**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.
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!
Brightspark Travel, Inc.
8750 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
**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.
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
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
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!***