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 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 HAVE YOUR WORK HOURS BEEN DRASTICALLY REDUCED DUE TO COVID??
 

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

-NAVAJO NATION EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM
Click Here for More Information





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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.


*TRUE KIDS1 SPRING CLUBS
Check out these free spring clubs! See FLYER  for specific age groups and dates. Join Here

*COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY
Still haven't applied for college? Good news, here's your chance to meet (virtually!) with admissions reps from several colleges in New Mexico. They will answer your questions and help you apply to their college, if you're interested! Join them April 19 from 3:00-5:00 pmMORE INFO HERE.

*THE NM GAS CO. NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
Whether you're pursuing your associate's, bachelors, master's or doctorate, you can apply! The application window is open April 2- May 7, 2021 and they are awarding $2,000 to 20 lucky recipients!
Apply Here Now  or see flyer for MORE INFO.

*JEMEZ MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC COOP SCHOLARSHIP
Apply for this scholarship from JMEC due April 24th. CLICK HERE  for the requirements and the application. Applications can be mailed or dropped off with Ms Brown. 


*NAVAJO NATION SCHOLARSHIPS!
Navajo Nation scholarships open March 15! Log on and "Create an Account," once verified, you will be able to apply for student aid from the Navajo Nation!! If you need more assistance, reach out to Ms Brown. Register Here.


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


*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. 


 
*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!



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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!

*SUMMER JOBS  FOR 16  & OLDER!
The Forest Stewards Youth Corps program is now hiring for Fall Fire & Fuels Program Crew members age 18-25. MORE INFO HERE. Round 1 deadline is April 4th, Round 2 deadline is June 13FSYC Crew Leaders are also needed for summer, fall, or both- MORE INFO HERE deadline to apply for Round 1 is March 28th, Round 2 deadline is June 13th. 

*NAVAJO FARM & GARDEN INCENTIVE PROGRAM
 
 
Navajo farmers can receive an incentive for for food production! Apply now for the 2021 growing season! MORE INFO HERE

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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: 
April 21 @ 6:00 pm 
via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting:
IEC April Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 966 7728 6911
Passcode: 314918
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

*JOM Needs Assessment Survey Results SY 2020-2021*
JOM Needs Survey 2020
*JOM Annual Report SY 2019-2020*
SY 19-20 JOM Annual Report
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JOM Indian Education Parent Committee Bylaws SY 2020-2021*
 
JOM ByLaws SY20-21


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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