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.
March 30: Homegoing; Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM
March 31 - April 1: No Classes; Spring Break
April 2: No Classes; Good Friday
April 4: Easter
April 5: No Classes; Dorms open at 1:00 PM
April 6: Classes resume at 8:00 AM
March 8 - May 7: Window for State Testing
[Math, English/Language Arts (ELA), Science, Alternate Science]
March 15 - April 30: Window for State Testing
[Alternate Math, Alternate English/Language Arts (ELA)]
June 6 - 25: Extended School Year (ESY)
July 11 - 30: Extended School Year (ESY)
Accessibility at SDSBVI
The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) is committed to web accessibility for all, regardless of ability or disability. We work continually to improve the accessibility and usability of our digital content, informed by web accessibility standards. Accessibility is an ideal and responsibility that we share with the greater community. We collaborate with our webmaster to make this website and its contents as accessible as possible.
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This Week's Menu
2020-2021 School Calendar
Transcript Request Form
SDSBVI Web Store (DSS)
SDSBVI Web Store (Geffdog)
The end of the semester is closing in and we are very pleased with the progress and efforts that the students have demonstrated this fall. The school year has developed into one to remember and has been marked by a number of grand occasions. The school building was dedicated this fall, and we reburied a time capsule to commemorate the school’s 120 th anniversary. We will be uploading a video on our Facebook page to show everyone what was placed in the time capsule. I want to thank school districts, parents, students, and families for your cooperation as we are navigating in uncharted waters, in terms of COVID. We are all disappointed that we cannot conduct the same operating procedures that the school has had in the past and we are definitely disappointed that our regularly scheduled events that we normally would have had to be canceled.
As we head into the holiday season please be mindful of your family’s public interactions and COVID safety precautions, as this will be a challenging time in terms COVID management for SDSBVI. We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
Yours in Education,
Dan Trefz, Superintendent
To help the student become more independent,sit on your hands for a whole task while giving only verbal cues instead of touch cues.
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