Tours & Visitations

We Welcome Visitors to RSD!

We are pleased to welcome visitors to the Rochester School for the Deaf campus and are happy to provide tours.

In order for our guests to have a positive experience and to ensure that our students’ classroom time is optimized, we ask visitors to take note of a few simple guidelines before requesting a tour.

RSD is a private school that strives to maintain a safe and secure environment where deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth, newborn to age 21, can learn and grow together. The campus is situated on private property. It is monitored by RSD campus security personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call/text RSD Security: 585-737-4004.

Potential student families and/or school district personnel wishing to visit RSD because they are considering placing a student at RSD should contact Lisa Glasser, Director of Services for Children, directly to schedule a visit. She can be reached at: 585-336-5854; Videophone: 585-286-2806; e-mail: [email protected]

During regular school hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, RSD welcomes visitors by advance appointment only. To request a visitation appointment, call: 585-544-1240; Videophone: 585-286-2808; e-mail: [email protected].

Please note: Individuals or groups who visit the RSD campus without an appointment made in advance may not be accommodated. This may be due to limitations of available staff; student/staff activities occurring in the school program that can limit visitor access; or, conflicts in scheduling for prior commitments made to accommodate other visitors.

Guided tours of the RSD campus are granted at the discretion of the school superintendent or directors and are typically not scheduled on weekends, holidays, or during school recess periods. Requests for guided tours of RSD made in person and without an advance visitation appointment may not be accommodated (please see note above).

Home and visiting team family members and the public at large, are welcome to attend RSD home athletic games and programs unless otherwise stated by the RSD Athletic Director. RSD campus security personnel and signage direct visitors to parking areas and building entrances, including handicap-accessible entrances.

Registered guests for RSD fundraising events and programs, or visitors attending special presentations or meetings open to the public at RSD, are guided by RSD campus security personnel and signage to appropriate parking areas and building entrances, including handicap accessible entrances.

Revised May 2018