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Residential Mission Statement

Residential students will reside in a safe and drug-free environment, which provides for their basic needs. To provide a safe place to sleep and rest, eat a well-balanced meal, basic personal hygiene, medical needs, and laundering facilities. Students will attain self-identification & awareness, and learn to integrate home­ living skills into the school environment and real world experiences 

About Us

The  residential  hall  is  one  co-educational  building  for  1st - 8th  grade  students.  The  residential hall  is  in operation 24 hours - 6 days a week. Opening each Sunday at 2:00 pm and closing on Friday at 6:00 pm. At the beginning of the school year, the Residential Department will provide an orientation for students and parents:


Parents will be notified when changes occur due to holiday, no school / professional development days, or emergencies. Due to safety reasons, the doors are locked at 5:00 pm and unlocked at 6:00 am each day. A door bell is in place for all stakeholders to use after hours to access the residential building. The residential hall is also monitored by security cameras on a 24 hours basis.


1. Residential Personnel / Staff: Staff work schedule is from Sunday through Friday under a 24-hour tour of duty coverage and supervision for residential students.

  • A. Home-living Assistants: Serve as surrogate parents to students to provide emotional support, overall guidance in providing a safe home-living environment where independent living skills are taught. Home-living assistant must have a minimum of 32 hours of Early Childhood and Elementary Education college courses-credit hours.


Three Night Attendant monitoring all students from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am including routine student bed checks, ensure student safety, hourly accountability for students, completing janitorial and laundry services.

  • B. Residential Counselor: A professional licensed counselor is available to work with students and parents during nonacademic and academic hours. One Residential counselor, and one Traditional Counselors that will work with students on a daily basis.
  • C. Residential Supervisor: Oversees the residential hall and is responsible for the overall successful functioning of all phases of the program.
  • D. Additional support staff include a custodian.


2. Other services provided are Student Health Care; Computer Labs, Laundry Services, Tutorial Services after school / after supper 6pm to 7pm; Dine Language & Culture, Student Support Groups & Counseling Services.


3. The Residential Hall is designed with four wings as follows; The total capacity is 150 students.


• Wing 100 has a capacity of 40 female students; the grade level that occupies the wing are 1st - 4th grade students;

• Wing 200 has a capacity of 40 female students; the grade level that occupies the wing are 5th - 8th grade students;

• Wing 300 has a capacity of 34 male students; the grade level that occupies the wing are 5th - 8th grade students;

• Wing 400 has a capacity of 34 male students; the grade level that occupies the wing are 1st - 4th grade students.

4. Student Transportation: Parents are responsible for student transportation to and from the residential halls or to and from the designated bus stops.
• Residential has a Bus Schedule and Bus Ridership Rules andRegulations for student safety/ expectations.
• Residential Bus Routes & Transportation will be provided to the following locations to drop off and pick up students:

  • a. Southbound: Gallup - Rio West Mall, and return to Ch'ooshgai. Students come from Red Rock, Church Rock, Chil-Chi-Tah, Twin Buttes, Manuelito, and Houck; 36% of our current student enrollment ride the bus from these bus stop locations.
  • b. Eastbound: Red Mesa Store, Twin Lakes Chapter House, Coyote Canyon Chapter House and return to Ch'ooshgai. 36% of our current student enrollment ride the bus from these bus stop locations;
  • c. Westbound: Basha's, Ft. Defiance Conoco, Navajo, NM and return to Ch'ooshgai; Students come from Fort Defiance, Window Rock, Tse Bonito, Sawmill, Hunter's Point, Navajo, NM and Crystal NM.; 24% of our current student enrollment ride the bus from these bus stop locations.
  • d. Northbound: Naschitti CRC Church, and Sheepsprings Store, and return to Ch'ooshgai. 8% of our current student enrollment ride the bus from these bus stop locations.
  • e. Local Students: 19% of our current student enrollment is from the Tohatchi, and Mexican Springs area.

• Buses will stop only in designated stop areas at the designated times. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Buses / trailblazer will no longer make designated stops at student personal residence to pick up and drop off students.


• Student Activities include monthly STAR parties to Gallup, cookout's for students and parents, Dine Bingo, Reading & Math night, Fun walks, Intramural program, Talent Show, Christmas Program & Party, Halloween Dance & Party, Monthly Birthday parties, Valentines Party, Day trip to local sites, and week long Residential End of the Year Educational Field Trip.


5. Residential Calendar: A monthly residential calendar is given to all stakeholders at the end of each month with a bus schedule attached. Parents will be notified of schedule changes and for early release days through weekly announcements on the residential calendar. 

Hours of Operations:

Sunday................... 2:00 pm to Friday - 6:00 pm


Sunday Check-in................ 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Friday Check-out................ 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Residential Bus Runs begin at........ 5:15 pm to all designated bus stops.



Additional Information

Notes

 What to bring to the dorm:

  • 3 sets of clothes , that is fully marked with a permanent marker. 
  • Personal hygiene items: Body Wash, Shampoo, Lotion; etc.


What not to bring to the dorm:

  • Electronics, cell phones, etc.
  • Make-up, Hair spray, Weapons
  • No Outside Snacks
  • Towel, Pillow, Sheets, Light Blanket, Night Light


 There will be bus runs on Friday's and Sunday's.  "Except on NO Bus Run Days. 

  • Be on time
  • Buses are not to wait more than the time designated. 
  • Buses will stop only in designated stop areas. Please do not ask the bus driver for an alte

Contact Info.

P.O. Box 321

Tohatchi, NM 87325

Phone:  505-733-2734/ 2720

Fax: 505-733-2729


Email:  ksmith@ccsbroncos.org

Downloads

Residential Bus Schedule (pdf)

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Residential enrollment packet (pdf)

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Residential Calendar- September 2019 (pdf)

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