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A Message From The Superintendent ...


February 2015


Dear St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Stakeholders:


The third academic quarter of the 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start!  Our teachers, staff, parents and students continue to work together to achieve all of the goals on their Individual Education Plans. 


Currently, we have used six snow days.  We need to make up another day.  School will be OPEN on February 19th and 20th during the originally scheduled February break.  This will make up for the snow day on January 9, 2015.  If there are no more snow days, then the last day of school will be June 24th.  If there is one more snow day, then June 25th will be the last day of school.  


On January 22nd, SMSD hosted the third annual I-90 Basketball Classic against our friends from the Rochester School for the Deaf.  Elementary and Secondary student athletes participated.  New friendships and life-long memories were created and revisited during a festive afternoon.  It was great to see alumni from both schools sharing memories and laughs from past games and tournaments. 


A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 26th at 6 p.m. in the Young Assembly Hall to provide an update on the “State of SMSD”.  All are welcome to attend!  Be sure to check the website frequently for information on the many activities here at SMSD as we head towards the end of another exciting school year.


St. Mary’s School for the Deaf continues to partner with our many community organizations and acts as a valuable resource to Western New York.  We are committed to our Belief Statement and our Mission Statement.  We remain student focused and student centered in our approach to Deaf Education.


Our doors are always open and we welcome visitors to come and see what a special place our campus is.   Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment for a tour at your convenience.


Child First!                                                                   


Timothy M. Kelly