Helpful Information About E.S.S.
HOW TO ENROLL (Enrollment is subject to availability)
- Call or email your school site ESS Supervisor Michelle McLoughlin or LEAD Tawny O'Neal to set up an appointment to drop off the enrollment forms and verify that they are currently accepting registration for your child’s grade level.
- Fill out (online) and print the enrollment forms belows:
a. Program Contract One (1) per family
b. Terms & Conditions
c. Emergency & Disaster Student Release Information
d. Internet Safety Release
e. Student Profile
- Bring ALL completed forms to your appointment with the site supervisor or LEAD at the site’s ESS office. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE!
**Families interested in attending afternoon ESS on Time Banking Days only, please contact your school site ESS Supervisor to obtain and complete the proper “Alternative Program - Parent Contract” required for this attendance option (all other enrollment forms listed above are also required to be completed and turned in).
**A $100.00 registration fee (per family) and first month’s fees will be payable at this time.
We must receive all enrollment forms at least 2 business days before your child can attend ESS!
6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.
E.S.S. is open during Professional Growth Days as well as District Recesses.
Late pick up fees- Late pick up fee will be charged after 6:00 pm. A late pick-up fee will be assessed when a child is left beyond ESS operating hours. The late pick-up fee does not constitute an agreement for the ESS to provide after hours service, nor will the late fee be applied toward monthly fees. Chronic lateness at closing time may be grounds for termination of enrollment, per Parent Handbook. (See Terms and Conditions)
Any child who attends a Poway Unified School District elementary school is eligible for enrollment. This program is open to kindergarten through fifth grade students. Children who will attend kindergarten in the fall are eligible to enroll and attend E.S.S. the summer before they start kindergarten.
A completed registration packet and fees must be received prior to entry into the E.S.S. program.
**There is a $100.00 registration fee per family per year. $25.00 Re-enter fee after dropping from the program for any length of time. Fees are due on the first day of each month. A fee of $20.00 will be assessed if payment is not received after the 20th of the month. The E.S.S. program is self supporting and financially independent of the Poway Unified School District.
We understand that there are situations that may cause you to be delayed; however it is critical that you are conscientious about being on time. A total of 4 late pick up occurrences will result in suspension of your child for two days. You will be dropped from the program on the 8th late pick up per year.
MINIMUM DAY / TIME BANKING
Our early release day is on Wednesdays
SIGNING IN & OUT
Students must be signed in and out of E.S.S. daily. Only an authorized person with a picture I.D. can sign a child out of E.S.S. Your child is expected at E.S.S. each day. Please notify us whenever your child WILL NOT attend E.S.S.
VACATION & ABSENCES
Monthly fees can be prorated only when a two-week notice has been given on a "Fee Adjustment Request" form. Credit is given in five-day increments only and each child is allowed two weeks per school year, excluding President's Week, and Spring Break (these are optional attendance time frames). If you choose to extend the two-week allotment, a withdrawal from the program is required. There are no refunds for absences due to illness or partial attendance.
ILLNESS & MEDICATION
If your child is not feeling well, please do not send him/her to E.S.S. Students who have been ill must be well, and fever free, for 24 hours before returning to E.S.S. or school. If your child becomes ill or suspected to be contagious, you will be notified to pick him/her up promptly. It is very important that you keep us updated on changes in work, home, cell, and emergency phone numbers.
E.S.S. will administer medication (prescription or non-prescription) to students only if a PUSD "Authorization for Medical Administration" form has been completed by a physician and parent. All medication must be in the original container. Sunscreen, chapstick and non-medicated cough drops need only the parent's portion of the form filled in and signed.