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Q: What is the Extended School Year summer program?

A: Extended School Year (ESY) program services are provided to eligible students in special education who have unique needs and require special education and related services in excess of the regular academic year.

Q: When does the ESY summer program begin?

A: The five-week ESY program begins on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 and ends Friday, July 12, 2024. The program is closed June 19, July 4 and 5.

Q: What are the program hours?

A: UTK - 8th program begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. ESY high school students arrive at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 1:30 p.m.

Q: Is the program open during holidays?

A: The program is closed on district holidays June 19, July 4 and 5.

Q: How do I enroll my student in the ESY summer program?

A: ESY eligible students will be enrolled through their child’s case manager. If you are unsure who your child’s case manager is, please contact the main office at your school. 

Q:  What are the ESY summer school sites? 

A: The school sites can be found on this link.

Q: Will my student be assigned an ESY school site?

A: Yes. Once the ESY eligible student is registered through their case manager, the Extended Learning Opportunities Department will assign the student to a school based on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program.

Q: If my child has an IEP, does their case manager determine if they are better suited for ESY versus an academic program?

A: ESY eligible students in the mild/moderate program will continue with their services in the academic program or in their separate setting. Students participating in a separate or specialized setting will receive ESY services as a continuation of their school year.

Q: Is bus transportation available to my student enrolled in the ESY summer program?

A: Depending on their specific circumstance, ESY students may receive transportation:

      Yes. If a student receives Special Education transportation during the regular school year (not Magnet), they will continue to receive that level of bus service.

      Yes. If the school of attendance and their school of residence are both closed, transportation is provided. The student will be picked up at their school of residence and transported to the assigned ESY site.

      No. If the student does not receive transportation during the regular school year and is attending their school of residence for ESY, no transportation will be provided.

If you have any questions about transportation services, please contact your student's case manager.

Q: Can I choose the school my child attends for ESY?

A: Yes, parents may choose their student’s ESY site, however, the school is considered a choice school and transportation will not be provided.

Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?

A: Families should contact the student’s case manager first. If you do not know who the case manager is, please contact the main office at your school.

If you need additional information after speaking with your student’s case manager, please contact the staff below.

Theresa Aviles, Operations Specialist, Extended Learning Opportunities Department

[email protected]

Mia Martinez, Instructional Coordinator, Special Education Department

[email protected]

San Diego Unified’s Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) department is hosting virtual (Zoom) family office hours every Tuesday, from 4 to 4:30 p.m. These sessions are exclusively for families with currently enrolled district students.