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Expanded Learning Opportunities Program
Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) will be offering the Expanded Learning Opportunity Program after school care for qualifying students 177 school days in the 2023-24 school year and will also be available during many school breaks. The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is available for TK-6th grade students who qualify as English learners, are eligible for a free or reduced-price meal, or are a foster youth.
RUSD will be partnering with Catalyst Kids to offer this program on each of the 12 elementary school campuses.
Registration is currently closed for the 2023-24 school year. A new registration window will open up in mid-August for a targeted September start date.
Program Hours and Calendar
Program Hours and Calendar
Programming at early start school sites (Breen, Cobblestone, Rock Creek, Ruhkala, Twin Oaks, and Valley View) will operate from release time until 5:00 p.m.
Programming at late start school sites (Antelope Creek, Parker Whitney, Quarry Trail, Rocklin Elementary, Sierra, and Sunset Ranch) will operate from release time until 5:30 p.m.
The after school program will consist of the following components:
Meeting Time: Teachers and students welcome each other and share information about activities that will happen during the day. This is a time when teachers engage children in different Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) activities to build on students’ self-awareness and friendship skills using team-building activities and self-reflection questions.
Homework/Academic Enrichment: Students complete their homework and extend their learning through engaging teacher-led group activities that are connected to the Common Core State Standards. When students do not have homework, activities such as card/board games, art, craft projects, and STEM challenges are offered to promote skill building while having fun.
Indoor/Outdoor Open Recreation: Students make their own choices to enhance their learning by engaging in various interest areas where learning domains are interwoven (dramatic play, art, reading, blocks/construction, etc.) as teachers engage and interact with them. Students practice their personal responsibility, decision-making, self-management, and relationship skills during this time.
Core Enrichments: Students build on their 21st Century Skills of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking (4Cs) through group activities that are linked to their interests and personal lives. Core Enrichments provide students with opportunities to expand their horizons and to practice their leadership skills during the planning and facilitation of the group activities.