Order of the Dolphins
What is Order of the Dolphin?
The Order of the Dolphin is RLC's honor society for 4th and 5th grade students. To be eligible, students must receive all Bs or higher for three consecutive report card periods. Students must also exhibit respectful behavior towards adults and peers. Once a member, if a student’s grade drops below a B or they receive a referral for misbehavior, they are put on probation and have the next quarter to bring up the grade and/or improve behavior. A student's membership will be revoked if the grade/behavior has not improved within that quarter. The student may regain membership with three consecutive report card periods of Bs or higher along with referral-free behavior.
Are there benefits or privileges for Order of the Dolphin members?
New Order of the Dolphin members are recognized at a special ceremony at the beginning of each school year. Members that become eligible later in the school year are recognized on the school’s TV news program. Each new member receives a Certificate of Membership, a Dolphin membership pin, and a registration form for the overnight Sea World field trip. Continuing members are recognized during the special beginning of the year ceremony and receive a registration form for the field trip.
All 5th grade members are recognized during the 5th grade promotion ceremony.
What is the over night Sea World trip?
This special field trip is only open to Order of the Dolphin members. Eligible students leave school on charter buses on a Thursday after school to join the Sea World Hosts at 6pm, after the park closes. They sleep at Sea World that night and then enjoy a day at the park on Friday. The group returns to school late Friday afternoon.
How much does it cost to go on the overnight Sea World trip?
The total cost per student is $150.00. The total cost per chaperone is $150.00. There are some scholarship funds available to help reduce the cost. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office.
How can I become a chaperone for the overnight sea world Trip?
Every chaperone must be fingerprinted and approved by the Lake County School system. Applications are available in the guidance office. Chaperone spaces are limited.
How soon can I sign my child up for the overnight Sea World trip?
Field trip applications are made available during the Order of the Dolphin new member ceremony in October. After that date, applications can be picked up in the guidance office.