Dear parents of 6th and 7th grade students,

Your child’s class is going on a field trip! This is an excellent chance to further your child’s learning outside of the classroom.

The clean-up of Filbin Creek is one of the cornerstones of our service projects in science this year, as we strive to learn about how to solve real-world problems affecting our community’s wetland ecosystems. We plan to join Charleston Waterkeeper in order to clean up any trash polluting the creek, as well as observe and plan how to address any lack of spartina grass that should grow in this creek.

Students will eat lunch at CBA after the clean-up.

Please make sure your child dresses in closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Jeans are allowed.

***There are 2 forms to complete for this field trip. Please read the details below carefully.***

This event is a Charleston Waterkeeper volunteer activity; you can read more about them here.  If you consent for your child to participate as a clean-up volunteer, you will need to:

1) Fill out the Waterkeeper waiver FIRST, using this link. Once you enter your child’s contact information, it will take you to the page that has the waiver for Waterkeeper. 

2) Once you complete the Waterkeeper waiver, please take a SCREENSHOT or print out the confirmation page saying you completed the waiver. (It will say “Thank you for signing our volunteer waiver.”)

3) Next, complete the CBA field trip permission slip below which has a field to enter the screenshot you took of the Waterkeeper waiver. 


Please feel free to message me or call the office if you have any questions!

Inspiring world changers together,

Rachel Ferguson 


9:50 – Leave CBA on the bus with packed lunch
10:00 – Arrive at Hendricks Park at Filbin Creek and begin monthly Adopt-A-Park cleanup with Charleston Waterkeeper
12:00 – Depart Hendricks Park at Filbin Creek for CBA
12:05 – Arrive at CBA
12:10-12:30 – Eat packed lunch at school
Please read and fill out the information below.
Time of Departure:9:50am
Time of Return:12:05pm

Hendricks Park at Filbin Creek

5250 Virginia Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405

Transportation:The students will use personal vehicles or school bus for transportation.
Payment should be made via Venmo @charlestonbilingualacademy. 
Payment must be received prior to the day of the trip.


CBA Field Trip Permission Slip - Filbin Creek Clean-Up - Grades 6&7 - Jan 2024

Name of Student (Please complete a separate form for each student)(Required)
Name of Parent/Guardian 1(Required)
Name of Parent/Guardian 2
By checking this box, I affirm acknowledgement of the following trip details.(Required)
ITINERARY 9:50 - Depart on CBA bus 10:00 - Arrive at Hendricks Park at Filbin Creek and begin Adopt-A-Park clean-up with Charleston Waterkeeper 12:00 - End clean-up and return to CBA 12:05 - Arrive at CBA 12:10 - Eat lunch at CBA
By checking this box, I affirm that I have completed the WAIVER for Charleston Waterkeeper. I have provided a screenshot below.(Required)
Max. file size: 80 MB.
You should see a confirmation page that says "Thank you for signing our volunteer waiver" once you complete the Charleston Waterkeeper waiver.
Parent/Guardian Permission (PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE):(Required)
By checking this box, I affirm that I have provided CBA with all parent/guardian contact information and any special conditions for my child (allergies, medical conditions, etc.). I also agree that I will keep all parent/guardian and all student information (including medical information) up-to-date in the Student database (FACTS).(Required)
By checking this box, I affirm that I have carefully read and signed the Field Trip Liability form for the 23 - 24 school year and agree to its terms knowingly and voluntarily. This consent and release submitted to CBA for this school year has been read and is understood by myself.(Required)
By checking this box, I affirm that I have carefully read and understood the information regarding this specific trip.(Required)
I have submitted any payment due via Venmo to charlestonbilingualacademy.(Required)
I am the parent/legal guardian of the child named above.(Required)
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