From the Principal's Desk
Field trips are a wonderful educational opportunity. Unfortunately, upon occasion, the behavior of some of the students becomes disruptive to the volunteer driver, the educator and/or the docent. Our school philosophy calls each of us to be respectful and courteous at all times. To insure the safety and to facilitate the educational experience of each student, Holy Name of Mary School has developed the following accountability for students on field trips:
- Behavior that is severe will have an immediate response, such as a call to a parent or the principal when possible, the student will be sent back to school.
- We may recommend that the student, who has difficulty listening and/or following directions in the classroom, have a parent accompany them on field trips.
- If a student's behavior has been disruptive on past field trips, the child will only attend a field trip if accompanied by a parent.
- If no parent is available to attend the trip, the child will stay at school.
Throughout the year field trips are scheduled to offer students an opportunity to wide their experiences. Permission slips are required for these, and schedules for the trips will appear in the monthly calendar. We can only accept the official school written permission. Absolutely no phone permission will be accepted. Although there is a fee charged for field trips, the amount is not adequate to pay for buses for all events. Sometimes it is necessary for parents to provide transportation for these outings. A field trip driver form must be completed and on file in the office prior to driving. The office needs a copy of your current insurance declaration page and driver's license on file as well. No children other than those enrolled in HNM School are permitted to attend field trips. Parents' generosity and cooperation are asked in order to keep this program going. (See last page of handbook for field trip permission slip.)