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SCMS DC Tour - 2011 Edition

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SCMS DC Tour - 2011 Edition

  1. 1. The Swift Creek Middle SchoolDC Tour<br />2011 Edition<br />
  2. 2. The Basics<br />Have you received the blue trip info and guidelines handout?<br />Please make sure I have these – signed – before you leave tonight.<br />Please make sure that you also have the pink information sheet.<br />
  3. 3. The Details – What do you take?<br />Food<br />All meals are taken care of for you, except for lunch and dinner on April 25.<br />Bring a packed lunch. We’ll stop at a rest stop for lunch.<br />You will need to purchase dinner on the 25th – fast food stop in NC.<br />
  4. 4. The Details – What do you take?<br />Money<br />The only meal that you will need to purchase is dinner on the 25th.<br />Students should bring money for souvenirs, snacks, etc.<br />How much?<br />Remember – students are responsible for all money brought on this trip!! Be smart!!<br />
  5. 5. The Details – What do you pack?<br />Luggage<br />You are limited to one suitcase, not to exceed 30 pounds, and one “carry on” (backpack size).<br />Please remember that you will have to handle your own luggage. Pack accordingly.<br />You will not have access to your suitcase until we get to our hotel on Monday evening. Anything you need on the bus should be kept in your carry-on.<br />
  6. 6. The Details – What do you pack?<br />Bring pillows and blankets on the bus.<br />16 hours up!! – 16 hours down!!<br />Valuables<br />Please remember that you are responsible for anything that you take.<br />Video games, phones, computers, etc. are all allowed, but please understand the risk.<br />You are encouraged to bring a camera. I recommend a digital camera.<br />
  7. 7. The Details – What do you pack?<br />Cell Phones<br />Students may bring cell phones, and use them on the bus and at the hotel.<br />They will not be permitted to carry phones during the day, or use their phones as cameras during our touring.<br />If you need to contact your child in case of emergency, please call Mr. Veliz at (850) 509-7032.<br />I can also accept emails, Facebook messages, or Twitter DMs through my phone.<br />
  8. 8. The Details – What do you wear?<br />Daily Attire<br />General Rule: Daily school attire.<br />Boys:<br />Long Shorts (cargo or bb) are okay - but I suggest pockets.<br />SCMS T-shirts everyday<br />Washington Trip Hoodie everyday<br />Closed toed shoes – COMFORTABLE!!<br />No flip-flops or sandals – no exceptions!<br />
  9. 9. The Details – What do you wear?<br />Daily Attire<br />General Rule: Daily school attire.<br />Girls:<br />Long Shorts (cargo or bb) are okay - but I suggest pockets.<br />Jeans or Capris<br />SCMS T-shirts everyday<br />Washington Trip Hoodie everyday<br />Closed toed shoes – COMFORTABLE!!<br />No flip-flops or sandals – no exceptions!<br />
  10. 10. The Details – Medications<br />All medications – prescribed or over the counter – must be clearly marked and placed in a large Ziploc bag. You must also include the yellow medical release form inside the bag.<br />These need to be turned in to Ms. Smith on the morning of April 25, before boarding the bus.<br />Please do not make this an issue that morning!!<br />
  11. 11. The Rules!!<br />You will be polite and listen to all chaperones, tour guides, bus drivers, etc. at all times.<br />Disrespect of any kind will not be tolerated!<br />No drugs or alcohol. No duh!<br />No weapons, fireworks, etc. are permitted. Leave your pocket knife at home.<br />Any form of abuse, intimidation, harassment, etc. is prohibited.<br />
  12. 12. The Rules!!<br />You must stay with your group at all times, unless otherwise directed by the chaperones.<br />You must be with at least one other person form SCMS at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!<br />Please do not be late on the morning of April 25th. Be here by 4:30 am (wow that’s early).<br />
  13. 13. Bus Rules!!<br />Be clean!<br />Only bottled water to drink.<br />Snacks are permitted, but BE CLEAN.<br />No yelling or screaming.<br />No flash photography.<br />Stay in your seat at all times.<br />Use the restroom when we stop.<br />
  14. 14. Hotel Rules!!<br />You may visit with friends until 9:30 pm.<br />Room checks are conducted at 9:30 pm. <br />A uniformed police officer will patrol our hallways throughout the night.<br />Don’t let your room end up on my morning report.<br />During breakfast, be respectful of other hotel guests. Clean up after yourself. Manners!!<br />
  15. 15. Museum and Tour Rules!!<br />Your name tag must be visible at all times, all day.<br />Respect docents, museum employees, other visitors, and yourselves at all times.<br />No electronics – these should be left at the hotel.<br />No gum, food, or drinks – expect in designated areas.<br />No purses or backpacks.<br />
  16. 16. In a nutshell…<br />You are a representative of Swift Creek MS. Do not embarrass your school, your chaperones, your fellow students, your parents, …. – you get the picture.<br />We want to have fun, learn everything you can, and return home safely.<br />
  17. 17. Don’t let this happen to you!<br />
  18. 18. Arlington National CemeteryWreath Laying Ceremony<br />And the winner is . . . <br />
  19. 19. Thank You for Coming<br />We’ll see everyone on Monday.<br />4:30 am<br />Don’t be late!<br />

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