ESSPUSD Extended Student Services (ESS)

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

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Contact Information
SUPERVISOR: Lisa Betterton, ebetterton@powayusd.com
LEAD ASSISTANT: Marcel De Wet, mdewet@powayusd.com
PHONE: (858) 748-5485; FAX: (858) 748-7046
ADDRESS: 13000 Bowron Road, Poway, CA 92064 

 
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.
 

ENRICH

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.

 
Payment Methods

1. Credit Card Authorization Form (RECOMMENDED)Come on in and fill out the blue slip! This slip allows your ESS fees to be automatically charged to your DEBIT or CREDIT card. No need to worry about remembering to pay your bill, when the district automatically does it!

2. Pay your ESS Bill On-Line! (Proccessing Fees Apply) Go here to pay for ess online


3. Pay Over the Phone: Call Melanie Hart at the District Office to make a card payment over the phone.  There will be no processing fee.

Melanie Hart
(858) 521-2800 ext. 2229

 
Enrollment Forms

HOW TO ENROLL

(Enrollment is subject to availability)

**Families interested in attending afternoon ESS on Time Banking Days only, please contact your school site ESS Supervisor to obtain and complete the proper “Alternative Program - Parent Contract” required for this attendance option (all other enrollment forms listed above are also required to be completed and turned in).

**A $100.00 registration fee (per family) and first month’s fees will be payable at this time.

We must receive all enrollment forms at least 2 business days before your child can attend ESS!

Email your school site ESS Supervisor to set up an appointment to drop off the enrollment forms and verify that they are currently accepting registration for your child’s grade level.    
Fill out and return all ESS Enrollment Forms listed below.

​Summer Enrollment: Please complete ALL ESS Enrollment forms AND ALL forms listed below the "Valley ESS Additional Forms".  

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 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com

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