Philadelphia Instrumental Ensembles and Photography Trip

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 24th-25th, 2017)




March 2017


Dear Parents,


The following contains information regarding the upcoming Creative Arts trip to Philadelphia.


We will leave early morning on Friday, March 24th and return in the evening of Saturday, March 25th. Please be aware that parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from Schreiber High School.


All students are to remain with the group for the entire trip. No individual travel arrangements or deviations from the tour itinerary will be permitted.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to call the Music Department office at (516) 767-5480.




The Schreiber High School Creative Arts Department



Emergency Contact Information


Hotel: Holiday Inn Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, 2175

W. Marlton Pike Road, Cherry Hill, NJ

Phone: 1-856-663-5300

Fax: 1-856-662-2913


Mr. Scully: (516) 210-6041 (EMERGENCIES ONLY)


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Schreiber Instrumental Music and Photography Trip Guidelines 2017



  • Please check your room for any damage and report it to your chaperone immediately. Students may be charged for any unreported damage to their room at the time of check-out.

  • Students will NOT be allowed to charge anything, including phone calls, to their room.

  • Students will NOT be allowed in the swimming pool area.

  • Be considerate of our hotel neighbors at all times. Keep your television, conversations, and laughter to a low volume at all times.

  • Read directions concerning fires and know what to do in an emergency. This information will be posted on the back of the entrance door to your room.

  • Do not leave valuables in your room. Valuables should be turned over to chaperones, who will secure them in a hotel safe.

  • Boys and girls are assigned to separate floors with teacher chaperones interspersed. Additional security has been hired to patrol halls and the lobby between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am.

  • After check-in, no student is allowed off of the hotel property at any time.


Under no circumstances are students to enter a room or hallway of the opposite gender. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in the immediate return home of the violator(s) at the parents’ expense.



Electronic Equipment:

This will be limited to small personal music systems and cell phones. Please note that the Port Washington School District will not be responsible for lost or damaged electronic devices.


Curfew: Curfew will be at 11:00 PM, unless otherwise extended. At this time, chaperones will take attendance and then place a small piece of masking tape on the outside of the door. Students are to remain in their rooms until the Chaperone Room Check the next morning. Chaperones must see all four students (or three) at bed check AND in the morning. In the event of an emergency, students are to call the front desk clerk, who will in turn contact the Mr. Scully.


Medication: A school district nurse, will be in charge of holding and dispensing all medications. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Schreiber High School nurse’s office.


Luggage: Band and orchestra members will bring their own instruments. Please note that all bags, instrument cases, and hotel rooms are subject to inspection at any time.



Schreiber Instrumental Music and Photography Trip Guidelines 2017 (continued)


Coach Bus Transportation:

Students will be assigned to small group chaperones based on their bus assignment. At no time may students use public transportation of any kind.


Code of Conduct:

Any student in possession of illegal drugs, alcohol, or caught shoplifting will be suspended from all activities, subject to local laws and arrangements will be made to send the student home at the parents’ expense. Please be aware that students are expected to uphold the school and district code of conduct for the duration of the trip. Furthermore, should any inappropriate situation occur, it is the responsibility of the students witnessing the event to report the incident immediately to a chaperone. Inappropriate behavior, violation of curfew or not being on time for scheduled events will result in the possible suspension from activities. Once again, please be reminded that all bags, instrument cases, and hotel rooms are subject to inspection at any time.


Recommended Packing List:

  • -Friday: Dressy attire (Like you are going going to a very nice restaurant)

-Saturday: Shirts will be provided by district (will be distributed Friday at bed check)

  • Two changes of undergarments

  • Sleepwear

  • Toiletries

  • Band and orchestra members should make sure their instrument is in good working order and pack instrument essentials.

  • Spending money for lunches, snacks, and souvenirs.

  • Please pack lightly


*The amount of spending money is at the sole discretion of the parents/guardians*





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Schreiber High School Instrumental Music

And Photography Trip ITINERARY

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 24-25, 2017


March 24th

7:30 am               Students and staff arrive and board buses they have signed up for.


8:00 am               Depart for Philadelphia


11:30 pm            Arrive at the Bourse House and enjoy lunch (on own)


1:00 pm               Depart for the Philadelphia Orchestra for a performance of "Britten's War Requiem" at Kimmel Center - Verizon Hall                                     


2:00 pm               Enjoy the performance


4:00 pm               Depart for hotel:    Holiday Inn Philadelphia - Cherry Hill           


4:30 pm               Arrive at hotel and check in


6:15 pm               Depart for the Spirit Cruise of Philadelphia                                       

                                                       Penn's Landing


7:00 pm               Arrive and board the Spirit of Philadelphia


10:30 pm            Depart for hotel


11:00 pm- morning       Security at Hotel


March 25th

8:00 am               Breakfast at the hotel


9:00 am               Depart to meet your local guides for a guided tour of historical Philadelphia


9:30 am               Arrive and begin your guided tour


11:30 am            Depart for lunch at Reading Terminal Market (on own)


1:00 pm               Depart for a performance at the People's Plaza - Liberty Bell


2:00 pm               Perform


3:00 pm               Depart for school


6:00 pm               Approximate arrival at school



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