The Grade 8 2020 Washington, D.C. trip will be May 20-22.  The cost of the trip is $624 per student and students must be registered by October 31, 2019.  (If students are registered by August 31, 2019, the cost of the trip is $599 per student.)  Students may be registered via the Nations Classroom website or by mail.  All information is in the Registration Form link below.

 

Registration Form

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

It is our hope that all students who want to participate in the trip will be able to attend.  Please contact Principal Woods (mwoods@cheshire.k12.ct.us) by August 15, 2019 regarding financial assistance.  Each student receiving financial support will be required to participate in the fall fundraiser and must sell at least $200 of merchandise which translates into approximately $100 applied to the Dodd Middle School supplement.

 

2020 DC Fundraiser Permission Form (to be completed by August 29, 2019)  Dodd Middle School PTA offers a fundraiser to offset the cost of the D.C. field trip.  There are many items available such as magazines, candles, home goods, jewelry, wrapping paper, perishable and non-perishable food itmes, etc.  Students will receive about 40-50% of the total amount sold which will be directly applied to their D.C. balance owed.  In order for a student to participate in the fundraiser, a parent must complete the above electronic form. Fundraiser packets will be sent home with those students who have been given permission to participate in the event.  The fundraiser will begin on August 30 and end on October 15.


Itinerary:  2019 DC Itinerary

 

2019 DC Packing List

 

An informational meeting for parents will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. 
2020 D.C. Parent Meeting Presentation


Hotel Information:
Metro Points Hotel
8500 Annapolis Road
New Carrollton, MD 20784
301-459-6700

 

Due to students being across state lines for three days, certain protocols must be followed in regards to medications.  Connecticut State Statute 10-212 (a) requires a written medication order of an authorized prescriber, (Physician, Dentist, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or authorized Mental Health Professional) and parent/guardian written authorization, for the nurse, or in the absence of the nurse, a designated Principal or Teacher to administer medication.  All medications must be in original properly labeled container and dispensed by a Physician or Pharmacist. Also, The Cheshire Board of Education requires permission by a Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, or authorized Mental Health Professional and parent/guardian written authorization, for the nurse, or in the absence of the nurse, a designated Principal or Teacher to administer over the counter medication.

 

There are two electronic forms that need to be completed in order for your child to travel to D.C.  One form is called Washington, D.C. Field Trip Permission - May 20-22, 2020 and the other is the D.C. Medications and Permissions.  Both forms must be completed for all students in order for them to attend the field trip.

 

All medical information input toe the D.C. Medications and Permissions form will be populated to a set of .pdf medical forms which will be automatically emailed from lbraun@cheshire.k12.ct.us .   The .pdf forms are then printed, signed by a parent/guardian and physician and returned to the Health Office or Main Office by May 1.  Please use the below links to complete both online forms.

 

The D.C. Medications and Permissions form is for medical information and for any prescription and/or over-the-counter (OTC) medications your child will take on the D.C. field trip.  Some OTCmedications (ibuprofen, acetaminophen and antacids in tablet form, Benadryl in liquid and capsule forms, as well as cough drops) will be accessible to students on the trip and be distributed by a desinated adult.  If your child is unable to swallow tablets, please send in chewable medication - not liquid medication.  Additional information regarding Board and State policies will be found embedded in this form.  A valid email address must be provided to which the .pdf of the medical forms will be delivered via an email.  All forms pertaining to your child's medications need to be printed and signed by both a physician and a parent/guardian and then sent to the Health Office along with the medication.  All forms must be completed using this online form and then printed (NOTE:  handwritten orders on the printed forms will not be accepted) so please make sure you enter all medicaitons on this form so the appropriate orders will be printed.  You may complete this form multiple times if any prescription or OTC medications are new or have been changed.  If your child will not be taking prescription or OTC medications during the trip, you do not have to print and sign the medical forms.  Regardless of whether or not students are taking any medication during the trip, all parents must print, sign and send to the Health Office or Main Office the last form in the .pdf set - Emergency Medical Release form.

 

All forms and medications are due to the Health Office or Main Office no later than May 1, 2020.

 

All prescription medications should be in original, labeled containers and enough medication provided for three days.

 

All medications (prescription and OTC) should be in one resealable plastic bag with your child's name writeen on the bag.  Inhalers and Epi-Pens should come from home, will be carried by the student and should not be in the bag.

 

Please also note that the .pdf will contain a number of pages so please only print and sign those pages that have the pertinent medication information.

 

If your child does not require any sort of medication for the trip, please print and sign the last page of the set emailed to you (Emergency Medical Release form).

 




Washington, D.C. Field Trip Permission Form

 

D.C. Medications & Permissions Form


Be sure to pack your child's inhaler and/or EpiPen from home for him/her to carry on their person for the trip.  Please note that there will be ibuprofen, acetaminophen and antacids in tablet form, Benadryl in liquid and capsule forms, as well as cough drops available to students.  If your child is unable to swallow tablets, please send in chewable medication, not liquid medication.


Please call Nurse Remillard with any newly prescribed medications, dosing adjustments, injuries or illnesses after the May 1 due date.
 

 

Parents may register with NationsClassroom online at  www.nationsclassroomtours.com  (use Tour ID# 33262010).