Off-Site Activities

Sunnyside Field Trips and Special Events

Throughout the school year, there will be a number of school and class activities offered. These activities are a valuable part of the school curriculum and the expectation is that all students will attend. At times, we may find it necessary to ask parents to make these activities possible by sharing in the cost. Should you require any financial assistance, please call us at the school so arrangements can be made. Our mandate is to make it possible for all children to participate in all events.

We have a new process for “Local Walks” and will ask you to sign a permission form at the beginning of the school year. You will be informed in advance when your child’s class schedules a walk in the local area. “Off-Site Field Trip forms” are not required for local walks.

Authorization Forms

Parents will be notified in advance and requested to sign a release for any activity or field trip outside of our Local Walk zone and an Acknowledgement of Risk. It is imperative that these forms be signed and returned to the school; otherwise the student will not be permitted to participate in the off-site activity or field trip.

Verbal acknowledgement cannot be accepted.

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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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