The community is very excited about the Mount Tom year-end picnic on Wednesday 5/24. Mount Tom is a State Park (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Parks/Mount-Tom-State-Park) and all students, staff, and family members are welcome to attend. While there will be EWoW staff on site for the picnic, your children will need to, as always, be responsible for their own behavior, will need to follow the rules of the park, and will NOT be under adult supervision while there. There is a beach at the site and the staff has some concerns around water safety. We cannot stress enough that water sports are inherently dangerous.
We require permission from parents for three things:
1) General permission for your child to attend the picnic.
2) Permission for your children to swim, unsupervised with no lifeguards present. If we do not have written permission, your child will not be allowed in the water, at least where we can observe what is going on.
3) Transportation permissions.
If you plan to attend the picnic yourselves, then we will presume that you will also be responsible for your child's safety, of course.
Please respond to this email with the following:
Your Child's Name
A statement that you either do or do not give permission for your child to attend the picnic.
A Statement that you either do or do not give permission for your child to participate in swimming/paddle-boarding.
A statement that your child may drive with a staff member or other parent to the picnic.
An acknowledgement that you have discussed your wishes with your child.
OR A statement that you will be providing transport and supervision for your child.
Shea may attend the picnic but she may not go swimming.
Shea may hitch a ride with any of the EWoW staff or parents.
Shea is aware of my wishes.
Tucker may attend the picnic and go into the water, as well as participate in any water sports.
Tucker may only drive with Mary, Hannah, or Isidora Naples.
Tucker is aware of my wishes.
I will be picking up Campbell at Dowler's Garage at 11:30am and will bring her to the park myself. I will be at the picnic while Campbell is there.
And so forth. An email is prefered. Please send this email to Mary Parascondola: MaryP@EducationWW.org to make sure all staff members have the same information.