PUSD Extended Student Services (ESS)

15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 521-2800   Fax: (858) 485-1937 | DISTRICT ESS



ESS Supervisor: Sarah Tobin stobin@powayusd.com  
Lead Assistant: 
Chrissy Hutchins chutchins@powayusd.com
Lead Assistant: Pat Premuda ppremuda@powayusd.com

PHONE: (858) 485-7310  IPHONE: (858) 776-7191 FAX: (858) 485-7392
Address: 14840 Waverly Downs Way, San Diego, CA 92128

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P.O. Box 500527
San Diego, Ca 92150-0527
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June 17- July 1: Summer Session 1
July 2 & 3: ESS CLOSED
July 6-24: Summer Session 2
July 27-August 12: Summer Session 3
August 13-18: ESS CLOSED
August 19: First Day of School
August 17-27: Summer Session 4
August 28-Sept 1: ESS CLOSED


‚ÄčImportant Information: 

PUSD has announced that the first day of school will be September 2, 2020.  In order to support our Summer Camp families, a Session 4 will be added to the summer calendar of fun!  Session 3 ends on Wednesday , August 12th.  ESS will be closed to students on Thursday and Friday August 13-14 so that our hard-working staff can plan and prepare for an unexpected Session 4.   Session 4 will run 9 days from August 17- August 27th from 7:30-5:30.  Registration information will be sent out to current Session 3 families first by the individual ESS site Supervisors the week of August 3rd and will be filled based on availability and a first come first serve basis. Please understand that many of the college students who staff our summer programs have made plans to head back to college for the fall during these dates. 


ESS will then close to students August 28, 31 and September 1st  so the staff can prepare for the start of the school year, reopening to students along with our school sites on September 2nd.  Additionally ESS is exploring the possibility of expanding our service for the fall to meet the needs of our families during these difficult times.  Please know that due to staffing needs, adult to child ratios, as well as safety and health requirements we must follow, we may not be able to meet the specific need of every family.  However, we do continue to explore our hours and services as we approach the reopening of school. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to serve our students and their families to the best of our capabilities given staffing and safety constraints.


In order to enroll your child into our ESS program, you must enroll into the school first. If you have not done so, please check out the school district website for info on how to enroll your child into Highland Ranch Elementary!
                  Interested Incoming Families please Click Here  ‚Äč
PLEASE NOTE: when completing this survey, you will be place on our interest list, this is NOT an official enrollment into our ESS Program. After completing this survey please keep an eye out for an email regarding your enrollment status and required procedures to enroll in the program.  We appreciate your patience as enrollment will be delayed due to the emergency closure.  

SUMMER 2020:
If you would like more information regarding summer please visit our Summer tab.

All forms must be submitted to the ESS office, in person, and signed by the Supervisor or Leads before they are valid. Please read our Parent Handbook  before signing  all forms in the Enrollment Packet. 
School Year ESS Program:
AM Contracts: We have spots in our morning program!
PM Contracts: Space is limited, please check with ESS to see if spots are still available for your child's grade level. 
       Absent-2.png  please click here to email ESS that your child will be out.
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 daily, Monday - Friday, from 6:30 am to 6:00 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 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, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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