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After School Care

WPUSD offers both in house and third party programs to help families who may need childcare with before and after school options. Please read through the options below to see which program will meet your needs based on your child's school site and the program availability. 


CARE/Panther Pride

2024-2025 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: Grades TK-5
  • First Street School: Grades TK-5
  • Sheridan Elementary: Grades TK-5
  • Glen Edwards Middle School: Grades 6-8 


Ashlie Snider, After School Coordinator
Phone: (916) 645-5135

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.

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.

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.

2024-2025 Registration Instructions

Beginning July 1, 2024 at 9:00am you may register your child for the CARE/Panther Pride expanded learning program by completing the following:

  1. Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal account 
  2. Go to 'Forms' under Navigation on the left hand side (on mobile devices, you may need to expand the Navigation menu on the left by clicking the arrow)
  3. Select the 'Enrollment' tab
  4. Click on the '24-25 CARE/Panther Pride Registration' Link
  5. Complete the form and click 'Submit'


STAR, a private, fee-based non-profit program, is available to students before and after school at the following sites:

  • Carlin C. Coppin Elementary School - 916-632-8407
  • Creekside Oaks Elementary School - 916-434-8085
  • Foskett Ranch Elementary School - 916-434-5884
  • Lincoln Crossing Elementary School - 916-409-0797
  • Twelve Bridges Elementary School - 916-434-6542
  • Scott M. Leaman Elementary School - 916-645-6374


For more information, please contact the programs at the numbers listed above.

STAR scholarships are available based on financial need. Please contact Julie Hayes ( for more information.