Field trips are privileges afforded to students; no student has an absolute right to attend a field trip. If a student is not permitted to attend the field trip due school discipline reasons, the student must attend school that day. Supervision will be provided in another classroom. Fees for field trips are based on the number of students attending; therefore, it is important for parents to notify the school immediately if they do not wish their child to attend so costs may be adjusted with the remaining parents. Each class generally attends one field trip per year due to the high cost of bus transportation from our location.
If a parent chooses not to send a student on a field trip, the child will be counted as absent and must stay home with the parent/guardian, this includes Camp Kappe. The parent/ guardian must provide a written note to the school stating the child will not attend the field trip. If the student is not able to attend a field trip due to medical reasons, a note from the child’s primary care physician stating the specific medical restrictions will be submitted to the school nurse at least 4 days prior to the field trip. Once verification is completed by the school nurse, the child will be permitted to attend school in a lower grade and will need to complete assignments prepared by the homeroom teacher.
Field trips serve the educational instruction program and fulfill the learning objectives of the curriculum by taking advantage of the educational resources of the surrounding community.
Field trips are privileges and students can be denied participation if they fail to meet academic or behavioral requirements.
Spirit Day attire (“maroon” spirit shirt and jean pants/uniform shorts) will be worn unless otherwise indicated on the permission slip.
Parents will be requested to sign a permission slip to indicate their willingness for the child to participate in class trips. According to state law, children are not allowed to attend a field trip without written permission from the parents or guardian. No phone permissions are allowed. NO EXCEPTION WILL BE MADE. If a parent is chaperoning, siblings of students may not attend the field trip. Field trip chaperones can only be parents/guardians. Some grade level field trips will have limited parent chaperones. In these cases, the room parent coordinator will be attending and the remainder of the chaperones needed will be drawn through a lottery system in order to be fair.
If a child becomes ill on the field trip, the parent will be notified to pick up the child at the destination of the field trip.