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STUDENT EDUCATIONAL TRIP REQUEST FORM OLD RICHMOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL This form should be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the requested trip and given to the principal for approval. Student Name: _________________________________________ Grade: ____________________________ Destination: _________________________________________ Teacher: ____________________________ Dates of Trip: _________________________________________ # of Days: ____________________________ Educational Objectives of ___________________________________________________________________________________ this Trip: (Summary only – ___________________________________________________________________________________ details will be provided on ___________________________________________________________________________________ proposal) (North Carolina Standard Course of Study: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/) Parent Name: _______________________________________ Telephone #: ________________________ Parent Signature: _______________________________________ Date Submitted: ________________________ There is no substitute for the uninterrupted personal contact between teachers and students in the classroom environment where learning experiences are carefully planned by the teachers. Even though students may make up class work missed because of absences, they may never be able to replace the educational, cultural and social contacts which they would have experienced through face-to-face instruction and class participation. Students with good attendance generally achieve higher levels of learning than those with poor attendance. (WSFCS AR 5110) A valid educational opportunity can be granted as an unexcused absence so long as the student’s parents or guardians comply with the following guidelines: □ All educational trip requests must be submitted using this form to the school principal at least two weeks prior to the planned trip. A parent or guardian may not assume an educational trip has been approved until the submitted approval form has been returned. □ A maximum of five (5) days per academic year (August – June) will be considered for excused absences due to educational opportunities. □ No requests for educational trips will be approved during school testing windows including but not limited to the last week of each quarter and during End of Grade testing (grades 3-5) in May. See the on-line school calendar for specific dates each year. □ The student’s parent or guardian must submit a written statement explaining how the experience will enhance the student’s knowledge or understanding of one or more subjects contained in the NC Standard Course of Study. □ Requests for educational trips to the same location visited in a prior school year will not be approved for a second time. □ School work missed as a result of an approved educational trip is the responsibility of the student. After a student’s return, make-up work must be submitted within a time frame equivalent to the number of school days approved for the trip (i.e., for a two (2) day trip, two (2) school days will be granted for make-up work to be completed). □ The student must turn in a daily journal or project from the trip detailing the educational activities they engaged in each day and the knowledge he/she has gained from the education experience. This journal / project must be submitted to the principal within a time frame equivalent to the number of school days approved for the trip. □ Excessive absences in the current or prior school years can impact the approval of an educational trip request. For school use only: Principal’s Approval: ____ Approved* ____ Not Approved Signature: ____________________________ Reason Not Approved: ______________________________________________________________________________ *The trip will be counted as an excused absence, as long as all make-up work and a trip project are submitted on time. EDUCATIONAL TRIP PROPOSAL (North Carolina Standard Course of Study: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/) Please complete the top portion of this proposal and submit to the principal at least 2 weeks prior to the planned trip. Student Name: Grade: Teacher: Destination: Primary Educational Objectives: ____/____/____ ____/____/____ ____/____/____ ____/____/____ ____/____/____ Planned Daily Itinerary: (up to 5 days) Be sure you align the activities to the curriculum for your child’s grade level. How do the Use the link above to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study to find objectives by grade level and subject. planned activities support your child’s curriculum? Description of Daily Journal PowerPoint Presentation Other: _______________________________ Student Project: (check the type of project & describe what the student will do) For school use only: All work will be due in a time frame equivalent to the number of days missed. Subject Assignment Teacher Reading: Math: Science: Social Studies: Writing: Other: Make-up work may be provided prior to or immediately following the trip (teacher’s discretion). Make-up work will be provided prior to the trip. Make-up work will be available when you return to school. Make-up work due date for approved trip: ________________________ Work turned in after this date will be counted as late or as a zero. The following specific categories of trips will not be approved as educational trips: 1. Shopping 2. Hunting 3. Fishing 4. Visits to Relatives 5. Local or State Fair 6. Sporting Events (spectator) 7. Events or places which could be visited outside of school time because they are nearby and/or available during substantial hours beyond the school day. 8. A trip to an educational site for which a previous request has been approved. Site in this instance refers to a specific place; for example, it would be possible to schedule several trips to New York City without visiting the same sites. 9. A trip of more than five (5) school days duration. Absences beyond five (5) days will be recorded as “unlawful” or “unexcused”, as appropriate, and subject to provisions outlined in Attendance Policy AR 5110, Part V. 10. Accompanying the family to locate a new home due to a planned move. 11. A trip taking place during the district’s testing windows including but not limited to the last week of each quarter and during End of Grade testing (grades 3-5) in May. See the on-line school calendar for specific dates each year. 12. Approval for “Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day” will only be approved once during a student’s school career at Old Richmond unless the parent’s job location and/or position changes. Competitions: Parents wishing to have their children excused to participate in competitions or activities of various kinds, i.e., athletics, arts, academics, etc., may apply for permission, using the same form as other educational trips. The same factors will enter into the final decision as are indicated elsewhere on this form. Participation in a competition or educational activity may be excused even if the location of the competition or activity is at the same site as a previous event, providing the parent submits documentation or other evidence showing the student’s activity will result in enhanced skill development. Curriculum Suggestions by Grade Level Kindergarten: 1st Grade: 2nd Grade: Five Senses Science & Social Studies: Math: Communities/Community Helpers Needs of living things Counting, ordering, comparing & Holidays and Traditions around the Animals and plants estimating numbers (0-200) world Holidays around the world Odd and even Numbers Healthy Me Different cultures Problem solving & number sentences Weather Solid earth materials Measurement (in., cm, F°, ft., yd.) Animals Rocks Venn diagrams and pictographs Environment Soil Repeating and growing patterns Then and now concepts Money (values) Symmetry and congruency Math: 3 dimensional shapes Similarities and differences Time (hour, half-hour and 5 minutes) Identifying shapes in the environment: Probability Geometric shapes - trapezoid, Fractions (halves, thirds, fourths) parallelogram & hexagon 3 -D shapes: cone, cylinder, cube, Science Animal life cycles (butterflies & rectangular prism & sphere chicks) Knowing the value and names of coins: Matter penny, nickel, dime & quarter Weather Grouping objects and counting by 2's, Plant life cycles 5's & 10's Sound Social Studies Maps Community government Then and now The First Thanksgiving Holidays Citizenship Cultures around the world 3rd Grade: 4th Grade: 5th Grade: Science Math Science Soil Place value to ten-thousands Ecosystems (plant and animal life, Plants 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication human-environment interaction) Earth Median, mode, range Land and water (weathering and Moon phases Coordinate grids and review of graphs erosion, landforms such as mountains, Stars & constellations Division (up to 3 digit by 2 digit) rivers, deltas, floodplains) Light Area and perimeter Weather and climate (clouds, air Bones & muscles Order of operations pressure, wind, instruments used to Expressions and variables measure weather, etc.) Social Studies Fractions Forces and motion (gravity, inertia, Citizenship: people who make a Decimals momentum, acceleration, simple difference in their communities Perpendicular and parallel lines machines, etc) Roles of individuals and how Equivalent measures (capacity and individuals can initiate change in length and weight) Social Studies families, workplaces, communities American history Relationship between people & Social Studies Government communities North Carolina history Geography Basic economic principles Different cultures in North America Technology used at home, school and Health in the community Nutrition Writing Analyze the role of real & fictional Clarification heroes in shaping the culture of Science Persuasive communities Rocks and minerals Poetry Living things Journalism Electricity and magnetism
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