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Welcome Parents!

Communication between CSDB staff and families is a top priority for us.  Along with our teachers and staff, our Family Involvement team is dedicated to providing on-going, meaningful communication with parents/guardians.  Families and community are encouraged to participate in activities that help support the education and development of CSDB students.

  • Family Involvement Coordinators provide updated information to families through a variety of methods including, Facebook, monthly email blasts and annual surveys.
  • CSDB hosts a number of activities, both social and academic, to allow for family involvement at the school.
  • CSDB also hosts a number of workshops, performances and classes for families, including ASL and/or braille classes.  Parents can participate in web streamed events.
  • Parents are encouraged to monitor their students’ progress by requesting access to Canvas.  Please contact Nancy Oates at CSDB for information and a password!

Click on Link(s) for Information and Upcoming Events!

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Family Involvement Coordinators along with Parents support the education of CSDB students. The Family Involvement Coordinators assist CSDB through newsletter articles, contact with parents through phone calls, e-mail, and regular mail.  Their goal is to be a support to parents of CSDB students, and to encourage greater participation from parents and the community. 

Family Involvement Coordinator, School for the Deaf

Melissa Shular, Phone # 719-229-9983, email:

Family Involvement Coordinator, School for the Blind

Barbara Lambert, Phone # 505-205-7309, email:


CSDB has a PSO group that meets 3-4 times per year.  The mission of the PSO is to promote open communication and collaboration between parents and staff.  The efforts of the PSO serve to enhance and maximize the education of every child, through support of the school.  If you are interested in attending PSO meetings, or would like more information, please contact either Candace Thompson 719-291-9663, or Kathy Emter  719-578-2177.


CSDB Accountability meets on the following months during the school year.  During the Accountability Meeting, all school programs are reviewed as well as our progress toward the annual Schoolwide Plan.  Accountability meetings are open to the public and will take place in the Argo Conference Room, from 4:00pm-5:30pm.  Please check in at the Front Desk.