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Yosemite Parent Meeting Slides for 2012


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These are the slides with a 20 minute narrated version. Parents should review this presentation carefully if they cannot attend the parent meeting on December 6.

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Yosemite Parent Meeting Slides for 2012

  1. 1. March 11-16
  2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda 7:30 - 8:30 <ul><li>Trip Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Business </li></ul><ul><li>Forms and Essential Information </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing and Packing </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Chaperoning </li></ul><ul><li>Question & Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap up </li></ul>
  3. 3. Financial Information <ul><li>Total Cost $630 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50 - deposit is non-refundable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accepted this evening or by 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the office. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$580 - due by January 13, 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you would like to make full payment tonight, you may. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checks are not deposited while on the wait list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$630 does not include additional items that must be obtained such as appropriate clothing and boots. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partial Scholarships available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Mrs. Butler tonight for an application </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Refunds <ul><li>$50 is non-refundable </li></ul><ul><li>If a student withdraws before the trip for any reason then a refund of $465 can be provided upon request. </li></ul><ul><li>If a student’s spot is replaced by an eligible student on the wait list then a refund of $580 can be requested. </li></ul><ul><li>Once a student departs on the trip, then there are no refunds if they return early. </li></ul><ul><li>All refunds are processed in April-May. </li></ul><ul><li>In all cases a refund request must be completed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 6 is the last day to request a refund </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Forms - Due by December 16 <ul><li>Students are responsible for turning in all forms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not leave forms in the office. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn in the forms as a packet with the cover sheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please check that all information is complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove the last document in this packet; it is the with the equipment list for you to keep. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turn in Locations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Holtzapple - Rm 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You may turn in starting tomorrow. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Medical and Dietary Info <ul><li>Medical and Dietary Information - YI Registration </li></ul><ul><li>CUSD Medicine Authorization (Ivory) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One per prescription </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over-the-Counter (Yellow) </li></ul><ul><li>Completed by a CA licensed physician </li></ul><ul><li>Turned in by January 19, 2012 </li></ul>Make your Appointment tomorrow!
  7. 7. Essentials for Parents <ul><li>There are 284 spots for students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional students placed on the waiting list. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lottery tickets from this evening are used for this purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thursday lunch meetings are mandatory for students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please pack a lunch since the doors close at 12:40. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance is taken, and students with unexcused absences are moved to the waiting list </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. More Essentials <ul><li>You are responsible for picking up your child in Yosemite if they are too ill to hike, injured or they need to be sent home because of a behavior violation. </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior is all important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are expected to follow all rules outlined in the Behavior Contract. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Electronics - watches & cameras okay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No cell phone (use calling card if necessary) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No games, iPods, MP3 or CD players. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hair Dryer used only at Curry Village </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One alarm clock per cabin </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Information Locations <ul><li>Yosemite Web Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copies of Forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily Reports when we are in Yosemite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District Letter has phone contact information while in Yosemite </li></ul>
  10. 10. Follow us on Twitter - @yotrip <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Follow on your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders before the trip </li></ul><ul><li>Updates while we are there </li></ul><ul><li>Details of our arrival </li></ul>text &quot;follow yotrip&quot; to 40404
  11. 11. Equipment Overview <ul><li>Equipment List attached to General Packet (Celery) </li></ul><ul><li>Some equipment may be borrowed for the week and returned clean. </li></ul><ul><li>We are arranging for support and possible discounts with local sporting goods outlets. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special area for suggested items with assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts on items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details with be provided at lunch mtgs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holiday/Winter discounts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Yosemite CMS Water Bottle <ul><li>Supports our scholarship fund </li></ul><ul><li>$10.00 each </li></ul><ul><li>bPA free </li></ul><ul><li>Your child will need two bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Place your order tonight </li></ul>
  13. 13. Be Prepared <ul><li>Be prepared for weather from Spring to Winter. </li></ul>Extreme Max: 80 Four years ago: 75 Five years ago: 32 Last Year : 40 (Rain) Average Max: 60 Average Min: 35 Extreme Min: 20
  14. 14. Clothing <ul><li>Layers are important - not too hot or too cold. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra clothes for the day are packed in the day pack (school pack) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wind and waterproof outer layer is essential. </li></ul><ul><li>Gaiters will be required in the snow. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Packing <ul><li>The students will have to pack up and move everything at least twice. </li></ul><ul><li>They will need to carry their clothes and sleeping bag by themselves. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The dirt, mud or snow can make rolling suitcases impractical. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is best to pack the essentials in a bag they can carry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t pack a suitcase you can’t carry! </li></ul></ul>Sleeping Bag In labeled Garbage bag .
  16. 16. Parent Chaperones and other Opportunities <ul><li>Office Assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing and Checking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paperwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bus Travel Bags </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing Bus Travel Bags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize and Assist with Equipment Lending </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent Chaperone Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See Ms. Asselin after the meeting </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Questions/Answers
  18. 18. Copies of Slides and Audio Posted on SlideShare
  19. 19. Key Dates <ul><li>Deposits and Parent Essentials agreement due before 3:30 p.m, tomorrow 12/7. </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship applications due 12/9. </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch Meetings start 12/15. </li></ul><ul><li>All forms due by 12/16. </li></ul><ul><li>Full Payment due 1/13 </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Forms due 1/19 </li></ul><ul><li>Departure 3/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Return 3/16 </li></ul><ul><li>Last day to request refund 4/6 </li></ul>Before Holiday Break After Holiday Break
  20. 20. Wrap Up <ul><li>Verify your child’s first and last name is on your $50 deposit. Payable to CMS. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the label on the outside of the envelope </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the red lottery ticket </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the Parent Essentials Agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Insert the check, Parent Agreement and ticket in the envelope and seal. </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit in the bins as you leave or </li></ul><ul><li>If you need more time, drop off by 3:30 tomorrow </li></ul>Thank You