Revised Spring 2011
When you are planning a field trip, please consider the effects that it will have on your colleagues. Field trips require students to miss classes and this can be disruptive especially in the spring when there are many field trips. With the exception of the senior trip, field trips that pull students out of other classes may not be held during the first or last two weeks of any semester without special exception. Be sure to follow all field trip procedures including giving staff two weeks notice of an upcoming field trip and an alphabetical list of all students on the trip. Be sensitive to busy times of the year.
When teachers plan field trips they will designate them as essential or for enrichment on the field trip calendar. If a field trip is for enrichment, a teacher may determine that a student should attend class instead and in such a case will notify the planner of the trip. For any planned absence (including field trips and sporting events) a student who does not have a prior conversation with the teacher, according to the guidelines outlined in the teacher’s course standards, may not receive credit for homework due or assigned that period at the teacher’s discretion.
All long-term field trips and May field trips need to be submitted to Long-Term Field Trip Committee.