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Shoal Creek ESS

Important Dates

Aug 1st: Summer Session 3 starts
Aug 12th: Session 3 Ends
Aug 17th: First Day of School
Sept 2nd: Movie Day
Sept 5th: Labor Day ESS CLOSED
Sept 16th: Movie Day
Sept 19th: Professional Growth Day ESS CLOSED
Sept 30th: 


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Dear families, 
At this time Shoal Creek​​​ ESS has reached full capacity for the Fall 2022-2023 school year.  We are currently recruiting and hiring staff in order to be able to serve all of our returning families.  As a new family wanting to enroll in ESS, we wanted to make you aware of this issue and let you know that our ability to serve new families for the upcoming school year will be very limited if at all.  We have an interest list  for the Fall.  If we should have the capacity to enroll new students, we will work from the names that are on the list.  We understand this is a concern for our working families.  Please see the resources below for alternative community childcare available in our area.  

Childcare Resource Service | YMCA of San Diego County
YMCA Online Search for Childcare (no cost for this referral system)
Find a Daycare or Child Care Provider for Free - San Diego | YMCA

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Supervisor:  Erin Gray Ligsay
Lead Assistant:  Tracy Richardson
Phone: (858) 613-0822; Fax: (858) 613-1232 
Address: 11775 Shoal Creek Drive, San Diego, CA 92128

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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 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 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, 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,

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