Breaks & Non-School Days

ESS will be open for the fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks!  During these breaks we offer several exciting and enriching activities throughout the day.  We also believe that children should have the opportunity to visit a variety of places and participate in various activities throughout San Diego County.  The cost of these trips is included as part of your weekly fees.   

Breaks are optional and must be signed up for separately.  You must sign up for the break seasons via your Eleyo account.   

If you reserve your spot after sites are full, you will be put on a waiting list for spots as they become available. During the breaks, sites will be combined. Your ESS program may not be at your home site.

ESS will be open from 6 AM to 6 PM daily during the breaks.  Students from other areas/districts may attend the ESS program during break time.  Afternoon snacks will be provided daily.  Check with your Site Lead for more information on daily activities.

SUMMER BREAK 6/17/19 – 8/9/19

ESS will be open for the eight week summer break when schools are closed (ESS will be CLOSED on Thursday, 7/4/19, for the Independence Day Holiday).

Please see below for the list of sites that will be open during the summer break to see where your child should attend. To sign up for the summer break , please log in to your existing Eleyo account at If you are new to the program for this school year, please create an Eleyo account before registering for the summer break.

Space is limited and spots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. If space is not available for your child, he or she will be put on a waiting list and you will be contacted if room becomes available. 

The deadline to sign up for the summer break season is Friday, May 17th. If you wish to sign up after this date, you will need to speak with someone in our billing department. If you sign up after the deadline, a $20 late reservation fee will be applied.

If you elect to attend any of the summer weeks and then discover that you do not need it after all, you must contact the ESS Main Office and cancel at least one week before the session starts to avoid being charged. Informing the ESS site that you wish to cancel is not sufficient. Otherwise you will be responsible for 100% of the fees whether or not your child attends.  

You'll Love It Here!

  • Award-winning, tuition-free neighborhood schools
  • All-day kindergarten offered at all schools
  • Engaging before and after school care offered at all schools
  • Exemplary staff dedicated to educating, supporting, and nurturing ALL children
  • Innovative educational programs and academies including:
    • Arts and Music
    • Dual Language Immersion and Acquisition
    • International Baccalaureate (candidate school)
    • No Excuses University
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
  • World-class physical education facilities

Enroll Today!

Add to My Calendar

District News

Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."


Bancroft Community Health Fair

The leadership team at Bancroft Elementary School organized a Community Health Fair at Open House to bring health and community services to families that included book give aways, dental screenings and informational booths.


Highlands Highlights

Students created this video to share what makes Highlands Elementary School so special, including the No Excuses University Program, awesome staff and more.