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8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip


8th Grade Families,

The 8th Grade trip to Washington, D.C. is quickly approaching! Please read this letter in full as it contains information essential to our trip.

Pre-Trip Meeting: There will be a pre-trip informational Zoom meeting for families on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:00 PM . We would like to ask for at least one representative from each student’s family to attend the meeting. Room assignments will be made available one week prior to the trip. ➔ Zoom meeting link:

Required Medical Forms: Please submit the following forms to Crew teachers no later than Friday, May 12.

1. Georgetown U Hospital Consent for Treatment form - Completed & Signed

2. Georgetown U Hospital Medical Questionnaire form - Completed & Signed

3. Health Insurance Card (please ATTACH a copy of the front and back)

What to Pack: Please pack all items in a single suitcase. Casual and comfortable attire is acceptable throughout the program week; for Capitol Hill day (Thursday), students are encouraged to wear more business casual attire for our visit to the Capitol. Dressing in layers is recommended, but please check weather forecasts prior to travel. Please leave valuables at home! - Comfortable shoes! - Pen/pencil - Spending money (or debit/credit card) - Umbrella or rain jacket - Phone/camera and charger(s) - Refillable water bottle - Sunglasses 

Departure Day : On Tuesday, May 23, students should plan to arrive at Miles River no later than 4:45 AM. We will leave promptly at 5:00 AM. Hotel Information: Hotel Name: HILTON ALEXANDRIA OLD TOWN Hotel Address: 1767 KING ST, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 Phone Number: 703-837-0440

Return to MRMS: We will be returning to Miles River on Friday, May 26 with an estimated arrival of 9:30 PM.

Please contact Dr. Best or Ms. Wilfert with any questions about the trip, and please plan to attend the pre-trip meeting on May 17, 2022. We look forward to traveling with your student soon!


Dr. Best, Principal & Ms. Wilfert, 8th Grade Advisor 

students on the capital steps