Field trips are extensions of the curriculum and are designed for educational purposes. They are not intended to be family outings. Please do not plan to attend a field trip unless you have been selected to participate as a chaperone. When parents/guardians arrive unexpectedly, this creates a safety concern for our staff and chaperones due to child custody agreements and other legally binding documents.
As an extension of the classroom, field trips may be planned as part of the school day. When a field trip is planned, parents/guardians will be notified as far in advance as possible and will be requested to sign a Field Trip & Medical Authorization Consent Form in order for their child to attend the field trip. No child will be permitted to go on a field trip without parental/guardian permission. Parent/guardian chaperones are invited and selected by teachers and the principal but must follow the guidelines as outlined in the School Procedures section of this text. Parent/guardian chaperones are required to have current volunteer application in accordance with policy (District Policy # 916) clearances on file at the time they request to be considered.
In addition, please note that all students participating in field trips are expected to ride to and from the event with their class. Parents/guardians cannot sign-out students early at the field trip location.