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The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) educates and invests in many children that, due to blindness/low vision or blindness/low vision and additional handicapping conditions, other schools cannot or have difficulty serving. Through its outreach initiatives, ISBVI provides services to children and young adults throughout the state who are blind or have low vision who are not enrolled at the School.


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ISBVI Food Pantry

ISBVI’s school-based food pantry is available to students and their families in the coming weeks. If you would like to pick-up a pre-packaged box and/or sack lunches, please first reach out to one of the following staff members:

Neale Red Elk
Elementary/Middle School Social Worker
(317) 253-1481 ext. 188

Jenny Thixton-Stoffer
High School Social Worker
(317) 253-1481 ext. 170

Selina Ho
School Psychologist
(317)253-1481 ext. 127

Deanna Sheard
Residential Mentor
(317)253-1481 ext. 782

Additionally, please visit the following website for services your local school district my be providing:  https://indywithkids.com/free-meals-for-children/.  

School Closure

Governor Holcomb signed an executive order requiring schools within the State of Indiana to remain closed until at least May 1. The date for closure could be extended through the academic year.  Additionally, all state testing will be canceled for the academic year.

Parents and Guardians of students enrolled at the school will be receiving instructional packets for your children at the start of the coming week.  These packets along with regular communications from teachers at the school will enhance educational opportunities and experiences while your children remain at home. 

We continue to take the necessary steps to sanitize the school to ensure that a safe and healthy environment is available when school resumes. A letter will be included in the educational packets that will provide additional information. 


Please continue to take the necessary steps to help stop the spread of the virus that include, but are not limited to, social distancing and hand washing.

Houseplant Sale

The Greenhouse at ISBVI will hold its annual Houseplant Sale March 5 - 7, 2020.  See below for details:

Thursday and Friday
March 5 - 6
12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 7
9:00am - 4:00pm

Available at this sale:  Hanging Baskets, Starter Plants, Succulents, Unique Containers, Terrariums, Scented Geraniums and more.

2019 Holiday Program

Friday, December 20 
10:00am - 12:00pm
ISBVI Main Gym

2019 ISBVI Greenhouse Holiday Plant Sale

December 5 and 6   12:00pm - 5pm

December 7 and 14   9am - 4pm

Featuring beautiful poinsettias, blooming holiday planters, fresh greenery arrangements, and gift items including ceramics and ISBVI note cards.  

ISBVI Holiday Tree Sale and Family Event

December 7, 2019   8:30am - 3pm

Enjoy pancakes and omelettes for breakfast, trees, wreaths, music, cookies, Santa and reindeer! 

Registration Day

Registration Day will be held on campus on Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

2019 - 2020 Calendar