Day Trip FAQs
Is there any cost for the Balarat Day Trip?
No. The day trip to Balarat this year is a free field trip.
Can parents/guardians volunteer to chaperone the day trip?
No. To ensure the safety of all students and our staff, visitors including parents/guardians, are not allowed on the Balarat bus or the Balarat site.
What steps are being taken for the bus ride regarding Covid?
DPS Transportation has indicated that the maximum number of riders per Balarat bus will be 20. Balarat teachers will not ride the bus in order to honor cohorts. We will never combine cohorts from different schools on a bus, however we may assign two cohorts from the same school to share a bus, following Transportation’s guidelines for social distancing. Students will ride one per seat, seated next to the window, with masks on. Windows and roof vents in the bus will be opened to support air ventilation. We will do our best to serve as many students as possible within transportation’s restrictions. We will work with each school to create a plan to serve all students equitably.
What time will students leave for Balarat?
At the start of the school day and after their daily health screening, the students will leave for Balarat as soon as possible. Please be sure your child is not late on the day of the field trip, as buses will not be able to wait.
When will students return from Balarat?
Students will be back at school 10-15 minutes before the end of the school day.
What should my child wear to Balarat? What should they pack?
What will my child do at Balarat?
Students will participate in Outdoor Science and Non-Contact Team Building activities. They will get to experience a hike and a beautiful view with their peers. All time will be spent outside, including lunch. Warming shelters will be available if needed.