8th GRADE WASHINGTON DC TRIP FIELD TRIP

8TH GRADE TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC

Dominion Middle School 8th grade students will travel to our nation's capitol on Wednesday, June 8 - Friday, June 10, 2022 as a supplement to the 8th grade social studies curriculum. 

Prodigy Student Travel is facilitating our travel plans. The cost of the trip is $595.00 per student, which includes round-trip transportation, two (2) nights accommodations, eight (8) meals, tours of Arlington National Cemetery and Mt. Vernon; visits to the Smithsonian museums, all of the major memorials, tour directors and night hotel chaperone staff, taxes and gratuity. Scholarship opportunities are available through the Dominion PTSO. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Initial Deposit of $145.00 -  ASAP

First Payment of $225 - Friday, April 15

Room Request Form - due on May 6

Scholarship Applications Due - May 6

Health Information Forms - Friday, May 6

Expectation and Planning Signature of Understanding - May 6

Scholarship Recipients Notified - May 13

Second and Final Payment - May 20

HOW TO REGISTER

1. Go to www.ProdigyStudentTravel.com.

2. Click on "Login or Register button" 

3. On the Login Screen, click on "Create an Account"

4. Create an Account - Input trip code YBDYA and other details

Please contact Pattie Niese, Trip Director at pniese3300@columbus.k12.oh.us

OR

Prodigy Student Travel at www.ProdigyStudentTravel.com OR 614.436.8747

RESOURCES

Roommate Request Form

Washington DC Trip Informational Meeting Slides

Trip Expectations

PTSO Scholarship Information and Application

Prodigy Student Travel Itinerary and Parent Information

CCS Health Information and Forms

FAQs

Do I need to bring electronics?

No. DO not bring a chromebook, computer or video game. Cell phones are permitted, but will be confiscated at night and returned to students the next morning. 

What if I have trouble registering online? Just call Prodigy Student Travel at the number listed above.

What are payment options? Credit Card payment online or Check or Money Order mailed to Prodigy Student Travel, 1001 High St., Worthington, OH 43085

Can students bring snacks? Yes, snacks can be brought for the bus and/or room. NO DAIRY. 

What if my child has dietary restrictions? Students will be able to purchase their own food. For gluten or other restrictions, please contact Prodigy Student Travel and inform them. They'll make accommodations by contacting restaurants for an alternative menu.

How will students pay for meals? Students will be given a cash allowance prior to each meal.

How will my child choose roommates? Students, with parent signature, and teacher's input, will choose roommates at the end of April/first week in May.

Can siblings or family members go? Families are welcome to go to Washington DC, but not as a part of the Prodigy Trip. 

Can siblings from other schools go? Unfortunately, no, because this is a co-curricular, not extra-curricular function.