Hello Parents. We have a busy February planned in the snow. We will be away from school at least one day each week and we have our three day winter campout on the last week of February. Students have already been given a consent form for our three snowshoeing trips this month. The form is also attached below. I must have these back by Tuesday February 3. There is a slight change to the February 6 trip. We will be going to Zoa Peak in the Coquihalla Recreation Area instead of Poland Lake in Manning Park. These are both similar hikes.
I have also attached an information document about our upcoming winter campout. We will be using our Outdoor Ed class time this month to prepare and plan for this. It is absolutely essential that students are well prepared for this trip. Please see the attached trip document. The most important piece of equipment on this trip is good boots. While most student's hiking boots will work well, if managed properly, students with smaller, thin boots may want to wear a thicker winter style boot. As long as winter boots can be tightened around ankles they will work. Extra dry socks are important and gaiters should be worn at all times to prevent snow from getting inside the boots.
The winter camping trip is pending on a female chaperone. We are not allowed to do overnight school trips without one. If any parents are interested please let us know as soon as possible by email. If we get no response from parents in the next week we will begin looking for other options.
This trip was a highlight of our year last year. There is nothing like camping on pristine snow under a winter sky. If the right gear is used temperatures are usually not a concern. However, if there looks to be extreme weather in the forecast we will not hesitate to cancel the trip for safety reasons.
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