"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 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(s) Event
February 11 HOMEGOING:  Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Lunch is served; Dorms close at 1:00 PM (Dorms re-open at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 AM; Classes resume February 17)
February 12 Closed
February 13 Family Day "Sweetheart of a Deal - Book Making Party" at Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center.  RSVP by February 1.
February 15 President's Day Holiday
February 16 Parent/Teacher Conferences; No classes; Students return; Dorms open at 10:00 AM
February 16 Foundation Board Meeting at 4:00 PM
February 17 Classes Resume at 8:00 AM
February 20 NewDare To Dream Conference in Sioux Falls
February 22-23 New"Building on Patterns: Building Skills for Learning to Read" Workshop at SD School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls (Registration Deadline: February 19)
February 29 SDSBVI Advisory Council Meeting at 10:00 AM
March 13 Daylight Savings Time Begins (set clocks ahead 1 hour)
March 22-23 NewState Special Education Conference in Pierre
March 24 HOMEGOING:  Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Lunch is served; Dorms close at 1:00 PM (Dorms re-open at 1:00 PM on Monday, March 28 at 10:00 AM; Classes resume March 29)
March 24 3rd Quarter Ends
March 25 APH InSights Art Competition Deadline
March 25 Good Friday
March 27 Easter
March 28 Students Return; No classes; Dorms open at 1:00 PM
March 29 Classes Resume
March 29 4th Quarter Begins
April 13-15 NewD"AER" to Explore - Dakotas AER Conference at Northern State University in Aberdeen
April 20 HOMEGOING:  Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Lunch is served; Dorms close at 1:00 PM (Dorms re-open at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 24; classes resume April 25)
April 21-22 Spring Break
April 24 Students Return; No classes; Dorms open at 1:00 PM
April 25 Classes Resume
April 29-May1 NCASB Swim & Forensics Meet at Tennessee School for the Blind
May 5 New"Dinner in the Dark" at Aberdeen Ramkota
May 17 Foundation Board Meeting at 4:00 PM
May 26 Awards Banquet
May 27 Last Day of School
School dismisses at 12:10 PM; Lunch is served; Dorms close at 1:00 PM
May 27 4th Quarter / 2nd Semester Ends
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
June 4-5 NewFamily Weekend in Aberdeen
June 5-9 NewYouth Leadership Forum on NSU Campus
June 5 - June 24 Summer Program
June 26-30 NewTransition Week for Students with Visual Impairments at SD Rehab Center in Sioux Falls
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 10 - July 29 Summer Program
July 22 Deadline to RSVP for SDSBVI Annual Swim Party; contact Amy Scepaniak at 626.2589
July 29 NewSDSBVI Annual Family Swim Party at Aberdeen Aquatics Center
September 24-29 NewSpace Camp for Visually Impaired Students in Huntsville, Alabama