Hi Presidio Family!
Last month I shared information about some of the exciting events we have scheduled for this semester. This month, I would like to dive deeper into the purpose behind field study opportunities and the logistics that go into ensuring that we are able to attend these events.
Field Study opportunities are created to provide students with extensions to the curriculum. These opportunities can be on or off campus and often include cross curricular connections to the arts, science, or social emotional learning. Funding for these events comes from a variety of sources including tax credit donations and Title 1 and Title 4 grant monies. Because of the funding sources, charter requirements, and the requirements of specific venues, Presidio is required to remain within a specific student to adult ratio. Unless otherwise specified by the venue, the ratio is 10:1 for elementary school students and 15:1 for middle and high school students. In addition to remaining within ratio, Presidio is required to RSVP with the number of students and adults attending the events.
So, what can you do to help?
Adhere to deadlines listed on the permission slip forms
Communicate any changes to your child’s permission slip as soon as you receive the information
Ensure your child arrives at school promptly with all necessary materials for the field study opportunity.
Make a Tax Credit Donation to Presidio School and indicate that it should go to your child's class Field Study opportunity.
We appreciate the support and partnership with local venues to provide our students with these amazing opportunities. We also appreciate the support (e.g. tax credit donations, offers to chaperone) and timeliness of families so that we can make these opportunities as successful as possible.
Mrs. Montierth, Principal