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School Policies

Student Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to provide you with information about the New York State School for the Deaf’s (NYSSD’s) rules and expectations. This handbook will also describe your rights and responsibilities as well as New York State policies and procedures.

Each student at NYSSD has the right to a high-quality education. NYSSD is accountable for developing the intellectual, social and emotional behaviors of our students. Consistency in disciplinary actions and sustaining an orderly school environment is important for faculty and staff to deliver a quality education without disruption. 

This handbook will provide you with guidelines to help you get the best out of your educational experience. It is necessary to explain in clear detail the expectations for the following: acceptable behavior on school property, consequences of unacceptable behaviors and to make sure that discipline, when necessary, is administered immediately. 

Please read this handbook very carefully. If there are any questions or concerns, please ask an administrator, support staff, teacher, or teacher assistant for clarification.