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  

Thursday, December 14:  Aberdeen Lions Club & Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club "Student Christmas Party" with Pizza Supper in the Gym at 5:30 PM

Monday-Wednesday, December 18-20 is our HOMEGOING Week with "Dress Up Days" for students and staff
Monday, December 18: Let's see those crazy, ugly holiday sweaters!
Tuesday, December 19: Wear your coziest pajamas!
Wednesday, December 20: Dress in your holiday best!  It's our Christmas Program "Home for Christmas" at 10:30 AM in the Gym; OPEN to the public - please join us! 
RSVP to Kandi at 605-626-2581 or
School dismisses for the holiday vacation at 12:10 PM; Dorm closes at 1:00 PM

Wednesday, December 20:  Please join us for our Christmas Program "Home for Christmas" - OPEN to the Public - at 10:30 AM in the Gym followed by a Holiday Meal sponsored by the South Dakota FOUNDATION for the Blind and Visually Impaired
HOMEGOING:  Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorm closes at 1:00 PM

Monday - Tuesday, December 25 - 26:  CLOSED

Thursday, December 21 thru Wednesday, January 3:  No Classes

Monday , January 1:  CLOSED

Tuesday, January 2:  No Classes

Wednesday, January 3:  No Classes; Dorm opens at 1:00 PM

Thursday, January 4:  Classes Resume

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

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