Field Trips

    • CCES field trips are an extension of classroom instruction.
    • Because field trips are an extension of classroom instruction, teachers and parents may not keep a child from participation in a field trip as a punishment.
    • If a parent insists a student miss a field trip as a disciplinary action from home, parents will need to keep the child home.
    • Teachers will notify parents of all field trips.
    • Parents must provide written permission for students to participate in any field trips.
    • Field trips are restricted to a distance that allows students to return to campus before the end of the instructional day.
    • Students may have to pay fees for a field trip (entrance fee, lunch, etc.)
    • Unless otherwise provided, parents will be responsible for paying their child’s field trip fees.
    • Medication that is usually taken at school will be accommodated on all fieldtrips.
    • For all-day trips, parents may provide lunches/drinks in plastic containers only and are responsible for providing a means to keep lunches at the appropriate temperatures.
    • The school cafeteria will provide a sack lunch for those students who normally eat school lunches. Lunches will cost the same price a student pays daily.

     

    Field Trips and Parents

    • Parents may volunteer as chaperones for field trips but must undergo background checks and receive district approval to volunteer (see pg. 8, Background Checks).
    • In the event the field trip requires a fee, the parent will pay for him/herself.
    • Parents who volunteer to chaperone will be assigned a group of students to supervise during the field trip.
    • Parent groups may/may not include the parent’s own child. Teacher discretion will dictate whether a parent’s child may be in the group he/she chaperones. Administration will support the teacher’s decision.
    • If a student is assigned to his/her parent group, teacher discretion will dictate whether a student remains with the parent for the entirety of the field trip. Administration will support the teacher’s decision if at any point during the field trip the teacher must remove the student from the parent’s group.
    • Parent chaperones, with all district-required security checks, may ride the school bus to the field trip destination or may choose to ride their privately owned vehicle.
    • Parents may attend a field trip for the sole purpose of participating in the activity with their child.
    • Parents who attend the field trip to experience the activity with their child will not need to go through a background check as long as the parent remains with his/her child throughout the field trip and does not associate with other students during the field trip.
    • Parents who attend the field trip to experience the activity with their child will need to ride their own privately owned vehicle to/from the field trip destination site.
    • Because field trips are an extension of the school instructional day, parents may not bring siblings or any other companions on the field trip.
    • STUDENTS MUST RIDE THE BUS TO THE FIELD TRIP DESTINATION AND MUST RETURN ON THE BUS TO SCHOOL.
    • Parents are not allowed to take their students home from the field trip destination unless there is an extreme emergency which requires the parent to leave the field trip early with his/her student. Parents will need to write a note to the teacher explaining why they must leave the field trip with their child.