New Building opened January 13, 2020
2022 Graduates
Students at SPURS riding horses
Students with carved pumpkins
Students using their mobility skills
Students at white cane day walk


Upcoming Events  

March 20 - April 5:  Smarter Balanced ELA, Math, and Science Testing (Grades 4-11)

Friday, March 24:  3rd Quarter Ends

Monday, March 27:  4th Quarter Begins

Tuesday, April 4:  Catch the Wave in Aberdeen

Thursday, April 6:  Spring Concert at 10:45 AM; HOMEGOING
Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM

Friday, April 7:  CLOSED; Good Friday

Sunday, April 9:  Easter

Monday, April 10:  CLOSED; Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 11:  No Classes; Dorms open at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, April 12:  Classes Resume

Friday, April 14:  DEADLINE to apply for Extended School Year (ESY)

Friday/Saturday, April 28 - 29:  NC Forensics (Round 3) and Swimming in Ohio

Sunday-Thursday, June 4 - 8:  Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) in Aberdeen

June 5 - 22:  SDSBVI Extended School Year (ESY)

Sunday-Thursday, June 11 - 15:  Transition Week in Sioux Falls

July 10 - 28:  SDSBVI Extended School Year (ESY)

Update from the Superintendent 

The South Dakota School for the Blind is happy to welcome students and staff back for the 2022-2023 School Year.  The summer sessions have been very memorable and we can’t thank the staff enough for their work this summer.  Students had some great opportunities and experiences.  This school year will be used to implement a number of new curriculums and software platforms.  We have purchased a new social studies curriculum, employability resources, and a digital software life skills platform.  These new materials will help our staff and students meet content standards and the educational needs of our students. 

We look forward to a great year and, as always, please stop in for a visit
at the school if you are in the Aberdeen area. 

  (Superintendent Dan Trefz) 

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605 14th Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Phone: 605-626-2580
Toll-Free: 888-275-3814
Fax: 605-626-2607