Extended Student Services (ESS) Program
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
Fax: (858) 485-1937
Johneen Gregg, Director, (858) 521-2850
Betsy Crook, Administrative Asst,
Cindi Hodnett, Office Assistant II,
(858) 521-2800 ext. 2231
The Extended Student Services (ESS) Program extends Poway Unified School District's educational program into the hours before and after school, and during school vacations, for elementary school aged children. ESS provides a comprehensive program of developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities. ESS is fee based. Check out our 2013-14 Fee Schedule. Please contact the ESS Supervisor at your child's school for information or to enroll. See the ESS Websites drop down menu at the right.
Extended Student Services Resources
ESS Finance Team
Judy Nichols, Accountant II (858) 521-2800 ext.2233
Credit Card Inquiries and Payments:
Melanie Hart (858) 521-2800 ext.2229
Letter to Parents
Welcome to our 2012 Before and After school program. First of all, I would like to thank you for allowing your children to join us for another school year. It is a pleasure to see those bright shining faces as they come through the door, knowing you are entrusting us with your most prized possession.
ESS is currently serving approximately 3400 children in our 25 programs and we are always striving to make our program the best it can be for our children and families. I would like to give a huge shoutout to all the Supervisors and Lead Assistants who not only lead and manage, but also welcome, nurture, supervise, teach and mend our children, staff and sometimes parents. Their goal is to give their all to make sure your children are safe and happy during their time with us!
As we move forward there are always new opportunities and challenges for us in our quest to improve our program and our practices. We continue to address “Changing the way we do ESS” to better fit our changing society and our families. We are now looking at a variety of professional development that can be offered throughout the year through in-house sessions, webinars and conferences to meet the needs of all of our students. ESS is also moving more and more toward that linkage with the school day, so as children transition into our program we are keeping strong communication with the school site for greater student success.
Lastly, we will continue to work closely with our families, knowing that strong communication and teamwork is always in the best interest of our children. We welcome your input, so please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-521-2850 with any questions, comments or concerns.
Thank you again for sharing your children with us!!
Director, Extended Student Services
The Extended Student Services (ESS) Program extends Poway Unified School District's educational program into the hours before and after school, and during school vacations. ESS provides a comprehensive program of developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities. Skills are developed in the following areas:
Cognitive Development: homework assistance, science experiments, arts and crafts projects, cooking, gardening, and computer-assisted learning;
Physical development: small and large motor skills, sports, non-competitive games, and playground use: and,
Social-emotional development: cooperative learning, group participation, conflict resolution, peer interactions.
ESS provides time, space, encouragement and support for learning. ESS centers are located at all elementary schools. Each program is supervised by staff members trained in child development. Students enroll in the program on a full-time basis. Centers are open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This extended-day program extends the excellence of each child's school experience into before and after school.
ESS is staffed by highly-qualified professionals and trained instructional 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.
The program is geared toward expanding each child's world through arts and crafts projects, science activities, reading and language arts reinforcement, and math concept development. The program reinforces the social, motor, and academic skills children learn in the classroom. An opportunity is provided for each child to complete homework assignments.
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 for enrollment.
The ESS program operates 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. Please refer to the current ESS calendar for schedule of operation.
A very intensive summer program is offered. It includes numerous extended learning opportunities provided throughout the community. Field trips, special interest clubs, guest speakers, and special events are scheduled.
ESS Contract Options
ESS offers PUSD families 2 additional options for ESS enrollment:
- ESS, Before School Only
- ESS, After School Only (includes time banking day use)
ESS will continue to offer our ESS Full Time contract (before/ after school with time banking day included) as well as our popular Alternative Contract for just time banking days.
Please see your school site ESS Supervisor or Lead Assistant for more information and to discuss the contract option that best serves you and your child(ren’s) needs.