Trip Direct

All field trips requests must be made electronically through Trip Direct (a product of School Dude).  Field Trips are required to be entered into the system 30 days prior to the date of the trip.  If your trip is in less than 30 days you will need to speak with your building administrator directly.

To login to the School Dude system you can find the link on our website under staff resources.  Once there click on the School Dude link.  If you have not registered for an account, you will need to do so before you can make a request.  Follow the steps to register and use the Account Number: 2083230720.  Once logged in you would click on the Trip Request tab located on the top of the page.

When entering a trip request it is very important to select the departing location that corresponds to your building administrator not physical building.  For example a Middle School Special Ed teacher would select a door labeled Special Ed. This will ensure the request is routed to Allen for approval and not Tammy.  Same thing for athletics, you would select an Athletic Door so it will route to Shawn not Monica.

Please be sure to fill out all the information requested including the contact information, cellphone number, names of chaperones, number of students along with the educational objectives of the trip.  For the Organization drop down, please use your building name if your request is not for a specific club, athletic team or other organization.  When you have entered all information hit save at the bottom of the screen to submit your request.

All staff making field trip requests will receive emails as their requests works through the process.  Once you receive the final email with trip approval, you should proceed with your building’s process for notifying food service, nursing and special areas of your field trip.

For more information on how to submit requests please feel free to look at the documents at this link.  http://help.dudesolutions.com/Content/Documentation/Facility%20Usage/TripDirect/User%20Roles/Requester/TripDirect%20Requester.htm

It is recommended that you check with the Transportation Department a week prior to your trip to make sure everything is all set.