ADDRESS: 17449 Matinal Road, San Diego CA 92127
HOURS: 11:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday
On-Line Payment Link: https://www.myprocare.com
2023-2024 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
For the 2023-2024 school year, there continues to be higher demand from the community for this type of enrichment program than PUSD has the capacity to enroll. As such, enrollment is now closed. If space becomes available, you will be contacted by Heather Nicholson, the Westwood ESS Supervisor.
In the meantime, we wish your family all the best as you seek alternative before/after school care and enrichment programs for your child(ren). If you have not already done so, we recommend exploring the YMCA's Childcare Resource Service webpage to be referred to other childcare options that may be available in the community.
2024-2025 REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Effective for the 2024-2025 school year, new applications to the ESS program will be centrally managed by the District Office, Before/After School Department through a single application and interest list. Information on how to apply for ESS for the upcoming school year, will be available on the ESS webpage starting on January 19, 2024.
Submitting an application for ESS does not guarantee participation in the program. It is anticipated that the demand for the ESS program will exceed the program capacity at most schools. Should a site be determined near capacity for ESS enrollment, a lottery process may be necessary to determine new student placement in the program.
Students in Grades TK-4 participating in the ESS program during the current 2023-2024 school year, will be considered continuing students and will not need to re-apply. Continuing students will receive continuing registration information directly from the ESS Site Supervisor by January 19, 2024.
Students in Grades TK-4 currently on an ESS waitlist for the program must apply as a new student to the program for the 2024-2025 school year.
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. ESS 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.
Program History - The ESS 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 - For the school year ESS is open from 1:45pm to 6:00pm. (TK hours are 11:45am to 6:00pm.) There is no morning program at Westwood ESS. Summer and School Closure Hours are 7:30 am- 5:30 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
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.