Out of School Time Learning Program (OST)
DAILY STUDENT PICK UP/PROGRAM END TIME/LATE POLICY It is important that you are prompt when picking up your student. Any student who remains on campus after school beyond 5:30pm is considered a late pick-up. All late pick-ups will be documented. A referral will be made to Dean of students, and Head of School for follow up with Parent/Guardian. After the third occurrence of a late pick up the parents/ guardians will meet with the OST Director and Head of School. Repeated late pick-ups will result in your child being dropped from the program. Please contact OST staff or Ms. Iris in case of emergencies, delays on picking up your child, or anything else that may arise. Pick up time for OST will be 5:30pm (M-TH) and FRIDAY at 4:00p.
OST STAFFING To implement after-school programs OST has developed close relations with partner organizations outside of NACA. The program is staffed by teachers and staff along with individuals serving as AmeriCorps members through the NACA Inspired Schools Network- Indigenous Educator Corps and Service Corps members through the University of New Mexico (UNM) Community Engagement Center. Staff members are at least 18 years of age with the exception of NACA High School interns, who participate in the junior internship program with Elementary Out-of-School Time.
Meet the OST Staff:
OST Director, Stephanie Yazzie
Yá’át’ééh, shi éí Stephanie Yazzie yinishyé. Tábaahá nishłį́, Tódich' if' nii bashishchiin, Kinyaa'áanii dashicheii, Tsénjikini dashinalí. Hello, my name is Stephanie Yazzie. I am Diné/Navajo born for Water Edge and Bitter Water clan. My maternal grandfather is born for Towering House. My paternal grandfather is born for Honey Combed Rock or Cliff Dwellers. I am originally from Window Rock, Arizona.
I am NACA's Out of School Time Director and an IEC AmeriCorps alumnus who had the opportunity to continue serving the Indigenous youth community as a start to a new career path. I enjoy outdoor activities, personal & holistic care/beauty, weight lifting/going to the gym, and music.
Sierra Peterson, OST K-2nd Grade Associate
Yá’át’ééh, Shi éí Sierra Peterson yinishyé, haltsooí nishłí, kinyaa’áanii bashishchiin, ashiihí dashicheii, Dził tł’ahinii dashinalí. Máii tééhyítłizhí déé naashá. Ákot’éego dine asdzáá nishił.
Hello, my name is Sierra Peterson. I am Meadow people, I’m born for the towering house people, Salt people are my maternal grandfathers and Mountain Cove people are my paternal grandfathers. I am originally from Coyote Canyon, and this is how I am a Navajo lady. Currently, I am pursuing my education in Elementary Education at the University of New Mexico to receive my bachelor’s. I am a college intern with AmeriCorps and serving my time as an out-of-school time associate. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family, go shopping, and play any kind of sport, such as basketball, volleyball, softball, etc
Serves students 6-12.
NACA ACE Family Liaison (NISN)
Eligibility Requirements: Must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and access to reliable transportation