District 128 encourages field trips when the experiences are an integral part of the school curriculum and contribute to the District’s desired educational goals.  Since attending a field trip requires absence from regularly scheduled classes, it is the student’s option to remain in school.  If a student decides to attend a field trip, then he/she is expected to determine what assignments they will be missing and have those assignments completed for the day of their return.  If a student decides not to attend the field trip, then he/she may have to complete an alternative assignment in lieu of the missed field trip experience.