It was wonderful seeing everyone on campus for the first time today after eighteen long months of distance learning. I am proud of our community for all we did to ensure that our students remained academically and socially involved throughout the pandemic.
Going forward, we are committed to expanding literacy opportunities for our students both inside and outside of the classroom. Our goals include increasing student proficiency in the language arts, math, and science; providing more tools and resources for our leaders; developing a portfolio system for our students, and creating a strong sense of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness in our community.
I am also pleased and honored to have two amazing consultants, Dr. Carla Garcia-Fernandez and Dr. Andrea Sonnier, working with us to make our school more equitable. We will make their resources and materials available to our students and their families this year.
As we begin this school year together, I ask you to join me in filling this year with kindness and compassion.
With Cub Pride,
Nancy Hlibok Amann, Ph.D.
Nancy Hlibok Amann
Directors | Principals
Director of Student Life
After School Programs | Residential Cottages | Security | Transportation
Director of Human Resources
Director of Support Services
Athletics | Career & Technical Education | Curriculum, Data, Instruction & Advancement
Director of Student Services
Admissions | Assessment | Counseling, Speech & Audiology | Health
Director of Business Services
Accounting | Dietetics | Interpreting | Plant Operations | Procurement
Mission & Values
Students at California School for the Deaf are engaged in a positive environment where ASL and English are valued, cultures are embraced, learning is relevant, and self-worth is uplifted. In collaboration with families and school communities, Southern California students prepare for college and careers through academic rigor, innovative technology, and extra-curricular opportunities.
OUR CORE VALUES
children becoming balanced bilingual individuals by recognizing the relationships between language development, cognitive development and social/emotional development.
and utilize data to ensure ongoing, consistent improvement both for the individual student and the school as a whole.
professionally as educators who implement standards-based best practices by planning collaboratively with resources and training.
an equitable learning environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and staff.
families as a vital part of the students' learning, where staff and families work together, and put the good of the student first.
SCHOOLWIDE LEARNER OUTCOMES
Students will effectively communicate opinions, ideas, and information through American Sign Language and English.
Students will contribute in shared learning and knowledge as accountable members.
Students will engage in multiple literacies to comprehend and reflect on information for learning and meaningful participation.
Students will apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate resources to solve complex problems.
Students will demonstrate courage, respect, and excellence as they serve within their communities.
Students will take responsibility for their own learning with self-discipline, honor, and integrity.
School Educational Logo
We have a visual expression of our purpose - one that marries our past to our present and sets the course for where we're headed in the future. This bilingual logo, by Deaf professional designer Suzanne Stecker, symbolizes our commitment to you that we'll remain true to our core values as we set our sights on the future.
The logo shape is an abstract of the ASL handshape “R” in print form for “Riverside.”
The two languages of ASL and English are represented with balance and equality by the two tree trunks. The trees intersect because both languages are used back and forth with clear purpose throughout the day, with ASL as a bridge to learning English.
The trees grow, as students achieve through this bilingual program, and their cognition, language, literacy, academic performance, and self-esteem thrive.
Five palm branches at the top of the tree trunks represent the shape of hands signing “CHAMP.” Students shall be champions in academics, sports, organizations, career, and life.