OVMS Class/Field Trip Guidelines
School Field Trips are a privilege and reward for our student body. OVMS takes trips to locations that many of our students have not had the opportunity of visiting. We also provide trips with a focus on education. We purposely plan to attend events that have an educational component built in. With that said, our goal is to have everyone attend. However, when we take a school trip we are the face of our community and we have a responsibility to expect exemplary behavior. In the unfortunate scenario that a student cannot maintain proper conduct at the school, it is unlikely that we can expect the same when on a field trip. Therefore, we felt it important to establish expectations of conduct that would result in losing the privilege of attending a field trip.
The following disciplinary infractions may result in a loss of field trip privilege.
Attendance- Students must maintain a 90% attendance rate for the year.
Detentions- more than 3 in a mid-term period/5 in a semester
Suspensions- more than 1 in a mid-term period/2 in a semester (instances, not days)
Bullying- more than 1 detention/suspension per mid-term period
Tardies- 3 tardies = 1 detention. Therefore, no more than 9 in one mid-term period. 15 in a semester.
Late Stay- more than 1 late stay per semester
Lunch Detention - 2 lunch detentions=1 detention. Therefore, no more than 6 in one mid-term period. 10 in one semester.
Social Probation - more than 1 month per semester
The principal will make final determinations on all situations and these infraction guidelines are not final. This list is also not a comprehensive list and is subject to change, at any time.