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Consent Forms

On this page, you will find consent forms sent to families on the Parent Portal at the beginning of the school year. These forms are required under the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) pursuant to Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2.

To sign off on these forms, visit the Parent Portal.

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Appropriate Use Policy - Elementary

The board recognizes the importance of information technology hardware, software, and related infrastructure as part of the school district’s operations, and recognizes the increasing importance of technology tools as a part of the classroom and curriculum. The board provides online systems and online resources (information communication technology systems or “ICTS”) in supporting the delivery of educational programs and the business operations of the school district. Online resources include all material that is accessed through a school district computer or via the school district telecommunications network through a personal device.

The board is committed, within available resources, to providing accessible, reliable, and secure online systems and resources to students, staff, and approved guests for the purpose of learning, teaching, management, and administration of school district operations.

Conditions of Use

All board policies, procedures, guidelines and codes of conduct apply to those using online systems and resources provided by or on behalf of the school district and all users are expected to comply with them and any applicable laws and restrictions that the board establishes.

Users may use the ICTS for Incidental Personal Use, provided such use is not characterized as misconduct or does not violate any provision in this policy or any other policy of the board.

Users are responsible for all activities carried out through their user accounts. All activities must be professional, respectful, and factual.

Users bear the sole responsibility for the material they choose to access, send, or display. Users should be aware that IT technology automatically generates a record of use including date, time, and type of access.

Users will not engage in any activities harmful to the ICTS, such as disrupting services, intentionally damaging equipment, software, or data belonging to the board or other users.

Users will respect the privacy of others and not tamper with, open, or read other users’ files, passwords, and/or accounts.

Users will not use the ICTS to view or display material that contravenes district policy, the BC Human Rights Act, the Criminal Code, the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), any other federal or provincial law including but not limited to material such as sexually explicit material, obscene or lewd material, or material promoting hate towards individuals or groups based on colour, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and ethnic origin or place of origin, unless for Authorized Academic Purposes.

The superintendent or designate may, from time to time, exempt a user or department from compliance with this policy where a valid business reason exists. Any breach or violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

The board recognizes the great potential social networking services may provide to enhance education, communication, and learning. However, we also recognize the potential dangers of such services if used inappropriately. The authority to develop, communicate, and implement procedures related to this policy is delegated to the superintendent.

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I GIVE MY CONSENT. I understand the benefits and risks of student access to District Technology Systems and Services and electronic messaging and give permission for my child to have access to these services on the conditions and rules set out by the school and district. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

NO – I DO NOT GIVE permission for my child to have access to these services under the conditions and rules set out by the school and district. (Please note if you do not give consent, your child will not have access to Office 365, district wireless, district computers and any online resources including Moodle and Wiki.)

Appropriate Use Policy - Secondary

The board recognizes the importance of information technology hardware, software, and related infrastructure as part of the school district’s operations and recognizes the increasing importance of technology tools as a part of the classroom and curriculum. The board provides online systems and resources (information communication technology systems or “ICTS”) in supporting the delivery of educational programs and the business operations of the school district. Online resources include all material that is accessed through a school district computer or via the school district telecommunications network through a personal device. 

The board is committed, within available resources, to providing accessible, reliable, and secure online systems and resources to students, staff, and approved guests for the purpose of learning, teaching, management, and administration of school district operations. 

Conditions of Use 

All board policies, procedures, guidelines and codes of conduct apply to those using online systems and resources provided by or on behalf of the school district and all users are expected to comply with them and any applicable laws and restrictions that the board establishes.

Users may use the ICTS for Incidental Personal Use, provided such use is not characterized as misconduct or does not violate any provision in this policy or any other policy of the board. 

Users are responsible for all activities carried out through their user accounts. All activities must be professional, respectful, and factual. 

Users bear the sole responsibility for the material they choose to access, send, or display. Users should be aware that IT technology automatically generates a record of use including date, time, and type of access. 

Users will not engage in any activities harmful to the ICTS, such as disrupting services, intentionally damaging equipment, software, or data belonging to the board or other users. 

Users will respect the privacy of others and not tamper with, open, or read other users’ files, passwords, and/or accounts. 

Users will not use the ICTS to view or display material that contravenes district policy, the BC Human Rights Act, Criminal Code, the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) or any other federal or provincial law including but not limited to material such as sexually explicit material, obscene or lewd material, or material promoting hate towards individuals or groups based on colour, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and ethnic origin or place of origin, unless for Authorized Academic Purposes. 

The superintendent or designate may, from time to time, exempt a user or department from compliance with this policy where a valid business reason exists. Any breach or violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. 

The board recognizes the great potential social networking services may provide to enhance education, communication, and learning. However, we also recognize the potential dangers of such services if used inappropriately. The authority to develop, communicate, and implement procedures related to this policy is delegated to the superintendent. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf. 

YES – I GIVE MY CONSENT. I understand the benefits and risks of student access to District Technology Systems and Services and electronic messaging and give permission for my child to have access to these services on the conditions and rules set out by the school and district. (Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.)

NO – I DO NOT GIVE permission for my child to have access to these services under the conditions and rules set out by the school and district. (Please note if you do not give consent, your child will not have access to Office 365, district wireless, district computers and any online resources including Moodle and Wiki.)

Environmental School Informed Consent & Waiver

Environmental School Informed Consent and Waiver Form for Children Participating in the Environmental School Project
23125 – 116 Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 0G8

In consideration of School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) (“School District”) offering my child an opportunity to participate in the Environmental School Project for the 2022-2023 school year, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, I agree to waive and release the school district, the Ministry of Education and Child Care and its and their officers, employees, board members, agents, volunteers, and representatives (“Releasees”), of and from any and all claims, expenses, costs, damages or liabilities that I may incur and related to my child’s participation in  Environmental School arising out of any cause whatsoever, including negligence (the “Claims”). I further agree not to bring or cause any other person to commence legal proceedings seeking recovery for any such Claims from the Releasees, or any one or more of them. 

The Environmental School meets daily at outdoor sites. There are a number of risks and safety measures that are unique to the school. It is important that you read this entire document so that you understand all possible risks before giving consent for your child to participate in the Environmental School. 

I hereby give my consent, and acknowledge by my signature that: 

My child will be meeting and learning in a variety of outdoor and indoor locations within and outside SD42 boundaries. Locations outside SD42 boundaries include Hayward Lake and Kwantlen reserve in Fort Langley. A school calendar will be supplied with the exact meeting sites. Children will be dropped off and picked up at these locations by parents or caregivers. 

Up to 110 students and 14 staff will be learning and teaching at our school meeting site. The ratio of teacher to student is approximately 1 to 18 at the school. Students will be supervised by Environmental School staff and the ratio of staff to students will be adjusted during the day to reflect the requirements of individual activities and ages of the students involved. My child will not necessarily be directly supervised by an adult at all times.

My child has no illnesses, allergies, or disabilities that may require special attention, except as described on the Student Information Verification form.

I am aware of the usual risks and dangers inherent in participation in all of the activities associated with this school, and of the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, or loss resulting from the activities. The dangers and risks may include, but are not limited to the following: 

Weather risks 

  • the possibility of all types of weather that could include, but is not limited to heat, wind, cold, sleet, hail, and snow; 
  • children may not be wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions. 

Natural 

  • slipping, tripping, and falling on gravel, rocks, sticks, logs, and roots; 
  • traveling in windfall and on logs; 
  • being near bodies of water such as creeks, rivers, and lakes; 
  • possible interactions with wildlife such as bears, wasps, cougars, and deer; 
  • plants such as stinging nettles, blackberry thorns, and devil’s club; 
  • falling objects such as trees or rocks. 

Human 

  • traffic, parking lots, walking on sidewalks and beside roadways, safety around community buildings and structures; 
  • other people using the areas in which the school meets; risks associated with skating, such as slipping, tripping, falling, cuts, scrapes, bruises; 
  • risks associated with biking, such as colliding with objects or others, malfunction, slipping, falling or collisions, equipment breakages and/or failures; 
  • delayed rescue, accessibility due to remote locations; 
  • conduct of the leaders, staff, chaperone, or other group members; 
  • the possibility that your child may not heed safety instructions or restrictions given to the group; 
  • risk of burns from cooking meals and lighting fires; 
  • risk of being cut from using knives and planes to carve, cut, and dissect; 
  • risk associated with water activities such as hypothermia, drowning, bacterial infections; 
  • risks associated with other recreational surfaces (for example playground equipment, grass, concrete or gravel) such as breaks, cuts, scrapes, and bruises.

Activities 

  • working with tools that could include saws, shovels, hoes, hatchets, screw drivers, belt sanders, jigsaws, scroll saws, and more; 
  • hiking, running, and walking in forested areas; 
  • walking to and from sites along city streets and sidewalks; 
  • climbing on logs or trees; cooking meals and lighting fires; 
  • learning activities that include jumping, sliding, and movement on a wide range of outdoor surfaces, including mud, ice, snow, and uneven ground; 
  • learning activities near water such as lakes or rivers; 
  • activities that occur in all forms of weather, including in heat, cold, rain, wind, and snow; 
  • carving, cutting and dissecting using knives and planes; 
  • cycling; 
  • canoeing; 
  • boating. 

My child must follow the safety guidelines and plan for all different learning settings and guidelines specifically set out by teachers and community partners at the places and venues we attend. 

When canoeing/boating or using watercraft, students must follow safety guidelines of instructors. Students must wear personal flotation devices (PFD). My child may participate in learning activities at various venues, including the ice rink, the leisure centre and other municipal parks, martial arts studios, and recreational areas. Hazards at such locations may include but are not limited to slipping, tripping and falling on ice; wearing skates that have sharp edges; slipping tripping and falling on slippery surfaces such as pool decks or rocks; learning in a water environment (hypothermia, drowning, bacterial infections); or slipping, tripping, and falling on other recreational surfaces such as grass, concrete, or gravel. 

I will supply suitable equipment, clothing, and footwear for my child’s participation in all activities associated with the Environmental School, including helmets for biking or skating. 

I am aware that I should contact the school for further information if I am unsure of clothing and equipment required for the activities or possible weather conditions. My child and I understand that it is our responsibility to ensure my child has all necessary equipment and clothing. 

My child and I understand that the Environmental School’s Code of Conduct and Policy 9410: Safe, Caring and Healthy Schools applies during all school related activities and times. I will be responsible for any costs caused by my child’s failure to abide by the codes of conduct, including costs to send my child home. 

Accidents can be the result of the nature of the activity and can occur with or without any fault on either the part of the student, or the school board or its employees or agents, or the facility where the activity is taking place. By allowing your child to participate in the Environmental School, you are accepting the risk of an accident occurring, and agree that this school, as described above, is suitable for your child. 

In signing this Informed Consent and Waiver, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made by the school board and its servants, agents, employees, or authorized volunteers, or the Ministry of Education and Child Care, to induce me to permit my child to enroll in the school, other than those set out in this Consent and Waiver. 

I am 19 years of age or more and have read and understand the terms of this Informed Consent and Waiver, and understand that it is binding on me, my heirs, executors, and administrators. 

Please note:

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Student Accident Insurance can be purchased from https://insuremykids.com. The school district expressly makes no representation as to the adequacy of the Student Accident Insurance to cover all such risks, losses, and expenses. 

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, you, as the parent/legal guardian, acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf. 

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information included in this form for the above purposes and certify that the information I have provided on this form is complete and accurate as of the date this form is submitted. I GIVE MY INFORMED CONSENT for my child to participate in the activities that will occur at the Environmental School as described above and understand that my child may be exposed to certain risks while participating in the Environmental School and that accidents and injuries may occur. I am aware of the behavioural expectations of my child while participating in the Environmental School Project and that there may be consequences for non-compliance, including any costs to send my child home. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

Novice Driver Consent Form

Throughout the school year, school district staff may organize various school sponsored activities for students. As per SD42 Procedure 10310.2 Volunteer Drivers, students who hold Novice (N) drivers’ licenses may drive themselves to/from school sponsored activities if approval from their parent/legal guardian is received in writing by the school. Drivers under 19 years of age with Novice (N) drivers’ licenses are strictly prohibited from transporting other students to/from school sponsored activities. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to consent to this activity. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf. 

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT for my child to drive themselves to school sponsored activities. Further, I also understand that my child must not drive other students to these activities when holding an N driver’s license and I will review these expectations with my child. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

Use of Digital Tools Outside of Canada - Elementary

SD42 provides students with various digital tools, collaboration tools, video and conferencing options, online resources, electronic portfolios, and online storage space for educational communication and work storage purposes. Each student will have their own secure login and password to access their files. 

Please note that although our new initiatives and platforms are district-approved and have gone through an extensive risk assessment, some of these platforms may store data on secured servers located outside of Canada such as, but not limited to: Google Drive, Schoology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Open Parachute, etc. 

While stored outside the country, information on your child’s account may be subject to the laws of foreign jurisdictions, including the USA Patriot Act. Your child’s personal information may be collected, used, disclosed, stored and/or shared through these online applications with third party providers based outside of Canada. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agreed to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT for the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and exchange of my child’s personal information for the above purposes for this school year. I understand the potential risks associated with personal data stored outside of Canada and GIVE MY CONSENT for my child to use platforms/software that store data outside of Canada. My consent is effective immediately and will last until September 30 of next school year. I may withdraw my consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school district to remove previously collected, used, disclosed, stored, or shared material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT CONSENT for the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and exchange of my child’s personal information for the above purposes for this school year.

Use of Digital Tools Outside of Canada - Secondary

SD42 provides students with various digital tools, collaboration tools, video and conferencing options, online resources, electronic portfolios, and online storage space for educational communication and work storage purposes. Each student will have their own secure login and password to access their files. 

Please note that although our new initiatives and platforms are district-approved and have gone through an extensive risk assessment, some of these platforms may store data on secured servers located outside of Canada such as, but not limited to: Google Drive, Schoology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Open Parachute, etc. 

While stored outside the country, information on your child’s account may be subject to the laws of foreign jurisdictions, including the USA Patriot Act. Your child’s personal information may be collected, used, disclosed, stored and/or shared through these online applications with third party providers based outside of Canada. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agreed to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT for the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and exchange of my child’s personal information for the above purposes for this school year. I understand the potential risks associated with personal data stored outside of Canada and GIVE MY CONSENT for my child to use platforms/software that store data outside of Canada. My consent is effective immediately and will last until September 30 of next school year. I may withdraw my consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school district to remove previously collected, used, disclosed, stored, or shared material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure, storage, and exchange of my child’s personal information for the above purposes for this school year.

One-to-One Inquiry Project Consent Form

Students who participate in the district One-to-One Inquiry Project are assigned a mobile device. This device is for the student’s use throughout the school year. At the end of the school year, the device must be returned to the school district in good condition.

Expectations and guidelines for students: 

  1. Mobile devices should never be left unattended 
  2. Mobile devices must always be transported in a backpack (preferably in a separate compartment) to prevent damage 
  3. Mobile devices must be kept in the school-approved case at all times to prevent damage 
  4. Devices should be kept in the 5 to 35 degrees Celsius temperature range, and should not be kept in direct sunlight, heat, or moisture for extended periods of time 
  5. All mobile devices should be protected from pets 
  6. Magnetic devices must be kept away from mobile devices 
  7. Devices should not be put down on the ground where someone would walk, or on a seat where someone would sit
  8. Students should not attempt to alter or circumvent password-protected settings 
  9. Students should avoid eating and drinking near their mobile devices 
  10. Students must ensure that their hands are clean (especially just after eating) before they use their device 
  11. All mobile devices must be kept clean; no stickers should be attached 
  12. Important work should be backed-up often. All mobile devices should be charged every day before they are brought to school 
  13. Students must keep their mobile devices dry, warm, secure, and with them at all times. 

Additionally, all students must abide by the terms and conditions set out in board Policy 5780: Information Technology and Communication Systems – Appropriate Use Policy. 

Expectations and guidelines for parents/guardians 

A mobile device can provide your child with many educational advantages. Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District staff will only confiscate a mobile device if the student damages the device, violates the above guidelines, or if they violate board Policy 5780: Information Technology and Communication Systems – Appropriate Use Policy

Repeated violations will result in an extended confiscation of the device (for example, a week or longer). The mobile device is the property of the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District; the teacher, principal, or district staff may look through its contents and history at any time without notice while it is in the school. 

Parents/guardians should set appropriate guidelines about when and how the device should be used at home and should feel as comfortable accessing the student’s mobile device as they would their workbook. Students will be instructed that they must provide parents/guardians and teachers with complete access to all their work. 

Mobile devices have been set up to provide your child with access to an extensive array of educational resources, and new programs should not be installed without teacher approval. 

Because the internet filters on these devices are limited, parents/guardians should monitor the passwords and browsing habits of their children and should help set positive internet habits by educating their children about internet use. In the event of theft, please contact the child’s teacher immediately. After a police report has been completed, built-in security software will be activated to track the device. Do not leave the device unsecured or in plain view. If reasonable care is not taken to keep the mobile device safe, in the event the device is damaged or lost, you will be responsible for the replacement or repair costs. 

The approximate costs for replacement or repair of mobile devices and accessories are as follows: iPad $425, Screen $200, Power Adapter $25, Power Adapter Cable $15, iPad Case $40.

For additional information about expectations, guidelines, and mobile device care, please review the One-to-One Inquiry Project Manual. To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions by parents/guardians, please visit https://inquiry.sd42.ca/parents/ 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above, and GIVE MY CONSENT for my child to participate in the One-to-One Inquiry Project. I have reviewed the expectations and guidelines relating to the use of mobile devices and agree to abide by the provisions. I give permission for my child to access the internet and receive a mobile device for the purposes of the One-to-One Inquiry Project. I am aware of the behaviour expectations, of my child while in this program and that there may be consequences for non-compliance including confiscation of the mobile device. I am aware of the associated costs with repair or replacement of the device. I am aware that school district staff may review the contents and history of the mobile device at any time without notice while the mobile device is in school. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

Outside Media - Elementary

During the school year, outside media (radio, television, newspapers, etc.) are sometimes invited or permitted to come to the school to conduct interviews and/or to take photographs, audio and/or video recordings, sketches, notes, or other materials of school events that may capture your child’s image, voice, likeness, comments, or other personal information (collectively, “Recordings”). The purpose of these visits is typically to recognize, promote, and encourage student achievement. 

Please note that school district staff cannot control news access in public locations (e.g. field trips or off school grounds) or at school events open to the public (e.g. sports events, student performances, school board meetings). By approving this form, you agree to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, and exchange of your child’s personal information, as listed above, to be included in the creation and use of these Recordings and understand that the outside media provider may make any use of the Recordings for any purpose, including reproducing, modifying, making derivative works from, publishing, distributing, and broadcasting them, in whole or in part, in any manner that it wishes, including by way of the internet. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school, school district, or outside media to withdraw previously printed and distributed material. 

If you DO NOT want your child’s image and name being published by outside media, please select NO below and the school district will take all reasonable steps to comply with your request. In addition to alerting the school, please also inform your child’s teacher and talk with your child about your wishes. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, storage, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name, image, and Recordings for the above purposes for this school year. I may withdraw my consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school, school district, or outside media to remove Recordings used in previously printed and distributed material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, storage, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name, image and Recordings being published by outside media. I will inform my child’s teacher of my wishes and request that the school district and its staff take all reasonable steps to avoid having my child’s image or name collected or published by outside media when they are present in school. I may choose to override this notice by giving consent in specific circumstances.

Outside Media - Secondary

During the school year, outside media (radio, television, newspapers, etc.) are sometimes invited or permitted to come to the school to conduct interviews and/or to take photographs, audio and/or video recordings, sketches, notes, or other materials of school events that may capture your child’s image, voice, likeness, comments, or other personal information (collectively, “Recordings”). The purpose of these visits is typically to recognize, promote, and encourage student achievement. 

Please note that school district staff cannot control news access in public locations (e.g. field trips or off school grounds) or at school events open to the public (e.g. sports events, student performances, school board meetings). By approving this form, you agree to the collection, use, storage, disclosure and exchange of your child’s personal information, as listed above, to be included in the creation and use of these Recordings and understand that the outside media provider may make any use of the Recordings for any purpose, including reproducing, modifying, making derivative works from, publishing, distributing, and broadcasting them, in whole or in part, in any manner that it wishes, including by way of the internet. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school, school district, or outside media to withdraw previously printed and distributed material. 

If you DO NOT want your child’s image and name being published by outside media, please select NO below and the school district will take all reasonable steps to comply with your request. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, storage, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s name, image, and Recordings for the above purposes for this school year. I may withdraw my consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school, school district, or outside media to remove Recordings used in previously printed and distributed material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT for the collection, use, storage, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s name, image, and Recordings being published by outside media. I request that the school district and its staff take all reasonable steps to avoid having my child’s image or name collected or published by outside media when they are present in school. I may choose to override this notice by giving consent in specific circumstances.

Personal Information Consent - Elementary

During the school year, school district staff and/or volunteers often take pictures or videos of student activities and events. The collected photos and/or videos are sometimes shared to encourage student achievement, build school culture, or inform the community about the school and/or about school district programs and activities. 

The school or school district may use these photos or videos in videos, stored on mobile storage devices such as CDs, DVDs, flash drives, designed for educational use, or in paper and electronic communications such as newsletters, reports, brochures, district parent magazines, and/or digital media. Photos and videos may also be shared on the school or school district websites and/or social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Helix) for educational purposes or for the purpose of celebrating student success. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agreed to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s image and first name with first letter of last name only (e.g. “Jordan S.”) for the above purposes for this school year. I understand the images and information posted on the internet may be stored outside Canada. *Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or district to withdraw previously published material.

NO – I, as the legal parent or guardian of this student, DO NOT CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s image and first name with first letter of last name only (e.g. “Jordan S.”) for the above purposes for this school year.

Personal Information Consent - Secondary

During the school year, school district staff and/or volunteers often take pictures or videos of student activities and events. The collected photos and/or videos are sometimes shared to encourage student achievement, build school culture, or inform the community about the school and/or about school district programs and activities. 

The school or school district may use these photos or videos in videos, stored on mobile storage devices such as CDs, DVDs, flash drives, designed for educational use, or in paper and electronic communications such as newsletters, reports, brochures, district parent magazines, and/or digital media. Photos and videos may also be shared on the school or school district websites and/or social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Helix) for educational purposes or for the purpose of celebrating student success. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, exchange, and disclosure of my child’s image and/or name for the above purposes for this school year. I understand the images and information posted on the internet may be stored outside Canada. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or district to withdraw previously published material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT CONSENT to the collection, use, exchange, and disclosure of my child’s image and/or name for the above purposes for this school year.

School Photography - Elementary

During the school year, your school’s photography providers are permitted to come to the school to take pictures of your child for school photos such as class photos, team photos, and class composites. The student names and images collected in the photos will be used by the school photographer to develop, print, and share/distribute the photos (paper or electronically) with families for keepsake/memorabilia purposes. Group photos may also be on display in schools, such as in school offices, hallways, and display cabinets to celebrate student achievements and to build school culture. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or school district to withdraw previously printed and distributed material. 

If you DO NOT want your child’s name and image being published as above, please select NO below and the school district will take all reasonable steps to comply with your request. In addition to alerting the school, please also inform your child’s teacher and talk with your child about your wishes. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name and image for the above purposes for this school year. I may withdraw my consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or school district to remove photographs used in previously printed and distributed material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name and image being published by the school photographer for the above purposes for this school year. I will inform my child’s teacher of my wishes and request that the school district and its staff take all reasonable steps to avoid having my child’s image or name collected and/or published by the school photographer when they are present in school. I may choose to override this notice by giving consent in specific circumstances.

School Photography - Secondary

During the school year, your school’s photography providers are permitted to come to the school to take pictures of your child for school photos such as class photos, team photos, and class composites. The student names and images collected in the photos will be used by the school photographer to develop, print, and share/distribute the photos (paper or electronically) with families for keepsake/memorabilia purposes. Group photos may also be on display in schools, such as in school offices, hallways, and display cabinets to celebrate student achievements and to build school culture. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or school district to withdraw previously printed and distributed material. 

If you DO NOT want your child’s name and image being published as above, please select NO below and the school district will take all reasonable steps to comply with your request. In addition to alerting the school, please also inform your child’s teacher and talk with your child about your wishes. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s name and image for the above purposes for this school year. I may withdraw my consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or school district to remove photographs used in previously printed and distributed material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name and image being published by the school photographer for the above purposes for this school year. I request that the school district and its staff take all reasonable steps to avoid having my child’s image or name collected and/or published by the school photographer when they are present in school. I may choose to override this notice by giving consent in specific circumstances.

Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship Program Consent & Waiver

In consideration of School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows)  offering my child an opportunity to participate in the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship program, I waive any and all claims I may have against, and release from all liability and agree not to sue the board of education of School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) and its officers, employees, agents, volunteers, representatives, and the Ministry of Education and Child Care for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss sustained as a result of my child’s participation in the trades program activities arising out of any cause whatsoever, including negligence. 

I hereby give my consent, and acknowledge by my signature that: 

My child may attend the skilled trades and apprenticeship program and/or transportation to and from the affiliated post-secondary training institution associated with their trade for the purpose of obtaining specialized training or activities specific to their trade, within and outside of School District No.42 boundaries. Post-secondary locations include but are not limited to Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver Community College, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology

Supervision: Once arriving at the post-secondary training site, the students will be supervised by a staff member from the post-secondary institution while class is in session and instruction is taking place, however, your child will not necessarily be directly supervised by an adult at all times. Where possible, transportation to and from the post-secondary institution will be provided by an approved school bussing company. While in transit, students are expected to abide by all rules and regulations outlined by the bussing company and/or driver. Any damage incurred to the bus or equipment therein that is the result of willful negligence or misconduct will be the student’s responsibility to replace or repair at the bussing company’s discretion. Students may also be required to take public transit to certain events or training opportunities. There will be no direct supervision while in transit. 

My child has no illnesses, allergies, or disabilities that may require special attention, except as described on the Student Verification form.

I am aware of the usual risks and dangers inherent in participating in all of the activities associated with the skilled trades and apprenticeship program, and of the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, or loss resulting from the activities. The dangers and risks may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Cuts and abrasions; 
  • Injuries that may require transportation to a medical unit or hospital for further evaluation and treatment; 
  • Burns and crushing injuries; 
  • The possibility that your child may not heed the safety instruction given to the group; 
  • Accidents that may occur during the transportation to and from the post-secondary institution; 
  • Inclement weather. 

My child and I understand that it is our responsibility to ensure my child has all the necessary equipment and clothing. I am aware that I should contact the school for further information if I am unaware what clothing and equipment is required for the activities or possible weather conditions of these training opportunities. 

My child and I understand that both the Policy 9410: Safe, Caring and Healthy Schools and the post-secondary school’s Code of Conduct apply during this training opportunity, including the transportation to and from the post-secondary site.

Post-secondary codes of conduct can be found in the following links: KPU, VCC and BCIT. I will be responsible for any costs that may arise as a result of my child’s failure to abide by the codes of conduct, including any costs to send my child home. 

Accidents can be the result of the nature of the activities being performed and can occur with or without any fault on either the part of the student or the school board or its employees or agents, or the facility where the activity is taking place. By allowing your child to participate in these activities, you are accepting the risk of an accident occurring, and agree that this activity as described above is suitable for your child. 

In signing this informed consent and waiver, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statement made by the school board and its agents, employees, or authorized volunteers, or the Ministry of Education and Child Care, to induce me to permit my child to participate in this training opportunity or post-secondary visit, other than those set out in this informed consent and waiver. 

I am 19 years of age or more and have read and understand the terms of this informed consent and waiver, and understand that it is binding on me, my heirs, executors, and administrators. 

Please note:

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Student Accident Insurance can be purchased from insuremykids.com. The school district expressly makes no representation as to the adequacy of the Student Accident Insurance to cover all such risks, losses, and expenses. 

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and provide your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf. 

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information included in this form for the above purposes and certify that the information I have provided on this form is complete and accurate as of the date this form is submitted. I GIVE MY INFORMED CONSENT for my child to participate in the skilled trades and apprenticeship program as outlined above and understand my child may be exposed to certain risks while participating in the skilled trades and apprenticeship program and that accidents and injuries may occur. I am aware of the behavioural expectations of my child while participating in this program and that there may be consequences for non-compliance, including any costs to send my child home. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

Walking Field Trip - Elementary

The education of children is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. Teachers enhance their curriculum with field trips outside the classroom. Walking field trips provide students the opportunity to engage in land-based and place-based learning. Normally, field trips are planned by teachers and communicated to you outlining the purpose and all relevant details concerning the specific trip. As a parent or guardian, you will be asked to consent to these field trips on an individual basis as they arise. However, teachers may also take their classes out of doors and off the school site to walk to various destinations within the school neighbourhood. 

These walking field trips may be spontaneous, taking advantage of the weather or to collect or see something in the neighbourhood, and may also occur on a regular basis. Such field trips may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Environmental clean-up 
  • Sketching classes 
  • Science walks using senses to observe seasonal changes 
  • Engaging in scavenger hunt in a neighbourhood park 
  • Collecting fall leaves for science or art 
  • Adopting a tree, or square metre of forest 
  • Use of a local community playing field, park or tennis court 
  • Environmental enhancement (e.g. gardening) 
  • Walking to the public library or Maple Ridge ACT Theatre

Supervision: The classroom teacher will directly supervise walking field trips. Depending on the grade level and the nature of the activity, additional supervision may be provided by teachers, school aides, or parents/guardians to meet the supervision requirements outlined in SD42 Board Policy: 8901 – Field Trips Including Extra Curricular Activities and SD42 Board Procedure: 8901.1 – Level 1 Field Trips Including Extra Curricular Activities. At all times, teachers will endeavour to ensure the safety of students during the walking field trip. Normally, elementary children will walk in line formation guided by adults, crossing roads at safe crossing points as a class.

Risk Reduction: Although walking field trips are considered low risk for accidents or personal injury to students, there are risks that could occur, including injuries from falling, slipping, tripping, danger from cars, traffic, parking lots, walking on sidewalks and beside roadways, safety around community buildings and structures, minor cuts and scrapes, not following teacher instructions and/or directions etc. However, classroom teachers will discuss behavioural expectations with students and take the appropriate safety precautions before embarking on the walking field trip to minimize risk and to enhance the safety of each student. First aid packs and cellular phones or walkie-talkies are taken or easily accessed on walking field trips in case of an emergency. Student emergency procedure plans/medical supplies will be brought for students with life-threatening medical conditions (e.g. anaphylaxis).

While on any field trip, it is important that students remember they are on a school outing and that behavioural expectations are consistent with all school rules. Accidents can be the result of the nature of the activity and can occur with or without any fault on either the part of the student, or the school board or its employees or agents, or the facility where the activity is taking place. By allowing your child to participate in walking field trips, you are accepting the risk of an accident occurring, and agree that this activity, as described above, is suitable for your child. 

Because these walking field trips are sometimes impromptu in nature, the school is seeking, in advance, informed consent for your child to participate in walking field trips within our school community. These walking field trips are optional. Alternate arrangements will be made for students who do not participate. 

Student Accident Insurance can be purchased from insuremykids.com. The school district expressly makes no representation as to the adequacy of the Student Accident Insurance to cover all such risks, losses, and expenses. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT for my child to participate in walking field trips within the school community as described above and understand the inherent risks associated with walking field trips and that accidents and injuries may occur. I am aware of the behavioural expectations of my child while participating in these field trips and that there may be consequences for non-compliance, including any costs to send my child home. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT give permission for my child to participate in walking field trips for the school term. I will contact my child’s teacher directly, who will arrange for alternate supervision and understand that my child will be placed under the supervision of a board employee in the school building during any walking field trips.

Walking Field Trip - Secondary

The education of children is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. Teachers enhance their curriculum with field trips outside the classroom. Walking field trips provide students the opportunity to engage in land-based and place-based learning. Normally, field trips are planned by teachers and communicated to you outlining the purpose and all relevant details concerning the specific trip. As a parent or guardian, you will be asked to consent to these field trips on an individual basis as they arise. However, teachers may also take their classes out of doors and off the school site to walk to various destinations within the school neighbourhood. 

These walking field trips may be spontaneous, taking advantage of the weather or to collect or see something in the neighbourhood, and may also occur on a regular basis. Such field trips may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Environmental clean-up 
  • Sketching classes 
  • Science walks using senses to observe seasonal changes 
  • Engaging in scavenger hunt in a neighbourhood park 
  • Collecting fall leaves for science or art 
  • Adopting a tree, or square metre of forest 
  • Use of a local community playing field, park or tennis court 
  • Environmental enhancement (e.g. gardening) 
  • Walks or runs for physical education classes 
  • Walking to the ACT theatre 
  • Walking to a neighbouring elementary school for various purposes 
  • Walking to community volunteer opportunities 

Supervision: The classroom teacher will supervise walking field trips, although not all students will be directly supervised at all times. High school students are expected to exercise a high degree of personal responsibility. Some students may be required to walk with the teacher(s). Depending on the grade level and the nature of the activity, additional supervision may be provided by teachers, school aides, or parents/guardians to meet the supervision requirements outlined in our SD42 Board Policy: 8901 – Field Trips Including Extra Curricular Activities and SD42 Board Procedure: 8901.1 – Level 1 Field Trips Including Extra Curricular Activities. At all times, teachers will endeavour to ensure the safety of students during the walking field trip. 

Risk Reduction: Although walking field trips are considered low risk for accidents or personal injury to students, there are risks that could occur, including injuries from falling, slipping, tripping, danger from cars, traffic, parking lots, walking on sidewalks and beside roadways, safety around community buildings and structures, minor cuts and scrapes, not following teacher instructions and/or directions etc. However, classroom teachers will discuss behavioural expectations with students and take the appropriate safety precautions before embarking on the walking field trip to minimize risk and to enhance the safety of each student. First aid packs and cellular phones or walkie-talkies are taken or easily accessed on walking field trips in case of an emergency. Student emergency procedure plans/medical supplies will be brought for students with life-threatening medical conditions (e.g. anaphylaxis). Accidents can be the result of the nature of the activity and can occur with or without any fault on either the part of the student, or the school board or its employees or agents, or the facility where the activity is taking place. By allowing your child to participate in walking field trips, you are accepting the risk of an accident occurring, and agree that this school, as described above is suitable for your child. 

While on any field trip, it is important that students remember they are on a school outing and that behavioural expectations are consistent with all school rules. 

Because these walking field trips are sometimes impromptu in nature, the school is seeking, in advance, informed consent for your child to participate in walking field trips within our school community. These walking field trips are optional. Alternate arrangements will be made for students who do not participate. 

Student Accident Insurance can be purchased from insuremykids.com. The school district expressly makes no representation as to the adequacy of the Student Accident Insurance to cover all such risks, losses, and expenses. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT for my child to participate in walking field trips within the school community as described above and understand the inherent risks associated with walking field trips and that accidents and injuries may occur. I am aware of the behavioural expectations of my child while participating in these field trips and that there may be consequences for non-compliance, including any costs to send my child home. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT give permission for my child to participate in walking field trips for the school term.

Yearbook Consent - Elementary

During the school year, school district staff, volunteers, or school district contractors take pictures of student activities and events for use in school yearbooks. Yearbooks are created and printed either by the school, the school photographer, or sent to an outside publisher. By approving this form, you give the school permission to have your child’s name and photo published and shared in the school yearbook as described above. This may also include information such as, but not limited to, your child’s interests, hobbies, nicknames, and favourite school memory. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name and image for use in my child’s school yearbook. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or district to withdraw previously published material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT for the collection, use, disclosure and exchange of my child’s name and image for use in my child’s school yearbook.

Yearbook Consent - Secondary

During the school year, school district staff, volunteers, or school district contractors take pictures of student activities and events for use in school yearbooks. Yearbooks are created and printed either by the school, the school photographer, or sent to an outside publisher. By approving this form, you give the school permission to have your child’s name and photo published and shared in the school yearbook as described above. This may also include information such as, but not limited to, your child’s interests, hobbies, nicknames, and favourite school memory. 

*For parents who have court orders describing their parental rights, this form should be signed by a parent who has the right to exercise the student’s privacy protection rights. 

The information on this form is collected under the authority of the School Act and the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and pursuant to School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) Board Policy 5700 and Board Procedures 5700.1 and 5700.2. The information and consent collected will be used by the school district for the purposes of delivering and administering educational programs and activities for students, accommodating student needs, communicating with parents and students, ensuring compliance with school rules and regulations, ensuring order and safety at school, evaluating student performance, and complying with the school district’s legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of the personal information collected, please email privacy@sd42.ca.

Please Read: By affixing your electronic signature to this form, as the parent/legal guardian, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and provided your consent and agreement to the matters set out above. You are also declaring and representing to the school district that any other parents or guardians who share guardianship or applicable parenting responsibilities for the student have been fully informed by you about the contents of this document and have granted you authority to enter into this agreement and consent on their behalf.

YES – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the above and GIVE MY CONSENT to the collection, use, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s name and image for use in my child’s school yearbook. Your consent is effective immediately and lasts until September 30 of next school year. You may withdraw your consent at any time in writing, but a withdrawal of consent does not obligate the school or district to withdraw previously published material.

NO – I, as the parent or legal guardian of this student, DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT for the collection, use, disclosure, and exchange of my child’s name and image for use in my child’s school yearbook.

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