LAGOON DAY INFORMATION – Please read through for Bus color and Lagoon Promo Code.
Tuesday May 24th, 2022 – 8th Grade Lagoon Day
8th Grade Schedule
- 7:50 a.m. All students report to first period (take roll and remain in class).
- 8:20-8:50 am Groups will be excused one by one to load the buses according to their bus number/color. Students need to look for the teachers holding the bus number/color (1-5) that they selected during signups. As soon as roll is taken on the bus, the bus may leave for Lagoon. Leaders on the bus will review the expectations.
- 4:45 p.m. Returning to school: Load buses
- 5:00 p.m. Lagoon closes. Students load buses and roll is taken.
- 5:15 p.m. Buses leave Lagoon.
- 6:00-6:15 p.m. Buses arrive back to UMS. Parents arrive for pick-up.
Permission slips and Purchasing Bus Tickets
All 8th grade students are invited to attend this activity except those who have unpaid fees, have not turned in their Chromebooks, are suspended, and/or have not met the school attendance requirement. (The attendance requirement includes being on-time and attending class at a 90% rate, including no skipped classes, starting May 9.)
Students are not required to attend the Lagoon field trip. A study hall will be provided at school for students who do not wish to attend this activity. If students wish to attend the field trip, they must complete a permission slip and purchase a bus ticket (link provided above). This can be done online May 9th thru May 20th. The cost of riding the bus will be $5.00 If a student wants to ride on the same bus as a friend they need to select the same bus color while filling out the online permission slip. All bus selections are final. We will not allow students to ride a bus other than the bus for which they have purchased a ticket. Permission slips and bus tickets will not be available after May 20th.
Available Bus Colors:
Yellow –Orange -Red – Blue –Green
Students may also be independently transported to Lagoon, but are required to check out and will not be considered under the supervision of the school.
Lagoon Ticket and Attraction Information
This year, Lagoon is encouraging students to purchase their Single Day Passport ahead of time online in order to avoid long lines at the ticket windows. The link for student purchases can be found on Lagoon’s website: https://www.lagoonpark.com/buy-tickets/. (Link also provided above.) If the School Day Student option doesn’t come up when you visit the site, select the link “Enter a Promo Code” to get the student discount of $47.00. The promo code is: SCHOOLS22
Students may also pay when they arrive at the ticket office for the Single Day Passport $47.00, which allows them full access to most rides/attractions. X-Venture Zone attractions (Skycoaster, Double Thunder Raceway, and Catapult) are not included with the Single Day Passport or Strip Ticket. Also, Lagoon-A-Beach will not be open or operating on Lagoon Day, May 24th. Students will be required to adhere to the Lagoon Guest Expectations, including safety protocols as outlined in the attachment, throughout the day.
Lunch and spending money are the responsibility of the students. However, should you wish to have a sack lunch provided by the school, please email our cafeteria manager email@example.com no later than May 20th.
Our students are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful, responsible, and safe manner. Once at Lagoon, students will be excused from the bus by their supervising teachers. At this point, students are free to enter the park, ride, roam, and enjoy the day. All regular school rules of appropriate behavior are enforced during this activity and while at Lagoon, this also includes dress code. Please make special note of this last point. Students are not allowed to leave the Lagoon premises. Students are cautioned that Lagoon Day is considered a school day and should behave accordingly. Lagoon security officers and Farmington Police Department will maintain order in the park. Approximately 14 UMS teachers including at least one UMS administrator and one guidance counselor will be at Lagoon with the students.
ON LAGOON DAY, MAY 24th THE PARK WILL CLOSE AT 5PM. STUDENTS SHOULD LEAVE THE PARK AND COME TO THE BUS LOADING AREA AT 4:45PM, NO LATER. BUSES WILL LEAVE LAGOON PROMPTLY AT 5:15 PM. IF STUDENTS ARE NOT ON THE BUS BY 5:15 PM, THEY WILL BE LEFT BEHIND AND WILL NEED TO MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR TRANSPORTATION FROM LAGOON TO THEIR HOME. THE BUSES SHOULD ARRIVE BACK AT UMS BY APPROXIMATELY 6:00-6:15PM. YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION FROM THE SCHOOL TO YOUR HOME. PLEASE PICK STUDENTS UP IN THE LOWER LOT. THE SCHOOL BUILDING WILL BE LOCKED.
For various reasons, some students may not be riding the bus from Lagoon back to UMS. If your student has a doctor’s appointment, sibling graduation, or some other important event that will require a parent to pick them up from Lagoon earlier, please specify this on the permission slip.-