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COVID-19 Update

 
WRSD has had a positive covid case. We are closing the school until further notice, but the administration building will remain open.
 
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Founded by parents... providing excellence in education, one child at a time.
Founded by parents... providing excellence in education, one child at a time.
  • Founded by Parents…

  • …Providing Excellence in Education…

  • …One Child at a Time

Spanish translation

Hola Soy Bert Carter, presidente de la Escuela para Sordos Willie Ross.

Quería actualizar la información sobre que ha estado pasando en nuestra escuela.

Como ya muchos de ustedes saben el Gobernador ha decidido cerrar todas las escuelas por lo que resta del año escolar.

La facultad y el personal continuaran proveyendo educación en un sin número de formas: en línea por medio de ZOOM y Google Classroom y otras tecnologías.

Le hemos llevado paquetes de material escrito a los estudiantes para que lo trabajen en las casas, hemos asignado diferentes proyectos, hay currículos con lecciones e historias.

Nosotros vamos a seguir y a mantener el uso del currículo durante el año escolar.

Nadie de nuestro personal ha sido despedido; los distritos escolares continúan pagando la matricula porque el estado les ha dejado saber que su responsabilidad hacerlo. También aplicamos para fondos La Asociación de Pequeños Negocios (SBA, siglas en inglés), y recibimos ese apoyo, por lo tanto, seremos capaces de seguir pagándole a todo nuestro personal durante el año escolar.

Todo nuestro personal está trabajando arduo para continuar proveyendo ese currículo, esa educación y los necesitamos a todos. Y también quería que supiera que la construcción continua en nuestro campus principal. La fase 1 será completada en las próximas semanas.

Por favor sepa que todos los empleados de la construcción fueron entrenados para continuar trabajando mientras que mantienen los requisitos del distanciamiento social. Tenemos un número limitado de empleados en nuestro edificio a cualquier hora y todos tratan de mantener distancia.

Quiero agradecer a unos cantos grupos de personas. Uno es a nuestro Consejo de Confianza; ellos han sido un apoyo maravilloso y han sido de ayuda durante este tiempo difícil. La facultad y el personal han estado trabajando más arduo que nunca y están haciendo un trabajo asombroso. Ha sido impresionante ver la dedicación de los padres hacia sus niños/as, y nuestros estudiantes, han sido resilientes y asombrosos. Ellos continúan trabajando arduamente y soy honrado de ser parte de esta asombrosa familia. Todos en nuestra comunidad han afrontado este reto. Gracias a la comunidad por su apoyo: Yo voy a continuar actualizándolos. ¡Cuídense!

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Welcome to Willie Ross School for the Deaf

From Robert Carter, President and CEO
Robert Carter
Robert Carter
Our school was founded in 1967 by parents who sought to establish an innovative program for their child. Their focus was on academic excellence and educational achievement. They also wished to have a program that would demonstrate the benefits of deaf and hard-of-hearing children learning alongside hearing children. The community at The Willie Ross School for the Deaf is a proud heir to that legacy. We are constantly striving to maintain an instructional environment that meets the needs of our students. The Willie Ross School for the Deaf offers an array of instructional environments and communication methods that address the unique and individual strengths and challenges of each of our students. In educating a deaf child we recognize that deaf children learn differently than hearing…

Our school was founded in 1967 by parents who sought to establish an innovative program for their child. Their focus was on academic excellence and educational achievement. They also wished to have a program that would demonstrate the benefits of deaf and hard-of-hearing children learning alongside hearing children.

The community at The Willie Ross School for the Deaf is a proud heir to that legacy. We are constantly striving to maintain an instructional environment that meets the needs of our students. The Willie Ross School for the Deaf offers an array of instructional environments and communication methods that address the unique and individual strengths and challenges of each of our students.

In educating a deaf child we recognize that deaf children learn differently than hearing children. We accept children for who they are and work, on an individualized basis, to prepare them for life success.

We have developed a dual-campus program that recognizes the historic contribution of the center-based campus and the need for mainstreaming opportunities. Our Partnership Campus, located within the East Longmeadow Public Schools, allows Willie Ross students to be selectively mainstreamed with hearing peers in their grade.

We encourage you to visit our Longmeadow main campus and our Partnership Campus, embedded in the East Longmeadow school system, and learn more about our Outreach Division and related service offerings. The communications approaches used by the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, as well as the approaches of our founding parents, recognize the value and unique needs of each of our students. We offer choices to meet those needs leading to educational success, one child at a time.

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Total Communication

We employ a Total Communication approach in our school programs. Individual communication needs of each student are based on comprehensive and ongoing assessment.  WRSD utilizes American Sign Language, spoken and written English, spoken English in combination with sign support as well as any and all augmentative communication tools deemed appropriate by the child’s IEP team.

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