Welcome to the Department of



for Oglala Lakota County School District


Ray Rothe

206 School Street, Box 109

Batesland, SD 57716


605-455-6695 (office)

605-407-1302 (cell)


Oglala Lakota County School Calendar 2021-2022

OLCSD Elementary School Calendar 2021-22

OLCSD High School Calendar


Oglala Lakota County School District strives to meet the South Dakota Standards in all four core content areas of English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, Social Studies and to also include the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings in instruction throughout the year.

The Oglala Lakota County School District has approved the following curriculum resources to support the instruction of grade-level standards.

English Language Arts

K-5 ELA Amplify CKLA 2nd Edition

6-8 ELA: EL Education

9-12 ELA Courses

  • 100 English Language Arts

  • 200 Speech

  • 300 American Literature

  • 350 AP American Literature

  • 400 Dystopian Literature

  • 500 Literature in Film

  • 600 Indigenous Literature

  • 700 Creative Writing

  • 800 Composition

  • 900 Advanced Composition

SD ELA Standards


K-12 Math - Eureka, Zearn, Insync

The K-12 math program utilizes the base of the Engage NY Standards work and the products from Great Minds/Eureka including Insync, and Zearn

9-12 Math Courses

  • 100 Pre-Algebra

  • 200 Algebra

  • 300 Algebra II

  • 400 Geometry

  • 500 C/C Math

  • 600 Pre-Calculus

SD Math Standards


K-12 Science - Discovery Techbooks

The K-12 Science program utilizes the science standards as the base and uses the Discovery Techbook.

9-12 Science Courses

  • 100 Earth Science

  • 200 Environmental Science

  • 300 Biology

  • 400 Chemistry

  • 500 Integrated Science

SD Science Standards

Social Studies

K-4 Social Studies - We use internal resources to meet the standards

5-12 Social Studies uses the Discovery Social Studies Techbook.

Discovery Social Studies Techbook

9-12 Social Studies Courses

  • 100 US History

  • 200 World Geography

  • 300 US Government

  • 350 AP Government

  • 400 Current US Issues

  • 450 AP Current Issues

  • 500 Modern World History

SD Social Studies Standards

Lakota Language, Culture, and Life Skills

Our curriculums for the Lakota Department center around three overarching components:

  • Lakota Language Development through the use of the Lakota Language Consortium Workbooks and methods

    • Our Lakota Instructors meet with students during the week to develop and support the Lakota language

    • Teach Lakota

  • Lakota Culture Development through the use of the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings when applicable and elder inspired Lakota culture understandings and traditions

    • Our Lakota Instructors bring a wealth of Lakota Culture to their student sessions to help students understand and appreciate the Lakota culture.

    • OSEU

    • Resources

  • Lifeskills and Character Development through the use of the Life Skills of the Young Lakota Curriculum

    • Classroom Teachers support the Lakota mission of the school district by guiding students in lessons and stories of the Lakota which character development components.

    • Resources


Oglala Lakota County School District strives to provide professional development opportunities to employees throughout the school year and summer.

School Year Professional Development Opportunities

Simple K12 Professional Development Website

Teacher Recertification Information

Approved Youth Suicide Prevention Course for Certification


The Oglala Lakota County School District will continue remote assessments with NWEA MAP for students in grades 3rd-12th grade and will use formative assessments for K-2 students who are working remotely.

Both the district assessments and state tests seek to help provide parents, students, and teachers with information to better plan for instruction, support, and interventions.

In the fall, we typically report our percentages on the state test.  This past spring, we had opened, but not to full capacity.  During the testing window, students in grades 3-12 were tested to the best of their ability.  The state test required in-person testing, so while we tested those we had in the buildings, we did not meet the percentage of students needed to have results on the report card for academics.  Thus, we have no comparisons from the previous year either.  Results of students who did test were sent out last spring but will not show up collectively on our report because not enough tested.

This puts us in a unique position for this school year where we can write our own future with student scores this coming spring as our new baseline.  Schools previously designated as Comprehensive Needs Schools will remain the same status.

We do have some data on graduation rate, educator qualifications, and school safety.

Very quick review of the district report card:

This is the link to view our District Report card, your school report card, or any school in SD's report card system.



Assessment Dates 22-23

OLCSD Parent Letter for Spring Testing 2022

Lakota Tech High School

Lakota Tech Schedule

OLC Virtual High School

VHS Schedule