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CHINA TRIP news

The members of the Blue Star Regiment are traveling to China in 2018 for the third time since 2002. This exciting, once in a lifetime trip, will have the students traveling and learning about culture, history, and performing in the most populous country in the world.

Parents and students need to check this news page frequently to find out details of the plans as they are posted, as well as additional information if you are joining our trip late. Deposits were due on May 5, but you may join the trip as late as November 3, 2018.

 

QUICK links

Fundraising Information
Schedule of Events - Events specific to the students traveling to china.
Itinerary - Working itinerary of the trip to date. More details are added as they are finalized.

 

CURRENT travel news

2/20/18

Mr. Kinnear will change money for you on February 28. Details are in the hands of the students and have also been e-mailed to you. This is the ONLY day Mr. Kinnear will change your money for you.


2/12/18

It is time to bring donations current as the airline tickets are being paid for next week. Mr. Jackson can print a donation statement for you.


2/15/18

Parents traveling with us must be fingerprinted by RUSD as soon as possible. In addition, a current TB test or a new TB test must be submitted to the North HS nurse.


1/15/18

The itinerary has been posted on a new page. Access the "working" itinerary using the links on each page or the link here: China Trip Itinerary


12/20/17

Bullet Train tickets have been purchased for travelers.


12/5/17

PASSPORT COPIES ARE PAST DUE! Those that have not turned them in will be contacted by Mr. Kinnear. Your status as a traveler needs to be determined ASAP.

We also need your extra passport photo to apply for the travel visa to China. Turn these into Mr. Jackson.


11/15/17

Reminder that your account should be at 80% paid by Friday, December 15.


9/20/17

Don't panic! A waiting list has been created, and those on the waiting list will be informed when they are moved onto the traveler list.

EVERYONE MAY TRAVEL, but the reduced ticket cost is locked for only 110 people. The additional people may have to pay the original cost published in May (not the reduced price announced last week).


9/19/17

The trip is now full and a waiting list is being created for travelers enrolling after today. The last day to add to the trip is 12/15/17. A deposit for 80% of the trip cost is required to add on this date:

  • Student December Add: $1768
  • Adult December Add: $2260

9/18/17

RECAP: Student Seminar #2 - Presenter: Mr. Schive

  • Overview of the government
  • How the government affects and interacts with the economy
  • Economic engines of China
  • Recommendations for travelers: purchases, types of purchases students may want to make, bargaining vs. purchasing

Great news! Mr. Kinnear announced today that the cost of the trip has gone down due to the savings on early purchase of airline tickets.

  • Student Cost: $2210
  • Adult Cost: $2825

Passports are due by November 3, 2017. Turn your passport in with an additional picture.

Students wishing to add to the trip need to pick up the information form and return it signed. Include a deposit of $200 to be put on the list for the trip. The form includes all information released up to this point. No one will be added to the trip without a deposit.


9/12/17

There will be 110 tickets purchased for the trip. If you are adding to the trip, return the form and the deposit by Friday to secure a spot. No one is added to the trip without a deposit.

Students wishing to add to the trip need to pick up the information form and return it signed. Include a deposit of $200 to be put on the list for the trip. The form includes all information released up to this point.


9/5/17

An opportunity to purchase airline tickets for a reduced cost is being explored. Tickets must be secured by a $150 deposit which will no longer be refundable on November 3, 2017, unless there is a waiting list person taking over your trip.

Students wishing to add to the trip need to pick up the information form and return it signed. Include a deposit of $200 to be put on the list for the trip. The form includes all information released up to this point.


8/28/17

Students wishing to add to the trip need to pick up the information form and return it signed. Include a deposit of $200 to be put on the list for the trip. The form includes all information released up to this point.

No one will be added to the trip without a deposit.

 
       
       

 

 

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Itineraries are now available on the Charms Calendar.

Click on the event listed on the calendar to access itinerary information

 
 
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