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Student Services

Mission 

The Student Services K-12 Program will provide assistance with meeting the basic school needs of Comanche Tribal enrolled children in Kindergarten throguh 12th grade.

 

Services 

 

Applications

N/A at this time

Program Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Student(s) must be enrolled with the Comanche Nation. Pending enrollment will not be accepted.
  • Student(s) must be enrolled in public, homeschool, private, charter or boarding school.
  • Student(s) must be enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

Homeschool Students

Current school year (2021-2022) homeschool curriculum receipts are to be submitted with application. If student is homeschooled via online charter or virtual academies, a letter on official letterhead is required.

 

Application Process

Parent/Guardian applying for the child must be the legal/custodial parent, legal guardian or caseworker at the time application is being submitted.

The parent/guardian must submit a new application (one per family) each school year.

It is the policy of CN K-12 Student Services that all information regarding the status of the application be given only to the legal parent or guardian of the student unless otherwise stated.

Please include the following documents, per student, with completed application:

  • Tribal enrollment card or letter.
  • Report Card for the previous school year (will accept progress report or awards) or form letter completed by student’s school official or a class schedule for middle and high school students. •
  • Legal documents (custody order, power of attorney, etc.) stating legal custody/guardianship of the student. Only if documents have not been previously submitted.

Completed (with required documents) applications are processed by date received.

Assistance will be given in a form of a Visa Gift Card for the purchase of clothing and/or school supplies.

Handle gift card(s) as if it were personal credit card, check or cash. Lost or stolen cards cannot be replaced.

Valid ID is required upon card pickup.

The following are not permitted: toiletries, consumable items such as foods/drinks, gas, cell phones, phone cards, game cards and/or music cards, sports gear, make-up, body sprays/colognes, purses and accessories (jewelry, etc.).

 

Receipts

Receipts are to be returned to the Program Office by fax or email. Failure to send in receipts will disqualify the applicant for future assistance.

 

High School Seniors

High school seniors will receive assistance towards the purchase of cap/gown/announcements OR senior portraits. If a deposit is required, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make this payment. All payments for senior orders are made to the vendor. The Student Services Program will not provide reimbursements on senior orders. The vendor must have a completed W9 on file with the Comanche Nation Finance Office before payment is rendered.

The Student Services Program does not assist with the following: Pre-K/Head Start, Day Care, Musical Instruments, Vocal Lessons, Senior Rings, Prom, Homecoming, Cheerleading, Sports and/or Sports Gear, Camps, GED, Job Corps, Private Schools, Summer/Night School, ACT/SAT Testing, Driving School/Drivers Ed, Leadership Conferences, Homeschool Curriculum or Post High School Special Needs.

Please note the following:

  • Fraudulent information and/or fraudulent spending of gift card are subject to ineligibility of assistance in the future.
  • Student information may be shared with other Comanche Nation Educational Programs.

Comanche Nation has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in place. “Our staff has a right to carry out their work in a safe environment. Violence, foul language, and/or abusive behaviors are not acceptable on these premises. Verbal threats or acts of violence toward staff, associates, or visitors will not be tolerated and my result in denial of services and/or may result in prosecutions. By Executive Order of the Comanche Nation Business Committee, December 7, 2019”

Student Services

Physical Address:
1608 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73502
Phone: (580) 699-7240
Fax Number: (580)-699-7242
Mailing Address:
PO Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502

Email

Student Services
Gwendolyn Pesewonit
Director

Staff

Tiffany McIntosh
Administrative Assistant

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm