In 6th grade this year, your student will have the opportunity to go on one of two field trips. The first field trip in December will be at Keystone Science School for a 3 day, 2 night camp. There, we will study snow science, cross country ski (if weather permits this year), learn about astronomy, and other mountain activities. For our second field trip, we will be taking 25 students to Yellowstone in early May for a 6 day, 5 night trip to learn about geology, explore the area, and complete a guided program.
The sad thing is that, due to the size of our 6th grade class, it is impossible to take everyone on both trips. That said, you will sign up using the Google form HERE to express your interest in either (or both) field trips. We will then choose the lottery for Yellowstone first. The students selected for the Yellowstone trip will then be removed from the Keystone list. Ultimately, all students will be able to go on 1 field trip, however, both field trips are completely optional. I have no information for you at this time about chaperoning.
It is NOT first come first serve, however, you must complete the form expressing your interest in either trip before the deadline of midnight on September 15th. We will complete a lottery process and inform you of your student’s field trip status for this year as soon as possible.
Please note that your student may be removed from the lottery or the trip at any time do to the following: failing one or more classes, having demonstrated poor character, or demonstrating qualities that are not suitable for the trip (consistent behavior issues, violence, defiance, etc.). If your student demonstrates these behaviors related to a disability, you may be asked to come as a chaperone to help support them in their overnight trip.
When signing up for a trip on the interest form, know that you are committing to paying the price of the trip for your student. We will have a waitlist for both trips in case of a failure to pay costs, illness, or drop-outs.
Keystone payments of approximately $250 will be due in October. This includes housing, food, transportation, curriculum, ski rentals, etc. If your family cannot afford this cost, we can work out scholarships.
Yellowstone payments of approximately $1200 will be due likely in January. This includes transportation, food, curriculum, guides, 5 nights at a hotel, etc. If your family cannot afford this cost, we can work on getting a grant for your child to have access to this opportunity.
I will have more information about how to pay, when exactly to pay, and more specific details as we move closer to that time.