Novi Middle School8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip November 7-11, 2012
Day 1 - Thursday* • Depart Wednesday 8 p.m. • Breakfast • Arlington Cemetery • Iwo Jima Memorial • Pentagon 9/11 Memorial • Lunch • FDR Memorial • Newseum • Dinner • Jefferson Memorial • Lincoln Memorial *Trip itinerary subject to change
Day 2 - Friday • Breakfast • U. S. Capitol Tour • Supreme Court • Library of Congress • Lunch • National Archives • White House Photos • Ford’s Theater & Petersen House • Dinner • Recreation Center • Swim and Gym
Day 3 - Saturday • Breakfast • Washington Monument • WW II Memorial • Vietnam War Memorial • Korean War Memorial • Lunch • Smithsonian Complex • American History • Natural History • Air & Space • Dinner • Drive home through the night
Day 4 - Sunday • Return home (early a.m.) *All meals included *Tax and tips included
Tour Company Worldstrides • “committed to providing exceptional service, superior safety, and memories that will last a lifetime” • Located in Charlottesville, VA • Founded in 1967 • Contact Person: Shanna Jeffrey • www.worldstrides.org
Hotel Accommodations Doubletree Crystal City Arlington, VA
Trip Security • Chaperones = 1 per 12 students • Nighttime Security Chaperones - 10pm - 5am - Stationed on each floor on which the students are housed • Licensed Step-on Guides • 24 hour contact service - Bracelets w/ contact information • Trip insurance
Medication • Forms will be available in the fall for prescription and over-the-counter medicines. • The forms and medications are due to the counseling office at least one week prior to the trip. • Each group’s chaperone disperses the medicine as needed.
Payments $577total cost based upon 4/room (but you will save $14 from this price if you register by 12/15/11) ________________ To guarantee a spot on the trip… $99 deposit must be paid to Worldstrides by 1/31/12 AND THEN…
The Balance Owed $478 balance is due by 2/25/12 ($464 balance if registered by 12/15/11) OR pay throughinstallments by • Mail, Phone, Online • $6 charge for each payment • EZ Pay • automatic withdrawal from checking • no extra charge
Payment Plan • Payments due: • 2/25, 4/25, 6/25, and 8/24 • All checkssent directly to& payable to: Worldstrides • Late Fees • $15 late fee for missed installment • $60 late fee for missed final installment
Full Refund Program • F.R.P. participation is optional • Well over 50% in Novi, and up 70% across U.S., choose to do this plan • Additional cost of $89 • Full refund (not including $89 F.R.P., $99 initial deposit, & any handling and/or late fees) if canceling trip prior to departure • Please read registration letter carefully for more information regarding F.R.P. • Without F.R.P.: • Worldstrides retains 100% of tour price if you cancel less than 44 days prior to departure • Be sure to check the F.R.P. box if you do NOT want it.
FLAG Scholarships • Scholarship money is available through Worldstrides • Available to families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) under $85,000 • Contact Worldstrides for more information
Sign-up for My Trip • My Trip is a site provided by Worldstrides for parents to get updates about the trip. • After registering for the trip, you will need to go to mytrip.worldstrides.org to register for My Trip. • Updates and requests will be sent through this site. It is very important that you are in this information loop!
Behavior Contracts • What behaviors lead to a student’s removal from the trip prior to departing from Novi? • Students will turn in a behavior contract at the end of January. Violation of this contract will cause the student to be removed from the trip. • What happens if a student needs to be sent home during the trip?
Sweatshirt & T-Shirt Please… request a shirt size through email sent out on My Trip. remember: your child will likely GROW!
Create-A-Video DVD • Groups are given digital cameras to take pictures during the trip. • Pictures are placed on DVD for each student as a souvenir.
Fall Organizational Meeting • Mandatory parent meeting in October 2012 to finalize plans for the trip to Washington D.C. • Items we will discuss include: -what to pack -student expectations -medical forms -answer questions that you and/or your child may have
Questions???? • Novi Middle School • Contact Person: Kenny Fenchel • 248-449-1600 (ext. 6128) • firstname.lastname@example.org