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1 Novi Middle School 8 th Grade Washington D.C. Trip November 6-10, 2013

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 Day 4 - Sunday Return home (early a.m.) *All meals included *Tax and tips included

6 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

7 Transportation

8 Hotel Accommodations Doubletree Crystal City Arlington, VA

9 Doubletree Crystal City is just minutes from downtown D.C.

10 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

11 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.

12 Payments $613 total cost based upon 4/room (but you will save $15 from this price if you register by 12/15/12) ________________ To guarantee a spot on the trip… $99 deposit must be paid to Worldstrides by 1/31/13 AND THEN…

13 The Balance Owed $514 balance is due by 2/25/13 ($499 balance if registered by 12/15/12) --This does NOT include the optional $99 Full Refund Program which will be explained later OR pay through installments by Mail, Phone, Online –$6 charge for each payment EZ Pay –automatic withdrawal from checking –no extra charge

14 Payment Plan Payments due: –2/25, 4/25, 6/25, and 8/24 All checks sent directly to & payable to: Worldstrides Late Fees –$15 late fee for missed installment –$60 late fee for missed final installment

15 Full Refund Program F.R.P. participation is optional –Over 50% in Novi, and up 70% across U.S., choose to do this plan –Additional cost of $99 –Full refund (not including $99 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.

16 FLAG Scholarships Scholarship money is available through Worldstrides Available to families with an annual adjusted gross income (AGI) under $85,000 Available on a first come, first serve basis Contact Worldstrides for more information

17 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 receive an email 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!

18 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 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?

19 Sweatshirt & T-Shirt Please…request a shirt size afterward through the email sent out on My Trip—NOT while you are registering! remember: your child will likely GROW!

20 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.

21 Fall Organizational Meeting Mandatory parent meeting in October 2013 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 248-449-1600

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