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Once again we are delighted to present a full slate of academic field trips this spring for our students in sixth through ninth grade. LTS is grateful that, because of your generous support, the Trailblazer Fund, our school community’s annual campaign, will be subsidizing the cost of each trip for every student. We respect your investment in your child’s education. The fees set forth below reflect this Trailblazer Fund subsidy and are limited to a 5 percent increase from a grade’s trip last year.

To find out more about how the Trailblazer Fund supports our students, please contact Director of Development Courtney Callo via email: ccallo@longtrailschool.org , or phone 867-5717 ext. 161.

TRIP QUESTIONS?
MaryBeth O’Donnell
modonnell@longtrailschool.org
(802) 867-5717 ext. 204

WHO
Any eighth graders who wish to participate

WHERE
Montreal, Canada

HIGHLIGHTS
Planetarium, Botanical Gardens, Inclined Tower, Museum of Fine Arts, dinner in Old Montreal, Mont Royal, Science Centre

PASSPORT INFORMATION
In order to go, all students need a current passport OR US border pass card.

Passport applications for children under 16 must be submitted in person at an authorized passport acceptance facility. Both parents or guardians must appear with the child. If both parents/guardians cannot be present, see parental consent for additional document requirements.

MANCHESTER VILLAGE POST OFFICE [362-1170] and PAWLET POST OFFICE [325-3065] can submit these directly. They also can take the photo for you. Passports typically take about 6 weeks to process.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.  I RECOMMEND GETTING THE PROCESS STARTED PRIOR TO FEBRUARY BREAK.  OTHERWISE, YOU ARE TAKING THE RISK OF NOT RECEIVING IT IN TIME.  You may need an appointment to apply for the passport.

TRIP WAIVER
The Trip Waiver must be completed for any student traveling abroad.

CHAPERONES
Francois Secordel (trip leader)
Jody Sanderson
Scott Worland
Kim Rizio

WHEN
Wednesday, April 10-Thursday, April 11, 2019

TRANSPORTATION
Coach bus

ACCOMMODATIONS
Hotel

ROOMING ASSIGNMENTS
Each student will be asked to write down two or three students they would like to room with. Each student is guaranteed to be placed with at least one of his/her chosen students.  The occupancy is four students per room.

COST
$147

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY
Payment may be made in full on October 1 or as follows:
$73.50 – 50% due October 1, 2018
$36.75– 25% due December 1, 2018
$36.75 – 25% due February 1, 2019

MAKE ONLINE PAYMENT HERE

If a student withdraws from the trip for any reason up to 60 days before the trip, the refund is 50%. Up to 30 days before, the trip the refund is 25%. With regrets, there can be no refund for cancellation within 30 days of the trip.

LUNCH
Lunch on both days will be delivered to the group.  Students will have an opportunity to pick from several lunch choices prior to the trip. Each lunch includes a sandwich or salad, a drink and a dessert. Students will make their lunch selections on Wed., Mar. 28 at the same time as the money exchange.

CELL PHONES
Remember, we will be in another country! If you want your student to have data and phone coverage you will need to contact his/her cell phone carrier.  The hotel that we are staying in has free wifi. One of the chaperones will have an international plan. We will be sure to get you his/her cell phone number in case of an emergency.

CANADIAN MONEY
At the end of March,  LTS will set up a “bank” at LTS for students to exchange up to $30 in American dollars for Canadian currency. After the trip, the business office will re-exchange any Canadian money after the trip.  The $30 is for souvenirs and the mall trip.

BEHAVIOR
Students are expected to uphold the Core Values of Long Trail in and out of school.  All School Rules, including dress code and cell phone policies, are expected to be followed.

ITINERARY 
An itinerary will be emailed to parents.

PACKING LIST
Bring one small duffle or suitcase and a backpack for daily use and a bag lunch/snacks. Students are expected to carry their own bags from the bus through the hotel; we are only gone for 1 night. PACK SPARINGLY!

Backpack items (things for the bus and each day):
Glasses, contacts & solution, sunglasses
Spending money (for snacks & souvenirs)
Watch or timepiece
Hat and gloves/mittens
Books, magazines, playing cards, portable games
Medicine (give to chaperones w/specific instructions)
Electronics: camera, cell phone, music device (w/charger or batteries)*
Sweatshirt or coat/jacket (temperature changes and wind)

Luggage items (pack appropriately for weather and being outdoors!)
1-2 pairs of nice pants (minimal holes/rips)
1-2 nice shirts (should cover you appropriately)
1-2 sweaters or sweatshirts
1 weather resistant light jacket [rain/windbreaker]
1-2 pairs of walking shoes/sneakers [WE WILL WALK A LOT!!!]
1 pair of flip flops for pool and hotel
Pajamas
hat and gloves/mittens
Underwear and socks
Bathing suit for the pool (appropriate)
Shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Hairbrush
Personal products (perhaps orthodontic items, headache or allergy meds)

YOU MAY NOT BRING/WILL NOT NEED:
Musical instruments
Laptop computers or tablets
Uncomfortable/high heeled shoes
Weapons, tobacco, drugs, alcohol
Towels/washcloths/sheets/pillows
Inappropriate clothing

* bring electronics at own risk of loss or damage

 

 

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