The sign for "school" uses loose flat hands. You lower your
dominant hand onto your base hand twice as if clapping.
Memory Aid: Think of a teacher clapping her
hands to get the student's attention. Other meanings: "Academic" Handshape: loose "flat" hands. (Or even "5" hands, but
the fingers tend to be together.) Location: In the neutral signing space in front of the body Orientation: Right hand faces down. Left hand faces up. Movement: "Clap" the hands together twice. (Do it
quietly. No need to make noise. Duh.)
Note: There is a separate and specific sign for "Deaf School" that initializes
the sign "SCHOOL" with "i" handshapes.