Timothy M. Kelly, Superintendent
Dear St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Stakeholders:
Happy New Year! Our staff and students returned to school from the winter break on January 4th in Phase III of our COVID-19 Hybrid Plan, details of which are noted below.
Our highly qualified staff is committed to providing innovative programs for both In Person and Remote learning that enable our best resources, our students, to reach their full potential during these trying times.
Thank you to the Parent Teachers Organization for sponsoring the Winter Wonderland drive thru style for the Elementary Students who had returned to In Person learning before the break. Our Residential Students held a socially distanced celebration before heading home for the Holiday and, Santa and his helpers hand delivered gifts to our Secondary students at home while they continued to learn Remotely. The PTO made sure each of our students and staff received a gift. Our PTO is a Child First organization.
St. Mary’s School for the Deaf continues to improve our school’s strategic planning in preparation for re-accreditation in 2023. In addition, SMSD partners with many community organizations and is 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.
If you would like to tour our school, please feel free to contact us for a virtual meeting or arrange a socially distant visit.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy, and successful 2021!
Timothy M. Kelly