"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

September 25 Residential Students at Open Gym
September 26 Residential Students at Wylie Park
September 27 Residential Students Shopping
September 28 Residential Students at Open Gym
September 30 Residential Students at NSU's Gypsy Days Parade
October 6 HOMEGOING:  Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM
October 9 Native American Day Holiday
October 10 Parent/Teacher Conferences:  No Classes; Faculty On Duty; Students Return; Dorms Open at 10:00 AM
October 11 Classes Resume
October 14 White Cane Day March in Sioux Falls beginning at 10:00 AM from China Express Restaurant (2302 W. 41st Street)
October 15 White Cane Safety Day
October 20 Special Olympics NE Area Singles Bowling Tournament at Village Bowl
October 23-27 Artist-in-Residence:  Fran Sillau
November 3 1st Quarter Ends
November 3-5 Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament at Village Bowl
November 5 Daylight Savings Time Ends - set clocks back 1 hour
November 6 2nd Quarter Begins
November 10 SDSBVI is in session; Veterans Day Observed
November 11 Veterans Day
December 22 Christmas Program
February 7 Region IV Music Contest
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
July 8-27 Summer Program