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COVID-19 Announcements

  • School Closing Update From Dr. Gibson 4/3/20

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  • Memo to Families

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  • Families, Dr. Gibson has asked that anyone who is able please download the remind app so that teachers and the school can be in contact with you. We want to stay in contact with you! Thank you!Remind app logo

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  • FREE MEALS FOR STUDENTS

    Students age 21 or younger may be eligible to receive a breakfast and/or lunch through their local school system. To receive a meal, the student does not have to be a student enrolled in the Local Public Schools. Children younger than pre-K or kindergarten age are able to receive meals. Children must be present to receive the meal(s).

    Information about individual schools, serving sites, dates and times of availability will be shared on your local school system’s website if they have applied for the USDA waiver to serve. Please click the link below to find where your student can receive a free meal at the local district. Please contact Andrea Johnson State Schools Nutrition Director, 404-558-3857 or email ajohnson@doe.k12.g.aus  if you have difficulty in finding the location.

    Updated Free Meals List/Lista actualizada de comidas gratis

     

    COMIDAS GRATUITAS PARA ESTUDIANTES

    Los estudiantes de 21 años o menos pueden ser elegibles para recibir un desayuno y / o almuerzo a través de su sistema escolar local. Para recibir una comida, no es necesario que el estudiante esté inscrito en las Escuelas Públicas Locales. Los niños menores de pre-kínder o jardín de infantes pueden recibir comidas también. Los niños deben estar presentes para recibir la (s) comida (s).

    La información sobre escuelas individuales, sitios de servicio, fechas y horarios de disponibilidad se  estaré compartiendo en el sitio web de su sistema escolar local, si ellos han solicitado la exención del USDA para servir.  Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para saber en qué distrito escolar local su estudiante puede recibir una comida gratis. 

    Comuníquese con la Directora de Nutrición de las Escuelas del Estado Andrea Johnson,  al 404-558-3857 o envíe un correo electrónico a ajohnson@doe.k12.g.aus  si tiene dificultades para encontrar los lugares en los cuales se ofrecerán las comidas. (para espanol: Maria H. 404-326-5096)

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    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

     

    Dear parents/guardians/LEAs:

    As you have probably seen on the news, Governor Kemp has required all schools to be closed through the end of the month. With that order in mind, the Georgia Academy for the Blind is scheduled for Spring Break March 30 – April 3, 2020.

     

    To cause the least amount of stress on students/parents/guardians/LEAs, each State School will remain closed until AFTER its scheduled spring break. That means the Georgia Academy for the Blind will reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020, with residential students attending the Georgia Academy for the Blind being transported to schools on Sunday, April 5, 2020, unless a schedule  change has been approved by my office.  Students and staff will also be on holiday Monday, April 13, 2020.  Residential students may return in the evening of Monday, April 13, and all students will be back on regular schedule Tuesday, April 14, 2020, pending any changes imposed by authorities.

     

    Distance learning will continue except during spring break as much as it is feasible for students to receive meaningful instruction while each campus is closed. My staff or I will share any updates about school closings. I want to conclude by saying how proud I am of our students, staff, and you all for continuing to remain calm, putting everyone’s safety first, and being understanding as the facts as we know them can change quickly. Please reach out to your child’s school leaders or teacher if you have any questions.

     

    Sincerely,

    Kenney Moore, Ph.D.

    State Schools Director

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    Miércoles 18 de marzo de 2020

     

    Estimados padres / tutores / LEA:

    Como probablemente haya visto en las noticias, el gobernador Kemp ha exigido que todas las escuelas estén cerradas hasta fin de mes. Con ese orden en mente, la Academia para Ciegos de Georgia está programada para las vacaciones de primavera del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril de 2020.

     

    Para causar la menor cantidad de estrés en los estudiantes / padres / tutores / LEA, cada escuela estatal permanecerá cerrada hasta DESPUÉS de las vacaciones de primavera programadas. Eso significa que la Academia para Ciegos de Georgia reabrirá el lunes 6 de abril de 2020, y los estudiantes residenciales que asisten a la Academia para Ciegos de Georgia serán transportados a las escuelas el domingo 5 de abril de 2020, a menos que mi oficina haya aprobado un cambio de horario . Los estudiantes y el personal también estarán de vacaciones el lunes 13 de abril de 2020. Los estudiantes residenciales pueden regresar en la noche del lunes 13 de abril, y todos los estudiantes volverán a su horario regular el martes 14 de abril de 2020, a la espera de cualquier cambio impuesto por las autoridades. .

     

    La educación a distancia continuará, excepto durante las vacaciones de primavera tanto como sea posible para que los estudiantes reciban instrucción significativa mientras cada campus está cerrado. Mi personal o yo compartiremos cualquier actualización sobre el cierre de escuelas. Quiero concluir diciendo cuán orgulloso estoy de nuestros estudiantes, el personal y de todos ustedes por continuar manteniendo la calma, priorizando la seguridad de todos y entendiendo que los hechos tal como los conocemos pueden cambiar rápidamente. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con los maestros o líderes escolares de su hijo.

     

    Sinceramente,

    Kenney Moore, Ph.D.

    Director de escuelas estatales

    COVID Closing Update

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Welcome

  • The Georgia Academy for the Blind was founded in 1852 to serve the needs of Georgia's students with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities.  Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), we are committed to providing the highest quality educational services to our students and families across the state.  We offer day and residential programs on our campus, as well as outreach services and professional learning opportunities.

    Mission Statement

    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.  

     

     

Announcements

  • Learn more and get involved! Read and/or watch this webinar to learn more about the Bill of Rights for Children with Visual Impairments and their Families:

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  • Safety Update

    Dear families:

    As a result of seeking to be as secure as possible, effectively immediately, the access gates will remain locked throughout the day.  Gates 2, 3, and 5 will be opened from 7 am to 8:30 in the mornings and opened again from 2:30 to 3:30 in the afternoons.  Also, we have a few gate operators assigned to remotely open the gates.  You simply call them by pressing the Gate operator button shown in the picture.Once you are parked, remember to bring your license in order to receive a visitor’s badge.  To enter the Hendricks school building, you will ring the doorbell which is located on the right and left access door to the building.  You press that button and you will gain access to this building where you will sign in and receive a visitor’s badge.

    We appreciate your help and patience in this matter. 

    GAB gates  

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