Summer Institute will be virtual in August. See links above for info.

Iowa Department for the Blind Programs

ACE Academy Work - Readiness Pre-Employment Transition Program

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Information on COVID-19

Easy to Understand Information on Coronavirus

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Superintendent's COVID-19 Update: April 15, 2020

Families and education partners:   Everyone at IESBVI understands what a difficult time this is for your students and families.  We’ve been thrust into circumstances with many unknowns and things we cannot control. As new information about the impact of the Corona virus becomes available, the Department of Public Health and Department of Education continue to revise guidance.   . . .

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IESBVI Spring Family Conference - CANCELLED!

Due to recent health concerns, unfortunately, we are canceling Spring Family Conference - see link below for more information.   Spring Family Conference Cancellation flyer    

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Brunch and Bowling


We had a huge group join us for our annual bowling event on Friday, February 28, 2020.  Twenty-seven students in grades K-12 met for brunch at Perkins before bowling at Air Lanes. Students had the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones while working on independent living skills such as ordering food, calculating their total including tax and tip to determine if they were within budget, practicing table manners, . . .

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Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at UNI

Staff and students attended a performance of Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks on Friday, January 31st at Gallagher Bluedorn on the campus of UNI.  A band of winter weather threatened to cancel the event, but everyone got there safely.  Everyone remarked about how much they learned about Rosa Parks - even those who were familiar with her story. IRIS provided descriptive narration.  After the performance, staff and . . .

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McGregor Scholarship 2020-2021

McGregor Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available beginning February 28th, 2020.  Applications must be completed and submitted by April 30th, 2020. For eligibility and scholarship information:   McGregor Scholarship Information To complete application electronically:    McGregor Scholarship Application 20-21 For a printable copy:   McGregory Scholarship . . .

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2020 IESBVI Summer Camps

Happy New Year!!   It's January - so, it's time to think about summer!! Summer Camp Registration is now open.   Watch your mailbox or inbox for the complete brochure or click links below!   Additional information regarding each of the regional day camps will be sent out in March.   To view the brochure, click here:  2020 Summer Camp Brochure To register:   Registration Request . . .

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Breakfast with Santa

Des Moines

We had a great time enjoying breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Together we played games, built with blocks, sang Christmas songs while playing our instruments, and we also had a great breakfast! Then we made all kinds of crafts that can decorate a tree or give as gifts, wrote a letter to Santa to remind him of our gift requests, enjoyed spending time in a sensory room, and met lots of new children and parents. It was . . .

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Holiday Party

Cedar Rapids

Ho Ho Ho!  IESBVI had their annual Holiday Event at Grant Wood AEA on Sunday, December 15th.  We enjoyed a sing-along; pictures with Santa, snacks, centers, and great conversation. It is always great to get our students and families together!         

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