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    Attention Class of 2021 and Families

     

    We are excited to announce that the annual Junior Class trip to Washington DC has been planned.  The dates for this year’s trip has been set for March 29th - April 3rd, 2020. 

    Attached you will find the tentative itinerary, which may be amended when times for the White House and Capitol tours have been confirmed.  We have listened to parent requests and have included most meals this year in the cost.  The total cost for each student is $550.  Attached you will find the monthly payment schedule; you may pay more towards your balance at any time.  No refunds will be given after January 14th

    The attached permission form and medical forms must be completed with the deposit of $125.00 due September 3, 2019 to reserve your spot on the trip.

    There are a limited number of students who may attend.  This will be a first come basis.  A wait list will be kept once all the seats are filled. 

    We look forward to this enriching experience for our students to visit the Nation’s Capital and the foundations of our government and history.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    Please register for the Remind text messages for the Washington DC trip

    Parents send text @parentdc21- to 81010 (Must have the @ in the text)

    Students send text @fsus21dc - to 81010 (Must have the @ in the text) **Mandatory for students

    Sincerely,

    Megan Brink and your Junior Class Sponsors

    Susan Cragg       and       Jacob Roberts

    Scragg@fsu.edu              Jtroberts@fsu.edu

    Deposit

    $ 125.00

    Due September 3 ,2019

    Payment 2

    $ 125.00

    Due October 1, 2019

    Payment 3

    $ 100.00

    Due November 4, 2019

    Payment 4

    $ 100.00

    Due December 2, 2019

    Final Payment

    $ 100.00

    Due January 7, 2020

                                

    Payments to be submitted to Mrs. Cragg or Mr. Roberts before or after school. 

    Please include your student’s name on the check made payable to FSUS Washington DC

  • Even with the most carefully planned itineraries will need adjusting on occasion.

    We hope you understand. We feel any adjustment is for a more positive and enriching experience for our students.   

    Itinerary – Changes can be made if need while on tour – Bolded items are Activities that have been confirmed as of 5/11/2018

     

    2020 Washington DC Itinerary

    Sunday, March 29, 2020– NO MEALS INCLUDED

    3:00 AM

    Students will check in at FSUS Cafeteria for bag check and bus load

    3:45 AM

    Load Motorcoach

    4:00 AM

    Leave FSUS

    9:00 AM

    Driver Change in Hardeeville, SC – Light Breakfast/Snacks provided to students

    12:00 PM

    Stop For Lunch – Magnolia Mall, Florence, SC $Students Responsible$

    5:00 PM

    Stop For Dinner – Emporia, VA $Students Responsible$

    10:30 PM

    Arrive at Hampton Inn

    6430 Arlington Blvd

    Falls Church, VA 22042

    703-538-1000
    Private Nighttime Security Provided by Blue Raven Security Company

    703-722-8677, Michael Niner

    Monday, March 30, 2020ALL MEALS INCLUDED

    6:45 AM

    Wake up and Breakfast

    8:15 AM

    Load Motorcoach

    8:30 AM

    Leave Hotel

    9:00 AM

    US Capitol Tour – Reservations confirmed 120 days in advance

    Library of Congress  --

    11:00 AM

    Lunch at Capitol Building

    12:30 PM

    Leave for Smithsonian Natural History Museum  

    2:00 PM

    Regroup and leave for  Smithsonian American History Museum- 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560 – Reservations made 5/20/2019

    4:45 PM

    Regroup in Lobby Leave for dinner

    5:00 PM

    Dinner at B Burgers – 801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

    6:30 PM

     

    10:30 PM

    DC by Foot Tours will meet us at B Burgers for National Monument Walk Tour

    To end at Jefferson Memorial

    Motorcoach Pick up, 701 E Basin Dr SW

    11:00 PM

    Arrive at Hotel


    Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    ALL MEALS INCLUDED

     

    6:30 AM

    Wake Up and Breakfast

    8:00 AM

    Load Motorcoach

    8:15 AM

    Leave Hotel

    Group 1 8:50 AM

    Group 2 9:10 AM

    Tour of White House – (We are working with our Congressmen to secure this invite) Security Clearances will be Submitted 30 days in advance by FSUS

    11:00 AM

    Leave for Lunch at Ronald Reagan Trade Center -1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

    12:30 PM

    Leave

    1:00 PM

    National Achieves Museum – 701 Constitution Ave NW , Washington DC 20408

    1:45 PM

    Leave to walk to FBI

    1:50 PM

    Private Tour of the FBI 935 Pennsylvania Ave, NW – FBI Experience - Security Clearances will be submitted 30 days in advance by FSUS

    4:00 PM

    Leave FBI  

    4:00-5:00 PM

    Souvenir shopping – Large Gift Shop -$Students Responsible$

    5:00 PM

    Leave for Dinner

    Arrive at 6:00 PM

    Show begins

    7:00 PM

    Dinner at Medieval Times – 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076

    9: 30 PM –

    11:30 PM

    Skate Zone – Rt 3 South Capitol Raceway Road, Crofton, MD – Snacks and Soda Provided

    12: 30 PM

    Back at Hotel

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020Lunch is NOT included

    7:45 AM

    Wake up and Breakfast

    9:15 AM

    Load Motorcoach

    9:30 AM

    Leave Hotel

    10:00 AM

    Arrive at Holocaust Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024.

    11:45 AM Group

    12:00 Group 2

    12:15 Group 3

    Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    14th And C Street, SW, Room 151-M

    1:30 PM

    Lunch on Your Own at the USDA Cafeteria (prices are by weight) $Students Responsible$

    3:00 PM

    National Museum of African American History - 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560

    5:30 PM

    Leave

    6:00 PM

    Pentagon Memorial at Night 1 N Rotary Rd, Arlington VA

    7:30 PM

    Dinner at Dave and Busters with Unlimited Play Card  -6655 Springfield Mall Rd, Springfield, VA

    11:00 PM

    Leave

    11:30 PM

    Arrive at Hotel

    Thursday April 2, 2020ALL MEALS INCLUDED

    7:00 AM

    Wake up and Breakfast

    8:30 AM

    Load Motorcoach

    8:45 AM

    Leave for Arlington Cemetery

    9:00 AM

    Arlington Cemetery Tour – Train Tickets are Included Pick up at Location

    10:45 AM

    Students are to be at the Tomb of the Guard for Laying of the Wreath Ceremony – FSUS will be laying the Wreath J

    12:00 PM

    Arrive at Mt Vernon -  3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA

    12:15 PM

    Lunch at Mt. Vernon, Vouchers at Location

    4:00 PM

    Regroup

    4:30 PM

    Leave @ 6:00

    Dinner at Bugsy’s Pizza 111 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Pentagon Mall

    9:00 PM

    Arrive at AMF Bowling 4245 Markham St, Annandale, VA

    11:15 PM

    Leave for Hotel

    11:30 PM

    Arrive at Hotel

    Friday, April 3, 2020 – BREAKFAST INCLUDED

    6:30 AM

    Wake Up and Breakfast

    8:30 AM

    Depart Hotel

    11:00 AM

    Stop for Lunch (Not Included) $Students Responsible$

    3:00 PM

    Driver Change in Hardeeville, SC

    5:00 PM

    Stop for Dinner (Not Included) $Students Responsible$

    12:00 AM

    Arrive back at FSUS – Will send Remind Text to Parents 2 Hours From Arrival.

    PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN PICKUP CIRCLE – THE BUSSES NEED TO GET IN

     

    Please Note:  Even the most carefully planned itineraries will need adjusting on occasion.

    We hope you understand. We feel any adjustment is for a more positive and enriching experience for our students.   

    Itinerary – Changes can be made if need while on tour – Red Activities are confirmed

     

     

     

  • Permission Form for Washington DC 2018

    Date : ________________________________

    I ___________________________________(parent name) give my child,

    ___________________________________(student name) permission to go on a school sponsored field trip to Washington DC.

    We will leave school on February 18, 2018 and return on February 23, 2018.  I understand my child will be traveling by private motorcoach operated by Astro Travel and Tours and will be responsible for following the FSUS Student Code of Conduct. 

    I understand the following policies will be followed

    (Initial each)

    ________Washington DC trip is a privilege, not a right.  A student’s trip may be taken away for discipline, skipping, or any other infractions.  Any monies paid will be forfeited unless someone else can financially replace your spot.

    ________ If a student withdraws from FSUS, your monies are forfeited, unless another student can financially fulfill your spot, student is responsible for finding their replacement.

    ________ Students are allowed to choose their roommates.  Once rooms are assigned, no room changes will be allowed.  Students can only requests their personal room, not their roommates.

    ________ Students are responsible for their personal monies while on tour.

    ________ Disrespectful and/or illegal behaviors will NOT be tolerated.  The Washington DC trip is on a day-to-day basis.  Sponsors can terminate the trip at any time for a student with no refund.

    ________ I agree to have my luggage/carry-on/purses etc. searched prior to loading the motorcoach.  Rooms may be searched at anytime by the sponsors if they deem necessary.  Personal nighttime security will be in place at the hotel.

    ________ Student must abide by all FSUS rules and dress code.

    ________ A student must be classified as a “Junior” by August 14, 2017 to participate in this activity.

    ________ All deadlines must be met.  Late payments will jeopardize your spot.  If payment arrangements can not be met, you must contact one of the Junior class sponsors prior to the due date.

    ________ Students must have all required documentation before loading the motorcoach to depart from FSUS.

    ________ ALL Medication must be submitted with the student’s name and dosage amounts and times to FSUS sponsor.

    ________ I understand that at this time the itinerary includes a live performance titled, The Great Society.  The play is historically accurate and contains adult knowledge. I give my child permission to view this performance.