To chaperone a field trip you need the following clearances:
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
- (FBI) Criminal Background Check
We ask that students bring ONLY a brown bag
lunch on their trip that is disposable.
Please do not send in their regular lunch bags, water
Students should not bring money on the trip.
Students should wear their regular
GWCS uniform and comfortable walking shoes!
Due to allergies/safety concerns,
we kindly ask that parents do not
buy any food or items from the gift shop for the
children in their groups.
We also ask that parents do not
buy souvenirs for the children in their
groups out of fairness to the other children.
Thank you for your understanding.
New (3 background checks) and/or updated clearances (2 background checks, renewed once every 5 years) must be on file with the school in order to volunteer during school hours and/or to chaperone any school field trips. The PTA has a helpful page on their website to assist in the process: