White Cane Day 2021


Happy White Cane Day 2021! The California School for the Blind (CSB) is excited to be able to have our White Cane Day 2021 in person on October 13, 2021. Last year, we celebrated virtually and learned some insightful information about white canes and the persons using the white canes. This year, we have some exciting activities planned to celebrate. We will have music, an obstacle course, and more. One activity we want to highlight is our Writing Contest (see below for more details)!

In preparation for White Cane Day, our students submitted drawings to be placed on our White Cane Day t-shirts. See the art below to see the winning logo designed by Habon! We are proud of all student's in California. We are also proud of the families, teachers, and educational team members that support them!

A person holding a White Cane Day 2021 flag and a white cane.

Winning Logo (PNG)


Writing Contest

Entry Type: Poem or Story form. Submissions should be in the form of a poem or a story. See Lesson Plans for instructions.

Participants: Open to all blind and low vision students at California School for the Blind in Fremont.

Prize: CSB students selected as winners will have the opportunity to read their entry during our White Cane Day celebration. These winners will also have the opportunity to enjoy a special lunch with our Superintendent Gina Ouellette. Students selected who do not attend CSB will have their submissions posted on our webpage.

Submission date: October 10th, 2021
Please send submissions to Vanessa Herndon at vherndon@csb-cde.ca.gov.

Lesson Plans

White Cane Day POEM Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will be given instructions on how to break down the steps to writing a poem using an article written by Qudisya Naqui and then the students will be given the opportunity to create their own poem.

White Cane Day STORY Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will be given instructions on how to break down the steps to writing a story using an article written by Qudisya Naqui and then the students will be given the opportunity to create their own story.

Qudisya Naqui's Article External link opens in new window or tab.
Read Qudisya's article on this webpage.