• Alert: Estill County Schools Press Release: August 15, 2018 1:20pm The entire Estill County School Community is saddened by the recent events surrounding our Engineer Soccer Program. Within minutes of school officials receiving allegations of inappropriate actions by Coach Andrew Hatton, local law enforcement was notified. Since that time we have worked hand in hand with the Kentucky State Police in order to complete a thorough investigation into this matter. As reported earlier this week, Mr. Hatton was placed on leave while an internal investigation was conducted. I want to assure the students, parents and community that we have followed all policies and procedures as established by the Estill County Board of Education and Kentucky Revised Statutes. Based on the information we have gathered, Mr. Hatton’s employment with the Estill County School System has been terminated effective immediately. We are now in the process of implementing a plan to address the needs of our students and their parents. All of our players are experiencing a difficult time trying to deal with feelings and emotions that have been brought about by this situation. The district will continue to provide support to these students and families for as long as needed. My commitment to this community is that we will always put student safety first in everything we do. Since this is still an open investigation, I cannot comment on specifics of this case. However, if anyone has firsthand knowledge concerning this issue, please contact this office at (606) 723-2181 or the Kentucky State Police, Post 7 at (859) 623-2404. Finally, this school district has over 350 employees who are dedicated to the lives of the children they teach and coach every day. Our motto this year has been TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. Together we will move forward to do what is best for our students each and every day. Sincerely, Jeff Saylor, Superintendent Estill County Schools
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Senior Trip General Information


  • 1 suitcase that you can carry….no larger than a medium size (26 – 27”)
  • 1 small tote bag/carryon to be stored  on the bus in the overhead compartment
  • small carry on (backpack size or small 6-pack cooler for under your feet)
  • Small blanket & pillow allowed (no sharing)
  • Drinks in plastic container with screw top bottles. No cans, cups with lids, plastic juice pouch or glass containers are allowed.



  • Photo ID this is required at some places like the Naval Academy
  • Small umbrella, rain coat, or poncho.
  • Walking shoes-no flip-flops on all day walks!! Bring good shoes!!
  • Jacket and/or sweatshirt. Senior tee shirt for the Senior Trip photo.
  • 1 dress outfit (dress code applies) - Khakis and a dress or polo shirt for guys & a dress or pant suit for girls (spray on wrinkle reducer will help save you ironing). No tee shirts and jeans please for the cruise!!
  • DVD movies rated PG-13 


  • School dress code applies with small exceptions. If you are asked to change just do it…..don’t argue


  • You must wear shoes at all times on the Dinner Cruise. They do not allow you to take off your shoes so when dressing keep this in mind.
  • The Pizza place is a restaurant and you never know if before we get there a glass has been dropped on. So we suggest that you keep your shoes on there too!


  • Minimum $100 Maximum $200…. you have 6 meals to buy and any snacks. Also money for any souvenirs that you may purchase on the trip.

Respect Others

  • Employees at our National Historical Areas take their jobs very seriously. Do what they ask you to do and always be respectful even if you don’t like it.
  • When on the streets of DC remember you are in a public area with a diverse population so watch your comments…..no racial slurs
  • Be nice to everyone!! We want people to compliment your class!!


  • Friday  before and Monday after attendance is mandatory unless you have a doctor’s note

Smoking & Dipping

  • There is NO smoking or dipping allowed on the trip. This is a tobacco free trip.
  • All hotel rooms are smoke free rooms. There is a large hotel fine ($200.00) if you smoke in the room that will be billed to all students in the room for a cleaning cost to refresh the room by the hotel. Also dipping on the bus will incur a clean up fee.
  • If a student is caught using tobacco at any time on the trip then they will be subject to disciplinary actions listed in the student hand book and/or determined by the school administration.


Things you will be sent home for-

  • Drugs (possession or use) we will call the police and have you tested,  They will deal with you
  • Alcohol (possession or use) we will test you
  • Nudity and/or sexual activity
  • Stealing


Other things for you to remember or do

  • NO KNIVES – These will be taken and not given back to you
  • If you eat someplace other than an fast food restaurant please remember to tip 15% to 20%
  • Bring your own Tylenol and sunscreen. Turn in all prescription medication to teacher when you first check in.
  • If you remove things from the hotel you are responsible for the cost of any missing hotel staples or fixtures. 
  • Keep your ID with you at all times.


While we are on the Trip

  • Be on time. If you are late then everyone misses out because we have to waste time looking for you.
  • You must enter and exit the bus quickly at times. When asked be ready and Move IT.
  • Do what you are asked by your chaperones. We are here to help and organize the trip for you.
  • Have a great trip one that the Class of 2016 will remember for a lifetime!!


Contact Us
Estill County High School
397 Engineer Road
Irvine, KY 40336
Fax: (606) 723-4894