Field Trips are an important part of the student experience and the district strongly supports schools in their efforts to organize these learning opportunities. The fourth and sixth grade curriculum related field trips will be expensed through parent donations, fundraising and district support as needed. Questions about the field trip schedule at specific schools should be directed to the main office at each school site. To donate to your students trip please click here
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. How can I donate to my student's field trip
A. Parents/guardians may submit cash or check to the student's teacher or pay online at e-Funds for Schools.
Q: Do I need to be an approved school volunteer to chaperone field trips?
A: Parents/guardians who will be asked to supervise chaperone students outside the presence of staff must be approved school volunteers, through the district office.
Q: How do I become an approved overnight field trip volunteer?
A: Visit the district office to learn about the steps required including live scan fingerprinting and screening in the Department of Justice's database for registered sex offenders.
Q: What are the requirements to serve as a volunteer driver?
A: To serve as a volunteer driver you must visit the school site to pick up a driver's packet. You will need to have a current driver's license, certify that your vehicle is mechanically safe, and provide proof of minimum insurance. Seat belt use is required by all occupants and students.
Q: How do walking field trips work?
A: Parents/guardians are often asked to sign a blanket 'walking field trip' permission form at the beginning of the year (emergency card). This form provides permission for the school to take students on walking field trips throughout the year. These trips can include a variety of community destinations in Nevada City. A parent/guardian MAY opt to have their student stay at the school site for a given walking field trip without negating their initial approval for walking field trips throughout the year. This can be communicated directly to the school office.
Q: What does the law say about field trip fees for parents/guardians?
A: Fees can exist for field trips and excursions in connection with courses of instruction or school-related social, educational, cultural, athletic, or school band activities so long as no pupil is prevented from making the field trip or excursion because of lack of sufficient funds. Occasionally, non-school sponsored trips are organized by parents/guardians and/or staff that occur outside of the school year. These trips may have minimum fee requirements and, as non-school sponsored trips, do not fall within the district's liability coverage.