Field trips must have a clear educational or cultural value related to Archdiocese curriculum and guidelines. In accordance with Archdiocesan policy, each student must have a signed permission slip and emergency form for each field trip, or they will not be allowed to leave school grounds.
Permission granted over the telephone or written notes other than the official Archdiocesan field trip form are not acceptable, and students will not be allowed to participate in the field trip. Parents have the right to refuse to allow their child to partici- pate in a school sponsored field trip. No student has absolute right to a field trip. Students may be denied participation if they fail to meet academic or behavioral requirements.
Field trips should be paid directly by the student’s family. Students are expected to wear school uniforms to all field trips unless otherwise directed by the classroom teacher or Principal for trips that involve some hiking or digging where the stu- dents may get dirty. In this event, the school sweatshirt or fleece vest should be worn to designate the children as students of St. Joseph School. If you are not sure about the proper clothing to be worn, students should wear the uniform and bring a change of clothes.
Student behavior on field trips must be exemplary, or future field trips may be denied to those involved in the misbehavior.