can receive email summaries showing your child's progress in the classroom.

Opt-in for Skyward Text Alerts

Want to Stay Informed? FSDB uses Skyward to send text messages about important school information and emergency alerts. It's very easy to begin receiving text messages: Text the word "Yes" to 67587 to opt in.
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DHS Amended Locker Policy Agreement


Please read this amended locker policy agreement and sign it so that your child may be assigned a locker to store their belongings. You may send a printed copy with your signature with your child(ren) or you may sign it electronically and email it to Joelle Herman, DHS administrative assistant, at hermanj@fsdbk12.org.


Contact Us

DHS Office

PH/VP: 904-201-4571

Health Care Center

PH: 904-827-2410

VP: 904-201-3910


PH: 800-992-8747

James Hall (Girls Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2635

VP: 904-201-4485

Rhyne Hall (Boys Dorm)

PH: 904-827-2771

VP: 904-201-4485

Apartments – Boys (Seniors)

PH: 904-827-8247

VP: 904-201-4532

Apartments – Girls (Seniors)

PH: 904-827-2510

VP: 904-827-4550

Parent Services

PH: 904-827-2212

VP: 904-201-4527

Campus Police

PH: 904-827-2315

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, political opinion, affiliation, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other basis as mandated by federal and state law in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. FSDB also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as required by law.

Contacts for questions, complaints, or requests for additional information are as follows:

Student Discrimination/Harassment

FSDB Boarding Program Administrator

PH: 904-827-2603

Requests in writing can be sent to:

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

207 San Marco Avenue

St. Augustine, FL 32084