Face coverings are optional. Social distancing is still encouraged when practical and possible. Self-screening for symptoms is still expected. There will be additional information posted at the entrance of the building.
September 27: Aberdeen Lions Club "Welcome Back" Picnic
October 8: Homegoing; Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM
October 11: Native American Day Holiday; Closed
October 12: Parent / Teacher Conferences; No Classes; Dorms open at 10:00 AM
October 13: Classes Resume
October 15: Special Olympics Regional Bowling
October 22 - 24: Dakotas AER Conference at NDVS/SB in Grand Forks, ND or participate virtually
October 27: Lifetouch "Picture Day" (pictures begin at 8:30 AM)
November 5 - 7: Special Olympics State Bowling
February 4 - 5: North Dakota Goalball Tournament at NDVS/SB in Grand Forks, ND
March 11 - 12: South Dakota Goalball Tournament at SDSBVI
March 15 - 16: SD Special Education Conference at Sioux Falls Convention Center
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Welcome back everyone! We are elated to get back to school this fall. This marks the 60th anniversary of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired located in Aberdeen, SD. Aberdeen and the surrounding communities continue to be very supportive of our school and our students. Thank you for your assistance and the understanding you have demonstrated to us during those 60 years. The 2020 -2021 school year was a challenge, but we were able to accomplish a lot and are happy to announce that for a second year in a row, SDSBVI has been nominated for an ABBY award in the category of Bridge Builder. It is the essence of what we do here every day. We help students build bridges in their lives and navigate the bridges to their future life. This requires the efforts of many individuals and student determination to accomplish this goal. Good job everyone; keep up the good work!
Welcome back to those that are returning for the 2021-22 school year and welcome aboard to our new students, new families, and new staff. We hope that this year is an opportunity to add to the successes of last year.
(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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