Antony McLetchie: Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year

August 26, 2015

Rochester School for the Deaf Families,

As summer is winding down, I am sure you are getting your child’s backpack ready and finishing back-to-school shopping for your student!

In the next few days, RSD will open our doors to welcome you and your child into the new academic year. I look forward to opening the school year for the very first time, and I am really excited about this, as our teachers and staff are busy preparing for the new school year.

We will continue to provide top-notch, quality education to your child and create a clear school culture following RSD’s mission. This year is RSD 139th year providing education to Deaf and hard of hearing students! We will continue to build on this tradition and proudly put RSD on the map!

As a partner in your child’s education, please make every effort to attend Parent- Staff Association (PSA) monthly meetings. The first meeting will be on September 14, 2015, at 6:30pm in the Westervelt Hall LRC. I will be in attendance to welcome you all on that evening.

Today, I had the wonderful opportunity to observe our hard-working student-athletes working out together and practicing their skills during the volleyball and soccer camp under the watchful eyes of our wonderful coaches! I look forward watching them in action this Fall.

We look forward to another successful year, and you are most-welcome to join us at school activities and events if you can. Your involvement in your child’s education is vital to your child’s success. By doing this, stay abreast of your child’s studies, homework/classwork, state assessments, and activities. Communicate with your child’s classroom teachers, dorm staff and administrators.

As your new leader, I will continue to work on my entry plan. Several meetings will be scheduled to collect information that will assist me in navigating RSD’s future. It is my hope that the information collection will be completed by the middle of October, and I will make sure the information is shared with you all.

Again, welcome to 2015-2016 school year!


Antony A.L. McLetchie
RSD Superintendent/CEO




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