Welcome to the Parent Information Page
2022-2023 School Year
Online Registration Is Now Open for Returning Students
All returning families should complete the Returning Student Registration no later than Thursday, August 13. This ensures that the district has the most up-to-date information on the student and that you are aware of current procedures. You should have received an email with your snapcode to use once you log in. Click the link below to register your student:
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Andrea Hall at 512-670-8577 or [email protected]
Parents/Guardians and our student's families are an essential, deeply valued part of our TSD community. It is important to us that our families and are able to fully participate in their child's education.
Texas School for the Deaf sends invitations to all annual ARD meetings 10 days prior to the meeting along with your procedural safeguards. If you are unable to attend the date and time stated on the notice, please contact your department supervisor and the TSD registrar. You may be able to participate by phone or by Zoom. Other non-annual meetings are scheduled at times and days that are mutually agreed upon by the school and parent.
After the meeting in finished, the registrar sends a copy to the adult student, parent/guardian, or family member designated in our system as the primary caregiver(s). Each Local Education Agency is also sent a copy for their records as many school districts provide transportation or have referred students to TSD. If you do not want your local education agency (LEA) to receive a copy or be invited to your ARD meeting, please let the registrar know.
Here are some resources regarding your rights and special education law:
The Legal Framework click here The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency and Region 18 Education Service Center. The project which includes contacts from each educational service center is a compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-friendly format. This site includes frameworks, publications, and resources helpful in the special education process. There is a glossary of terms and acronyms, links to laws, rules and guidance; and a search feature.
Texas Parents First click here Created by parents, for parents...this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.
SPEDTex https://www.spedtex.org/ provides information and resources that can help you understand your child’s disability, your rights, and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and facilitate collaboration that supports the development and delivery of services to children with disabilities in our state.
Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities The Notice of Procedural Safeguards: Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities explains the specific rights and responsibilities of the parent in the special education process. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA 2004) requires school districts to give parents the Procedural Safeguards only one time a year, except upon: initial referral or on request for evaluation; the first occurrence of the filing of a due process hearing complaint; or upon request by a parent. The Procedural Safeguards are available in English and Spanish. The requirements for providing the notice also apply to adult students with disabilities (for more information about adult students, see Commissioner's Rule Section 89.1049. Parental Rights Regarding Adult Students). It is available in English and Spanish and can be found below or by clicking here.
Parent Guide to the ARD Process (Parent's Guide) implements Texas Education Code (TEC) Section 26.0081 requiring the TEA to create a comprehensive, easily understood document which explains the individualized education program (IEP) process for a student in a special education program. Additionally, the Parent's Guide incorporates a parents’ rights and responsibilities concerning the ARD process. It is available in English and Spanish and can be found below and by clicking here.