ESS Supervisor:  Heather Nicholson hnicholson@powayusd.com
Lead Assistant: Jackie Adamson jadamson@powayusd.com 

PHONE: (858) 487-2510; FAX: (858) 487-8082
ADDRESS: 17449 Matinal Road, San Diego CA 92127

2022-2023 Information

PM (Kinder-5th grade): 1:45pm-6:00pm daily - $310 Per Child
PM (Transitional Kinder): 11:45am-6:00pm daily - $345 Per Child


Our program is currently FULL for the 22-23 school year. 

To be placed on our Interest List for the 22-23 school year, please complete this form
Please note, completing this form does not enroll your child in ESS.  Our program is currently FULL and we cannot accept new students at this time.  If space becomes available and we are able to enroll your child, we will contact you using the information provided on the above form as soon as possible.
****Please note, this list is for children who currently attend Westwood Elementary, not for children who will enter TK or Kindergarten in the Fall of 2023.  We will have a separate interest list for them in 2023.

Westwood ESS Daily Schedule

Late Pick-Up Fees:
0-10 minutes - $1.00/minute/child
11-29 minutes - $30.00/child
30-60 minutes - $60.00/child


Pay your ESS bill online https://www.myprocare.com

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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. 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 - For the 2022-2023 school year ESS is open from 1:45pm-6:00pm. There is no morning program at Westwood ESS. Summer Hours are 7:30 am- 5:30 pm.


E.S.S. 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.

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 disability, 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, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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