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2023+Washington%2C+D.C.+Trip
May 17-21, 2023
 
Timeline and Other Important Information
Mark Your Calendar Now!
 
**IMPORTANT MEETING**
 
Final Mandatory Departure Meeting
 
Wed., May 10, 2023
 
5:00 P.M.
 
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, Email and Remind 101.
  
Questions?  Email:  Mrs. Holt Price
 
holts@scsc.k12.in.us
 
 
 
 
 
 
**D.C. Trip Student Eligibility**
 
No ISS's or OSS's
 
No More Than 2 Detentions:  "3 Strikes, You're Out"
(This includes ISD's.)
 
95% Attendance: 
No More Than 3 Full-Day Unexcused Absences Per Quarter
 
ILEARN Completed
 
Consistent Payments Made with Trip Paid In Full By March 
 
 
 
**Final Mandatory Departure Meeting**
 
When: Wed., May 10, 2023
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 Seventh 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


 
WorldStrides, Inc.
218 W. Water St.
Suite  400
Charlottesville, VA  22902
877-545-0070
 




**Student ID Cards-- Do Not Lose Them: They Might Be 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 WorldStrides 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 WorldStrides in Writing to Explain the Reason for Cancellation. 

WorldStrides Will Retain a $88 Cancellation Fee but Return the Remaining Balance-- Fundraiser Profits Excluded.  For Additional Information, Please Refer to the WorldStrides Registration and Payment Policy Found In the Attachments Presented At the August Meeting.**   



 
 

Tuesday, Aug. 16th
Parent Informational Meeting and Fundraiser Kick Off-- 6:00 P.M.-- SMS Cafeteria


Monday, Sept. 5th
Registration with $88 Deposit Deadline (Considered Payment #1)

Monday, Oct. 3rd
Payment #2 Due
 
Thursday, Nov. 3rd
Payment #3 Due

Monday, Dec. 5th
Payment #4 Due
 
Tuesday, Jan. 3rd
Payment #5 Due

Friday, Feb. 3rd
Payment #6 Due
 
Wednesday, Feb. 15th
Roommate and T-Shirt Size Request Form Due
 
Friday, March 3rd
Final Payment Due
 
Wednesday, April 5th
Final Paperwork Sent Home-- Medical Release Form, "Things to Pack" List, Final Meeting Letter

Thursday, April 13th
Medical Form Deadline- Turn In at Main Office or Room 305

Wednesday, May 10th
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
 


**WorldStrides 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 13th.** 

**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 17th
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 Tag and  
   Place Any Medication in Designated Container
3. Fill Out Luggage ID Tag and Attach to  
    Luggage
4. Set Luggage To Be Loaded Below Next to 
    Your Assigned Bus (Weather Permitting); 
    Keep Carry-On Bag and Brightspark/WorldStrides 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 17th-Sunday, May 21st

Washington, D.C., Here We Come!

Sunday, May 21st
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, WorldStridesTravel, Inc., Our Sponsors, Chaperones, School Secretaries, School Nurses,  Teachers, Parents, Students!***


 


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