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).​​

Getting to and from Off-site Activities

Students riding on the bus are responsible for their conduct to the bus driver and through the bus driver to the Principal of the school. Continued violation of the rules may lead to the loss of riding privileges or suspension from school.

1. The driver must be respected. The driver is in full charge of the bus and the driver’s directions must be obeyed.
2. The driver may assign specific seats to students at any time.
3. Students must not extend arms or head out of window. While the bus is in motion, students must remain seated facing forward, and must not try to get on or off the bus.
4. Students must not throw paper or other waste materials on the floor or out of the windows of the bus.
5. While on the bus, students must conduct themselves in a quiet and courteous manner, showing consideration for the comfort and safety of others.
6. Scuffling, fighting, smoking and the use of obscene language on the bus are prohibited.
7. Students must not distract the bus driver with excessive noise.
8. Students causing willful damage to a bus will be held fully accountable.
9. When leaving the bus, students must observe the instructions of the bus driver, and must not cross the road without having a clear view in both directions.

Off-Site Activities

Getting to and from Off-site Activities

Students riding on the bus are responsible for their conduct to the bus driver and through the bus driver to the Principal of the school. Continued violation of the rules may lead to the loss of riding privileges or suspension from school.

1. The driver must be respected. The driver is in full charge of the bus and the driver’s directions must be obeyed.
2. The driver may assign specific seats to students at any time.
3. Students must not extend arms or head out of window. While the bus is in motion, students must remain seated facing forward, and must not try to get on or off the bus.
4. Students must not throw paper or other waste materials on the floor or out of the windows of the bus.
5. While on the bus, students must conduct themselves in a quiet and courteous manner, showing consideration for the comfort and safety of others.
6. Scuffling, fighting, smoking and the use of obscene language on the bus are prohibited.
7. Students must not distract the bus driver with excessive noise.
8. Students causing willful damage to a bus will be held fully accountable.
9. When leaving the bus, students must observe the instructions of the bus driver, and must not cross the road without having a clear view in both directions.

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