Field trips are recognized as an integral part of a sound educational program, and provide a valuable addition to the classroom curriculum. They provide students with experiences to expand their educational and cultural horizons.
Each child must have a school-issued permission slip and medical treatment release form, signed by a parent or guardian, in order to accompany the class on a field trip. These forms must be turned in to the teacher in charge by dismissal time on the due date or the student will not be permitted to attend. (Verbal permissions or handwritten note by parent will not be accepted.) At such times, students are under the jurisdiction of the school and responsible to the chaperones.
All reasonable and prudent steps to safeguard the welfare of participating students shall be taken. Only students enrolled in Sacred Heart School will be allowed to participate in class field trips. Younger or older children may not accompany adult chaperones on the class trips. Chaperones must be able to give their undivided attention to supervising class members.
If school bus transportation is not available, private vehicles may be used. Volunteer drivers must be over 21 years of age and able to comply with all stipulations noted on the Volunteer Driver Information Form required by the Office for Catholic Schools. This form must be completed and returned to the teacher or school office. Every student in a car must wear a seat belt and is not to be placed where airbags are located.
If a student does not attend a field trip, participation in school is required.