WPUSD provides student support through a variety of programs and services.

Programs During the School DayTop of Page

Many support programs are available to students during the school day for academic, behavioral and/or emotional support. Contacting your child's teacher, principal, school counselor or school psychologist is the best way to learn about these programs. 

A Student Study Team (SST) meeting or series of meetings can be scheduled to bring together a team of caring adults and parents to look more deeply into a child's needs in these areas.  Beginning with the 2013 - 2014 school year, the District has created the position of Mental Health Specialist, funded through categorically restricted Educationally Related Mental Health Services resources, to provide leadership, support, and consulting services to assist in meeting the mental health needs of students and families.  

For more information on any of these services, please contact your child's teacher or your school principal.

AFTER - SCHOOL PROGRAMSTop of Page

CARE/Panther Pride  (click here for Spanish version of information)

 

2019-2020 C.A.R.E. & Panther Pride After School Programs Enrollment  

The C.A.R.E. and Panther Pride After School Programs provide a no-fee, district-sponsored After School Program for students attending the following sites: Creekside Oaks Elementary School, First Street School, Sheridan Elementary, and Glen Edwards Middle School.

The Programs are aligned with the goals and needs of the sites’ regular day program and consist of at least one hour of Academics (homework assistance, etc.), one hour of Enrichment, and one hour of organized Recreation. Some examples of Enrichment and Recreation in the after school programs include: STEM, dance, cooking/nutrition, soccer, basketball, gardening, and many more.

After further review of the grant and the needs of the program, the enrollment process for C.A.R.E. and Panther Pride After School Program will be different this year. Acceptance into the program will no longer be a first come first serve. Per the California Department of Education, After School and Safety grant guidelines, first priority enrollment is given to pupils who are identified by the program as homeless youth or as being in foster care (EC sections 8483[c][1][A] and 8483.1[d][1]A]). Enrollment will then be given to students who are recommended by the district and school staff who would benefit from inclusion in the Expanded Learning Program (After School Program). After priority enrollment, other students are taken based on a lottery system.

The C.A.R.E. and Panther Pride After School Programs include the following below:
  • Applications will be available in the school office(June 4th-June 7th) and the following locations (June 4th-June 6th):
    • Creekside Oaks: Room 18 AM between 2:00PM-6:00PM
    • First Street School: Multipurpose Room between 2:00PM-6:00PM
    • Glen Edwards Middle School: Room 49 between 2:00PM-6:00PM
  • Applications(for all sites) on site will also be available June 17th-July 26th at First Street School in the Multipurpose Room between 8:00AM-2:00PM, and July 29th-30th ,9:00AM-12:00PM, in the First Street School C.A.R.E. Portable(classroom closest to O Street)
  • C.A.R.E. and Panther Pride are open on all school days and Early Release Days from the time school is dismissed to 6:00PM. The program is closed on holidays, zero days, and student recess days.
  • One application per student
  • Enrollment will open June 4th and close August 1st. If needed, the lottery will be held August 2nd.
  • All parents/guardians will know the status of their application by August 5th
  • All students enrolled in the C.A.R.E/Panther Pride After School Programs receive a nutritious snack provided by the district’s Food & Nutrition Services Department.
  • C.A.R.E. and Panther Pride are open on all school days and Early Release Days from the time school is dismissed to 6:00PM. The program is closed on holidays, zero days, and student recess days.
Creekside Oaks Elementary School C.A.R.E. After School Program
  • Grades: 1st-5th
  • Hours of Operation: School Dismissal Time to 6:00PM(including Early Release Days)
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone Number: (916) 434-7282 
First Street School C.A.R.E. After School Program
  • Grades: K-5th
  • Hours of Operation: School Dismissal Time to 6:00PM (including Early Release Days)
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone Number: (916) 434-5038 
Sheridan Elementary School C.A.R.E. After School Program
  • Grades: K-5th
  • Hours of Operation: School Dismissal Time to 6:00PM (including Early Release Days)
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone Number: (530) 633-8119
**Registration Date: August 5, 2019 - 7:30AM
**Registration Location: Sheridan School Office
Glen Edwards Panther Pride After School Program
  • Grades: 6th-8th
  • Hours of Operation: School Dismissal Time to 6:00PM (including Early Release Days)
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone Number: (916) 645-4020 
District Office Contact: 
 
After School Coordinator: Abi Castillo
After School Office Phone: (916) 645-5135
Email: acastillo@wpusd.org
 
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CARE
  • Yearly Before and After School Programs Evaluation Report 2014-2015 
  • Panther Pride is a Free program.
  • CARE provides a no-fee, district-sponsored After School Program from the end of school until 6:00 p.m. at the following sites: 
    • Creekside Oaks Elementary School (CARE)  916 - 434-7282
    • First Street School (CARE) 916 - 434-5038
    • Sheridan Elementary School (CARE) - 530 - 633-8119
    • Glen Edwards Middle School (Panther Pride)  - 916 - 645-4020
  • C.A.R.E. and Panther Pride are open on all school days and Early Release Days. The program is closed on holidays, zero days, and student recess days.  
  •  For more information, contact the sites at the numbers listed above or the After School Program Coordinator at (916) 645-5135.

STAR
  • STAR, a private, fee-based non-profit program, is available to students before and after school at the following sites:
    • Creekside Oaks Elementary School - 434-8085
    • Foskett Ranch Elementary School - 434-5884
    • Lincoln Crossing Elementary School - 409-0797
    • Twelve Bridges Elementary School - 434-6542
  • For more information, please contact the programs at the numbers listed above.

Latino Leadership CouncilTop of Page

The Latino Leadership Council assists schools and families with issues confronting Hispanic youth in our schools.  Parenting classes and groups, mentors for students, and counseling may be available through this non-profit organization.  For more information, contact:

Lighthouse Family Resource & Counseling CenterTop of Page

The Lighthouse Family Resource and Counseling Center  provides a variety of support services to Lincoln and Sheridan-area children, families, and adults.  The Lighthouse was originally directly associated with Western Placer Unified School District, having been funded through grants and administered by the District.  Since receiving independent, non-profit status a few years ago, the Lighthouse has continued to provide counseling and support services to District students through a standing contract with the District.  Today, the Lighthouse provides families, including area children, with a variety of support services outside the school day.  Limited services may also be available during the school day.

Preschool ProgramsTop of Page


WPUSD DISTRICT PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS 

  • If you would like information on WPUSD Preschool Programs offered by PCOE - please click here         

HEAD START PRESCHOOL

  • Offered through Placer Community Action Council (PCAC), Head Start Preschool is available to qualifying families at the following sites:
    • Carlin C. Coppin - 645-1051
STAR PRESCHOOL
  • A private, fee-based non-profit preschool program at the following sites:
    • Foskett Ranch Elementary School - 632-8417