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Greetings TSB Tiger Families,

Spring is just around the corner, and things are as busy as ever here at TSB. Our students are fully engaged in their classes and the staff is working diligently as we head into the home stretch of the school year. Before we know it, Spring Break will be upon us, and it will be time for state testing. There are a couple of updates I would like to provide as we inch closer to the end of the school year.
On March 26 and 27, we will be hosting an AdvancED External Review. The AdvancED organization is responsible for our outside accreditation, and this visit occurs every five years. This is an opportunity for us to showcase our school for a team of outside educators, identify our areas of strength and provide opportunities for improvement. It is a comprehensive view of the school, and our staff has been actively preparing for the visit over the last several months. Many parents took part in a survey that was sent home, and we appreciate the feedback. While the team is onsite, they will want to assemble a panel of parents to speak to about their impressions of the school. If you are interested in participating with this panel, please reach out to myself or Dr. Dandy so we can provide you with the details. We are looking forward to this visit and using the information to make TSB an even better school.
I would like to congratulate Dr. Tammy Parsons and Mr. Andy Joiner on being selected as this year’s TSB Summer Camp Directors. They have already begun planning what is sure to be a great summer camp. Be on the lookout in the next several weeks for details on how to sign your child up for camp. When details are released, please do not delay as space will be limited.  
The renovation in the residential cottages continues. Currently, we have completed all the HVAC duct work cleaning, and four cottages have gotten new paint and carpet. The next two cottages will begin after Spring Break and because of state procurement policies, the project will continue into next school year. All work on the cottages should be completed by the end of the fall semester. We also anticipate new HVAC systems being installed over the summer.  
I want to take an opportunity to publicly thank the Friends of the Tennessee School for the Blind. At their February board meeting, they voted to support three major projects here at the school.  Because of their generous support, we can fund the independent living senior apartment program, purchase new recreational equipment for Building 11, and will be installing a Freenotes outdoor musical playground. These projects totaled approximately $23,000. We are grateful for their continued support of our school.  
In closing, please make sure you contact your child’s teacher(s) if you have any questions. It truly takes a partnership between school and home to ensure our students are successful. If you every have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.  My direct line is 615-231-7310, and my email is .  
Thank you,

David Martin

Dr. David Martin, Ed.D.

Superintendent, TSB