a weekly publication of the Georgia Academy for the Blind
The Georgia Academy for the Blind provides quality education services to Georgia’s students with visual impairments and/or visual impairments in conjunction with other disabilities to prepare them to achieve their highest level of independence in transition to college and career readiness.
Check out the student produced video about our Mission Statement below:
Mark your Calendars!
after July 1: Registration packets mailed
August 4: Registration Day
August 5: First day of school
Let us hear from you!
This newsletter is published by our Parent Mentor, Sonya Milam. Please send your ideas, news, and resources in your community to her. firstname.lastname@example.org, 478-262-3303. Mrs. Milam is available to our families throughout the summer. Please remember to contact us if you've had a change in address, phone number and/or email!
The partnership between Renaissance® and Get Georgia Reading provides every child, educator, librarian, and parent or guardian in Georgia unlimited, free access to thousands of enhanced digital books–plus daily news articles–through August 31, 2019.
Go to link below and enter your login information:
o School Name: Get Georgia Reading
(type the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu)
o Username: gadoe
o Password: read
Foster Daily Living and Independent Skills this Summer
- Check out this article “Why Blind Kids Need Chores” from our friends at the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children here: https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/fr/fr11/fr03fa17.htm
- Check out this video from our Facebook page about making a chore chart from simple household items: https://www.facebook.com/Georgia.Academy.for.the.Blind/videos/1641861615909222/
- Learn more about tactile chore charts from our friends at Paths to Literacy here: http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/strategies/accessible-job-chart-home
- Remember we can send things in Braille or large print and tactile markers! Contact Media Specialist Kim Smith or your child’s teacher before May 30 or Parent Mentor Sonya Milam throughout the summer if we can help in any way!
Important things for families to know and do this summer:
Families of Work Base Learning (WBL) students AND all students who travel out of state for SCASB, APH Art Show, etc.: please use this summer to get your child’s state ID. This is done through the Georgia Department of Driver Services (GaDDS). They are open Tuesday- Saturday. Click below to find your local customer service center: