"Preparing students to step forward with confidence and a vision of lifetime success."

Testimonial

“The Outreach Staff has a wealth of knowledge and ideas that are very applicable to what we need to use in the classroom.”  – School District

“We appreciate the help offered by outreach consultant; goes out of her way to help - also thankful for summer school program as it helps my child learn the skills he needs with his disability.”  - Parent

Summer Program

The SDSBVI Summer Program provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice necessary skills that lead to increased independence.  The summer program teaches the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).The ECC focuses on skills people with vision loss need to master to be successful: communication (including Braille), sensory efficiency, social, recreational, travel (Orientation and Mobility), daily living, technology, career planning, and advocacy.

Upcoming Events

Date(s) Event
August 4 "Person Centered Thinking for Families" Workshop with emphasis on Beyond the One Page Introduction held at Aspire in Aberdeen (5:30 - 8:30 PM).  Pre-Registration required at surveymonkey or call SD Parent Connection at 1.800.640.4553
August 5-6 "Person Centered Thinking Skills & Tools for Educators" Workshop with emphasis on One-Page Introductions held at Simmons Middle School Library (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM). Pre-Registration required at surveymonkey or call SD Parent Connection at 1.800.640.4553
August 19 Foundation Board Meeting at 4:00 PM in West Conference Room
August 25-29 Faculty & Staff Professional Development Program
  Special Olympics "Pigskin Madness" tickets are available for sale.  For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Tevan Fischbach at tevan.fischbach@sdsbvi.northern.edu.
August 27 "Person Centered Thinking for Families" Workshop with emphasis on Beyond the One Page Introduction held at School Administration Center Community Room in Rapid City (5:30 - 8:30 PM).  Pre-Registration required at surveymonkey or call SD Parent Connection at 1.800.640.4553
August 28 "Person Centered Thinking for Families" Workshop with emphasis on Beyond the One Page Introduction held at SD Parent Connection in Sioux Falls (5:30 - 8:30 PM).  Pre-Registration required at surveymonkey or call SD Parent Connection at 1.800.640.4553
September 1 Labor Day Holiday
September 2 Registration Day:  No Classes; Students Arrive; Dorms Open at 1:00 PM
September 3 Classes Begin for 2014-2015 School Year
October 10 Homegoing: Classes Dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms Close at 1:00 PM
October 13 Native American Day Holiday
October 14 Parent Teacher Conferences; Faculty On Duty; No Classes; Students Return; Dorms Open at 10:00 AM
October 15 Classes Resume
October 31 1st Quarter Ends
November 2 Daylight Savings Time Ends; set clock back 1 hour
November 3 2nd Quarter Begins