Creekside ESS


Marcel De Wet, ESS Supervisor - 
Natalie Cante, Lead Assistant -
(858) 679-9601

Summer & Fall ESS 2021/2022
We are now enrolling current Creekside ESS families. 
If you are a new family or a family that would like to return to ESS this summer or fall, please complete the following form: 

Questions? Please email Marcel De Wet at 

ESS 2021
 Our daily hours are 6:30am-9:00am & 11:00am-6:00pm. 
Please remember to pack your child/ren a resuable water bottle everyday!

Welcome – Shannon Ingram – Christiana Elementary School
For Fall 2020-2021 ESS Enrollment information (ALL Grades): Please look under our "Creekside ESS Helpful Information" tab for more details.

Pay your ESS Bill On-Line! * Go to: Go here to pay for ess online
See the source image


ESS Overview

Mission Statement - "E.S.S. 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. E.S.S. is staffed by highly qualified professionals and trained program assistants. The staff provides for the emotional and social needs of children in safe and nurturing environments. There is time, space, encouragement, and support for learning.

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 E.S.S. 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 art & craft projects, science & math activities and reading. Our program reinforces and supports the social and emotional skills students learn in the classroom.

Hours - As of September 2, 2020 ESS hours are 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  E.S.S. is open Monday - Friday.




E.S.S. Embraces ENRICH an acronym to include the following areas of enrichment.
 ENRICH is used as a guide for staff planning:

E xercise mind & body

N urturing

R eading & Relationships

I nvestigating Interests

C haracter Counts! and Creative Thinking

H aving Fun!

We believe that our student's extended day will be enriched by providing a balanced activity calendar that best supports our student's emotional and social learning. We want to encourage our students to explore their interests and motivate them to achieve their personal best while in a safe and nurturing environment.

ESS A Bridge Between School and HomePHONE: (858) 679-9601 
ADDRESS: 12362 Springhurst Dr. San Diego, California 92128

Creekside ESS

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

 View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights English  | SpanishProfessional Standards  | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800