Washington, D.C. Trip

8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

Class of 2025

8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip Scholarship Application

The 2020-2021 Washington D.C. Trip

DATE CHANGE:

Due to uncertainties regarding Covid-19 and what Fall 2020 will look like, we have decided to move the 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip to March 2021.  The trip will now depart the morning of Tuesday, March 9, 2021, and will return the evening of Friday, March 12, 2021.  You do NOT need to take any action at this time.  Your child’s registration for November 2020 will simply be moved to March 2021.

If you would like to register your child for the trip, you can still do that by contacting Worldstrides (800-468-5899).  Our trip ID# is 182810.

Full Refund Program:  If you did not sign up for the Full Refund Program when you originally registered, you may contact Worldstrides (800-468-5899) before October 1 to purchase it at the cost of $125.  By registering for the FRP, you will receive a full refund, minus the $125 FRP fee to Worldstrides and a $10 administrative fee to the school. 

Without the FRP, all deadlines for cancellations will be with respect to March 9, 2021.  If the trip in March is cancelled by Worldstrides or the school due to the pandemic, and you have not purchased the FRP, then you will be refunded all money except $149, a $10 administrative fee to the school, and any fees or late charges you have incurred at that point.

Lastly, you likely received an email from Worldstrides with some news that may at first have seemed alarming.  Worldstrides is filing for Chapter 11.  They are NOT going out of business.  This is a recapitalization/restructuring business decision (think GMC, Chrysler, J. Crew, Marvel Entertainment, etc.).  Worldstrides is actually being very proactive given the current state of the travel industry.  I have worked with Worldstrides for 10 years now, and I have zero concerns.  I am confident that we will continue forward with business as usual, and the moment I feel otherwise I will let you know. 

The trip for the 2021-2022 school year will return to our annual November travel time  (11/2-5, 2021).

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Fenchel at kenneth.fenchel@novik2.org

 

 

Information about the Washington D.C. Trip, March 9-12, 2021

DC 2019 Photo Gallery

Large groups of students smiling with the Washington Monument in the background

A group of students pose for a photo in front of the Washington Monument while on the annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC.

Two female students standing in front of a stone pillar with the name Michigan
Large group of students jumping in unison in front of the Capitol building
students facing tour guide pointing to something unseen behind them
students sitting in seats on a charter bus with smiling faces
Nine students smiling with large fountain and pillars behind them
large student group sitting on steps smiling
Superintendent Dr. Matthews surrounded by smiling students
Outside close up view of the dome of the capitol building
Novi students walking along and looking at the Vietnam Memorial
Large white obelisk surrounded with American flags
Large group of Novi Students posing in front of the White House