November 1-4, 2021 Washington, D.C. Trip (Class of 2026)
Springboro's annual eighth grade student trip to Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg is November 1-4, 2021. Springboro district staff will chaperone the trip.
The tour company is Classic Student Tours, a local agency that specializes in
Educational Student Travel Programs. Classic Student Tours has coordinated
the Washington, D.C. trip for Springboro Schools since 1995.
Parent/Guardian Informational Virtual Meeting
Watch the 16-minute Parent/Guardian video linked here. This video replaces our typical in-person
meeting that has taken place in previous years. While watching the video, access the
What do you need to do?
To secure your student's seat on the November 1-4, 2021 Washington,
D.C. 8th grade Trip, the following are due by March 9, 20201:
Make your $200 deposit paid directly to Classic Student Tours. SJHS does not accept money payment. Payment can be made by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
Classic Student Tours Permission Slip turned into Classic Student Tours. This document can be (1) dropped off at Classic Student Tours; (2) mailed or faxed to Classic Student Tours, or (3) scanned/picture taken and emailed to [email protected]. SJHS does not accept these permission slips.
Washington, D.C. Eligibility Criteria turned into SJHS. This document can be (1) turned into the main office; (2) scanned/picture taken and emailed to Mr. Guinther at [email protected].
Final Cost - November 1-4, 2021 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
For the November 1-4, 2021 trip, the total cost of the trip is anticipated to be in the range of $766-$850.
The final balance for the trip will be due on Friday, September 10, 2021.
The final cost of the trip within this range will be based on the total number of students attending the trip.
All payments can be made by sending cash, check, money order to Classic Student Tours (Springboro Junior High School does not accept payments) or paying by credit card on their website http://classicstudenttours.com
What locations will students visit on the trip?
Click on this link to take a tour of Washington, D.C. points of interest
that students will enjoy while on the trip.
Classic Student Tours Contact Information
Trip organized by Classic Student Tours
75 Rhoads Center Drive
Centerville, OH 45458
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (937) 439-0032
Fax: (937) 439-0041
Washington, D.C. Eligibility Criteria
(turn into Junior High main office/teacher by 3/9/21)
Classic Student Tours Permission Slip
(turn into Classic Student Tours by 3/9/21)
Sample Trip Itinerary
Important Medical Documents
Request to Administer Over-the-Counter Medication on D.C. Trip
(turn into SJHS by 10/25/2021)
Fill out this form only if you are agreeing for Springboro Schools personnel
to administer the following over-the-counter medications:
Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Dramamine, Benadryl, and/or Tums
Request to Administer Over the Counter Medication
(turn into SJHS by 10/25/2021)
Fill out this form for all other Over-the-Counter Medications not listed in the link above.
Request to Administer Prescription Medication
(turn into SJHS by 10/25/2021)
Items to Keep in Mind
Pack the following in a small suitcase for the hotel: Enough clothes for three days, toiletry items and snacks. Suitcases are stored in the luggage compartment beneath the passenger section of the motor coach. They are not accessible to the students until we check into the hotel Monday evening. Do not put any items in the suitcase that may be needed before we arrive at the hotel on Monday evening.
Pack items the first day in a small carry-on bag to bring on the bus (snacks/lunch, phone, camera, reading material)
Bottles of water with closed tops and snacks are allowed on the motor coach.
Soft Drinks (or any colored or carbonated beverages), ice cream, and coolers are not permitted on the bus.
Bring reading materials. Electronic devices, included cell phones, are only allowed with headphone attachments.
Do not wear new shoes! We will be doing lots of walking and they will get dirty.
Bring suitable clothing for the weather conditions (dress in layers), including rain.
An older, small pillow or blanket will make the ride more comfortable.
It is not recommended to bring valuable items. Cameras are allowed.
Spending money for snacks souvenirs, etc, should be minimal. Carry money safely on your person at all times!
Classic Student Tours Policy: Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. A initial deposit of $200.00 ($75.00 of which is non-refundable upon cancellation) and a completed parental permission form are due by Tuesday, March 9 to hold your reservation. Deposits received after one motor coach is filled will be accepted for additional motor coaches, or to form a waiting list for replacement of canceled reservations. A second payment of $200.00 will be due on Friday, April 16. A third payment of $200.00 will be due Friday, May 21. The final balance, which will be determined by the number of students per motor coach, will be due Friday, September 10, 2021. An invoice for payment will not be provided to parents/guardians from the Classic Student Tours. Announcements to students regarding payments will be made at school and communicated to parents in the Junior High Principal's Updates. Special payment arrangements can be made upon request to Classic Student Tours.
On Friday, June 4, 2021, all accounts must be current (including payment arrangements made through the tour company), or participants will be removed from the trip until accounts are brought current. If a participant is removed from the trip due to a delinquent account, the participant will be placed on a waiting list until the account is brought current. Seat availability is not guaranteed, as the student's spot will be filled with a student from the waiting list, if one exists. Additionally, all refund policies are in effect.
Classic Student Tours accepts credit card (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover) payments on their website http://classicstudenttours.com/. Checks can be made payable to Classic Student Tours. Be sure to write the student's name on the face of all checks to insure proper credit. Please fill out checks with black ink only.
Checks can be mailed to Classic Student Tours, 75 Rhoads Center Dr., Centerville, OH 45458. Students should not submit checks to Springboro Junior High or its teachers.
Refund Policy: All money will be fully refunded if Classic Student Tours terminates the tour for any reason, except for default of payment. A student/paying participant canceled from the tour for any reason will be charged a minimum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) against monies paid toward that trip. In addition, any non-refundable deposits/payments made by Classic Student Tours for trip costs will also be deducted from any payments made. Checks not honored by client's bank due to insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc. will incur a $25.00 bank and processing fee. A $25.00 cancellation processing fee will be charged per participant if the group cancels the tour.
Responsibility: Classic Student Tours acts only as the agent for the tour participants in arranging transportation, lodging, meals, sightseeing, admissions, etc. Classic Student Tours, the Springboro Community City School District, or their employees assume no responsibility for personal injury or illness, property damage, loss, delay or irregularity of transportation, lodging, restaurants, sights, attractions, weather conditions, acts of God, etc. In the event of a claim, Classic Student Tours' liability shall be limited to the amount paid by the client for the tour package. Classic Student Tours is not liable for the responsibilities or default of transportation carriers, hotels, restaurants, attractions, etc. Classic Student Tours reserves the right to provide substitutes of comparable value when conditions warrant an adjustment in contracted tour features. Classic Student Tours and its employees reserve the right to make special arrangements for participants unwilling to abide by tour policies, at the participant's expense.