Volunteers must have fingerprint clearance through our District Office prior to volunteering. Fingerprinting must be completed using a Live Scan system at a local law enforcement agency. You will be responsible for the fee charged. For more information on fingerprinting, please click here.
After School Programs
If you have been notified that you have a placement in the After School Program, this will carry over to a time when school can re-open to in person, onsite instruction. No fees will be charged until service is provided.
After School C.A.R.E.
C.A.R.E. = Clubs, Academics, Recreation, Enrichment
C.A.R.E. provides safe and supervised after-school environments and enrichment activities to improve academic achievement and school participation. Using a Learning Center format, C.A.R.E. offers:
- Homework Assistance (1st-8th grades as assigned by school) and Computer Labs
- Academic Intervention and Enrichment Classes
- Physical Activities, Student Interest Clubs, Arts, and Games
At C.A.R.E., students learn and grow through play. Play provides students with an opportunity to learn while engaging in fun activities, to discover things about themselves, and to build social skills and confidence. Enrichment classes do not feel like traditional school as classes are filled with hands-on and "disguised-learning" activities. Examples of activities are arts and crafts, gardening, inventions, tournaments, individual and group games, and more. Please know that students are provided a nutritious afternoon snack daily and that homework assistance is open Mondays through Thursdays. Your student is called by grade level for homework assistance (i.e. 4th-8th at Bear River, 1st-5th at Lone Tree/Charter, 2nd-3rd at Wheatland Elementary). The homework center offers: a quiet environment for independent homework completion/reading; staff assistance with questions; staff check for homework completion (We do not correct homework); homework tracking charts & rewards; parent homework notices, as needed; and access to supplies that include, but are not limited to, pencils, erasers, rulers, measurement tables and charts. Students must attend the regular school day to attend the program - if students are signed out from the school day office and not signed back in to the school day office before school dismissal, then students may not attend the After School Program.
- Lone Tree School, Room 35
- Tel (530) 788-7342
After School Office in Wheatland (Serving 4th through 8th grade Bear River School students)
- Bear River School, Room D104
- Tel (530) 633-3135 ext. 2222 and (530) 415-2378
After School Office in Wheatland (Serving TK through 3rd grade Wheatland Elementary students)
- Wheatland Elementary School, Room 27
- Tel (530) 633-8027 and (530) 415-2350
Illness & Emergencies
Your child's health and safety are paramount. In the event of an emergency, parents/legal guardians are immediately notified. If a child becomes ill, a parent or emergency contact is called. Minor accidents are reported to the parent, and the parent can determine if further treatment is necessary. If parents cannot be reached, the emergency contact is called. If the parent or emergency contact cannot be reached, the proper authorities are called, and the staff will remain until the parent or emergency contact arrives. Emergency services will be contacted immediately in the event of a head injury or other injuries determined to be severe by the staff.
Occasionally, we have cases of head lice. Our policy requires that students with lice be sent home and are not allowed into the program until they are nit-free. Please notify your child's After School teacher if you find your child has lice, so we can follow proper procedures. For information on head lice and treatment, please click here.
Methods of disciplinary action include talking with the child, temporarily removing the child from an activity, or limiting the child's participation. If a child repeatedly misbehaves, cannot get along with other children, and does not respond to staff discipline, a discussion with the parent will be held. Based on this discussion, a plan may be developed and implemented. Children may be suspended or terminated from attending the program if the child's behavior disrupts or interferes with the operation of the program. Expulsion from the After School Program is for the length of the program year (i.e. a student expelled in the 2020-21 school year is eligible for re-enrollment at the start of 2021-22 school year).
Any student who is required to take medication prescribed by a physician after school, may be assisted by designated personnel if the school district receives:
- a written statement from the physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules that the medication is to be taken and
- a written statement from the student's parent or guardian indicating the desire that the school district assist the student in the matters set forth in the physician's statement.
Medication must be in the original container, appropriately labeled by the pharmacy. Parents may request the pharmacist to dispense two bottles of medication; one for home and one for school. If your child needs to take medication during the program, contact us for forms and coordination with the school day.