The grade 7, 8, and 9 students are going on a downhill ski/snowboard trip to Marmot Basin outside of Jasper on Friday, February 23rd 2018. This is an activity relating to their Winter Sports studies in Physical Education. If students do not wish to attend this ski/snowboard trip then there will be activities planned at the school on this day.
Students will need to come properly dressed with ski pants, hats, gloves, etc. Students can bring and use their own ski equipment or it can be rented at the ski resort. Ski helmets are mandatory. Students will receive a helmet free of charge or they can bring their own.
We will be leaving Muir Lake School at 4:30 a.m. sharp on Friday, February 23rd and will arrive at the ski hill at approximately 8:30 a.m. We will be leaving the hill at 4:00 p.m. to return to Muir Lake School at 8:00 p.m. the same day. Students should arrive at the school by 4:15 a.m. in order for equipment to be loaded and to ensure a prompt departure at 4:30 a.m. Students will need a ride to and from school. Students need to be dressed appropriately for the bus ride as well and we recommend that students wear sun protection for all outdoor activities.
Students should eat a good breakfast in preparation for the day. They are welcome to purchase their snacks, lunch and supper at the ski hill, but should recognize that they are costly. They are welcome to bring their own bag lunch/supper and snacks from home. We will not be stopping in Jasper.
The cost to the students will be as follows:
- $100.00 includes transportation, video-equipped luxury motorcoach, full day lift ticket, ski or snowboard lessons, GST and park pass
- $24.00 ski, snow blades, or snowboard equipment rental (if needed)
- Free mandatory helmet (if needed)
Students are allowed to attend as long as the following criteria has been met:
- Students have demonstrated in the school that their behaviour is such that they would not endanger the safety of others (i.e., following directions).
- Students must be dressed appropriately for the outdoor conditions and to be outdoors for the entire day.
Trip Registration & Payment Instructions
Please go online to the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public and log in to your account then click on to your participating child’s tab at the top. Select the STUDENT FEES tab on the left side of the screen. At the bottom under ADDITIONAL ITEMS click on the FIELD TRIPS tab and select the MARMOT BASIN SKI TRIP icon. Complete the participant information portion of the online form and then select ADD TO CART. Student information and RENTAL INFORMATION will also be collected through the ONLINE payment system.
Fees will automatically be added to your child’s PowerSchool account. Payment is to be made online via debit/credit card by clicking the CHECKOUT button in the top right-hand corner of the fees page. Payment is due at the time of registration in order to secure a spot on this trip.
If you are unable to complete this payment through our ONLINE system, then payment by cash or cheque (payable to Parkland School Division 70) can be sent to the office and must be accompanied by the completed Payment Remittance Form found on page 3 of the Permission & Medical Information Forms which can be obtained at THIS LINK. This needs to be done by Friday February 2nd.
Regardless of how you are paying, please be sure to print off and complete the PERMISSION AND MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM that is linked HERE and also on the online portion. This form MUST be completed, signed and returned to the school by February 2nd.
Space is LIMITED and will be restricted to students only. Registration will be on a “First Come, First Served” basis so please get your registration in Online ASAP.
For information on how to log in to the parent portal go to http://www.psd70.ab.ca/PowerSchool.php. If you have not already created your PowerSchool Parent Portal account or if you need to link your child’s account to your account, then your Student Access information may be obtained by calling the school office at 780-963-3535.
We thank you for your co-operation as we continue with our ONLINE processes. Should you have any questions please feel free to call the school.