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


“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 Fun & Learning

“Learning by doing” could easily be the theme for the SDSBVI summer program.  It is an opportunity for students to learn new skills and try new things.  We focus on the skills students with vision loss need to be successful in school and in life.  They will learn how to travel safely and efficiently, explore the use of technology for both learning and leisure, practice skills such as cooking and self-care, experience new recreational and social activities, and learn how to advocate for their needs.

We are preparing students to step forward with confidence and a vision of lifetime success!

Upcoming Events

Date Event
December 9 Residential Students at SkateAway party sponsored by BAE
December 11 Residential Students attending "Holiday Celebration" at Aberdeen Civic Arena
December 13 "Christmas Sharing" activities on campus
December 13 NewSDSBVI Student Council "ringing bells" for Salvation Army at Kessler's from 4:00-8:00 PM
December 18 Student Christmas Party with Aberdeen Lions & Lioness Clubs at 6:00 PM
December 18 Aberdeen Area Men's Chorus performing in Lobby at 6:30 PM
December 20 Dorm Christmas Party
December 22 Family Event "Christmas Craft" at 9:30 AM
Christmas Program at 11:00 AM
Homegoing; Dorms close at 1:00 PM
December 25 Christmas Holiday; Closed
December 26 Closed
December 27-29 No Classes
January 1 New Year's Day Holiday; Closed
January 2-5 No Classes
January 7 Students Return; Dorms open at 1:00 PM
January 8 Classes Resume
January 15 SDSBVI is in session; Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
January 19 2nd Quarter Ends / 1st Semester Ends
January 22 3rd Quarter Begins
February 7 Region IV Music Contest
March 13-14 South Dakota Special Education Conference "Farmers' Market - Ready. Set. Grow" at Sioux Falls Convention Center
March 22 "Catch the Wave" at BHSU, Spearfish
March 27 "Catch the Wave" at MTI, Mitchell
April 10 "Catch the Wave" at USD, Vermillion
April 11 New"Catch the Wave" at NSU, Aberdeen
April 18 "Catch the Wave" at LATI, Watertown
April 18-20 Dakotas AER Conference at Ramkota in Aberdeen
April 27 Special Olympics NE Area Swim Competition in Watertown
May 4 Special Olympics NE Area Spring Games in Watertown
May 17-19 Special Olympics State Summer Games in Brookings
June 9-10 Family Weekend
June 10-14 Transition Week at Rehab Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls
June 10-29 Summer Program
July 4 Independence Day Holiday; Closed
July 8-27 Summer Program