News & Announcements


As we head into the winter months, communication becomes even more important.  There will be late starts, early dismissals and even school closures.  Wakpala Public School has a phone call & text option for direct communications to parents & students.  One of the first messages of the year went out this morning.  If you did not receive a call or text this morning & would like to be added to the list, please call the school at 605-845-3040 extension 110 or 108.  On top of the direct communication, we also post these announcements on our website ( ), Facebook ( ), KLND, KOLY, KDLT, KSFY & KELO-TV.  You can also listen to school announcements by calling the school at 605-845-3040, prompt 9.

If you are ever unsure about the conditions & think there may be a change in our schedule, please use an alternate medium to verify.
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IHS Public Health here on November 2nd

Nurses from IHS Public Health will be at the Wakpala School for a second time on Monday, November 2nd to do flu shots and other immunizations for students. If you would like your child to receive a flu shot or immunizations that they need, please contact the school nurse at 845-3040 ext 112. Immunizations will only be given to those students with a signed consent form from their parent/guardian.
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SD School for the Deaf Screening - October 27th

South Dakota School for the Deaf will be at the Wakpala School on Tuesday, October 27th. They will be screening students in grades K-7th. Students must turn in a consent form to be screened. Consent forms will be sent home again today after school. Please contact the school nurse at 845-3040 ext 112 with any questions or concerns.
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Virtual Classes October 22nd & 23rd

With the approaching winter storm and forecasted heavy snowfall, Wakpala Public School will hold classes virtually on Thursday & Friday, October 22nd & 23rd. Wakpala Public School will be physically closed Thursday & Friday, but classes will resume online. All students will be sent home with their computers today, October 21st. In preparation of closures, students have been taught how to log in for remote learning. They will need their login information & internet access. For those students who we are aware do not have internet access, paper educational packets will be sent home.
During this time of closure, staff will also deep clean so the building is fully sanitized and ready to re-open on Monday, October 26th.
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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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