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May 18-22, 2022
Timeline and Other Important Information
Registration Deadline: Friday, Oct. 15th
**Concannon Gourmet Popcorn and Pretzels Fundraiser**
Pick-Up: Tuesday, Nov. 16th
3:30 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
SMS Main Office
This Is the Final Fundraiser for This Year's Trip.
Mark Your Calendar Now!
Final Mandatory Departure Meeting
Wed., May 11th
SMS Gym 601
If You Wish to Participate In the Trip Fundraisers, We MUST Have a Signed Fundraiser Policy On File.
Please Read Carefully the Policy, Sign and Return It to Mrs. Holt Price.
All D.C. Trip Communications Will Be Made Via the D.C. Web Page and Remind 101.
Questions? Email: Mrs. Holt Price
**D.C. Trip Student Eligibility**
No ISD's or OSS's
No More Than 2 Detentions: "3 Strikes, You're Out"
No More Than 3 Full-Day Unexcused Absences Per Quarter
Trip Paid In Full By March
**Final Mandatory Departure Meeting**
When: Wed., May 11, 2022
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 Sixth 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
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 Presented At the August Meeting.**
Thursday, Aug. 19th
Parent Informational Meeting and Fundraiser Kick Off-- 5:00 P.M.-- SMS Cafeteria
Friday, Oct. 15th
Registration with $72 Deposit Deadline
Monday, Nov. 15th
Payment #2 Due
Wednesday, Dec. 15th
Payment #3 Due
Monday, Jan. 17th
Payment #4 Due
Wednesday, Feb. 9th
Roommates and T-Shirt Size Form Due
Tuesday, Feb. 15th
Payment #5 Due
Friday, March 4th
Payment #6 Due
Wednesday, April 6th
Final Paperwork Sent Home-- Medical Release Form, "Things to Pack" List, Final Meeting Letter
Thursday, April 14th
Medical Form Deadline- Turn In at Main Office or Room 305
Wednesday, May 11th
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 14th.**
**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 18th
Check-In-- 5:00 P.M. In the Cafeteria
1. Go to Your Assigned Bus's Table
2. Pick Up Lanyard/Emergency Contact
Card, Luggage ID Tag 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 18th-Sunday, May 22nd
Washington, D.C., Here We Come!
Sunday, May 22nd
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!***
~Washington, D.C. Happenings~
Mrs. Holt Price
~Washington, D.C. Happenings~