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1 Saluda Trail Middle School 2014 Educational Tour of Washington, D.C.

2 Washington, DC is the ultimate classroom. The students will enjoy experiencing our government first hand when they visit the U.S. Capitol Building, White House and Supreme Court. They will also be inspired by their trip to the Smithsonian and awed by the various monuments and memorials including Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Roosevelt, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Washington, D.C. Ground transportation on Deluxe Motor Coaches All Meals All Admissions All Fees Evening Activities Quality hotel accommodations Licensed Guide Night Security in hotel Accident/health insurance 24 – Hour Emergency Support The Washington, DC Tour Includes:

3 Sample Trip Itinerary

4  8:00P.M.Students report to STMS and sign in  9:00P.M. Buses Report to School  9:30P.M. Buses Depart for Washington, D.C. * Stops per TD and Bus Driver en route  Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5  Morning BREAKFASTMagill’s TOUR Arlington National Cemetery -Changing of the Guards -Kennedy Gravesites Iwo Jima  Afternoon LUNCHAir and Space Museum TOURSmithsonian Complex Wednesday, May 21, 2014

6  Evening DINNERFoggy Bottom Pizza Evening Tour -Lincoln Memorial -Korean Memorial -Vietnam Memorial HOTELArrive late evening Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7  Morning BREAKFASTat Hotel PHOTO STOPS The White House Capitol Steps Supreme Court TOURCapitol Hill -Capitol Visitor’s Center -Library of Congress  LUNCHOld Post Office with Vouchers TOURFord’s Theatre National Archives -Constitution of the United States -Declaration of Independence -Bill of Rights Thursday, May 22, 2014

8  Evening DINNERUnion Station Evening Tour -FDR Memorial -Martin Luther King, Jr. & Jefferson Memorial Return to Hotel Thursday, May 22, 2014

9  Morning BREAKFASTat Hotel CHECK OUTBags on Bus TOUR Newsuem Smithsonian Complex Natural History Museum American History Museum  Afternoon LUNCHRegan Building Food Court TOURWWII Memorial Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Wall) PHOTO STOP Einstein Statue Friday, May 23, 2014

10  Evening TOURPentagon 9/11 Memorial DINNERPentagon City Mall  DEPART For Home -Stops per TD and Bus Driver Saturday, May 24  Morning Arrive at Saluda Trail Middle School *Approximate Arrival time is between 5:00- 6:00am Friday, May 23, 2014

11 TOUR SUPPORT Tour Guides- -Licensed by Washington Guild of Guides and chosen by NationsClassroom based upon their knowledge of Washington, D.C. and ability to relate to Students

12 TOUR SUPPORT Tour Coordinator- -Responsible for the proactive execution of the tour from the time we arrive until the time we depart Hotel Coordinator– -Responsible for the hotel part of our stay -They will make sure we have a room block separate from the rest of the hotel -Make sure all of the rooms are ready and all keys work -Turn off long distance on phones and pay per view movies -Work to coordinate with us to review and plan each day -Make sure breakfast is ready -Anything else we need related to the hotel

13 TOUR SUPPORT Night Security- -One security guard per floor from 10:30pm to 5:30am -All have had extensive background checks including FBI and Drug testing -Will not go into student rooms -Security will keep people that are not a part of our group separate from us -Will turn in a log form with notes on how the night went Tour Central- Available 24 Hours a day for emergencies including : -Family Emergency -Lost Book Bags/Cameras -Events in Washington, D.C. Other- -Accident/Dental Insurance -Luggage Tags -Wristband with Tour Central 800# on them

14 Chaperones  Teacher/admin chaperones based on number of students attending  1-10 ratio  Parents/guardians are welcome but will need to monitor a small group  All parents/guardians will need to complete a district background check form before registering

15 Behavior Requirements  In order to participate in the D.C. Field Study students must demonstrate good citizenship skills  Students will NOT be allowed to participate in the trip if they… -Receive 3 separate BIC assignments or 2 OSS assignments  Students will forfeit all payments made, the $99 deposit, and their spot on the trip.

16 Behavior Requirements  The trip is organized through NationsClassroom and not STMS nor the Rock Hill School District  Please read all the fine print items on the registration sheet from NationsClassroom  Any students who cannot adhere to NationsClassroom’s rules & policies or policies of D.C. sites will be sent home at the parent’s expense

17 Important Dates: Register by November 15, 2013 with a $99.00 to ensure your spot for the 2014 trip. Total Trip Price: $469.00 –Quad Occupancy Pay in full or have the balance divided into five Equal payments on the EZPay program: December 15 th January 15 th February 15 th March 15 th April 15 th

18 1.Online: go to 2.By Phone: 877-270-1776 3.By Mail: mail completed registration form and deposit to: P.O. Box 7512 Charlottesville, VA 22906 REGISTER NOW-SPACE IS LIMITED 3 Ways to Register:

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