• Washington, DC & Hershey Update 05/21/19


    Hey Parents and Students,


    We are less than 24 hours away from being on the road to the nation’s capital and to Hershey, PA. I wanted to remind you of a couple of things before we take off on our end of the year adventure.



    Snacks are permitted on the bus if they easily discarded or no-mess snacks. That means no ordering Chinese food with sweet and sour sauce and pork-fried rice (sad face) and bringing it on the bus. Consider putting some small ziplock bags with crackers, cookies, or easy edibles that won’t make a mess. ONLY WATER is allowed on the bus. This is for a couple of reasons. We don’t want an accident and a subsequent clean up fee. This is also a safety issue.


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    Just to quickly recap...Mr. Ashmore and I cannot accept any medicine tonight except what we have paperwork to accept. This paperwork should have been signed by a doctor already and submitted to nurse Starling. Chaperones cannot give out any medicine and must report if they see a student with pills not on our list. This is part liability and part safety for your student. This includes OTC (over-the-counter) medicines. If you have any questions or want to verify that your medication forms have been received, please call 438-7414 and ask for the nurse’s office.


    Check In and Check Out

    Student will be checked in by the Band room at the car rider area of the school. Please park in the grass (as if you were attending a sporting event or awards day ceremony) and help your student bring their luggage in. They will check in, get their T-shirt and put it in their luggage, bring their small duffle bag in the Band room and pop a squat in the Band room chairs or on the floor. This is when parents needing to drop off medication to Mr. Ashmore or Mr. Heyward will take care of that.

    Contact Info

    Because you are signed up for Remind, you should be able to text me through the system at any time. If you need to call me, you can reach me at 803-572-4219. Mr. Ashmore can be reached at 803-629-5063. Please leave a voicemail if I don’t pickup and I will call you back when available.


    Reminder Sent Home Today

    We sent home a small reminder list with students this week. If your student has not brought you the reminder, here it is…

    Itinerary is at the bottom after the last announcement.