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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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Parent Virtual Workshop

ISBVI will hold a virtual parent workshop April 28 and 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Topics will include:

April 28:  Government Programs and Special Needs Trusts
April 29:  ABLE Accounts and Guardianship

Click here for more details and for information on how to RSVP.


Annual Spring Plant Sale

The spring sale will feature a wide variety of perennials, native plants, flowering annuals, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, pumpkins, cucumbers and melons.

Open for in-person shopping on the ISBVI campus (COVID-19 protocols will be observed):

May 8 - 22, 2021
Saturday and Sunday
9:00am to 4:00pm

Monday - Friday
3:00pm to 6:00pm


2021 - 2022 School Calendar

The ISBVI Board has approved the following calendar for the 2021 - 2022 school year:

2021 - 2022 School Calendar


Virtual & In-person Instruction

School will not be in session during winter break, December 21 - January 1.  School will resume VIRTUALLY for all students on Monday, January 4.

In-person instruction will begin on January 11, 2021 for all non-residential, day students.  Students who have elected to be virtual learners for the 2020 - 2021 school year will continue virtual instruction with no changes.

Residential students will return to school on January 18, 2021 with in-person instruction beginning on January 19, 2021.


ISBVI Rocket Pantry

ISBVI's school-based food pantry will be closed for the next two weeks, December 21 - January 1.  The pantry will resume the week of January 4.  Contact Neale Red Elk for more information.

Below is a list of other food resources:

Feeding America – map of Indiana

Food Assistance Availability Map
Gleaners list of pantries by county
Indy Hunger Network Community Compass
Indiana 2-1-1


School Reopening Plan

Please see the following for important back to school information:

ISBVI Reopening Plan (text only)

ISBVI Reopening Plan (with graphics)

ISBVI Reopening At-a-Glance


2020 - 2021 School Calendar

The ISBVI School Board has approved the following revised calendar for the 2020 - 2021 school year:

2020 - 2021 School Calendar