Teacher Responsibilities

Lunch
As an Ecoschool we strongly encourage litterless lunches. We practice boomerang lunches - all extra garbage and recycling created by lunches, that cannot be composted, must be taken home by visiting students. We will provide a composter for any food waste. Lunch at Warren Park OEC is from approximately 11:30-12:30. The classroom teacher supervises the students during the lunch hour. The classroom displays and books are accessible to students. Weather permitting, there is a local park, Florence Gell Park, where the students can have some free time. There is an adventure playground with swings for the students to play.  There are also many benches for relaxing and socializing.

Absent Teacher
If the classroom teacher is absent, please inform Warren Park OEC as soon as possible. A teacher who knows the students, vice-principal, or principal must accompany students from the visiting school for the whole trip. If this cannot be arranged, the Warren Park OEC visit will be rescheduled, if possible. 

Participation
Classroom teachers are encouraged to be active participants throughout the program. We hope to provide an environment and opportunities conducive for staff development.

User Fees
Schools numbering 151 and higher in the Learning Opportunities Index (LOI) pay $7.50 per student.
Schools numbering 1 to 150 on the Learning Opportunities Index pay a reduced user fee of $3.00 per student.

Please refer to your individual trip confirmation letter regarding your school’s user fee.

Please note that transportation is included in the user fees and that there is no charge for adult supervisors.
After your visit to Warren Park Outdoor Education Centre, we will complete a budget transfer, based on the actual number of student participants. A receipt will be sent electronically to the school Office Administrator.

Class List
Please bring with you one copy of the Student Excursion Report (generated from Trillium) for your class.

Transportation
Buses will be arranged and paid for by Warren Park O.E.C. As the buses are booked in September, please inform the Centre immediately of any changes to your scheduled visit. Pick up time for each school is 9:00 a.m. and buses leave Warren Park O.E.C. at 2:00 p.m.  If your bus has not arrived by 9:20am, please call the centre at 416-394-3144.