ESSPUSD Extended Student Services (ESS)

Creekside ESS



Gracie Degnan, ESS Supervisor -
Kayla Zendejas, Lead Assistant  -

PHONE: (858) 679-9601 

ADDRESS: 12362 Springhurst Dr.
San Diego, California 92128

2018-2019 Creekside ESS Registration
Pease inquire details regarding wait lists and enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year from the Creekside ESS Supervisor: 

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Friendly Reminders  For Currently Enrolled ESS Families: 

* **If your child will not be attending ESS for the day, please email ESS superviosr or call the ESS office directly.***

*** The More We Know The Better We Do To Keep All Our Creekside ESS Students Safe ****
All AM student drop off requires parent or adult to walk their child directly into the ESS room to sign in for the morning hours. 

This applies ONLY to our AM or Full time ESS students who attend ESS in the morning time hours as needed.

* * Daily ESS Hours - 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM * *
We do not offer extended hours after the 6:00 PM hour. 
Late fees will be applied for all late pick ups.

All 2017-2018 fees can be found on the 2018-2019  ESS Calendar link.

Pay your ESS Bill On-Line! Go to:


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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. E.S.S. 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 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 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 - E.S.S. is open Monday - Friday. Our hours are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. These hours remain the same for Spring Break, President's Week and all three Summer sessions.



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!, Creative Thinking, & the Arts
H aving Fun!

We believe that our student's extended day will be enriched by providing a balanced activity calendar that will support their emotinal 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.


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 ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

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