Expanded Learning Programs
Before School, After School, Summer Learning Programs
Before School Programs
Our programs offer engaging learning opportunities in a fun environment for maturing school-age children. This includes before-school expanded learning programs, designed specifically for elementary school age students, which provides them with age-appropriate activities in a safe and secure environment that allows children to be children. Before school programs start 1 hour or 1.5 hours before the regular school day begins depending on school site.
After School Programs
The After School Program is open every day school is in session from the end of the regular school day until 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration for After School is required, and families are expected to attend an orientation explaining Expanded Learning Program guidelines.
Summer Learning Programs
In-person Summer Learning Programs will be offered between June 13-July 30, 2023 (July 4 will be observed as a holiday). Length of day will be determined by the needs of the school community.
Students who will be in grades K-6 in the fall may attend Summer Learning Programs at elementary schools on a traditional or modified schedule. Families of preK and transitional kindergarten students may contact their site for information about possible program offerings.
What will be offered at Elementary Schools?
Elementary programs will include an engaging program for K-2 students with an emphasis on early literacy and developing reading skills and offer themed activities such as Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA); Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and leadership.
Please check with your student’s school for exact dates and times of program offerings at your school.
OUR SCHOOLS' PROGRAMS
EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) PLAN OVERVIEW
Local educational agencies must operate the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) pursuant to the requirements in California Education Code Section 46120, including the development of a program plan. The program plan needs to be approved by the Local Educational Agency's (LEA) Governing Board in a public meeting and posted on the LEA's website.
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) will provide additional funding to support before and after school programs, extended summer offerings, and intersessional programs for students in grades TK-6. The funding, authorized by AB 130, will enable the district to expand before and after school programs to all elementary sites over the next few years.
EXPANDED LEARNING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The After School Education and Safety (ASES), is state and federally funded programs. Grants are administered by the California Department of Education and are intended to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youth during non-school hours.
The ASES is an Expanded Learning Program designed to assist River Delta students and families after school. This involves a partnership between home and school for the academic success of students and for the benefit of the entire family.
There are several components in these grant-funded Expanded Learning Programs:
- Educational and Literacy Component that includes tutoring/ homework assistance in the core subjects (language arts, math, history/ social science, and science)
- Educational Enrichment Component that offers students engaging activities in a variety of areas which may include visual and performing arts; physical activity; career technical education; prevention and intervention strategies; science, technology, engineering, and math; and more
- Nutritious snack or dinner meals (“Linner”) are offered daily that meet requirements in CA Education Code Section 49430
Programs are designed to assist K through 12th grade students and their families by providing students with a place to study and learn after the school day while supporting family involvement with their student’s education. Since 2002, after school programs have been serving the students of RDUSD. The programs have become part of the District’s educational structure. Currently, the ASES Expanded Learning Program is located at 3 elementary schools in our district.
Students in Kindergarten through 6th grades have the opportunity to attend at designated school sites. The RDUSD prioritizes enrollment for foster or homeless youth (identified students are accepted into the program regardless of waitlist status). Priority enrollment is given to students who are recommended by teachers or intervention staff as students who would benefit from inclusion in the Expanded Learning Program. After priority enrollment at the elementary level, other students in grades 1-6 are taken on a first-come-first-served basis with an initial enrollment meeting offered to all families in the spring for enrollment the following school year. Any remaining spots are then offered to kindergarteners.
All elementary school programs are taught and tutored by paraeducators at a student to staff ratio of 20:1. Additional support may be offered by credentialed teachers, bilingual teaching associates, retired teachers, future teachers from universities, parents, and community members.
Hours of Operation
The program begins at the end of the regular school day and continues until 6 p.m. every school day. Those students that participate in ASES receive a healthy dinner (“Linner”) and a snack every day. All ASES sites vary in their specific delivery model, but all ASES programs must provide a nutritional daily snack, homework assistance, literacy support, a variety of enrichment activities and physical activities as well as to help students meet state standards in one or more of the core academic subjects.
The ASES Program is open every day school is in session from the end of the regular school day until 6:00 p.m. Pre-registration for ASES is required and families are expected to attend an orientation explaining Expanded Learning Program guidelines.
Continuous Quality Improvement
River Delta Unified School District seeks to evaluate and improve the quality of after school programs by engaging in a Continuous Quality Improvement process based on the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California. Evaluation results and action plans are available for viewing upon request.