Transportation and Field Trip Policy

Field Trips 

Teachers are responsible for arranging field trips for their classrooms. They are required to inform the director and/or program supervisor in writing of what the field trip involves. They are required to notify the director or program supervisor two weeks in advance for field trips requiring bus transportation. The director and/or program supervisor are verbally notified of field trips in the neighborhood on the day of the event as long as it is within walking distance. Any field trips out of the neighborhood require parent consent.

The guidelines on a field trip:

  1. All field trips will be age-appropriate for the children.
  2. Supervision on field trips will be at low ratios to provie adequate supervision.
  3. Children will be assigned to a teacher and/or adult on the field trip.
  4. All field trips out of the neighorhood will be planned in advance.
  5. There will be admission fees on occasional field trips and/or fees for public transportation by bus.

The parent will be responsible for providing:

  1. A labeled sack lunch
  2. Appropriate clothing
  3. Money (for the event and the bus, if needed)
  4. A written permission slip signed, which is provided by the teacher

Parents will be given a two week notice on out-of-the-neighborhood field trips.

 

Transportation

The only forms of transportation we will use at Agape are walking or Metro bus. On our enrollment forms, we have space for parents to sign giving permission for children to take walks in the neighborhood. Children must have written parent consent before riding the bus on a field trip.

The following will be taken with the class every time they leave Agape:

  1. Attendance list
  2. T-shirts or identical child tags to keep track of children
  3. First Aid Kit with emergency cards of each child
  4. Written permission slips
  5. Water, snacks and any other items needed, depending on the weather

Staff

Each staff member will have current CPR and First Aid certifications and negative TB test

Each staff member will know their assigned duties while on the field trip

  1. Each staff member will have current CPR and First Aid certifications and negative TB test
  2. Each staff member will know their assigned duties while on the field trip

 Volunteers

  1. Ahead of time, staff will conduct for each volunteer:
  • A background check (if not accompanied by a staff member)
  1. Volunteers must be aware of all procedures (same as staff)
  2. If volunteering more than twice, volunteers must have a negative TB test
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