Late Pick-up Fees After 6:00 PM:
00 to 10 Minutes: $1.00 per minute per child
11 to 30 minutes: $30.00 per child
31 to 60 minutes: $60.00 per child
**Excessive late pick ups will result in explusion from the program.**

ADMISSION - 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.

REGISTRATION - A completed registration packet and fees must be received prior to entry into the E.S.S. program.

FEES-Please click on link "fee schedule" to the left for our monthly breakdown.
**There is a registration fee per family per year and a reentry fee after dropping from the program for any length of time.**
Pay 3 ways:
 1. FREE Credit Card Authorization Form (RECOMMENDED) 
Come on in and fill out a credit authroization slip. This allows your ESS fees to be automatically charged to your DEBIT, CREDIT card, or bank account. 

 2.  Pay Online at
Use the online portal for e-Checks, Visas, or MasterCards to pay your fees with no hassle!
*Service fee is $2.95*

 3. By Check
Write your check payable to PUSD/ESS.
Mail checks directly to the District:
ATTN: ESS Accounting Dept.
15250 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128

Or send them to ESS P.O. Box:
ATTN: ESS Accounting Dept.
PO BOX 500527
San Diego CA 92150

Summer Program Fees: include all field trip admission fees, guest speakers, summer t-shirt, bag, and an afternoon snack.)

Fees are due on the 1st day of each month. A fee will be assessed if payment is not received after the 15th of the month. The E.S.S. program is self supporting and financially independent of the Poway Unified School District.

MINIMUM DAY / TIME BANKING (Friday's only attendance) 

DISTRICT RECESS/BREAK RATE -Check the fee schedule for rates. Registration for all breaks and recesses is for the entire recess or break duration. (No single days)

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 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 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"  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.




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 ability, 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 Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800