New York City is a great educational resource and provides many opportunities for enriching our curriculum. At PS/IS 180 we strive to take advantage of this in the form of engaging field trips.
No child may go on a trip without written permission. A general walking trip permission slip is usually obtained at the beginning of the school year that covers neighborhood trips. Some trips will require specific written permission. In accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-670, you will be notified of the date, time, place, purpose and means of transportation in writing before a field trip. No verbal consent by phone will be accepted. Children without permission or whose parents do not want them to attend a field trip will be cared for at school.
All students on field trips are expected to follow the instructions of the teacher and other adults in charge. If a student does not exhibit appropriate behavior, he or she may not be allowed to participate in a field trip.
Our teachers rely on parent chaperones to help make each trip run smoothly and safely. We greatly appreciate your time and help! The teachers will do their best to make sure that everyone gets a chance to be a chaperone at least once during the year. Chaperones are expected to be attentive, engaged and to model the behavior we expect from our students. As a reminder:
- Please turn off your cell phone. Sending text messages or talking on a cell phone distracts you from the class, the same way it distracts you from driving.
- Limit adult socializing. Remember, your main purpose is helping the teacher and caring for the children in your group.
- Chaperones must return to school with the children.
- Younger and older siblings may not accompany you when chaperoning.
- Please arrive promptly at the designated meeting location.
- When taking a school bus for transportation, please help the teacher get the students seated and belted in.