Educational Tours and Trip Request Form for Central Schools

Last Updated: 8/23/2020 6:37 PM

NOTICE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
The principal or delegated approving authority reserves the right to deny any trip request based on the student’s academic standing, attendance record, and/or disciplinary status during the current school year, or for insufficient justification. Absences resulting from unapproved trips will be classified as unlawful/unexcused.

This form should be submitted two (2) weeks prior to the date of departure. It is understood by each student and parent that classwork missed during the period of absence will be made up. Requests should be sent to the Building Principal, who will be responsible for making the decision.

CCSD Educational Trip Leave Approval Policy

Parents and students are advised approved educational trips are limited to 5 days per school year for any student. Days exceeding this limit will be considered unlawful absences.  Approval of educational trip requests will be based on a review of each student’s academic, attendance, and disciplinary standing, as well as the trip justification and timeliness of the request. Requests shall be submitted using the form available under the Parent tab of our school’s website. All requests shall be submitted at least two weeks before the requested trip date and include the destination and justification in the itinerary. Upon trip approval, students are responsible for communicating with their teachers in advance to coordinate the completion of any schoolwork that will be assigned during their absence.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID 

Parents and students are advised that any destination determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health at the time of your trip to require a period of quarantine upon return to Pennsylvania will require the student to attend school via our Remote Learning option for a period not to exceed 14 days before the student can return to our school for face-to-face instruction.   

For a list of US states and foreign countries that require a quarantine period upon return to Pennsylvania, please click on this link; https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx

Please call Chief James Murtin at 570-784-2850 ext. 3122 or e-mail him at jmurtin@ccsd.cc with any questions.

Select a school form below and submit with the requisite information.

The completed request form(s) will be emailed back to you after they are processed. Contact the individual school's main office if you have any questions.

§ 11.26. Nonschool district-sponsored educational tours and trips (State Attendance Regulation)

(a) A school district may excuse a student from school attendance to participate in a non-school district sponsored educational tour or trip, if the following conditions are met:
(1) The student’s parent or guardian prior to the tour or trip submits to the school district a written request for the excusal.
(2) The student’s participation on the tour or trip has been approved by the district superintendent or a designee.
(3) There is an adult who is directing and supervising the student during the tour or trip who is acceptable to both the parents or guardian and the district superintendent.
(b) A school district may limit the number and duration of tours or trips for which excused absences may be granted to a student during the school term