Family Education Trips
Complete Pre-Travel FormThere is a direct correlation between consistent school attendance and academic success. Families are encouraged to plan trips around the approved school calendar. The district discourages trips during the first two weeks of school, the last two weeks of school, and during any state assessment testing windows. Family educational trips/tours that are not approved will count as unexcused absences. Requests for family educational trips/tours should be completed in Sapphire by the parent/guardian and submitted no later than two weeks before the scheduled trip. Family educational tours/trips, including college visits, will count toward the student's 10 permissible parental excused absences.Administrative discretion should be used when approving trips for students based on educational value and timing. Consideration shall be given to the length of the tour or trip, the number of requests made during the school year, attendance/academic reports, and whether the educational tour or trip is likely to advance the educational growth of the student. Administrative discretion should be used on a case-by-case basis.
COVID-19 Travel Update
At present, other than the requirement for individuals traveling internationally to comply with the United States’ testing regulations and/or attestation form, there are no additional quarantine requirements after travel experiences. We will continue to monitor the guidelines from the relevant agencies (i.e., CDC, PDH, PDE, and ACHD) regarding any changes to that current policy. Families can follow the traditional travel request process in place prior to the pandemic.
You can follow the requirements via this CDC link regarding vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States. In addition to that test, travelers need another negative COVID-19 test 3-5 days after they return and need to quarantine for 7 days even if it's negative to monitor for symptoms. Documentation should be shared with the school nurse regarding your child's negative COVID-19 test. Documents can be scanned and emailed to the nurse.