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Helpful Information for Parents

HOURS - Our office hours are 6:30-8:30am and 12:00-6:00pm Monday through Friday.
Please click on the calendar link for closure dates.

LATE PICK UPS - ESS closes promptly at 6:00pm. Late fees will be assessed as follows:
    1-10 minutes: $1 per minute per child
    11-30 minutes: $30 per child
    31-60 minutes: $60 per child

ADMISSION - Any child who attends a Poway Unified School District elementary school is eligible for enrollment. This program is open to transitional kindergarten through fifth grade students. Children who will attend  kindergarten in the fall are eligible to enroll and attend ESS the summer before they start kindergarten. Incoming TK students are NOT eligible to attend summer ESS before they start TK.

REGISTRATION - A completed registration packet and fees must be received 2 business days prior to entry into the ESS program.

FEES - Please click on link to the left for monthly breakdown.
**There is a $125 registration fee per family per year and a $50 reentry fee after dropping from the program for any length of time.

Fees are due on the first day of each month. A late fee will be assessed if payment is not received after the 20th of the month. The ESS program is self supporting and financially independent of the Poway Unified School District.

Summer Program Fees: Fees charged for the summer include all field trip admissions, a summer
t-shirt, and an afternoon snack.

DISTRICT RECESS/BREAK RATE -Check the fee schedule for rates. Registration for all breaks and recesses is for the entire recess or break (no single days). During district recesses/breaks and or dates ESS is open while school is closed our operating hours are 7:30am-5:30pm.

SIGNING IN & OUT - Students must be signed in and out of ESS daily. Only an authorized person with a picture I.D. can sign a child out of ESS. Your child is expected at ESS each day. Please notify us whenever your child WILL NOT attend ESS on any given day.

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 Winter Break, 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 ESS. Students who have been ill must be well, and fever free, for 24 hours before returning to ESS 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.

ESS 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, chap stick and non-medicated cough drops need only the parent's portion of the form filled in and signed. 

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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