Unsupervised Off-Site Activities

On occasion, off-site activities may be assigned that are unsupervised. For instance, assignments or homework projects may encourage students to visit a location such as a public library or other location that is away from the school. Due to the nature and scope of these activities, the teacher cannot supervise students, nor can any security check or other pre-screening by the CBE take place.

Parents are encouraged to participate in such activities by discussing the assignment with their child and providing safe transportation and appropriate supervision during the activity. The CBE does not arrange transportation to and from out-of-school unsupervised activities.

Off-Site Activities

Unsupervised Off-Site Activities

On occasion, off-site activities may be assigned that are unsupervised. For instance, assignments or homework projects may encourage students to visit a location such as a public library or other location that is away from the school. Due to the nature and scope of these activities, the teacher cannot supervise students, nor can any security check or other pre-screening by the CBE take place.

Parents are encouraged to participate in such activities by discussing the assignment with their child and providing safe transportation and appropriate supervision during the activity. The CBE does not arrange transportation to and from out-of-school unsupervised activities.

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Off-Site Activities at the CBE

At the CBE, we call “field trips” off-site activities. Off-site activities are learning experiences that occur away from the school site and are organized and supervised by the CBE. All off-site activities must adhere to our Administrative Regulation 3027 – Off-Site Activities. Off-site activities enable students to participate in quality learning experiences that are:
  • Supporting educational outcomes
  • Relevant, flexible, and accessible
  • Connected to the Alberta Programs of Study and learning outcomes, Guide to Education and CBE Results statements

An off-site activity usually originates with the classroom teacher (called the teacher-in-charge) who makes a proposal to his or her principal. Once the activity is approved (based on learning impact and safety), the teacher will provide information to parents regarding the off-site activity including potential risks that are unique to the activity.

Preparing Your Child for an Off-Site Activity

  • Read all of the information sent home with your child from the teacher
  • After reviewing information, if you want your child to participate in the off-site activity sign the Acknowledgment of Risk Form​ and any other documents provided by the teacher
  • A parent meeting is required for all overnight off-site activities, and may be held for other off-site activities
  • Talk to your child about the activity – where they will go, what they will do and what they will be learning about
  • The consent of the parent, guardian, or volunteer must be obtained before the student may participate in an off-site activity

Volunteering for an Off-Site Activity

If you want to volunteer for an off-site activity, you can find more information on the Volunteer page (in the Get Involved section of our website).​​

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