Welcome to the Department of



for Oglala Lakota County School District



Connie Kaltenbach, Director of the CIA

206 School Street, Box 109

Batesland, SD 57716


605-455-6691 (office)

605-685-8894 (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.

Students who will be returning on site will be able to participate in district NWEA MAP assessments in math, reading, and science and will be able to participate in the State of South Dakota tests for grades 3rd through 8th, and 11th grade in English Language Arts and Math. For the state science test, onsite students in grades 5th, 8th, and 11th will be able to test.

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.

Assessment Dates to be Determined.

Alternative Instruction Students

Families seeking public school exemption for their child previously referred to as public school exemption or homeschool can now renew their application yearly using a new portal.

The state link: South Dakota Alternative Instruction Link will provide families with the ability to log in to the system to enroll their students. The site also has important information about instructing Alternative Instruction Students.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Curriculum Office at Oglala Lakota County School District.

Connie Kaltenbach