Students at Gorzycki Middle School have the opportunity to participate in a number of educational and extra-curricular field trips throughout each school year. It is the goal of our school’s administration and faculty to include as many students as possible in these school-sponsored trips. It is also important to understand that field trips are a privilege and students must meet certain guidelines in order to participate. The following guidelines are general school-wide policies for all school sponsored field trips. These guidelines, as well as any additional guidelines established by the group sponsor(s), will be used in determining whether a student may participate in the activity or trip.
Students must meet the established deadlines for returning field trip materials such as fees, transportation waivers, medical forms, etc. Students must clear all school obligations (overdue library books, lost textbooks, etc.) and provide written documentation that the obligation has been cleared to the trip sponsor by the established deadline.
Grades and Participation:
Students must have good daily attendance at school and no excessive tardies to class. For extra-curricular trips, students must meet grade eligibility requirements. A student must be currently academically eligible to participate.
Students must receive trip approval from their grade-level Assistant Principal or the campus Principal. Approval may be denied on the basis of excessive office referrals, suspensions, etc. Students must meet any group or team level discipline guidelines established for the field trip.
Some of the trips that students will be able to take will have expenses that must be paid in order for a student to participate. Parents will be notified, well in advance, of any expenses that may be required. For those situations in which this cost may cause a hardship, please notify the group or grade level sponsor in writing of your need. Many times optional arrangements can be made. No student should feel excluded from an activity due to a financial situation.
In situations in which a student has paid for a trip but is not able to attend, full or partial refunds may be possible. However, it is at the discretion of the group sponsor to determine if a refund is possible and the exact amount of the trip cost available for refund. Often, these trips must be paid for months in advance and it is not possible to get a refund from the company involved. In these cases, an individual refund would not be possible. It is the responsibility of the group sponsor to inform the parents, in advance, of the refund policy for that trip.