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Extended School Services (ESS)


Site Phone: (858) 484-5972/ Cell Phone: (858) 437-7524
Address: 13455 Russet Leaf Lane, San Diego, CA 92129
Payment Mailing Address: PUSD-ESS P.O. Box 500527, San Diego, CA 92150-0527
On-Line Payment Link: https://www.myprocare.com
New Student Enrollment for ESS Summer 2024 ONLY 
We anticipate very limited capacity to enroll new students in the ESS Summer Program in 2024. Space in the summer program is subject to the availability of staff, transportation, and priority enrollment for continuing students and unduplicated pupils. To apply for the 2024 summer program, families must complete a separate interest application by completing this INTEREST FORM. 
The interest list for SUMMER will be open February 5th- March 1st. 
If space is available, ESS will notify parents/guardians whether their child(ren) has been accepted to enroll in the summer program or placed on a waitlist by April 1, 2024.
Acceptance into ESS Summer 2024 does not guarantee enrollment in the program for the 2024-25 school year. Parents/guardians must complete the separate application process for new student enrollment in ESS for 2024-25 that will be available online beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, at 9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time).



We extend our gratitude to our PUSD community for your patience and understanding as we navigate our inaugural year of centralized enrollment through the new ESS application management system.

Please take note of this important update to the lottery draw timeline for SY 24/25.

6/1-6/14 ESS Interest Application Closed for Maintenance
6/7/24 ESS Lottery Draw for ALL GRADES - School Year 24/25
6/10-6/14 Families NotifiedESS will notify Parents/guardians whether their child(ren) has been accepted to enroll in the program or placed on a waitlist.
6/17 ESS Interest Application Re-Opened
6/24-7/8 Enroll new families via ProCareOnce notified of acceptance to the 2024-2025 school year, official ESS enrollment links will be emailed to families.  You are required to complete the online registration by July 8th.  Failure to complete your online registration by July 8th will forfeit your spot.
8/5 Second Chance Draw-  If space permits by site

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

We anticipate that interest in the ESS program will greatly exceed the enrollment capacity at each school site, resulting in most families being placed on a waitlist.


Families that need alternate resources can visit: https://childcaresandiego.com/

Mission Statement - "ESS is a bridge between school and home where children are encouraged to learn, create, and explore within their school, community, and world."
Program Overview - This extended-day program expands the excellence of each child's school experience into before and after school. ESS is staffed by highly qualified professionals and trained program assistants. The staff provides for the academic and social needs of children in safe and nurturing environments. There is time, space, encouragement, and support for learning good study habits.
Voluntary Use Program - ESS is a voluntary use program. All PUSD elementary schools have an Extended Student Services program on their campus. Our organization works diligently to accommodate and serve working families in need of before and after school care. A student's enrollment at an elementary school does not guarantee them ESS enrollment. As a growing organization, each ESS site may experience limitations that factor into the enrollment capacity and may prohibit the acceptance of additional students at any given time.
Program History - The ESS program began in 1980 and is now offered in every elementary school in the Poway Unified School District. All children who attend elementary school in the District are eligible to enroll.
Program Activities - Our program is geared toward expanding each child's world through arts & crafts projects, science activities, reading and language arts reinforcement, and math concept development. Our program reinforces the social, motor, and academic skills children learn in the classroom.
Hours - ESS is open daily, Monday - Friday, from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.


ESS embraces ENRICH, an acronym to include the following areas of enrichment, to use as a Guide for Staff Planning:
E xercise mind & body
N urturing
R eading & Relationships
I nvestigating Interests
C haracter Counts!, Creative Thinking, & the Arts
H aving Fun!
We believe that the children's extended day will be enriched by providing a balanced activity calendar that will support their growth and development. We want to encourage the children to explore their interests, motivate them to achieve their personal best, and relax and have fun with friends.