Walking Distance Field Trips
Update on field trips within walking distance
The CBE values the educational benefit of field trips. Field trips close to our school can complement classroom learning by giving students opportunities to explore the community around their school.
Please be advised the process for trips within walking distance of the school has been simplified, excluding restricted activities, e.g. swimming. As parents/guardians, you will no longer need to fill out a consent form for your child to go on a class trip that is walking distance from the school, e.g. to a local park. Appropriate walking distance is determined by the Principal and may vary, depending on the age of the students.
Teachers will plan to let parents know in advance when they plan to include a trip to a local site by letter and or SchoolMessenger.
Notification to parents for a specific trip should include the following:
- Date of trip
- Specific hazards
- Name(s) of teacher(s) supervising
- The fact that walking will be the mode of transportation
As with any field trip, we want to inform you about some common hazards involved with walking trips to the above locations. Please note this list may not include all of the hazards for a given trip:
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Getting separated from the group;
- Street crossings;
- Pre-existing medical conditions and/or allergies;
- Exposure to infectious diseases (eg. COVID-19 virus, SARS, MERS, influenza).
If you have any questions regarding field trips within walking distance of the school, please contact me or your child’s teacher.