Face coverings are required in the building when social distancing is not practical. Please be prepared and bring a face covering. There will be additional information posted at the entrance of the building.
July 13 - 31: Virtual - Extended School Year (ESY) Summer Program
September 7: Labor Day Holiday
September 8: Registration Day; No Classes; Dorms Open at 1:00 PM
September 9: Classes Begin (School Day is 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
October 7: Lifetouch Picture Day at 8:30 AM
October 9: HOMEGOING: Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM
October 12: Native American Day Holiday
October 13: Parent / Teacher Conferences; No Classes; Dorms open at 10:00 AM
October 14: Classes resume at 8:00 AM
November 11: School is in session; Veterans Day
SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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Students began classes in our new SDSBVI on Monday, January 13. Students and staff are adjusting remarkably well to the new layout and new routines. Among the most noticeable features are the ability to control daylight and classroom lighting and the two staircases. The dorm is set up in pods, with 5 rooms sharing a bathroom, a large commons area with a kitchen, teen center, and playroom.
Northern State University has an embedded classroom where the courses in visual impairment are being taught.
While we are still finishing up odds and ends from the punch list and waiting for a few items to be delivered, the new building has exceeded our expectations. Two students have already moved into the student apartments.
We are extremely grateful for the work of the Northern State University Foundation and the generous donors who made this dream a reality for us. The relationship with NSU is unique and has the potential to provide even further opportunities for students at both schools.
We are planning an open house and ribbon cutting (date to be determined).
You may think that more or brighter light is always better. The truth is more light can cause glare, which can make seeing more difficult for some people. Flexible lighting can be positioned in a variety of ways to focus the light on the specific task, rather than in your eyes..
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