School Breaks & Expanded Learning Opportunities

Breaks & Non-School Days

Spring Break Program 2023

The Spring Break Program is now open for enrollment! ESS will be offering services at select school sites for the spring break, April 3rd, thru April 14th, 2023. ESS will be CLOSED on Friday, April 7th, for the spring holiday.

Register early to reserve your spot! Space is limited. Deadline to register is Friday, March 10th, at 11:59 PM. Registrations received after March 10th may be approved pending space availability and a $20 late fee.

Cancellations must be requested through the ESS billing department no later than 3 PM on Monday, March 27th, for week 1 and Friday, April 3rd, for week 2, or you will be responsible for 100% of the weekly fees, whether or not your student attends.

Spring Break Flyer – English

Spring Break Flyer – Spanish

2022/2023 Break & 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.  You may choose to use any or all sessions.  If you elect to attend any of the break sessions and then discover that you do not need them after all, you must contact the ESS Billing Department at the District Offices 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.

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.

Effective June 20, 2022 through June 16, 2023
Includes all special assemblies and field trips. MUST pre-register and prepay on a bi-weekly basis. Fees are nonrefundable.

One Child$150 per week
Each Older Sibling$135 per week

Summer Break – June 20, 2022 – August 5, 2022

Fall Break – October 3, 2022 – October 14, 2022

ESS will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Break, Monday thru Friday, November 21 – 25.

ESS will be OPEN for the Winter Recess, January 3, 2023 – January 6, 2023.
ESS will be closed December 22-30 and Monday, January 2, 2023. No AM only or PM only rates available. 

Spring Break – April 3, 2023 – April 14, 2023 (ESS will be closed on Friday, April 7)

Expanded Learning Opportunities

While at ESS, your child will have the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and physically.  ESS offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities for your child to participate in throughout the school year.

We offer academic competitions for children in grades 1st through 6th to compete in.  The competitions this year will include JEOPARDY, a Language Arts and Social Sciences competition, and a “Math 24” competition for our 4th-6th grade students. For our 1st-3rd grade students, ESS will offer a Spelling Bee competition and Chess lessons and a tournament.

Other expanded learning opportunities, including robotics, fine and performing arts, music, cheer, and dance will be offered at select sites. Please speak to your ESS Site Lead for more information about program offerings.

Fifth grade ESS students will have the chance to experience JA BizTown ™.  This amazing program introduces students to economics and business through classroom instruction (provided by your ESS staff).  For one day the students become adults and operate a life-size  mini-municipality complete with a bank, City Hall, professional offices, radio station, T.V. station, businesses, a snack shop, and a community charity.  They become doctors, business managers, real-estate agents, philanthropists and accountants.  The JA BizTown ™ curriculum addresses the California State Standards and makes learning relevant for students.


ESSPN SPORTS LEAGUE – ESS and the LMSV Student Supports teams have joined forces to start a new program this school year. The program is called the “ESSPN Sports League”. The goal of the ESSPN Sports League is to teach and/or reteach social emotional strategies and concepts through team sports. Students will participate in two days of weekly football, kickball and/or basketball sports coaching and one day per week in Social Emotional Learning with district Social Workers. Newsletters will be linked below for more site specific information and schedules.

4th – 8th graders will have the ability to participate in our ESSPN program.  All students must have evidence of health insurance and exhibit good behavior to be a part of their ESSPN team.  Students will travel by District bus to compete against other ESS teams for games and tournaments.

ESSPN Newsletters and Schedules – 2023

Elementary Kickball League

AVO Tigers ESSPN Newsletter

BAN Bobcats ESSPN Newsletter

CDO Cougars ESSPN Newsletter

FLH Falcons ESSPN Newsletter

HIG Hawks ESSPN Newsletter

KLA Cougars ESSPN Newsletter

LMAAC Bobcats ESSPN Newsletter

LMD Lions ESSPN Newsletter

LPE Lions ESSPN Newsletter

LEA Leopards ESSPN Newsletter

LOM Leopards ESSPN Newsletter

MAA Mountain Lions ESSPN Newsletter

MUR Mustangs ESSPN Newsletter

MUM Mustangs ESSPN Newsletter

NOR Knights ESSPN Newsletter

RAN Rams ESSPN Newsletter

ROL Roadrunners ESSPN Newsletter

SWS Skyhawks ESSPN Newsletter

Middle School Basketball League

LMAAC Bobcats ESSPN Newsletter

PKWY Patriots ESSPN Newsletter

STEAM Academy Roadrunners ESSPN Newsletter

SVA Eagles ESSPN Newsletter

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