Field Trips

Field trips offer our students rich learning experiences off campus and outside of the traditional classroom setting. For some, these trips represent unique cultural opportunities. When planning trips, our staff makes every effort to keep costs low, and to organize these experiences in a manner that maintains our students’ safety. Policy 121 Field Trips, specifies the approval process staff must follow and the administration of medication to students attending trips.

Policy 121 addresses the administration of medication to students. While students are at school, medications must be administered by a certified school nurse, or other licensed school health staff member. If you have a child who must receive medication during a field trip, including asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors, the medication can be administered via any one of four ways:
  • by the student’s parent.
  • by a certified school nurse from any one of our schools or a nurse from a contracted agency attending the field trip.
  • by the student, as long as there is a note on file from the prescribing physician and parent indicating permission has been provided to do so.
  • by teachers certified to administer an epinephrine auto-injector as a result of completing the specified training.
It can be difficult for classroom teachers to include all interested parents as chaperones on the trips they sponsor due to limitations imposed at the sites. In the case of a child with medication needs, you are encouraged to engage in conversation with your child's classroom teacher and school nurse about the actual administration of his/her medication.

As always, thank you for your interest in partnering with us as we support your child's learning and safety.