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.
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
October 28-30: Dakotas AER Conference
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November 11: School is in session; Veterans Day
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)]
SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
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2020 Dakotas AER Conference
October 28 - 30, Aberdeen, SD
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We are all very excited to welcome our students and staff back to campus after a long hiatus. The end of the 2019-2020 school year was not how we wanted to end our school year, nor was it how we wanted to celebrate our transition to our new campus. We are ready to start the new school year, and are prepared for whatever hurdles are thrown our way. We are so grateful for the students and families that made the educational process work this spring and summer. It was a challenge, but with all challenges we give ourselves an opportunity to grow and develop. Some of the new educational tools and methods that were used this spring and summer may find their way into our permanent skillset.
On August 13, we held the SDSBVI building dedication to thank the many donors and people that constructed the new building and celebrate the start of a new era at the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. It was a remarkable day. The building is ready, the staff are ready, and all we need is our students back in the building. Our goal is to start the year and end the year on campus. We are taking many precautions and are planning for multiple scenarios, but with the hopes that we can continue to provide quality educational service to our students and families the whole year on campus. Time will tell. We all look forward to meeting everyone again when classes start on Wednesday, September 9.
Yours in Education,
Dan Trefz, Superintendent
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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