We here at CSDR look forward to working with you to provide your children the best opportunities for learning and success in school and life. Enthusiasm, support and involvement from families, school staff, and community inspire children to do their best. Together, we can achieve wonderful things.
From its inception in 1953, the California School for the Deaf, Riverside has attracted deaf scholars and steadfast staff with innovative spirit and a desire to serve deaf students. These exceptional individuals have created paths of success and opportunities for our students while eliminating any and all barriers. This tradition continues as we embrace this school year. A lot of excitement is ahead of us, including qualified and talented teachers and staff, new books and technology, new and old friends, and newfound skills. It is my personal goal to make this school the best literacy based program in Southern California. I look forward in having you be part of these exciting times!
Three school-wide goals are emphasized throughout the school year:
- Increase Student Achievement
- Increase Enrollment
- Serve as a Resource
Personally, my objectives towards contributing to these goals include:
- Make No Excuses
- Model a Vision for Excellence
- Embrace 21st Century Pedagogy and Curriculum
- Breathe Life into Professional Learning
- Stay Connected
In addition, we continue to focus upon a safe and orderly environment in our school, providing intervention and enrichment activities for our students, and engaging them in robust and relevant activities.
I am passionate to serve as your Superintendent. I invite you to join me toward achieving a culture of academic excellence. This is an exciting era in education, and I intend for CSDR to lead the way.
Nancy Hlibok Amann, Ph.D.
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 and that is physically and emotionally safe learning environment.
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.