"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(s) Event
May 22 Last Day of School (school dismisses at 12:10 PM; dorms close at 1:00 PM)
May 22 End of 4th Quarter / 2nd Semester Ends
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
June 7-11 "Youth Leadership Forum" at Northern State University, Aberdeen
June 7-26 Summer Program (Extended School Year): "Celebrating South Dakota 125 Years"
June 8 - July 17 SD Braille & Talking Book Program Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story"    [contact Mary Sjerven at mary.sjerven@state.sd.us]
June 13-14 Family Weekend "Tiptoe thru the T's" Transition and Technology at SD School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls
June 14-19 "Transition Week" at Rehab Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 4 Independence Day
July 10-12 NAPVI International Family Conference 2015 at Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Chicago IL
July 12-31 Summer Program (Extended School Year):  "Celebrating South Dakota 125 Years"
July 31 "Family Swim" at Aberdeen Aquatics Center, 1:00 PM
August 14-16 "All-School" Reunion (SDSB, SDSVH, SDSBVI) at Aberdeen Ramada
September 8 Registration Day for 2015-2016 School Year:  Students Arrive; Dorms Open at 1:00 PM; No Classes; Faculty Not On Duty
September 9 WELCOME:  Classes Begin
September 25-27 SD Association of the Blind Annual Convention in Pierre [contact Dawn Brush at dbrush@nvc.net]
October 9 HOMEGOING:  Classes Dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms Close at 1:00 PM
October 9 Professional Development 1:00-3:00 PM
October 12 Native American Day Holiday
October 13 Parent Teacher Conferences:  No Classes; Faculty On Duty; Students Return; Dorms Open at 10:00 AM
October 14 Classes Resume