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
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.