Creekside ESS


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

Dear Creekside ESS families,
Due to the abundance of caution regarding, Coronavirus COVID 19, the district has closed all PUSD schools until further notice. Creekside ESS will remain closed during this time. Creekside ESS staff will continue to work from home. 
Please send emails to the site supervisor and lead assistants as needed.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Take care,

Ms. Gracie and the entire Creekside ESS team.

New Student ONLY Enrollment Information: 
As a result of the district moving all Kindergarten registration online (starting May 5, 2020) Creekside ESS will follow the district's lead. With that being said, we ask that all newly registered TK/K families ONLY who are interested in enrollment for ESS please click on link below and complete survey:

For all newly registered Creekside Students ONLY in grades 1st-5th grades interested in enrollment for Creekside ESS, please click on link below and complete survey:

Summer and Fall Enrollment Information
for Currently Enrolled ESS Families: 

We have emailed enrollment forms to all currently registered ESS families ONLY
Please send the site supervisor your ESS enrollment form by May 5, 2020.
If you have NOT yet received this enrollment form, please let us know ASAP!
ALL students must have one returned back to us. This includes our promoting 5th graders. 

Thank you! 

ESS Reminders
 The monthly ESS snack calendar is posted on our "Parent Board" located in the ESS room.
  In the event your child may not have a snack we are serving (due to allergies or diet restrictions) we ask that you plan accordingly and pack your child an alternative snack.
We recommend packing your child extra snack and water everyday!  

*Monthly ESS Newsletters*
Newsletters are located right on the ESS door for easy access. We also send monthly calendars to all ESS families. Please be sure to read all the important updates and information from Creekside ESS.
Not receiving our newsletters?
Please send an email to the site supervisor and lead assistants, we would be happy to add you to our email list! 

Special Notes For Our Currently Enrolled ESS Families: 
**If your child will not be attending ESS for the day, please email ESS supervisor or call the ESS office directly.**
The More We Know,The Better We Do in keeping 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. Excessive late pick ups may jeopardize your enrollment for ESS.

Pay your ESS Bill On-Line! * Go to: Go here to pay for ess online

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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 emotional and social needs of children in safe and nurturing environments. There is time, space, encouragement, and support for learning.

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 art & craft projects, science & math activities and reading. Our program reinforces and supports the social and emotional skills students 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! and Creative Thinking

H aving Fun!

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


ESS A Bridge Between School and HomePHONE: (858) 679-9601 
ADDRESS: 12362 Springhurst Dr. San Diego, California 92128

Creekside ESS

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