Winters After-School Program (WASP)
2024-25 Registration begins: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Packets are also available at: City Hall, Waggoner Elementary School front office, Shirley Rominger Intermediate School front office and all Winters After-School Program classrooms.
Registration packets are available at City Hall or using the links above. All Registration Packets and tuition MUST be turned into City Hall in the drop box out front.
Serving students: TK-6th grade
Hours of Operation: after school to 6pm.
Days of Operation: Monday-Friday, closed for all holidays WJUSD recognizes.
PM Snack is included.
No tuition is charged for this program at this time.
Daily attendance is required; parent must notify staff of child’s extra-curricular activities and ensure student is only absent from WASP for reasons listed on the Early Release Policy.
Daily Schedule includes: Academics (Homework/Homework Assistance), Reading, Enrichment Activities, Recreation, Free Play and Nutritious Snack. WASP does not offer one on one tutoring.
Weekly Schedule includes: STEM, Nutrition, Presentations or Field Trips.
This program is funded and operated through the ASES grant and 21st Century Learning Centers grant, CACFP funding and ELOP funding in partnership with the Winters Joint Unified School District.
Donations are greatly appreciated. Please make donations payable to: City of Winters- Winters After School Program. Please send donations to: City of Winters-WASP, 318 First Street, Winters, CA 95694.
For more information, please call Nicole Jordan Halley @ 794-6709.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM DESIGN
To provide a successful and engaging program for the promotion of a quality education and the enhancement of social skills in a safe environment, both mentally and physically, to all youths of Winters for the betterment of our community.
- Participants receive homework assistance in order to improve their academic skills and confidence.
- Improve social skills and build relationships with peers in a safe and fun environment.
- Engage participants in diverse enrichment learning opportunities.
The City of Winters After School Program commences immediately after the regular school day and is open until 6:00pm.
Students will participate in:
- An educational and literacy component element
- An educational enrichment element, such as arts and crafts, field trips, music and/or dance.
- Nutritious snack
- Recreation time
“Committed to empowering children through education and beyond.”
City of Winters After School Program Student Absence and Early Release Policy
City of Winters After School Program has been made available to your child through the State of California After School Education and Safety (ASES) as well as 21 Century Learning Centers program funding and ELOP funding. As a funding requirement, students are expected to attend the program every day they attend school and remain for a minimum of 3 hours each day. There are 2 pickup times: 4:00pm and 5:30pm-6:00pm. You must notify staff before 1:00pm that day if your child will be leaving at the 4:00pm pickup. TK and Kinder students are allowed to leave at 4:00pm daily or 2:30-3pm with a parallel program. All other students must have one of the excused reasons listed below to be picked up at 4:00pm.
If the Winters Joint Unified School District is operating as 100% distance learning or hybrid learning, your student is required to stay at the program for its entirety. In this case specific pick-up times will be arranged for the program and will include a 5pm pick up time.
We understand that situations do occur that cause students to need to leave early or miss a day altogether. The bulleted items contain examples of excusable reasons for signing out of the program early or missing the program.
Please speak to your child’s Site Coordinator regarding any excuse that is not listed.
- Medical Appointments
- Family Emergency
- Suspension from school
Parallel Program such as school sponsored homework club, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, sports league, band, choir, martial arts, etc. (see early release policy in registration packet)
Excessive early release is a serious threat to program funding. For this reason, all early dismissals, absences and parallel programs need to be documented and will require proof of activity from parent/guardian in the form of parallel program/activity schedule, doctor’s note, or letter from parent/tutor/coach.
Late arrival to the program is only acceptable if the student is on campus with a school staff member for purposes of their regular school day. Ex- reading intervention, math intervention, etc.
Repeated late pick-ups, pattern of poor attendance, failure to meet the attendance requirements or failure to pay late pick up fee can result in the removal of your child from the program.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.