September 9, 2015
Rock Eagle Field Trip
I have some unfortunate news to share regarding the 7th grade field trip to Rock Eagle. The district is not approving overnight field trips to locations that are within a certain mile radius of the school. Unfortunately, Rock Eagle falls within the specified radius and was subsequently removed from the list of locations allowable for overnight field trips. I know that the overnight field trip has been a tradition and that so many for our 7th graders look forward to this trip. I am very disappointed to share this news with you.
I am working with the 7th grade science teachers to come up with some other options for a field trip. At this point we are asking parents to wait on requesting a refund until we have finalized our “Plan B” option. Once we have more information to share on Plan B, we will communicate that with parents and students. If you want your child to participate in the Plan B, we can apply the money already paid to that trip and refund any balance to the parent. If you have any suggestions on locations or ideas for the trip, please share them with your child’s science teacher.
Again, I am so sorry that we are unable to take an overnight trip to Rock Eagle Trip this year.