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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… 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!!


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