Thursday thru Sunday, September 28 - October 1:
SDSBVI Team competing in NCASB Track & Field Meet in Nashville, TN
THANK YOU! to the South Dakota Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired for sponsoring our athletes. Let's go Pioneers - Team SD!
Friday, October 6: HOMEGOING; Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorm closes at 1:00 PM
Monday, October 9: CLOSED; Native American Day Holiday
Tuesday, October 10: No Classes; Parent/Teacher Conferences
Dorm opens at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, October 11: Classes Resume
Friday, October 13: Special Olympics Area Bowling Tournament at Village Bowl in Aberdeen
Sunday, October 15: White Cane Awareness Day
Friday, October 20: SDSBVI Advisory Council Meeting in NSU Room (11:00 AM-2:00 PM)
Thursday, October 26: School Picture Day by Lifetouch
Lifetouch School Pictures Ordering Information
If you would like a paper order form, need assistance in ordering, or have any questions, contact Kandi Sampson, Educational Secretary, at 605-626-2581 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 26: "Pumpkin Carving" with Aberdeen Lions Club
Sunday, October 29: Let's Bowl "Strikes for Special Olympics" at Village Bowl in Aberdeen (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
More information for Aberdeen Strikes for Special Olympics
Friday-Sunday, November 3-5: Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament at Village Bowl in Aberdeen
Thursday, December 14: Aberdeen Lions Club "Christmas Party" for the students
March 11 - April 26: SD ELA and Math Alternate Assessments
Friday, April 26: Special Olympics Area Swimming Competition in Watertown
March 25 - May 3: SD ELA and Math Assessments
SD Science Assessment / SD Science Alternate Assessment
Friday, May 3: Special Olympics Area Track & Field Competition in Milbank
Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18: Special Olympics State Summer Games in Vermillion
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It 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.
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Jessica Vogel, Ed.D.
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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