Helpful Parent Information
HOURS - Open Monday through Friday, hours vary by school. Please check with the ESS at your school for hours of operation. E.S.S. is open 7:30 am - 5:30 pm during summer camp and some District Recesses.
A late pick up fee will be charged after 6:00 pm as follows:
00-10 minutes $1.00 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 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. Spots for Summer Camp are limited.
REGISTRATION - A completed registration packet and fees must be received prior to entry into the E.S.S. program.
FEES - Please click on link 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.
Fees are due and payable on the 1st of each month. A $20.00 late fee will be applied to unpaid balances on the 15th of each month.
Summer Program Fees: include all field trip admission fees, guest speakers, summer t-shirt, tote bag, and an afternoon snack.
Fees are due on the first day of each month. A fee of $20 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 (Minimum Day only attendance) - Click on this link for more information:
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 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.