On the day of departure, check in participants and make sure everyone is present. Take head counts of students each time you leave a site or board a bus. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with the itinerary to help keep the group on schedule. It’s important to ensure that all group members are together at all times. For the safety of your group, enforcing safety precautions, behavioral rules and your school’s code of conduct is necessary. Additionally, make sure students are paying attention and absorbing information while sightseeing. Lastly, advising students to call parents is encouraged.