Federal Programs & Indian Education

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MEET OUR STAFF!


Dr. Donna Navarrete, Ph.D. 
Executive Director of Data & Accountability/Federal Programs Director

dnavarrete@cuba.k12.nm.us
575-289-3211 ext. 108
Cell: 505-290-0709 


Raphaelita Phillips, MHA
Native American Student Support Program Director/Indian Education Director

rphillips@cuba.k12.nm.us
575-289-3211 ext. 609
Cell: 505-290-4357


LaVern Wagner
Tranformational Community Engagement Coordinator

lwagner@cuba.k12.nm.us
575-289-3211 ext. 611
Cell: 505-290-9752

Rose Etsitty

Director of Counseling & Native American Indian Student Support Services
retsitty@cuba.k12.nm.us
Cell: 505-290-6324

 
NAVAJO NATION NEWS:

-Navajo Mechanical Engineer at NASA! Read all about his achievements HERE


-COVID TESTING ON NAVAJO NATION!!!

Crownpoint Service Unit

*Crownpoint Healthcare Facility: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am – 12 pm, Thursday 1-4 pm

*Pueblo Pintado Clinic: Monday through Thursday (WALK IN CLINIC), 9 am – 3:30 pm

*Pueblo Pintado Clinic: Friday (drive up), 9:30 am – 11:30 am, 1 pm – 3:30 pm

*Thoreau Clinic: Monday and Friday (Drive Up), 9 am – 12 pm

*Crownpoint chapter (Navajo Nation employees-ONLY– drive thru): Nov. 25, 2020, 9 am – 4 pm

-COVID VACCINATION REGISTRATION ON NAVAJO NATION

Navajo Nation Covid Vaccine Registration Link
Navajo Nation Department of Health . (928)871-6350; Hotline: 928-871-7014;
Mental Health Helpline: (505)368-1438 or (505)368-1467;

-DID YOU LOSE  YOUR JOB OR YOUR WORK HOURS HAVE BEEN DRASTICALLY REDUCED DUE TO COVID??
 

CLICK HERE  for more information to receive assistance from the Navajo Family Assistance Services!




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ANNOUNCEMENTS!!
*All bold/highlighted text are clickable hyperlinks**

*ACTIVE NATIVE YOUTH 2021
Join CISD and the Notah Begay Foundation in our Active Native Youth Campaign 2021  to get up, be active and win cool prizes. Contact Raphaelita Phillips  for more information or with any questions.

*COLLEGE RODEO DRIVE
Do you rodeo? Do you want to keep doing it after high school? Check out our COLLEGE RODEO DRIVE  on March 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The first 40 attendees will receive a FREE CAPFor more information on where to attend, email Rose Etsitty.
 
*FAF$A-FOR-U WORKSHOP
 
If you still haven't completed your FAFSA, here's an opportunity for you! The workshop will be put on by UNM American Indian Student Services. Students will have the opportunity to meet with FAFSA experts, one-on-one! The event will be taking place Wednesday March 10 from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. Register Here  to get the Zoom link sent to you or call UNM American Indian Student Services at 505-277-6343 for more info!

*HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
The American Indian College Fund's FULL CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP is due March 8! Go to Collegefund.org/scholarships  for more information! Or go to this ZOOM LINK  for more information.

*CUBA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
Download the application HERE . You must use your student ID and return the application to Ms Brown to turn in.


*COLLEGE PREP FOR JUNIORS!
NM ROCA is offering a program for extra support in preparing for college for juniors in rural areas, whose parents do not have a bachelor's degree. You can participate in a summer camp on a college campus to help you get prepared for college! Deadline to apply is March 31 and you can create an account and APPLY HERE. More Information HERE.

*SCHOLARSHIPS
Seniors! Are you wondering what scholarships are available out there? Check out this handy FLYER  for a list of what's available and more! If you have questions or need help, contact Ms Anna Brown. 

*GOLF SCHOLARSHIP
The Northern New Mexico Senior Men's Golf Association has scholarships for high school seniors in the amounts of $1,000 and $2,000. For more information  CLICK HERE  to see all the details. Deadline is April 1, 2021.

*JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Juniors here's an opportunity for you! These scholarships can pay for a summer program, help you apply for colleges and scholarships and much more! See Flyer for more Details and to see if you qualify! Deadline is March 24.

 
*FAFSA COACHING
If you are a Native American student in New Mexico, you can receive one-on-one FAFSA Coaching! Click Here for More Details!


*DAVIS-KOZOLL SCHOLARSHIP
Drs Davis & Kozoll are offering 1-2 scholarships to graduating high school seniors with a preference for students in our area! You must pursue a bachelor's or associate's degree in science or human services profession without consideration of a planned career location OR a degree from a technical or vocational school with plans to pursue a career in our local northern NM communities. Deadline to apply is April 5 @ 5:00 pm! For more info and to apply CLICK HERE!

*UNM HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SYMPOSIUM
Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Check out UNM's Health Professionals Symposium on Saturday March 6, 2021. It is an all-day workshop from the comfort of your home. No matter if you are not sure what career path you want to take, this symposium will answer all of your questions and more! Register Here or check out this Flyer for more info!

*COBELL SCHOLARSHIP
Thinking about a vocational school and need a scholarship? CLICK HERE for more information on the Cobbell Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year!

*TRUMAN PICARD SCHOLARSHIP
Are you thinking about a career in Natural Resources? We have a scholarship for you! Deadline to apply is March 12 so get all your material in! Click Here for More Info.

*IHS SCHOLARSHIP
 
Are you planning on entering the medical field?  The Indian Health Service can pay for your education! CLICK HERE and click 'Apply' on the left-hand side of the page. 


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THINKING ABOUT A FUTURE IN BUSINESS?
Have you been told you should go into business? Well why not make a business plan?! Join San Juan College & Fort Lewis College's Business Plan Competition and enter for your chance to win scholarships and prizes! Click Here for More Info.


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STILL HAVEN'T COMPLETED YOUR FAFSA?
Northern New Mexico Community College is here to help you complete your FAFSA! Don't worry if you don't plan on attending NNMCC, their wonderful team will still help you complete your FAFSA Application, regardless of where you plan on going to school! AND they are here to help through the holiday break! Click Here to schedule a time TODAY!

*FAFSA MONEY MONDAYS!
Do you need assistance completing your FAFSA? Click Here for More Info. Virtual training every Monday. For more information or assistance with FAFSA, contact Ms Anna Brown.

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WRITING COMPETITION
Have you or a loved one suffered from a cancer diagnosis?  Check out this Writing Contest where you could win prizes for sharing your feelings! This is open to students in grades 9-12 and the deadline is March 14.

*UNM Dine Language Teacher Institute
Are you thinking about becoming a Navajo teacher in our community? Take a look at this amazing opportunity from UNM! Tuition is PAID!UNM DineÄ› Language Teacher Institute.pdf  For more information contact Raphaelita Phillips or UNM contacts on brochure!

*Questions about New Mexico Back-to-School Updates?
Have questions about the Governor's updates on back-to-school or reentry guidelines? Call the Back-to-School Hotline at 1-833-415-0567 or email Family.Engagement@state.nm.us.

*CISD INDIAN EDUCATION FINANCIAL HELP
CISD Indian Education provides reimbursement and financial assistance for the following: 
-Caps & Gowns for Seniors (up to $45.50)
-Eyeglasses (up to $60)


For more information, please contact Raphaelita Phillips and please ensure you have the following:
-Your student is an enrolled member of a Native American tribe and you have provided a copy of your child's CIB to CISD Indian Ed office
-You provide the original receipt for proof of purchase when asking for reimbursement


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Federal/State Application Timeline

 Federal/State Application  Date   Amount
Title I May 22, 2020
$715,212.52
Title II
May 22, 2020
 $66,168.50
Title III
May 22, 2020
$19,043.00
Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment May 22, 2020 $53,241.63
Title VI 
June 19, 2020  $81,912.00
Title VII Impact Aid
February 1, 2021 ** 
  State Bilingual   May 11, 2020
**
 JOM Unexpended Funds  One-time fund
$41,082
 Indian Education Act
 District Initiative
 May 22, 2020
 $90,000.00
 Indigenous Education Initiative We are in a three year grant cycle 2019-2022- depending on available funding $250,000.00
 CARES Act ESSER  June 1, 2020 $596,932.18
 Johnson O'Malley (JOM) We are in a two year grant cycle 2019-2021  $26,756.83
*Approximate date. Deadlines have not been established.
** To be determined.
*** Not yet approved.

Johnson O'Malley Indian Education Parent Committee 

George Aragon- President
vacant- Vice President
Keri Toledo- Secretary
**We are currently recruiting for an IEC member. Any parent to a Native American Elementary student is welcome to apply. Send a letter of interest to Mrs. Phillips**


JOM IEC Meeting Agendas:
Agenda July 2019
Agenda October 2019
Agenda December 2019
Agenda January 2020
Agenda February 2020
Agenda May 2020
Agenda June 2020
Agenda July 2020
Agenda August 2020
Agenda September 2020
Agenda December 2020
Agenda Jan 2021
Special Mtg Agenda Jan 2021

JOM IEC Meeting Minutes:
Minutes July 2019
Minutes Sept 2019
Minutes October 2019

Minutes December 2019
Minutes January 2020
Minutes February 2020
Minutes May 2020
Minutes May 2020
Minutes July 2020
Minutes August 2020
Minutes September 2020
Minutes December 2020


NEXT MEETING DATE/LOCATION: 

March 16, 2021
5:00 pm
*Details to come*


*JOM Needs Assessment Survey Results SY 2020-2021*

JOM Needs Survey 2020
*JOM Annual Report SY 2019-2020*
SY 19-20 JOM Annual Report


Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise requested by IEC members. School messenger alerts are sent out to notify community of meetings each month, as well as posting on the CISD website. If you would like to attend, please note that there is a public comment section in the first few minutes of each meeting, during which parents and community can voice their concerns to IEC members. After doing so, you can request to be placed on the agenda for the following month. Please contact Raphaelita Phillips for more information.
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