Washington DC/ Watertown Week Info

WMS 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. 21-22

First payment due November 1st

Registration Link, Safety Contract, and First Deposit

WMS 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

Registration Link, Safety Contract, and First Deposit


Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for taking the time to register your child for our annual 8th grade trip to DC. To confirm your child’s involvement in this trip please do the following:


  1. Go to https://www.familyid.com/watertown-public-schools-athletics/fy22-washington and fill out the registration form on FamilyID. This website has also been sent to you via email by Principal Martin. If you already have an account, sign in and register. If not, you will need to create an account.


  1. With your child, read and sign the Washington DC Safety Contract below.


  1. Please attach a check or money order of $100 to this form as your first deposit, and return it to Nurse Michelle in the Watertown Middle School Nurse’s Office. Checks should be made out to TOWN OF WATERTOWN and the subject line should be your child’s full name. If you are viewing this electronically, please ask your child for the paper form or print this out.



Washington D.C. Safety Contract 2022

Washington D.C. Safety Contract 2022


In order to attend the 8th grade trip to Washington DC I/we understand that I/my child need(s) to exhibit safe behaviors throughout the school year. If I/my child engage(s) in unsafe behaviors I understand that my/my child’s privilege to attend the trip may be in jeopardy. A team of staff members and my parents will review behavior, and determine whether or not I/my child am/is safe to attend the Washington DC trip. Failure to consistently comply with school rules as outlined in the Student Handbook will be cause for review. Some examples of unsafe behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Fighting or physical assault

  • Threats, serious and sustained harassment, or hazing

  • Possession of weapons or illegal items/substances

  • Theft or significant property damage

  • Intentionally getting lost or separated from the group

  • Failure to be safe on previous field trips

  • Failure to consistently follow simple directions

By signing this contract we understand that my behavior/my child’s behavior this school year may dictate whether or not I will be able to attend the Washington DC trip.



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Student Name (printed) Student Signature Date


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Parent/Guardian Name (printed) Parent/Guardian Signature Date


Please attach a check or money order of $100 to this form as your first deposit, and return it to Nurse Michelle in the Watertown Middle School Nurse’s Office.

WMS 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip General Info

WMS 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip General Info


The WMS 8th Grade D.C. Trip is a week-long annual trip that the students of WMS have been participating in for over 50 years! The trip is educational, both academically and socially, and lots of fun! Please see below for general info about the trip. If you would like to register your child for this trip please follow the instructions on the other side of this sheet.


  • This year the trip will begin on Monday, June 6th and end on Friday, June 10th

  • Students and the teachers that chaperone the trip travel by coach bus to and from Washington D.C. Once in D.C. the bus is also our primary mode of transportation.

  • Students will choose their own groups of four. This will be their group for the week. They will stay together in a room at the Quality Inn motel in Verona, VA.

  • Chaperones will have 2 to 3 groups of students that they are in charge of.

  • Once in D.C. students will visit national landmarks, museums, and other important locations in the city.

  • Breakfast and dinner will be provided as part of the cost of the trip, but students will need to bring money to buy lunches. More information on that will come closer to the date of the trip.

  • To best keep students safe from Covid-19 the coordinators of the trip, along with Principal Martin, will be in regular communication with the superintendent, student services department, and the Watertown Health Department leading up to the trip.

  • Additionally, please be aware that this trip may be cancelled at any time due to the ever changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic. If this should happen, you will receive a full refund for the trip.

Contact Information

Questions

Below is a link for DC related questions.
https://forms.gle/p2yih226f7tqWc1v7