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Outdoor School

Outdoor School 

Dear Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians,


Each year, as part of the sixth grade curriculum, our students attend a week at Outdoor School.




Student Medical History and Authorization Form

    1. Advisory Teacher is their THIRD PERIOD teacher
    2. Week 1 - Panther Advisory Teachers - Ms. Gosselin, Mr. McMurray, Ms. Foy, Mr. Wallis
    3. Week 2 Cheetah Advisory Teachers – Mrs. Swartzendruber, Mr. Malfatti, Mrs. Conrad, Mrs. Gibson
  • When you enter the page, you will be prompted to enter your name, your child’s name, and your email address.  Once that information is submitted, then you can begin the medical form.
  • Fill out the entire form.  
  • Again, for teacher, please put their advisory teacher.
  • You can save progress if you need to step away from the form and come back to it later.
  • You must click submit when the form is completed.  
  • If you submit it and need to edit or update any information, you can contact the camp 650.879.0608 or email Program Director Bridget Posson at
  • Please submit this no later than Friday, February 22, 2019



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  • Environmental study of three ecosystems
  • Decision-making skills
  • Cooperative learning
  • Study of environmental protection

WHEN DO WE GO? (Advisory Teacher)

  • Panthers (Gosselin, McMurray, Foy, Wallis) 3/18/19 – 3/22/19
  • Cheetahs (Malfatti, Gibson, Swartzendruber, Conrad) 3/25/19 – 3/29/19


  • Camp Loma Mar located in the San Mateo Mountains


  •  $450 per student.
  • This pays for food, lodging, transportation, and medical insurance.
  • This also pays for the professional naturalists from the Exploring New Horizons program.
  • Suggested payment schedule:

1st payment:  Friday, October 19, 2018 - $150

2nd payment:  Friday, December 14, 2018 – $150

3rd payment:  Thursday, February 28, 2019 – $150

Contact advisory teacher with questions (fundraiser credit will be applied to the 2nd or 3rd payment) Teachers will send home reminder letters as each date approaches.  Payment forms can be cash, check or credit card. 


Creekside recognizes that some families may not be able to donate the entire amount towards the cost of this trip.  If this is in fact the case, contact Ms. Eagles or Ms. Fuentes in the Counseling department for assistance. 


Checklist of Essential Things to Bring: (See Packing List for detailed information and LABEL EVERYTHING)

_____ 1 suitcase or duffle bag

_____ 1 backpack

_____ 1 sleeping bag and pillow (in large plastic garbage bag marked with your name on masking tape)

_____ Waterproof Raingear

_____ Extra socks and shoes

_____ Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

_____Warm jacket and clothes (dress in layers)

_____ Bag lunch for Monday’s lunch. (Pack enough to last you until dinner)


Arrive at school on Monday between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and check in with your advisory teacher in MPR. 

Give any medicine to your advisory teacher when you check in:

  1. Place medicine in a zip lock baggie, labeled with your first and last name and advisory teacher’s name.
  2. All medications must be in their original containers.


Arrange for a ride home on Friday!! We should be back at Creekside around 1 pm.  Make arrangements ahead of time.  If both parents work, make arrangements with a friend or neighbor.  The students will be tired and will not want to wait around until 3 to take the bus.  Also, we will need parents to help unload the baggage bus, if you are willing and able. 

General Information

Each year, as part of the sixth grade curriculum, our students may attend a week at Outdoor School.

What do students learn there?

  • They learn about the environment by studying three ecosystems.
  • They practice their decision-making skills.
  • They participate in cooperative learning.
  • They study environmental protection.