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Tennessee School for the Blind strives to provide free, appropriate, and individualized educational services to eligible students in a safe environment that will promote independence and a positive self-image, as well as provide information and technical assistance to families, schools, and agencies serving all Tennessee children who are visually challenged.

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Distance Learning to be extended until October 2nd

Following the discovery of an additional case of COVID-19 on campus, the decision has been made to extend distance learning through October 2nd. Please see the attached letter from TSB Superintendent Dr. David Martin for more information regarding this decision.

TSB Implementing distance learning through September 25th

TSB will be implementing distance learning for all students beginning on Friday, September 18th through Friday, September 25th. Please see the letter below from TSB superintendent Dr. David Martin for important information regarding this decision.

2020 Unity Conference Canceled

In order to provide a safe environment for students and staff amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the annual Unity Conference. Please see the letter below from TSB Superintendent Dr. David Martin for more information.

Greetings and welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Greetings and welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! Image
Greetings and welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
 
We are excited to start another school year at TSB.  The school is alive with students and staff.  As we navigate these unprecedented times, we continue to focus on providing students with excellent educational opportunities in a safe environment.  TSB is continuing to innovate and think outside of the box in order to serve our students and families. Things may look a bit different, but we remain focused on ensuring our students become contributing, participating members of society. 
 
We have taken significant steps on campus to ensure students and staff remain safe during pandemic conditions.  We have developed procedures and protocols to ensure social distancing is observed throughout the campus.  Masks are required for every staff member and all students that can tolerate them.  The custodial team are doubling down and working to ensure our campus is clean, concentrating on those high traffic areas.  Good virus hygiene is being promoted and modeled.  Things like hand sanitizer and disinfectant products are being made readily available.  A screening process is in place for all staff, students, and visitors.  Visitors have been limited to those essential to the operation of the school.  In the event of a positive or suspected case of COVID-19, we have protocols in place for isolation and contact tracing.  This includes coordination with the state health department and the Tennessee Department of Education. 
 
In line with thinking outside of the box, we offered for the first time a remote learning option.  This option is built on our Continuous Learning Plan (CLP).  The school has developed a robust CLP designed to meet the specific needs of our unique learners in the event of a prolonged school closure.  We understand that in-person learning is our students’ best option but, we are prepared to move to a remote format if needed. 
 
We are excited to start this school year and understand that it may pose some unique challenges.  I recently charged our staff to remain flexible during these interesting times.  Flexibility is our theme for this year and no matter what, we are going to do what is best for students.  I ask that our entire TSB community remain flexible and student-centered.  Together, we will thrive in this environment and grow to be better human beings.  
 
Go Tigers!
 
David Martin, Ed.D.
 
Director of Schools