Presentation on theme: "Novi Middle School 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip"— Presentation transcript:
1 Novi Middle School 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip November 4-8, 2015
2 Goals of the Trip This trip will… Bring history alive for students, increasing their appreciation and understanding of the past.Develop the students’ interpersonal skills as they “live together” for more than three days.Enable students to grow individually in assuming responsibility for themselves.
4 Day 2 - Friday Breakfast U. S. Capitol Tour Supreme Court Library of CongressLunchNational ArchivesWhite House PhotosFord’s Theatre & Petersen HouseDinnerRecreation CenterSwim and Gym
5 Day 3 - Saturday Breakfast Washington Monument WW II Memorial Vietnam War MemorialKorean War MemorialLunchSmithsonian ComplexAmerican HistoryNatural HistoryAir & SpaceDinnerDrive home throughthe night
6 Day 4 - Sunday Return home (early a.m.) *All meals included *Tax and tips included
7 Tour Company WorldStrides “Committed to providing exceptional service, superior safety, and memories that will last a lifetime”Located in Charlottesville, VAFounded in 1967Contact Person: Shanna Jeffrey
9 Doubletree Crystal City Hotel AccommodationsDoubletree Crystal CityArlington, VA
10 Doubletree Crystal City is just minutes from downtown D.C.
11 Trip Security Chaperones = 1 per 12 students Nighttime Security Chaperones- 10pm - 5am- Stationed on each floor on which the students are housedLicensed Tour Guides24 hour contact service- Bracelets w/ contact informationTrip liability insurance
12 MedicationForms 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.
13 Payments $669 total cost based upon 4/room ________________ AND THEN… (but you will save $25 from this priceif you register by 1/31/15)________________To guarantee a spot on the trip…$49 deposit must be paid to Worldstrides by 1/31/15AND THEN…
14 ($595 balance if registered by 1/31/15) The Balance Owed$620 balance is due by 2/25/15($595 balance if registered by 1/31/15)--This does NOT include the optional $99 Full Refund Program which will be explained laterORPay through installments byMail, Phone, Online$6 charge for each paymentEZ Payautomatic withdrawal from checkingno extra charge
15 Payment Plan Trip ID Number= 113958 Payments of $150 due 2/25, 4/25, & 6/25Remaining balance due 8/21/15All checks sent directly to & payable to:WorldStridesLate Fees$15 late fee for missed installment$60 late fee for missed final installment
16 Full Refund Program F.R.P. participation is optional Without F.R.P.: Over 50% in Novi, and up to 70% across U.S., choose to do this plan.Additional cost of $99Full refund--not including$99 F.R.P.$49 initial deposit ($99 after 1/31/15)any handling and/or late feesYou must cancel trip prior to the group’s 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.
17 FLAG Scholarships Available through WorldStrides Available to families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) under $85,000Available on a first come, first served basisContact WorldStrides for more information
18 Sign-up for My TripMy Trip is a site provided by WorldStrides for parents to get updates about the trip.After registering for the trip, you will receive an asking you to register for MyTrip.Updates and requests will be sent through this site. It is very important that you are in this information loop!
19 Behavior ContractsWhat behaviors lead to a student’s removal from the trip prior to departing from Novi?Students will turn in a behavior contract at the beginning of February. 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?
20 Hoody & Long Sleeve Shirt DO NOT ORDER THIS SHIRT WHEN REGISTERINGPlease… --request a shirt size afterward through an sent out by Worldstrides Personnel *NOT while you are registering!*--adult sizes: S, M, L, XL--remember: your child will likely GROW!
21 Fall Organizational Meeting Mandatory parent meeting in October 2015 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
22 Questions???? Novi Middle School Contact Person: Kenny Fenchel