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Field Trip Notification for School Staff

Attention SFUSD Teachers and Staff

A significant amount of meals are thrown away every month when Student Nutrition Services is not informed about field trips.  It is wasteful and costly to the District.

At-a-Glance Field Trip Services Guide

Field Trip Services Request Form - 2019-2020 Field Trip Services Request Form is now open!

Regular School Year

Student Nutrition Services and Transportation are rolling out a new process for requesting bagged lunches and/or transportation for Field Trips in 2018-2019. Teachers and staff can now submit an online Field Trip Services Request Form, which replaces the Bagged Lunch request form, and all paper Bus Request Forms. The new form should take less than 5 minutes to complete. This new form is designed to simplify the request process for school sites, and to improve communication and transparency around approval of services and trip logistics.

When you have field trip scheduled, please complete this FORM as a way to notify Student Nutrition Services.  Following this procedure helps reduce food waste in the cafeteria! Dining staff can order fewer meals if they know classes will be away.

In compliance with the State meal mandate, schools are required to offer students a bag lunch, especially for students who qualify for free/reduced-priced (F/R) meals.  We cannot ask students eligible for F/R meals to bring a lunch on field trip days.

Futhermore, students not qualified for F/R meals must pay for bag lunches.  If a teacher picks up bag lunches for a class, those students who are not eligible for F/R meals will have a lunch debited or charged to the students accounts.

Summer School

If field trip bag lunches are needed for your summer program, please contact your dining staff in the cafeteria.

If you have any questions regarding Summer School, please email Thank you!


Need assistance? Please call 415-749-3604 or email