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PUSD Extended Student Services (ESS)

Grades TK-5

 
ESS
ESS is for Grades TK-5
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 521-2800
Christine Carrera, Director (858) 521-2850
Reggie Webster, Assistant Director (858) 521-2855
Myra Prather, Operations Supervisor (858) 521-2845
Marcy Newman, Operations Supervisor (858) 521-2800 ext. 2229
Ella Boom, School Administrative Assistant (858) 521-2848
*** 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 18, 2024, at 9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time).
 

 

New Student Enrollment for Grades TK-5 for the 2024-2025 School Year

Effective for the 2024-2025 school year, new applications to the ESS program will be centrally managed by the District Office, Before/After School Department through a single application and interest list.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY
Your child(ren) must be enrolled at their neighborhood school to which you are applying for ESS, this also applies to families with TK students.  All families with children in elementary school interested in participating in ESS during the 2024-25 school year are required to submit an online application. This includes children currently on the waitlist (for 2023-24).

APPLICATION PROCESS
An application must be completed for each child applying for ESS. This year's application will be available online beginning Monday, March 18, 2024, at 9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time). Note that we had to push back the date due to a technical situation. An email address and internet access will be required to create an account to complete an application. The application must be completed and submitted online.  You may access the application through a mobile device such as a cell phone or tablet with internet connection.

All information provided on the application is subject to verification. Falsifying any of the information may disqualify the applicant from receiving ESS services.

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENROLLMENT IN ESS
It is anticipated that the demand for ESS services may exceed the program capacity at most schools; therefore, it is extremely important that the application be completed and submitted within the initial application timeline (see timeline below). Applicants are accepted into the program based on the rating system outlined below, up to the capacity for each school's program.

INITIAL APPLICATION TIMELINE (March 18, 2024 - May 17, 2024)
Applications will be available online beginning Monday, March 18, at 9:00 am PST and must be completed and submitted online by Friday, May 17, at 9:59 pm PST to be included in the initial review and enrollment process.

APPLICATION/LOTTERY RATING SYSTEM
Completed applications that are submitted by the deadline during the initial application timeline will be reviewed for the initial lottery period. Children will be accepted for enrollment based on prioritization assigned through the lottery. The lottery rankings will be based on the prioritization criteria detailed below, up to the capacity for each school's program. Once ESS has reached its capacity, children not accepted for enrollment will be automatically placed on a waitlist, in the same order of priority determined by the lottery and will be offered an opportunity to enroll as space becomes available throughout the school year.

Parents/guardians may choose to have their child(ren) attend either the before-school and/or after-school programs, if applicable. Choosing only the before-school or after-school program will not affect the rating of the application.

Each application will be rated for the lottery based on the following criteria (listed in order of greatest to least priority):

1- Unduplicated Pupil (UPP): Foster, McKinney Vento (Homeless), Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, or English Language Learner

2- PUSD Employee

3- Families with one parent/guardian currently on military deployment (a copy of orders may be required upon request) 

4- Single-parent household

5- Dual parent working family (both parents working at least 40 hours a week)

6- Was on waitlist for the previous school year

 

All homeless and foster youth will receive the highest priority for enrollment. Students that meet multiple criteria will be ranked higher in priority, accordingly.

 

24/25 Enrollment Timeline:

3/18/2024-5/17/2024

NEW STUDENT ESS INTEREST APPLICATION OPEN

Applications are accepted throughout the school year. Applications submitted after May 17, will be considered in priority order, as space becomes available, according to the rating system listed above.

5/24/2024 Lottery draw for NEW 1st-5th grade students.
5/28/2024
NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION STATUS for NEW STUDENTS 1st-5th Grade ESS will notify Parents/guardians whether their child(ren) has been accepted to enroll in the program or placed on a waitlist.
5/27/24-5/31/24 ESS ENROLLMENT for NEW STUDENTS 1st-5th Once 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 May 31st.  Failure to complete your online registration by May 31st will forfeit your spot.
6/7/2024 Lottery draw for NEW TK/K students.
6/11/2024 NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION STATUS for NEW STUDENTS TK/K 
ESS will notify Parents/guardians whether their child(ren) has been accepted to participate or placed on a waitlist.
6/10/24-6/14/24 ESS ENROLLMENT for NEW STUDENTS TK/K
Once 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 May 31st.  Failure to complete your online registration by June 14th will forfeit your spot.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information regarding ESS enrollment at your child's school, you can email [email protected].
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 the fee schedule in the vertical menu on the right. Please contact the ESS Supervisor at your child's school for information or to enroll. See the ESS Websites by clicking on ESS Sites in the side menu.


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.

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If you have any questions, please call (858) 521-2845 or email [email protected].

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO-P) Interest List

The State of California has recently passed legislation providing funding for afterschool and summer or intersession enrichment opportunities for students in grades TK-6. In PUSD, access to these opportunities will be provided through our Extended Student Services (ESS) program for students in TK-5. (6th grade students can access the ASES program at the middle school). Enrollment in ESS through this state-funded program depends on the availability of funding, space in the ESS program at your school, and eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible for free or reduced-fee ESS services if you are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch. You can fill out an application for free/reduced price lunch HERE. If indeed, you are eligible, you can apply for free or reduced cost ESS services by clicking the link below. You will need to upload your notification from Food and Nutrition to your application.

Usted podría ser elegible para recibir servicios de ESS gratuitos o de precio reducido si es elegible para recibir almuerzo escolar gratuito o de precio reducido. Puede completar una solicitud para almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido AQUÍ. Si efectivamente es elegible, puede solicitar servicios de ESS gratuitos o de costo reducido haciendo clic en el enlace a continuación. Deberá subir su notificación de Alimentos y Nutrición en su solicitud.

ELO-P Survey / Encuesta

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

Payment options include e-Check, Visa, MasterCard or Debit card with a Visa or MasterCard logo. 

ESS Finance Team

Billing and Payment Questions:
Laura Sachs, (858) 521-2800 ext. 2228
Alisa Mendenhall, (858) 521-2800 ext. 2232
Meghann Stralo, (858) 521-2800 ext. 2221