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)
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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)
When the student needs touch cues, place the student’s hands on top of the teacher’s hands:
this gives the student more choice about how much to feel and gives them a better level of comfort and control.
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