ESSPUSD Extended Student Services (ESS)

15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 521-2800   Fax: (858) 485-1937 | DISTRICT ESS

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Contact Information
SUPERVISOR: Lisa Betterton, 
ACTING LEAD ASSISTANT: Michelle McErlean,   
PHONE: (858) 748-5485; FAX: (858) 748-7046
ADDRESS: 13000 Bowron Road, Poway, CA 92064

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Helpful Information About ESS

Please also reference 'Terms and Conditions'

HOURS - 6:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday.
ESS. is Closed "most"  Professional Growth Days, as well as District Recesses.

LATE PICK-UPS: Late pick up fee will be charged after 6:00 pm. A late pick-up fee will be assessed when my 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)

Late pick-up fees will be charged as follows:
00 to 10 minutes late, the late pick up fee is $1.00 per minute per child
11 to 30 minutes late, the pick-up fee is $30.00 per child
31 to 60 minutes late, the late pick up fee is $60.00 per child

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 ESS. the summer before they start kindergarten.

REGISTRATION - A completed registration packet and fees must be received prior to entry into the ESS. program. When a family registers, there is a 2 day turn around before they can start ESS.

FEES - Please click on link to the left for 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. (See terms and Conditions for details)

Summer Program Fees: Include guest speakers, and an afternoon snack.

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

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 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 Lisa Betterton whenever your child WILL NOT attend ESS. 

VACATION & ABSENCES - Monthly fees can be pro-rated 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 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