It is once again the time of year when we start talking about a significant 8th Grade rite of passage: the two-day educational excursion to Washington, D.C. Please see the attached informational packet from the tour company who is working with us on this trip – All Aboard Tours. If your child has had an older sibling participate in this trip, a few things have changed for this year. We are in the second year of the digital registration and payment process - there are no forms to hand in to the school (see the next page of this packet for details). We have also made a few changes to our usual itinerary to include some new and exciting stops!
All information regarding the trip’s itinerary, rules, procedures and school field trip policies are accessible via the Middle School website. Some important points to ponder before registering your child for the trip:
Parent Chaperones - Parents who wish to chaperone should e-mail Mr. Ferrara (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to be placed on the list – priority is given to students who have medical needs. Parent chaperones will be required to do the following tasks:
Rooming Assignments - Once the final payment date has passed, we will meet with students to go over the process for room assignments.
On the day of the trip, students must arrive at school no later than 5:00 am. Your child will load his/her own luggage onto the bus. Packing lists and item restrictions will be communicated closer to the date of departure.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail Mr. Ferrara at email@example.com. We thank the West Essex Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools for making the eighth grade field trip to Washington, DC a reality. We look forward to a great time with the Class of 2021 this spring!
Very truly yours,
Mr. Vee Popat, Principal Mr. Louis Ferrara, Trip Coordinator