November 15, 2020

Dear ASD Community:
The purpose of this letter is to notify you that a staff member from GCEC has tested positive for COVID-19. The affected person has been instructed to remain home and quarantine for 14 days. Anyone who is considered a “close contact” with this person has been contacted by school or local health officials and provided with instructions on the appropriate steps to take.

Our contact tracing has identified several staff that had direct contact with the positive case. In response to this large group of staff having direct contact, we will be moving to full remote learning starting (Monday, November 16) for the whole school (both PACES and CORE) until after Thanksgiving. We will make immediate arrangements to deliver devices to any student that does not have their chromebook with them so that they can participate in remote learning.

We are closely monitoring this situation and working with the West Hartford/Bloomfield Department of Public Health and will provide you with updates as we know more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Paula Morabito
Director of Education


  • Book Fair November 9-12

    Redente D'Angelo
    Support our school by shopping The Scholastic Store Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.

    Click here for the link! 

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  • Show Your Tiger Spirit

    Redente D'Angelo
    Show your Tiger Spirit !

    Click here to purchase online!
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  • Staff Parade


    Redente B DAngelo
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    Randy D'Angelo
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  • ASD multi-sensory room.

    ASD Sensory Program and the Role of the Occupational Therapist

    Institutional Advancement
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  • Robotics teacher Cynthia Rumery provides encouragement to one of our TECH Tigers.

    ASD Hosts FIRST Tech Challenge

    Institutional Advancement
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  • Dr. Mark Boxer, Cigna's Global Chief Information Officer, welcomes ASD students to Cigna's STEM Camp.

    ASD Students Join Cigna STEM Camp

    Institutional Advancement
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  • ASD Teacher Assistant and student sign

    Kindergarten and First Grade

    Institutional Advancement
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  • Students collaborate to build a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).

    Sharing Science

    Institutional Advancement
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  • Transition Program

    Institutional Advancement
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  • Theater Immersion Program

    Redente D'Angelo
    National Theater of the Deaf and The American School for the Deaf 

    June 15-26, 2020

    American School for the Deaf 
    139 North Main Street
    West Hartford, CT 06107
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  • Monte Scholarship

    Randy D'Angelo
                                 February 2020
    Dear ASD Seniors:
    In 1998, ASD received a generous gift from Althea Monte, an ASD alumna of 1929. This gift provides scholarship funds to ASD students for post-secondary education. We encourage eligible seniors to apply.

    A completed application with required documents must be received by March 31. The ASD scholarship committee will review applications and announce the winner (s) at the ASD awards program in June 2020.

    One or two ASD seniors will receive up to $7,500 - $15,000 per year (total four years) for their college education. This scholarship will expire after four years.

    Funds will be sent directly to the recipient’s post-secondary institution when written acceptance from the institution is received by ASD.

    Students must be a full-time ASD student during their senior year to qualify. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

    • Monte Scholarship Fact Sheet (selection criteria/requirements)
    • Application  
    If interested, please complete the application and submit by March 31. If you have any questions, please call or email me directly.
    Good luck!
    Desiree Duda
    Transition Specialist
    860-570-2309 (v)
    860-899-1056 (vp)
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  • Investigation Findings

    In February 2019, the American School for the Deaf (ASD) learned about allegations made by school alumni of inappropriate conduct by former faculty members.  Upon learning of these allegations, ASD immediately contacted the proper authorities and retained outside legal counsel to conduct an independent, objective and confidential investigation.  ASD values your trust and deeply appreciate your significant contributions to the our community over the years, and I would like to share with you the results of the investigation here.  
    A V-log summarizing the findings of the investigation may also be found here.
    The health, safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority and we assure you that we are committed to ensuring the actions detailed in the attached document are never repeated.  Please contact Jeffrey S. Bravin should you have any questions.
    Jeffrey S. Bravin
    Executive Director

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  • Cover of American Era 2019

    American Era

    Randy D'Angelo
    Have you seen the latest American Era? 
    Click here to read or download it now! 

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  • Wizard of Oz

    Randy D'Angelo
    American School for the Deaf Drama Club 

    The Wizard of Oz 
    Wednesday May 20, 2020
    Rockwell Visual Communication Center

    Price: $5 at the door
    All Performances are SIGNED IN ASL with voice interpretation.

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  • 3rd Annual Autreat

    Randy D'Angelo
    Save The Date!
    July 13-17, 2020
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