The sign-up period for the October trips runs from May until the 22 August 2018 (first day of classes). For planning purposes and to ensure a place on the preferred trip, students should be signed up before the summer break. To comply with UK regulations and for insurance reasons, every student who travels during October travel week needs to actively be signed up by 22 August, irrespective of whether he/ she is a boarder or a day student. The online sign-up process takes about 10 minutes.
Please also read the TASIS England insurance coverage for school trips, the student travel agreement, and the TASIS England cancellation policy, and note that the Head of Upper School is the only person who can excuse boarding students, Seniors and IB students from participating in the October travel week. Withdrawal requests need to be in writing (before 22 August) and will be considered if there is a justified reason. Make sure you have reviewed and discussed the trip options with your child (9th, 10th and non-IB 11th grade students), possibly considering his/her friends' preference; destinations are final once signed up. Please note that no student can repeat the same trip two years in a row, as the objective for 10th and non-IB 11th grade trips is to broaden the students' historical understanding of European history.
After having completed the online sign-up form, you will receive an automated email confirming that the application has been acknowledged. If you do not hear from the Travel Coordinator otherwise by 6 September, please assume your child has a secured place on the chosen trip. The final trip lists as well as detailed trip information can be viewed on the myTASIS Learning Management System and in the Red Corridor at school from 6 September. There will be three October trip meetings for students and chaperones on the following days: Fri, 28 Sep at 2.45pm, Wed, 3 Oct, at 2.45pm and Tue, 9 Oct at 12pm. An optional parent-chaperone trip meeting will be held on Mon, 1 Oct 2018 at 7pm.