Claxton Goes to Washington DC
Information for Washington DC
Early Check in for medicine
Students who require any medication will need to fill out an 'After Hours/Overnight Field Trip Medication Form'. There needs to be a doctor's signature on it and the medications need to be checked in to our staff the morning of departure. Each medication will need its own form. This includes sunscreen, aspirin, or cough drops.
Students are allowed to bring their device on their trip. Technology agreement must be on file and the same expectations apply. Discuss how your student can responsibly care for their device while traveling. Students may take photos. Gaming is not allowed during the trip. Books are welcomed.
Phoning your student.
Students will call home each evening of our trip from the hotel before bedtime. This will be done with their chaperones supervision. Students may not text or use cellphones to communicate during the trip to insure their internet safety and safety of their peers.
Students may wish to pack some snacks for the long trip to Washington DC. Snacks should be nonperishable. Coolers and milk products are not allowed on the buses.
Students will be representing their school encourage them to look their best. Tank tops are not allowed. Pack comfortable shoes and a light jacket.
Drop off and Pick up
Drop off and Pick up will be in the church parking lot next to the Claxton bus area.
Wednesday April 8th
5:30 AM Check in
6:00 AM Depart
Friday April 10th
9:30 PM Approximate arrival to Claxton Elementary School
Visiting the Capitol Building
Before entering the Capitol Visitor Center, all visitors are screened by a magnetometer and all items that are permitted inside the building are screened by an x-ray device. The following items are strictly prohibited in the Capitol, including the Capitol Visitor Center:
· Liquid, including water
· Food or beverages of any kind, including fruit and unopened packaged food
· Aerosol containers
· Non-aerosol spray (Prescriptions for medical needs are permitted.)
· Any pointed object, e.g. knitting needles and letter openers (Pens and pencils are permitted.)
· Any bag larger than 18" wide x 14" high x 8.5" deep
· Battery-operated electronic devices (medical devices are permitted)
· Cans and bottles
· Creams, lotions or perfume
· Packages, briefcases, backpacks or suitcases
· Video recorders or any type of recording device
Items not permitted in the Capitol Building can be left on the bus for this stop on our trip.