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Smee School District #15-3 is a public school located in Wakpala, South Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  We are dedicated to the intellectual and social growth of each student as they learn to live effectively in a contemporary bi-cultural world.  Our school educates students to help them become successful in all aspects of life with attention to individual differences.

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Back-to-School COVID information

As the first day of school approaches, we know parents & students alike have concerns. Please take a moment to review some information from the SD Department of Health. This information will be used in formulating our back-to-school plan.
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2020-2021 School Year

Wakpala School plans to reopen with first day of school on August 20, 2020. In light of COVID, a Re-opening Planning Committee has been established and is working on a Re-opening Safety Plan. The committee includes school board members, school administration, teachers, parents/guardians and an SRST Council Representative. The Plan will include safety strategies covering areas of: wearing of face masks and shields, physical distancing, frequent handwashing, temperature checks, cleaning and sanitizing, classroom desk configurations, in-person classroom instruction, on-line remote learning, communication, food service and transportation protocols. As the Safety Plan is finalized, it will be shared with all parties. Stayed tuned!


Wóuŋspe wašté hiyágleya!
A good education leads to success!

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Lakȟóta Tȟawápaha Olówaŋ (Lakota Flag Song) Tȟuŋkášilayapi tȟawápaha kiŋháŋ oíhaŋkešniyaŋ hé nážiŋ kte ló.
Iyóȟlatheya, oyáte kiŋháŋ wičhíčhaǧiŋ kta čha, léčhamuŋ weló.
The President, his staff without end it will stand.
Under it, the people they will grow, so I do this.
Lakota Flag Song was composed by Ellis Chips, Pine Ridge, sometime in the 1950’s.
Lakota translation from the New Lakota Dictionary.
English translation from Sharing the Gift of Lakota Song.