2020-2021 Parent Permission Form for School-Sponsored Trip Participation - Walk to Jones Point Park

Dear Parent or Legal Guardian:

Your son/daughter is eligible to participate in a school-sponsored activity requiring transportation to a location away from the school building. This activity will take place under the guidance and supervision of employees from The Basilica School of Saint Mary at 400 Green Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

A brief description of the activity follows:

Curriculum Goal: Physical Education

Destination: Jones Point Park, South Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Date and Time of Departure: Current School Year

Date and Anticipated Time of Return: Current School Year

Method of Transportation: Walk or school provided transportation when indicated

Student Cost: None

If you would like your child(ren) to participate in this event, please review and complete the statement of consent below and return the form to school by pressing submit. As parent or legal guardian, you remain fully accountable for any legal responsibility which may result from any personal actions taken by the named student (s). Please be advised that parents retain the right to opt-out of any field trip planned for their children. It should also be understood, in light of world conditions, in particular threats of terrorism to Americans, it may be necessary to cancel any school-sponsored trip due to world and national developments. If restrictions are imposed, the school/Diocese will not be responsible for the loss of any monies advanced for the planned trip.


Policy and Procedures for Walking to Jones Point Park

In order to keep our students safe and ensure proper supervision, we will follow the below protocols and procedures. Additionally, we will ensure that no student is outside of a designated area or out of our vision. All procedures for walking to and from school destinations, including to Jones Point Park have been reviewed by the Alexandria City Police Department. We hold permits for the use of the park through the National Park Police Department. Our goal is to utilize Jones Point for PE and as an additional space to better meet our curriculum objectives for a specific unit or lesson.

  1. The students will be escorted with a minimum of 2 adults.
  2. No students will be allowed to walk to Jones Point without a teacher/adult.
  3. No student will be allowed to walk to Jones Point without a signed permission slip.
  4. Students will walk 2 by 2. Our walking route will be on the Royal Street sidewalk heading south toward the bridge. At the bridge we will turn left and follow the path to the designated crosswalk to the grassy area/playground.
  5. Students will use the school restroom before leaving. There are facilities at Jones Point that could be used if an urgent need arises. We will use the "buddy system" and have the IA escort the students.
  6. Teachers and the school will use the walkie talkies to communicate with each other.
  7. Students will bring their water bottles.
  8. As with all outdoor activities, we will follow the diocesan protocol including the weather guidelines outlined by the Office of Catholic Schools.
I hereby request that my child(ren), as indicated on this form, be allowed to participate in the event described above. I understand that this event will take place away from the school grounds and that my child will be under the supervision of the designated school employee on the stated dates. I further consent to the conditions stated above on participation in this event, including the method of transportation. If I cannot be contacted in an emergency, the school has my permission to take my child to the emergency room of the nearest hospital and I hereby authorize its medical staff to provide treatment which a physician deems necessary for the well-being of my child. I understand it may be necessary to cancel any school-sponsored trip due to world and national developments and the school/Diocese will not be responsible for the loss of any monies advanced for these planned trips.​ ​​​​​​​

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

STUDENT(S) NAME(S)

Please complete the following information for each of your children attending The Basilica School of Saint Mary.

Student #1

MEDICAL INFORMATION

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If there are no allergies, enter N/A.​​​​​
If there are no medications, enter N/A.​​​​​

Student #2

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Student #3

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Student #4

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Student #5

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