Extended Student Services (ESS) » Sunset Hills ESS

Sunset Hills ESS

Supervisor: Michelle McErlean, [email protected]
Lead Assistant: Courtney Harris, [email protected] 
Address: 9291 Oviedo St., San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: (858) 484-2982
Payment Mailing Address: PUSD-ESS P.O. Box 500527, San Diego, CA 92150-0527

Thank you so much for your interest in Sunset Hills ESS program!

Currently our interest list is closed for the 2023-2024 school year. 


If you have already submitted the interest list form, enrollment documents will be emailed out when a spot has been secured for your child.


Information regarding ESS Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year can be located HERE.




We extend our gratitude to our PUSD community for your patience and understanding as we navigate our inaugural year of centralized enrollment through the new ESS application management system.

Please take note of this important update to the lottery draw timeline for SY 24/25.



3/18- 5/31/24






ESS Interest Application Closed for Maintenance


ESS Lottery Draw for ALL GRADES - School Year 24/25


Families Notified

ESS will notify Parents/guardians whether their child(ren) has been accepted to enroll in the program or placed on a waitlist.


ESS Interest Application Re-Opened


Enroll new families via ProCare

Once notified of acceptance to the 2024-2025 school year, official ESS enrollment links will be emailed to families.  You are required to complete the online registration by July 8th.  Failure to complete your online registration by July 8th will forfeit your spot.




Second Chance Draw-  If space permits by site


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

We anticipate that interest in the ESS program will greatly exceed the enrollment capacity at each school site, resulting in most families being placed on a waitlist.


Families that need alternate resources can visit: https://childcaresandiego.com/


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 and reading and language arts reinforcement. 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. We have optional enrollment for district recesses and summer.