8th Grade “Gradventure”Field Trip Parent Meeting April 22, 2014
Itinerary • Departure and Arrival Times: Departure from E.B.T. May 9th, 2013 11:30 p.m. Rest stop (exit 152) May 9th, 2013 1:30 p.m. Arrival time at Universal Studios May 9th, 2013 4:00 p.m. Departure from Universal Studios May 10th, 2013 12:00 a.m. Rest stop (Ft. Pierce) May 10th, 2013 2:30 a.m. Arrival time at E.B.T. May 10th, 2013 4:30 a.m. * These are APPROXIMATE TIMES!
Itinerary • Gradventure begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 12:00 a.m. • Students will have access to Universal Studios beginning at 4:30 p.m. • At 6:00 p.m. the park closes to the public in order to prepare for the event. • Only students and chaperones wearing a wristband will be allowed inside the park. • At 7:00 p.m. students will have access to Islands of Adventure. • During the event, both parks are in a “lockdown” mode.
Food and Beverages • On the way up to Orlando we will be making a stop on exit 152 to eat (McDonald’s/Burger King). • Upon arriving to the park, students will receive a meal ticket to eat dinner at one of the park’s restaurants. • Students must bring money to purchase additional food and drinks. • Food and beverages will NOT be allowed on the bus!
Dress Code • Universal Studios enforces a strict dress code. • Students MUST wear: • 8th grade t-shirt • Sneakers or comfortable shoes (no flip flops or sandals) • Student CAN wear either: • Jeans (no holes) • Bermuda (knee length) shorts. (No basket ball shorts) • Students are NOT allowed to change clothes during the event. • Any student that is found out of compliance will be excluded from the event.
What to Bring • A sweater for the bus (it gets chilly) • A small pillow for the bus • Spending money • Cell phone • iPods/MP3 Players • Camera • A small purse/bag (8.5” X 11”) * We are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen.
What NOT to Bring • NO hats • NO blankets • NO bookbags • NO food or drinks
Student Behavior • Students must follow the Code of Student Conduct during the trip. • Students are to follow the instructions of teachers, chaperones, and park personnel at all times. • Any student that exhibits inappropriate behavior will be excluded from the event and will receive the appropriate consequences when they return to school on Monday.
Prom • Prom is on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. • The cost of Prom will be $50.00. • Parents must drop off students in front of the hotel lobby and remain in the car. • Parents will not be allowed in the ballroom, or in the lobby in front of the ballroom where the event will take place. • Students may NOT leave early, so please make arrangements to pick up your son/daughter promptly at 11:00 p.m.
Promotional Ceremony • Promotional Ceremony is on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Ronald Reagan/Doral SHS. • Parking will be available around the perimeter of the school. Any vehicles parked in or blocking residential areas will be towed. • Students will be transported to the high school by school bus with their homeroom teacher. • Students are required to return to school on the bus. Parents are welcome to sign their children out early after the event. *YOU MUST KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER! • Each student will receive TWO (2) tickets for family members to attend this event. *EXTRA TICKETS CANNOT BE GIVEN FOR ADDITIONAL RELATIVES!