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Extended Student Services (ESS)

 Highland Ranch ESS
PHONE: (858) 485-7310 
CELL: (858) 776-7191 
FAX: (858) 485-7392
PUSD-ESS P.O. Box 500527, San Diego, CA 92150-0527
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 Interested in Enrollling?
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's main website Please understand ESS is not a guarantee when enrolling your child into our school
due to space & staffing ratios.

New Student Enrollment for Grades TK-5 for the 2024-2025 Information is posted on the ESS District Office's Main page: 

Have any questions regarding enrollment?
Reach out by email to [email protected]

ESS Overview

Absent from ESS?
Picking up at 1:45pm please email ESS @ [email protected] reporting that your child will be out.


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 encourage all children to explore their interests, motivate them to strive to their personal best, while enjoying time spent with friends and staff.

Hours of Operation - E.S.S. is open daily, Monday - Friday, from 12:00-6:00 pm. Breaks: 7:30-5:30pm
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 social/emotional wellbeing development. Our program reinforces the social, motor, and academic skills children learn in the classroom.
 Kids playing in park
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