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    Field trip guidelines, forms and resources

    Field trips are an educationally sound and important component in the instructional and/or athletic programs of schools.

    It is trip leader's responsibility as the field trip facilitator to read the instructions and complete all the steps necessary.

    The procedures in the tabs below are broken into three types of trips.

    • Day
    • Overnight
    • International

    The field trip procedures must be followed at all times when proposing, planning, leading, and completing a field trip that involves Seattle Public School students, staff, and community members.

    Each field trip must be well planned beforehand and thoroughly evaluated after completion. The trip leader in charge of the group is responsible for the activity just as if it were conducted at school. All students within the class or school group must be given the opportunity to participate in the school trip.

    Please note that fillable versions of the forms linked below are available to district employees. They are located on the MySPS risk management Forms page.

    kids on a field trip to the beach

    Contact us

    Richard Staudt
    Risk Manager
    206-252-0710
    fieldtrips@seattleschools.org

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