PUSD Extended Student Services (ESS)

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



ESS Supervisor:  Michelle McLoughlin, mmcloughlin@powayusd.com
ESS LEAD Assistant:  Tawny O'Neal, toneal@powayusd.com
Phone: (858) 672-1738
FAX: (858) 672-3669
Mailing Address: 14125 Cuca Street, San Diego, CA 92129
Payment Mailing Address: PUSD-ESS P.O. Box 500527, San Diego, CA 92150-0527
On-Line Payment Link:   Go here to pay for ess online   
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Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day
Friday, June 12-Tuesday, June 16, 2020: Staff Development Days  

2020-2021 School Year 
 In order to enroll your child into our ESS program, you must enroll your child into the school first.  Check out the district or school website for information on how to enroll your child into Los Pen.  During this registration process, you will be given a survey to fill out.  Please complete all sections of this form if you would like to be added to the ESS Enrollment Interest List.  PLEASE NOTE:  This interest form does not count as formal registration.   Once you complete your enrollment process with the school, ESS will verify that there is space available.  If there is space, we will contact you within 2 -3 weeks with the final steps in registering. Keep in mind that space is limited.  If we do not have spots available you wil remain on this waitlist until a spot opens up.  
District Office Registration: TK & K: May 5 - 7, 2020
                                                 1st - 5th Grade: Begins May 12, 2020

If you are a kindergarten parent and need childcare during the first 5 weeks of school, ESS is an option.  Click the link below for information about ESS.
Los Penasquitos ESS Kindergarten Options

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:

Exercise mind & body
Reading & Relationships
Investigating Interests
Character Counts!, Creative Thinking, & the Arts
Having 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 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com

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