Presentation on theme: "May 22-25, 2014 Washington D.C. & New York City"— Presentation transcript:
1May 22-25, 2014 Washington D.C. & New York City 8th Grade TripParent Info. MeetingMay 22-25, 2014Washington D.C. &New York City
2WORLD STRIDESWorld strides has led student educational tour groups for over 40 years.Tour leaders and night chaperones go through background checks with the company and are employees of World Strides. Bus drivers are contracted out but still background checked.They have scheduled an exciting tour of Washington D.C. and New York City for our 8th graders.This is to be an educational tour that will enhance their historical knowledge.
3WHAT’S INCLUDED ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS – SHERATON TOWERS HOTEL IN MIDTOWN MANHATTANALL MEALSALL ADMISSION FEESLIABILITY AND ACCIDENT INSURANCEFIELD JOURNALSCOURSE LEADERNIGHT CHAPERONES IN HOTELONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES24 HOUR EMERGENCY SUPPORTSIGHTSEEING TRANSPORTATION
4CHAPERONES Blalack teachers and staff only Absences are considered school activitiesTypically get a group between students After 50 paid students, waitlist created.
5PLACES TO VISIT D.C. Lincoln Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial Korean MemorialMount VernonWWII MemorialWashington MonumentSmithsonian InstitutionNational ArchivesJefferson MemorialIwo Jima MemorialWhite House Picture StopArlington National CemeteryCapitol Grounds Tour
6PLACES TO VISIT NYC Statue Of Liberty Ellis Island Rockefeller Center Wall Street And Financial DistrictGround ZeroSouth Street SeaportSt. Patrick’s CathedralTimes SquareAttend A Theatre Event
7ActivitiesWe would have activities at most stops to keep the learning atmosphere going.Twitter feed - BMSNYC
8ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS Student who meet the following eligibility standards are responsible for all trip payments.Payment plans are available.Scholarships available by checking at:
9ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS Student who meet the following eligibility standards are responsible for all trip payments.AcademicBehaviorAttendance
10ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR ELIGIBILITY Students must exhibit strong academic standing during first semester.Pass all classes during the first semester.Students ask teachers for what they will miss during the trip and complete all assignments before we leave.
11DISCIPLINARY STANDARDS FOR ELIGIBILITY Students must exhibit exemplary citizenship throughout the school year.No DAEP placements/suspensions.No multiple ISS assignments, Step 4’s. or Step 5.All decisions regarding removal from the final trip roster are the decision of the Blalack administration and cannot be appealed.
12ATTENDANCE STANDARDSStudents must comply with compulsory attendance law and Blalack attendance reporting guidelines.Must meet 90% compulsory attendance law.All absences must be verified.
13COST Total cost for all inclusive 4 Days/3 Nights in NEW YORK and D.C. $2191 (includes Full Refund Package)Payments would be spread out monthly and would be due by March 8, 2014
14Pay one lump sum of $2191 after securing your spot with a $49 deposit. Payment OptionsPay one lump sum of $2191 after securing your spot with a $49 deposit.2. Select EZ pay installment and have them debit your checking account until March 8, 2014 with no late/handling fees.3. Pay monthly installments on your own.*With this option, you have a $6 monthly handling fee + a late fee of $15 would apply should the payment be late.
15Register by: May 3, 2013 Payment/Registration Steps: Secure your spot with $99 (this goes to trip cost)Online at OR call and use trip ID# 90717Select the Full Refund ProgramSo if your child gets sick, family emergency, or kicked off the trip for eligibility reasons, you don’t lose all your money.
16Fundraisers 2 Applebee’s breakfast Volleyball, basketball concessions Student Vs. Teacher Volleyball and basketball gamesOn your own:FLAG scholarship through World StridesGift of Education letter to send outEarning Money Flyer to send out
17WHILE TRAVELING… Expectations while on the trip: Appropriate Blalack dress code will be enforcedAppropriate Blalack behavior will be enforced –students not acting appropriately or students not following directions from an adult can and will be sent home at parent’s expense
18Online at: www.worldstrides.org Use trip ID# 90717 To RegisterOnline at:Use trip ID# 90717By Phone: