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
  • 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.  Enrollment is on a  first-come, first-served basis.
  •  For more information, contact the sites at the numbers listed above or the After School Program Coordinator at (916) 645-5135.

  • 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


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


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