Mrs. Holt Price
8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip


**Final Mandatory Departure Meeting**
 
When: Wed., May 6, 2020
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Where: SMS Gym 601
 
Because Your Child's Safety Is Important, All Travelers and Parents Are Required to Attend.
 
THANK YOU!
 
 
 
SMS and BCMS Travel Again!

We Are Excited to Announce Our Fourth Joint D.C. Travel Venture with Brownstown Central Middle School and Look Forward to Again Sharing this Once-In-a-Lifetime Experience with Some of Our Favorite County Rivals! 
 


Remind 101 Announcements

If You Wish to Receive Periodic Announcements Pertaining to the Trip, Click the Link Below to Register 


https://www.remind.com/classes/2017washi


 
Brightspark Travel, Inc.
8750 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Suite 450e
Chicago, IL  60631

1-708-831-7124
 
 




**Student ID Cards-- Do Not Lose Them: They Are Needed for the Trip.  SMS Cannot Issue You a New One In May.**

 
 
 
**In the Event Your Child Does Not Meet the Attendance, Behavior and Other Requirements for the Trip, the Principal Will Contact Your Child and You.  The School Will In Turn Notify Brightspark that Your Child Has Been Removed from the Trip for Failing to Meet the School Requirements.

Should You Choose to Remove Your Child from the Trip for Any Other Reason, You Will Need to Contact Brightspark in Writing to Explain the Reason for Cancellation. 

Brightspark Will Retain a $72 Cancellation Fee but Return the Remaining Balance-- Fundraiser Profits Excluded.  For Additional Information, Please Refer to the Brightspark Registration and Payment Policy Found In the Attachments Section Below.**   



 
 

Thursday, Aug. 15th
Parent Informational Meeting and Fundraiser Kick Off-- 6:00 P.M. SMS Cafeteria


Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Registration with $72 Deposit Deadline


Friday, Nov. 15th
Payment #2 Due


Wednesday, Jan. 15th
Payment #3 Due

Wednesday, Feb. 12th
Roommates and T-Shirt Size Form Due
 
Monday, March 16th
Payment #4 Due
 
Wednesday, April 8th
Final Paperwork Sent Home-- Medical Release Form, Panoramic Picture Order Form, "Things to Pack" List, Final Meeting Letter

Thursday, April 16th
U.S. Capitol Panoramic Group Picture Order Due
Medical Form Deadline- Turn In at Main Office or Room 305

Wednesday, May 6th
Mandatory D.C. Parent/Student Traveler/Chaperone Informational Meeting-- 5:00 P.M. In the SMS Gym 601: Agenda-- Final Instructions, Trip Itinerary, Trip Safety, T-Shirt/Backpack Distribution
 


**Brightspark Should Mail Out a Medical Form with the Final Payment Notice.  This Needs to Be Filled Out and Returned to the School By Thurs., April 16th.** 

**If We Do Not Have a Medical Form on File for Your Child, We Cannot Take Your Child on the Trip!**
 


**IT'S THE LAW! 

ANY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS YOUR CHILD WILL BE TAKING DURING THE TRIP WILL NEED TO BE IN A LABELED PRESCRIPTION BOTTLE.  IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA BOTTLE, THE PHARMACY SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE FOR YOU. 

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS NEED TO BE IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOTTLE AS WELL. 

PLACE YOUR CHILD'S MEDS IN A CLEAR ZIPLOC BAG AND WRITE HIS/HER NAME ON IT. 

THANK YOU!** 

 

Wednesday, May 13th
Check-In-- 4:45 P.M. In the Cafeteria
 
1. Go to Your Assigned Bus's Table
2. Pick Up Lanyard/Emergency Contact  
   Card, Luggage ID Tags and  
   Place Any Medication in Designated Container
3. Fill Out Luggage ID Tags and Attach to  
    Luggage
4. Set Luggage To Be Loaded Below Next to 
    Your Assigned Bus (Weather Permitting); 
    Keep Carry-On Bag and Brightspark Backpack With You
5. Wait and Listen/Watch Patiently for the "Load 
    Buses" Signal; Thank Parents and Hug 
    Them Bye
 
Load Buses-- 5:40 P.M.
Departure-- 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, May 13th-Sunday, May 17th

Washington, D.C., Here We Come!

Sunday, May 17th
Arrive Home-- Approx. 8:00 A.M.


 
***We Wish To Say a Big "THANK YOU!" To All Who Are Helping Make This Year's Washington, D.C. Trip Possible: the School Boards, SMS and BCMS Principals, Brightspark Travel, Inc., Our Sponsors, Chaperones, School Secretaries, School Nurses,  Teachers, Parents, Students!***