Class trips help enrich our curriculum and provide common experiences for students, and being in the middle o f New York City affords our students tremendous learning opportunities. Refer to the grade-specific Year-In-The-Life guides for more detailed information on the types of trips each grade takes.
Trips vary depending on the availability of a resource, student interest and variations in the curriculum. Parents are required to complete, sign and return a permission slip before any scheduled trip. Verbal trip permission obtained by telephone is not valid. On occasion there will be a trip fee to cover the cost of the outing.
The DOE requires a 10 to 1 (student to adult) ratio for trips. Therefore, Parent Chaperones are needed on most trips. Parent chaperones should discuss trip plans with the teacher and adhere to the teacher’s guidelines on traveling, money and snacks. Chaperones are on the trip to work with the entire class. Although it may be difficult for your child to share you with others, it’s important for your child to see you helping others.