Field Trip

Seminar

Rules and Guidelines of the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles Field Trip Program

PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW. VERY IMPORTANT

Field trips are Monday – Friday - usually from 10:00 AM or 10:30 AM – 12:00 – 12:30 PM (approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
There are no field trips on weekends or holidays. We encourage all ages to come and enjoy a remarkable cultural experience of the rich traditions of Korean Culture.

I am flexible with the time, due to traffic and school hours. Please call (323) 936 -7141 ext. 131 to schedule and ask questions. Please pick the date and I will check availability, I cannot pick the date for you (if you have already confirmed a date with Joyce Kim, please disregard the above paragraph).

Age Groups: 1st Grade and higher
I can make an exception for kindergarten later in the year. Field trips are not offered to PRE SCHOOL.

KCCLA field trips are free and we do cover the cost for ONE BUS PER SCHOOL up - to $200 (Maximum cost is $200) for maximum 65-70 people (2nd grade and up) including teachers and chaperones. Minimum coverage is 20 people.

FIRST GRADE AND APPROVED KINDERGARTON THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS is 35

NOTE: ANY ADDITIONAL FEES BEYOND $200 WILL BE THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILTY OF INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL OR ANY EXTRA TRANSPORTATION FEES MAY BE BILLED TO YOUR SCHOOL BY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER. WHEN USING LAUSD BUS TRANSPORTATION, ANY TRANSPORTATION FEES OVER THE $200 CAP WILL BE BILLED DIRECTLY TO YOUR SCHOOL.

Qualifications to qualify for a free bus: All certified school districts in California.

Note - KCCLA does not cover the cost of private schools, or after-school educational centers or camps. Only state certified schools.

When a Teacher (or Coordinator) calls or emails me to schedule a field trip, I will email or fax you a KCCLA AUTHORIZATION FOR BUS TRANSPORTATION FUND LETTER (or KCCLA Bus Form) after the field trip has been scheduled. The Teacher then fills out the attached form and sends it back to me (fax (323) 936-5712 ext 131 or email joyce@kccla.org ), I sign the form at the bottom which authorizes KCCLA to pay for the bus and send it back to the Teacher. The Teacher schedules the bus through LAUSD (or any other bus transportation service your school uses, we will accommodate the cost of any bus service in Southern California) by sending the bus form to your bus transportation service. The bill is usually sent to KCCLA 4 – 6 weeks later. KCCLA 4-6 weeks later.

Basic Instructions
  • Fill out the KCCLA Bus Form & Sign the disclaimer (2nd document)
  • Fax Bus Form and Disclaimer to Joyce Kim @ (323) 936-5712
  • Joyce Kim signs the Bus Form (keeps the disclaimer) and faxes Bus Form back to the teacher (or administrator)
  • Please make sure you provide your FAX NUMBER on Bus Form or Cover Sheet
  • Schedule the bus with Bus Company once you have Joyce Kim' signature

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT KCCLA DOES NOT SCHEDULE OR PROVIDE BUSES - WE JUST COVER THE COST.

  1. An ADDRESS to remit the check
  2. The exact amount of what is owed
  3. Please send a proper invoice. Please do not send an estimate or a request letter. If a School is to be reimbursed, please send a SCHOOL INVOICE with the exact amount of what is owed and the school address along with the school emblem or letter head.
  4. Please ONLY SEND THE INVOICE of the party that is owed. If the bus company has already been paid by the school and the school needs to be reimbursed, please only send the school invoice (so the bus company is not paid twice)
  5. KCCLA CANNOT cover the cost of any school within 1 mile of KCCLA.
  6. KCCLA can only reimburse a legitimate Southern California school or a bus company. KCCLA cannot reimburse an individual, a church or religious organization, a club, a privately-owned educational institution, or private organization that is not a bus company.
  7. KCCLA CANNOT provide the cost of bus coverage in advance. KCCLA will remit payment to cover the cost of the bus AFTER the field trip.
  8. It is not KCCLA’s responsibility to contact the bus company for imbursement or bus scheduling.
  9. KCCLA can only reimburse a legitimate Southern California school or a bus company. KCCLA cannot reimburse an individual, a church or religious organization, a club, a privately-owned educational institution, or private organization that is not a bus company.
  10. KCCLA CANNOT provide the cost of bus coverage in advance. KCCLA will remit payment to cover the cost of the bus AFTER the field trip.

If you have sent the Bus Form, please notify Joyce Kim at (323) 936-7141 ext. 131 that you have faxed the form on the day you have sent the form. I usually will fax it back immediately or on the same day I receive a fax (with the exception of holidays, weekends, or outside meetings). My fax is (323) 936-5712. You can also email me the filled out form to joyce@kccla.org.

If you receive the fax, you DO NOT need to notify me. Only call or email me if you DID NOT receive the signed bus form.

The MAXIMUM number of students you may bring is 65 (usually an entire grade of 2 classes. I can accept over 65 in case you need to bring parents, chaperones, or more students if the class is larger).

The MINIMUM number of students to meet the requirements FOR BUS TRANSPORTION COST COVERAGE is 20.

The KCCLA Field trip consists of:
  1. Greeting and Introduction in the KCCLA Auditorium on the 3rd Floor
  2. A video presentation
  3. Tour of the Korean Cultural Center Museum and Art Gallery. The first floor museum features an exhibition titled, "Emerging Country in East Asia - Elegant Life of Noble Class during the Joseon Period". The exhibit displays a variety of traditional crafts, embroidery, and relics from the Joeson Dynasty (1392-1910) including a sarang bang (study room) and anbang (wife's room). Students can also see the historical timeline of Korean history.
  4. A visit to the Korea Center (the building next door to KCCLA 5509 Wilshire) which displays the most recent trends in Korea's entertainment culture - including the escalating popularity of K-pop, a "noribang" or singing room, (songs are in multi-language formats), the latest online games, animation, music videos, tourism & cultural videos - all of the latest trends, technology, entertainment and technology of Korea in one location. This is a self-guided tour.
  5. Each student is given (or distributed to teachers/chaperones) a 3D puzzle of a cultural icon of Korea to put together at home or for a class project. Only one 3D puzzle is given to each student. Extras will be given to teachers for absent students only.

CANCELLATION, CONFIRM or POSTPONE FIELD TRIP
Please notify at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel, confirm, or postpone the field trip

DICIPLINE – please read VERY IMPORTANT
  1. We expect everyone who visits KCCLA to follow the rules and exhibit good behavior. Teachers please make sure that your students are prepared for an EDUCATIONAL experience and not a RECREATIONAL experience.
  2. Students must not run or play in the KCCLA or Korea Center buildings. Students must be respectful to our staff. Students must not vandalize or damage property the KCCLA or Korea Center buildings.
  3. KCCLA Staff are NOT RESPOSIBLE for the conduct or discipline of students while on the property Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles. Teachers are required to maintain control, management, and discipline of students at ALL TIMES during the field trip at KCCLA.
  4. If teachers, proctors or chaperones are neglectful or unsuccessful controlling the behavior of a disruptive group or an individual, the tour will be immediately terminated and the group will be requested to leave the KCCLA premises.
  5. If you would like to prepare your students about Korea, this is a great link of the Republic of Korea - http://www.korea.net. And this website offers great activities for kids - https://www.rainbowkids.com/

CHAPERONES/ADULT SUPERVISORS

Chaperones or adult supervisors must monitor and manage the behavior of children. If our staff or field trip manager notices that chaperones are not following the rules or not monitoring or managing the behavior of children on the KCCLA premises, the school or group may not be permitted a field trip to KCCLA in the future.

PARKING and ENTRANCE

Buses usually drop and pick up students IN FRONT OF the KCCLA building on Wilshire or the side of the building on Dunsmuir St. Buses can also enter the parking lot in the back, but sometimes the lot is filled, so it is difficult to maneuver the bus.
If students are dropped off in front of the KCCLA building on Wilshire or the side of the building on Dunsmuir, please enter through the BACK ENTRANCE on Dunsmuir. There is no front entry to KCCLA. When the field trip is over, please exit through the back of the building (the same way a group enters the building).
Buses usually park at the LA Tarpits (George Page Museum Park, LACMA), which is about 5 blocks (less than half a mile) west of KCCLA on the corner of Wilshire and Curson or on Dunsmuir St. if there are enough spaces. There is free bus parking at the LA Tarpits area for buses.

LUNCH

KCCLA does not provide a lunch venue for field trips. I recommend that teachers take their students to the LA Tarpits/George Page Museum park area near the Los Angeles County of Modern Art; there is a lot of space and sunshine. The park is 5 blocks west of KCCLA on the corner of Curson and Wilshire, less than a quarter of a mile on the right side. Bus parking is free on Curson and 6th Street (on block north parallel to Wilshire).
If weather conditions are poor, I suggest the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax.

KCCLA DOES NOT AUTHORIZE BUS TRIPS TO OTHER VENUES (RESTAURANTS, MUSEUMS, AND CULTURAL CENTERS) WITHOUT THE CONSENT OR PERMISSION. IF A SCHOOL PLANS A TRIP TO ANOTHER LOCATION, THEN KCCLA MUST BE NOTIFIED.

Please call Joyce Kim if you have any questions or leave a message.
Thank you,

Joyce Kim
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
Phone - (323) 936-7141, Fax - (323) 936 -5712