New Building opened January 13, 2020
2023 Bowling Team
Students at SPURS riding horses
Students & faculty with pumpkins
Students storytime with Greg
Students w/ NSU Students
Students at Lion's Pumpkin carving


Upcoming Events  

July 8 - 26:  Extended School Year (ESY) - "South Dakota Road Trip"

Tuesday, July 16:  Foundation Board Meeting at 4:00 PM

Friday, July 26:  ESY dismisses at 12:10 PM; Lunch is served; Dorm closes at 1:00 PM

Friday/Saturday, July 26-27:  Family Swim / Family Weekend

Friday, August 2:  SDSBVI Advisory Council Meeting at 10:00 AM

Monday, September 2:  CLOSED; Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 3:  No Classes; Registration Day; Dorm opens at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, September 4:  Classes Begin (School Day is 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Monday, September 16:  School Pictures -  Photography by Mark

Wednesday-Friday, October 9-11:  Dakotas AER Conference

Friday, October 11:  HOMEGOING - Full day of school; Classes dismiss at 3:00 PM
Supper will be served; Dorm closes at 6:00 PM

Monday, October 14:  CLOSED; Native American Day Holiday

Tuesday, October 15:  No Classes; Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dorm opens at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, October 15:  Foundation Board Meeting at 4:00 PM

Wednesday, October 16:  Classes Resume

Welcome from the Superintendent 

Jessica VogelIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) website!  At SDSBVI, our vision is for all South Dakota children who are blind or visually impaired to have full access to educational resources that prepare them for life.  We view each child as an individual, deserving of personalized learning opportunities focused to help them achieve their highest level of independence.  Our teachers are experts in the field of visual impairments, who provide innovative programming on our beautiful campus, adjacent to Northern State University.  SDSBVI’s outreach consultants, also visual impairments specialists, provide visual impairment assistance to students, families, and educators throughout the state through our thriving outreach program. 

Families, school districts, and the community are key partners in meeting the needs of each child.  Whether you are a student, parent, or member of the community who wishes to contribute your time or support, I invite you to join us in transforming the lives of children with a visual impairment.  SDSBVI is a greater community with you involved. 

Thank you for visiting the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired website.  I invite you to use the "Contact Us" link located at the bottom of the page in the footer with any questions, or to explore ways you can make a difference at SDSBVI! 


Jessica Vogel, Ed.D. 

Contact Us

605 14th Avenue SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401


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