GATAS FIELD TRIP UPDATE

May 16, 6:30 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.

Important Information from the Biltmore Estates

Please read with your students.

ESTATE RULES AND REGULATIONS LEAD TEACHER, CHAPERONES AND THE PRINCIPAL:

STUDENTS:

"In keeping with George W. Vanderbilt’s vision and in Biltmore grand tradition to “Preserve the Enchantment,” it is the goal of our education program to provide an extraordinary student experience that supports your classroom curriculum. Biltmore has rules and regulations that help make that experience a good one for all our guests.

As it is our pleasure to welcome your students as our guests, we ask that you please remind your students to respect the property and the legacy of Biltmore."


We ask that all students use their very best manners at all times.



CHAPERONES:

Chaperones are required to stay with the students at all times and in all areas of the estate, including gift shops, gardens, and Antler Hill Village. Parents are cordially invited to visit Antler Hill Village while students are at the Farm. •

No devices may be used in the Biltmore House Tour.

The role of the chaperones is to monitor student behavior to ensure that they are well behaved and respectful of all Biltmore property, including the house, gardens, farm, and animals. Please remind students if they are handling any of the animals to do so with TLC: many are babies and injure very easily.

Chaperone tickets can be upgraded to a Biltmore Annual Pass. See a guest service agent on day of visit.


FOR STUDENTS

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the season and weather. You will be outside. Comfortable shoes are a must as you will be walking a lot.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes, no flip flops. Be respectful of Biltmore property and of others. No devices may be used in the Biltmore House Tour.

We will have a great time but will be respectful of our surroundings. We will continue to "SHINE" wherever we go. We will respect cross ropes or not touch any objects while inside Biltmore House. • No Food, drinks, chewing gum, are not permitted inside Biltmore House. • Photography of any kind is prohibited inside Biltmore House. This includes phone cameras. •

SPR GATAS Field Trip To Biltmore Estates

Monday, May 16th, 6:30am-6:15pm

Biltmore Estates, Asheville, NC, United States

Things to Remember for May 16th, Monday Morning

1. Students should arrive at school at 6:30 AM. If your student rides a bus we will wait for your bus to arrive before leaving for the Biltmore Estates. Please use restroom before boarding the bus.


2. Students & chaperones should wear THEIR SPRINGFIELD YELLOW SHIRT on the trip. This is for your child's safety. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, no flip-flops. Dress comfortably and appropriately for the season and weather. You will be outside. Comfortable shoes are a must as you will be walking a lot. Asheville, NC is usually 5 degrees cooler than Greenwood.



2.Be respectful of Biltmore property and of others. No devices may be used in the Biltmore House Tour.

We will have a great time but will be respectful of our surroundings. We will continue to show our Springfield "SHINE" wherever we go. We will respect cross ropes or not touch any objects while inside Biltmore House. Students may bring a device to take photos on the property, but not used in the Biltmore House. This is very important. NO eating or chewing gum in the house.



3. School breakfast and lunch will be served to our students during the field trip. Students and chaperones will also have a home-made ice cream from the Biltmore Creamery around 2:00 PM



4. There is a confectionery and a book store on the site. We will allow small groups of students to purchase items with their chaperon present. Please be mindful, that souvenirs are pricey at the Biltmore.

Thank you Chaperones for Volunteering

Chaperones please be at school at 6:30. You will need to plan for your own lunch.

Please stick with the itinerary and I will ask you to share your cell phone number with me on field trip day.

You are not allowed to post photos of other students on social media.

Only five of our chaperons are allowed on the tour with the students. The rest of the chaperons will follow us on their own tour of the house. We should finish up at the same time.

We will then tour the gardens after the house tour in our chaperon/student groups. We will meet at the bus in front of the Biltmore House at around 12:30 PM to travel on the bus to Deer Park Picnic area for lunch.

At 1:45 we will travel to the ice cream "Creamery" and visit the Legacy center to learn more about the Vanderbilt family and their connection to the late President and First lady John Fitzgerald and Jackie Kennedy.

At 2:30 we will begin our study of science experiments at the Antler Hill Farm.

We will finish up around 4:15, board the bus and travel home through the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina to Springfield School.

Thank you again for serving our students by chaperoning the trip with us.

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Thank you again to Medtronics and Velux for providing our Field Trip!

Biltmore SPR GATAS Field Trip Itinerary

6:30 AM Arrival at Springfield

6:45 AM Departure for Asheville, NC on Ionosphere Bus, breakfast on the bus

9:15 AM Arrival Time at Biltmore Estates

9 :45 Sharpshooter Photo of Entire group in Front of the Castle

10:00 Tour of the Biltmore Home (Castle)

11:30 Tour gardens and visit confectionary shoppe or book bindery with chaperons

12:45 Depart for Deer Park for School packed Lunch

1:45 Arrive at Antler Village for Ice Cream and Visit Legacy Building

2:30 Antler Farm Group for Science Fair Experiments of Mr. Biltmore

4:30 Depart Biltmore for Springfield Elementary, Greenwood, SC

6:15 Arrival at Springfield School