Parents can drive there and meet there at 10:45 (for the Planetarium show) or at 12:45 (for the Fire Station visit) OR sign up to ride the school bus, loading at 9:45 am and departing DCS at 10:00 am. The bus will load again at Chemeketa at 1:45 PM and return to DCS by 2:30 pm, in time for students to attend 2:30 onsite classes or classes in downtown Dallas.
Parents driving could choose to leave the campus after the planetarium visit around 11:45 or 12:00 and could be back at DCS in time for classes starting at 12:30. Families planning to stay for both the planetarium visit and the Fire Station visit should plan on bringing packed lunches to eat between 12:00-12:45.
According to DCS policy, a parent or other adult chaperone must accompany their children. However, since we are riding the bus, if you are unable to attend and wish to sign a permission slip for your child to be supervised by DCS staff during the field trip, please let us know (below) and we will send you a permission slip to sign.
Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, November 27. 60 seat limit for the Planetarium visit.
Day: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018Time: Planetarium - 11:00 to 12:00 then Fire Protection Training Center from 12:45 to 1:30Location: 4000 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, Oregon 97305, Building 2 (enter "Chemeketa Planetarium into Google Maps for exact directions to the building)Siblings Allowed? Yes, siblings may come but due to the 60 seat limit in the planetarium, registered DCS students will have priority, so if we are short on space, younger siblings may need to wait outside the planetarium with a parent or guardian (it is in a nice building with waiting areas and vending machines). One parent chaperone per family.
Wednesday, December 5, 20189:45 - Start loading into the school bus at DCS for a 10:00 am departure10:45 - meet just inside the Chemeketa building where the planetarium is located 11:00 - 12:00 - Planetarium show and presentation12:00-12:45 - eat packed lunches and self-guided tours of the Chemeketa campus12:45-1:45 - Tour of the Fire Protection Training Center at Chemeketa (meet 1:45 - Bus departs from Chemeketa2:30 - Bus arrives at DCS in time for 2:30 onsite classes or 2:45 Kicks 4 Kids Martial Arts class & 3:00 swim lessons
See you then!