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Expanded Learning Program

Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

Save the Date: 2023 Summer Camp Interest Form

WJUSD is excited to announce the return of free summer camp!
Registration opens April 3, 2023
Expanding Minds Full Day Summer Camp June15-July 14:
Current TK - 6 grade students. Daily from 8:00 am - 5:00pm (except holidays). Includes traditional summer camp in the morning, a rotation of enrichment camps in the afternoon, and field trips. Sample of enrichment being offered: FireFly art, Little Heroes, codeCampus, Woodland Opera House, TANA, etc (subject to change).

Summer Enrichment Camps for grades 4th-12th grade. 
*Enrollment will be on a 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice basis.
Transportation is not provided for Summer Enrichment Camp Programs.
Sample of enrichment being offered: Team Media Bus, Music, Digital Minds Robotics, etc (subject to change). Enrichment Camps will be offered at Douglass Middle School (DMS) and Woodland High School (WHS).

Options include: 
Team Media Bus (Grades 7-12)  
  • DMS 
  • Date: July 10-14
Ballet Folklorico (Grades 4-12)   between 4:00-7:00pm
  • WHS
  • Date:  May 30- June 1; June 13-July 15 
Band (Grades 6-12) 1:00-5:00pm
  • WHS
  • Date:  June 12- July 7
Orchestra (6-12)  8am-12pm
  • WHS
  • Date:  June 12- July 7
Mariachi  (Grades 6 -12)   1:00-4:00pm
  • DMS
  • Date: June 15 - July 7
Digital Minds Robotics (4 -8)    8:30am-12:30pm
Session 1. Introductory Camp. June 19 - 23 (DMS)
Session 2. Introductory Camp. June 26 - 30 (DMS)
Session 3. Intermediate Camp. July 10 - 14 (DMS)

Open enrollment: April 3rd- May 5th
Parent confirmation: May 8th- 11th and beyond

2023-24 Expanding Minds program enrollment

  • Check back May 15th for the live form
  • All parents (returning and new) must enroll online
Expanding Minds/YMCA

Expanding Minds/YMCA

Logo for Expanding Minds
Woodland Joint Unified School District is proud to offer our new Expanding Learning Programs that includes the Expanding Minds sites, and the YMCA (Zamora and Spring Lake). Expanding Minds programs will be offered at the following elementary school sites: Beamer, Dingle, Freeman, Gibson, Maxwell, Plainfield, Tafoya, Whitehead, and Woodland Prairie. The Expanding Minds and YMCA programs are funded through a state grant and are open until 6:00 pm every school day. The program starts immediately after school and consists of homework support, intervention, enrichment, recreation and a nutritious snack. Our mission is to create an enriching, safe, academic and fun environment, conducive to learning, that will impact students’ education and lives in a positive manner. The program is open to students from transitional kindergarten (TK) to sixth grade.
All WJUSD elementary students are eligible to participate in this free program.
New Enrichment Partnerships Coming Soon to Expanding Minds sites:
  • Little Heroes- rescue recess, intramurals, and student leadership
  • Nutrition classes and financial literacy
  • Legos for Education-  robotics, and engineering
  • Yolo Farm to Fork- school gardening 
  • Woodland Opera House- dance and theater
  • Robotify- coding

2022- 2023 Enrollment Process: 

Students who are enrolled in the former ASES program, for the 2022-23 school year, will automatically be enrolled into the new Extended Learning program. If your child attends on of the following schools (Beamer, Dingle, Freeman, Gibson, Maxwell, Plainfield, Tafoya, Whitehead and Woodland Prairie) and you are interested in our program for a student not currently enrolled, please fill out our interest form below. 
Zamora Elementary and Spring Lake Elementary:
YMCA is providing the expanded learning program for Zamora and Spring Lake students.

Science & Technology (Sci-Tech) Elementary Charter School:
The principal, Maria Maritinez, will be sending more information for Sci-Tech students soon as the charter school receives separate funding and manages its own program. 
Keep in mind all new Expanding Minds after-school enrollment will be placed on a waitlist after registering your child. This is due to statewide staffing challenges, there may be delays in enrollment, as we do not have enough tutors to serve all interested students at this time.  We are working on hiring additional staff based on interest/enrollment.  As we acquire additional tutors, we will continue enrolling students off the waitlist. Your school's expanded learning site support specialist (formly ASES coordinator) will follow up as soon as possible to begin enrollment.  We aim to provide after school programs to all students as soon as possible, and to minimize time on the waitlist.
For more information contact:
Tori Peterson
Expanded Learning Coordinator
Or contact the Expanded Learning Site Support Specialists at each school site:
  • Beamer Elementary: Corina Cortez  530-681-7919
  • Dingle Elementary: Ashlynn Gardner 530-867-1996

  • Freeman Elementary: Laura Killion 530-867-2107

  • Gibson Elementary: Briseyda Gutierrez 530-341-7695

  • Maxwell Elementary: Alexandra Diaz 530-867-2147

  • Plainfield Elementary: Eduardo Gonzalez 530-723-8425

  • Tafoya Elementary: Katie Bruner 530-867-2150

  • Whitehead Elementary: Monica Coronado 530-867-2182

  • Woodland Prairie Elementary: Destiny Garcia 530-723-0872

More information will be coming regarding Expanded Learning Intersession and Summer Programs for the 2023 year. All are welcome!