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Griffith DC/NY Trip 2011


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Griffith DC/NY Trip 2011

  1. 1. Washington D.C. & New York City<br />June 28th – July 2nd2011<br />
  2. 2. Rules & Behavior<br />This is an educational trip, you should be listening and learning<br />When either chaperone or tour guide talks, ear buds off.<br />MP3 players, cell phones, etc. should not be used during tours or instructions.<br />You are considered an ambassador of Griffith Middle School and East Los Angeles<br />Be considerate of all tour guides and chaperones<br />Students must wear proper attire and shoes at all times outside of your hotel room<br />
  3. 3. Before You Leave Home…<br /><ul><li>Pack efficiently and compactly for 5 days only.
  4. 4. Pack for multiple temperatures ~50 – 90 degrees (bring layers)
  5. 5. Recommended:</li></ul>2 – 3 pairs of pants or jeans<br />1 – 2 pairs of shorts <br />1 swim suit (no bikinis, there is an indoor pool in hotel)<br />4 – 6 shirts (short and long sleeves)<br />1 good jacket<br />5 - 6 pairs of underwear<br />5 – 6 pairs of socks<br />1 pair GOOD walking shoes<br />1 pair of slip-on shoes or slippers/flip-flops (for airport)<br />Toiletries and medications<br /><ul><li>You may want to bring a book, or deck of cards (something to entertain yourself on the plane and on the way to New York City).
  6. 6. You should also have a small bag (provided by chaperones) to carry around DC
  7. 7. Whatever you buy, you are responsible for carrying and packing back into your luggage</li></li></ul><li>More on Packing<br />Airport baggage guidelines:<br />Checked luggage<br />Less than 50lbs<br />Should not be locked<br />Have contact information on WorldStrides tags<br />Carry-on luggage<br />Less than 40 lbs (with personal items)<br />Less than 40 in.<br />Should have contact information on WorldStrides tags<br />No prohibited items (see Airport Guidelines)<br />Valuables, medications, etc.<br />
  8. 8. Airport Guidelines<br />According to the TSA (airport security), passengers may NOT carry-on <br />Anything with a blade (i.e. knives, scissors, razor blades, utility knives, etc.), <br />Any sporting goods equipment, <br />Any guns or firearms, <br />Any tools, <br />Martial arts and self defense items, <br />Gel-type candles, or non-flammable gels, liquids, or aerosols. <br />No snow globes. <br />Passengers may not carry-on or check any type of explosive or flammable items.<br />Passengers may not carry-on or check any illegal substances or contraband<br />Regarding liquids in carry-on luggage, all liquids in carry-on liquid needs to be in a bottle no bigger than 3.4 ounces and those bottles need to be in 1 quart sized clear plastic zip-top bag. You may only have one zip-top bag in your carry-on bag.<br />Medications are ok, but must be declared when you go through security.<br />
  9. 9. Do NOT Forget!<br />Identification<br />All students must carry with them their school ID, and their WorldStrides name badge around their necks at all times outside the hotel.<br />Students will need a school ID and their flight ticket to get through security.<br />Food<br />Most planes only serve small snacks and beverages during the flight. You may bring solid food in your carry-on bag in order to eat on the plane, but nothing liquid, or gel-like.<br />
  10. 10. Arriving at Griffith<br />Arrive at 3:00am<br />Meet in underground parking<br />You will receive:<br />Your World Strides badge (must wear at all times outside of hotel room)<br />WorldStrides luggage tags<br />A number (for roll taking purposes, so don’t forget it)<br />We will boarding bus no later than 4:00am<br />
  11. 11. Going Through Security<br />Please have carry-on bag well-organized in order to get through the lines quickly.<br />Have your liquids in a clear 1 quart zip-top bag.<br />Pack jackets, sweaters and coats in your checked baggage if possible. You will need to remove and put through x-ray.<br />Do not have wrapped gifts<br />Be prepared to remove shoes, belts, keys, electronic items, coins, any metal objects.<br />When in doubt, leave it out. If you’re not sure about whether you can carry it on, put it in your checked bag or leave it at home.<br />
  12. 12. Items that might set off metal detectors<br />Keys, loose change, mobile phones, mp3 players<br />Heavy jewelry<br />Clothing with metal buttons, snaps, or studs<br />Metal hair barrettes or other hair decorations<br />Belt buckles<br />Underwire bras<br />Body piercings<br />Shoes (flip-flops recommended for airport)<br />
  13. 13. Boarding Plane<br />We will board at our called time<br />Sit in your assigned seat<br />Once all are seated, we can move around.<br />Please be courteous to all passengers<br />Please keep noise levels low<br />Be aware it is about a 5 hour flight<br />Bring something to do or read on the plane<br />You are responsible for anything you bring<br />
  14. 14. Arrival in D.C.<br />Our plane touches down at approx. 3:35pm EST (that is 3 hrs. ahead of PST - approx. 12:35pm)<br />We will deplane, stop at restrooms<br />Get our luggage<br />Meet our representative, who will take us to our bus<br />Proceed to Washington D.C. White House<br />Have dinner<br />See a few monuments<br />Hotel check in at 10:30pm EST (8pm PST)<br />
  15. 15. Hotel Routines<br />We will arrive each night at approx. 9:00pm<br />Quiet hours are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM<br />Lights out at 10:30 PM<br />Students may not leave the hotel unless accompanied by a chaperone<br />Students must sleep in their assigned room every night and remain in their rooms until awakened by the chaperone (6:00am wake up call)<br />Students must wear proper attire and shoes outside of their hotel room (this means traveling to and from the pool as well)<br />Also, be aware that any convenience in the hotel room (such as refrigerated beverages or snacks in room) is not free.<br />You will have night security from 10:00pm – 5:00am, who is employed by World Strides.<br />
  16. 16. General Daily Schedule<br />Wake up at 6:00am<br />Breakfast 7:00 – 7:45am at hotel<br />Sightseeing and tours<br />Lunch out around 12pm<br />Sightseeing and tours<br />Dinner out around 6:00pm<br />Sightseeing and tours<br />Return to hotel around 9:00pm<br />
  17. 17. Leaving NYC<br />Saturday morning we will load luggage onto bus before we leave the hotel<br />Flight leaves EWR at 5:35pm<br />Arrive LAX 10:10pm PST<br />Parents pick up students at Griffith no later than 11:15pm<br />
  18. 18. Staying Connected…<br />For more information and to stay updated on this trip go to:<br />http//<br />pictures<br />videos<br />schedule<br />hotel information<br />and more…<br />