Extended School Services (ESS)

Welcome to Extended School Services (ESS) before and after school program! ESS provides a safe, supervised setting for your child with a wide range of creative, recreational, and educational activities that assist in the social, emotional, creative and physical development of your child. ESS is a pre-paid, fee-based and self-supporting program.  It is governed and regulated by the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools, Department of ESS. We have been providing the LMSV community with quality childcare for almost 50 years.  The ESS Program is open during the school year to students who are enrolled in the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools, Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade. ESS is open daily, Monday – Friday, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

Our Mission is to Provide:
~ Quality childcare that is safe, affordable, and convenient
~ A Program that includes an academic assistance component that provides opportunities for academic achievement
~ An educational enrichment component that offers students a broad array of additional programs and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, including music, art, recreation, and performing arts
~ Qualified, caring staff members who participate in ongoing professional development

ESS Parent Direct Line – (619) 644-3800

Amy Bradshaw

Supervisor, Extended School Services
(Highlands, LMAAC, Maryland Ave, Murray Manor, Parkway, Spring Valley Middle, STEAM)
Amy Bradshaw
(619) 668-5700 x6371

April Arechiga

Supervisor, Extended School Services
(Avondale, Bancroft, Fletcher Hills, Kempton, La Mesa Dale, Northmont, Rolando)
April Arechiga
(619) 668-5700 x6418

Janet Penfold

Supervisor, Extended School Services
(Casa de Oro, La Presa Elem, Lemon Ave, Loma, Murdock, Rancho, Sweetwater Springs)
Janet Penfold
(619) 668-5700 x6419

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Administrative Assistant II, Extended School Services
Stephanie Hanson
(619) 668-5700 x6406 or (619) 644-3800

Jennifer Montez

Manager, Extended School Services
Jennifer Montez
(619) 668-5700 x6425

Registration & Fees

ESS Registration

**Your ESS service may begin once your contract has been approved and payment has been made. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for contract approval. Thank you!**
Upon approval of your ESS contract, you will be charged an annual, non-refundable registration fee. This fee will be debited upon approval of registration (contract acceptance). This annual registration fee will be assessed at the beginning of every school year at the rate of $40 for one child and $60 for two or more children.

Click here to register!

The La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools ESS Program operates with the Eleyo billing and registration system. Here are a few things you will be able to do in the system.

  • Access your account on any device, including smartphones and tablets.
  • View your invoices online.
  • Check your account balance.
  • Manage your payments and payment methods online.
  • Register for Non-School Days.
  • Print receipt and tax statements.
  • Update your contact information, emergency contacts and authorized pick-ups for your student.

ESS Fees

Extended School Services is a fee based, self-supporting program.  Fees are used to fund salaries and sustain all aspects of the program including instructional supplies, nutritional snacks, recreational equipment, etc. Fees are a flat, weekly rate regardless of how many hours or days the child attends the program. Families MUST pre-register and prepay on a bi-weekly basis.

Make a Payment

Pay Online with your Eleyo Account

Authorization Form for E-Check Payment – fax to (619) 668-8309

To make credit card payments by phone please call your ESS Account Technician at (619) 668-5700 (a 2% convenience fee will be applied for payments made over the phone):

Kelly Hopkins x6203

Sandi Ward x6475

ESS Dates of Closure


Monday, July 5Independence Day (observed)
Monday, September 6Labor Day
Thursday, November 11Veterans Day
Friday, November 12Staff Non-Work Day
Monday-Friday, November 22-26Thanksgiving Break
Monday-Friday, December 20-24Winter Break
Friday, December 31New Year’s Day (observed)


Monday, January 17 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 14Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 21Washington’s Birthday
Friday, April 15Spring Holiday
Monday, May 30Memorial Day

Other Information

Parent Updates

ESS will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

ESS will also be CLOSED on Friday, November 12, for a staff non-work day.

ESS Snack

Our LMSVSD Child Nutrition Department provides a daily afternoon snack for your child after school in ESS.  All foods on the snack menu must meet specific guidelines by the USDA.  The foods listed on the snack menus are specially developed for School Food Programs so they can meet these USDA guidelines and also the California State Guidelines, which is no trans fat.  These foods are not the same types of foods you would buy in a retail store.  More and more manufacturers are working tirelessly to make items to help us meet the requirements as well as meet the strong demand from Child Nutrition Directors and parents to have healthier items to serve.  The Brownie is a low fat brownie made with applesauce and cocoa.  All cookies are whole grain with no trans fat as well.  The chips are baked and reduced fat. 

The ESS Snack menu is available for viewing on the ESS Parent Information Board at your child’s ESS school site.

Menus are also posted to this website monthly (see link below).   If you have questions regarding ESS snack, please see your Site Lead.

October Snack – 2021

Fletcher Hills, Lemon Avenue, Loma, Maryland Avenue, Murdock, Murray Manor, Northmont, Rolando, Sweetwater Springs and Parkway Middle  

October Dinner – 2021

Avondale, Bancroft, Casa de Oro, Highlands, Kempton, La Mesa Dale, La Presa Elementary, Rancho, LMAAC, STEAM Academy @ La Presa, and Spring Valley Academy  

Tax Information

For your reference our TAX ID # is 95-6001813.  This is to be used only for childcare payment verification purposes.

To access your childcare tax information for 2020, please log onto your Eleyo account here

Click on your account number underneath the heading “Your Accounts.”

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Then, click on “Download Tax Information.”

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Join Our Team

Do you know anyone looking for part-time work that would enjoy working in our after school program? Or are you looking for part-time work? If so, we are currently hiring ESS Program Aides and ESS Recreation Attendants. Information and applications are available: Click Here.

2019/2020 School Year ESS Memories #ESSRocks


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