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Field Trips

Make Sure to Order Your Buses Early!
It's a first come, first served basis.

  • All local trips MUST be ordered 30 days in ADVANCE!   Please plan ahead.
  • All trips outside of Orange County and large group trips MUST be ordered 60 days in ADVANCE! Example: Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Diego and trips with 200 students or more.
  • All overnight trips/camps MUST be ordered 6 months in ADVANCE and have Board Approval. Example: Space Camp, Astro Camp, Camp Oaks.
  • Recliner buses must be ordered at least 6 months in ADVANCE!

Rates for NMUSD School Sites Only

Outside vendors: Call 714-424-5089 for pricing.

Key Things to Remember

  • Include any special requests and equipment requirements upfront.  For example:  Wheelchair bus, storage, AC or a recliner bus.  Last minute requests might not be available.
  • Order lunches through Nutrition Services at least two weeks in advance.
  • Lunch stops must be noted on the original field trip request.  Parents must sign off on the permission slip with all locations listed.  Changes cannot be added the day of the trip!
  • Last minute time changes will not be granted.  You must return on time; these buses are scheduled for other trips or used for our home to school busing.  If you fail to come out on time, we will instruct the bus to leave.
  • All trips must have the chaperon’s contact phone number in case of an emergency.
  • Tournaments are to be entered as any other field trip would but with one change, departure times are to be entered accurately for the first game and 12:00 a.m. for every game thereafter. All TBA’s need to be called in by 7:30 a.m. on game day to ensure transportation.
  • NMUSD/Vendor school bus cancellations must be requested 48 hours in
     advance or you will be charged full price.
  • Recliner bus cancellations must occur 4 days or 96 hours in advance or you will be charged the full price.
  • If busing is arranged by a third party (for example UCI) all certifications for any bus company being used must be submitted to Transportation at the same time as the field trip request.  Certifications for district approved vendors will not need to be submitted.
  • Please avoid field trips on Wednesdays and conference week due to early outs.
  • Toll roads may be used however, it’s the customer’s responsibility for paying any applicable toll fees.
  • All trips must go through the entire approval process before taking students off campus.

Contact Us


After hours, holidays and weekends, please call 714-448-2599