Required Release Form for all American Studies Students...
We are delighted that your child will be a part of the 11th Annual American Studies trip to Washington, DC. We will depart campus at the beginning of Spring Break (early in the morning) on Saturday, March 2nd, from in front of Mitchell Hall. We’ll be back on campus on Wednesday, March 6th, by around 6pm. If there is any unforeseen delay in our return, parents will be notified by phone.
Boarding students unable to return directly home on Wednesday are urged to find an Asheville area family with whom to stay overnight on the 6th -- staying in a dormitory on Asheville School's campus that night will NOT be an option.
Students may choose to fly home directly from Washington, DC on Wednesday morning. However, please keep in mind that the school group will leave the city early that morning, and students who are flying will be responsible for finding their own transportation to the airport. We recommend that you plan to have your student fly out of Reagan International Airport because it is the closest airport to the 4-H Youth Conference Center where we will be staying.
The school (thanks to a generous grant by the John William Pope Foundation) will cover all travel, hotel, museum, and entertainment costs, and some of the food costs; however, we recommend that students each bring around $175 in cash to cover souvenirs, snacks, and several meals. For students with financial needs, we can help to cover that amount.Guidelines
The guidelines that appear below have been established to ensure that this trip will be safe, productive, and enjoyable. All Asheville School rules will be in effect for the duration of the trip. Specifically, the following restrictions will apply:
- No alcohol consumption under any circumstances
- No use or possession of drugs
- Students may not visit the hotel rooms of the opposite sex
- Once the evening check has been made, students are not to leave their rooms
- No student should travel/explore alone on any part of this trip
- No unauthorized departure from the itinerary of the trip
Violation of these rules — or of any Asheville School Level I offenses — will almost assuredly result in the student’s immediate return to the individual's home at the expense of that individual’s family. In addition to being sent home, the student may face disciplinary action upon his or her return to school.Waiver and Release
I understand that my son/ daughter is expected to follow the above guidelines while participating in the Washington, DC Trip, and, having approved the travel plans as set forth for my child by Asheville School, I give permission for my son or daughter to travel on the 2018-2019 Washington, DC Trip.