Field trips would not be possible without volunteers like you! The role of a chaperone is an important one, and while enjoyable, requires accepting certain responsibilities. These guidelines help ensure that field trips result in safe and rewarding experiences for all participants.
The students in your assigned group are your responsibility. Keep your group with you throughout the trip and be sure that all are present before moving from one place to another.
You have the authority to enforce the rules and appropriate behavior. The responsibilities for assigning consequences rest with the school staff. Report any major and/or continued infractions to the teacher as soon as possible.
To ensure that you are able to devote your full attention to the important responsibilities of chaperoning, restrict cell phone use to emergencies only.
Please do not purchase items or provide opportunities that are not offered to all students in the class or preapproved by the teacher.
Please be aware that some students have photo restriction; this means their parents have formally requested they not be photographed at school or school activities. If you take photos, verify that students you photograph do not have photo restrictions; teachers have this information.
Please remember that you are receiving service hours for chaperoning and limit your social time with other parents to keep children very safe.