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In-State College Tour: Parent Information

Dates: Monday, Nov. 10 (6 a.m.)- Wednesday, Nov. 12 (9 p.m.).

Cost: $210 (CASH)

Collection dates: Sept. 17 and 18 during lunch in Little Monzon’s room (Room 3127).

Head Chaperone: Mercy Monzon

Safety: On all field trips, the ratio of chaperones to students is always at least 1 to 15. The group of 50 students will always stay together with the chaperones. Chaperones are all school personnel (no parents).

Meals: All meals are included except 1 meal on Tuesday (lunch at Fresh Foods) and 2 meals on Wednesday (Rest stop lunches and dinners).

Hotel(s): Springhill Suites by Marriott in Gainesville, FL. (Monday night) and Springhill Suites by Marriott in Tampa, FL. (Tuesday night).

Restaurants: Cracker Barrel, Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, Gator Dining, Fresh Foods and Sonny’s BBQ.

Schools: UF, FSU, UCF, USF and New College of Florida. Tours are run by Gables alumni.

What’s included: 4 meals, all transportation, all hotel-related costs.

Criteria: No more than 19 tardies and 9 absences. No indoor/outdoor suspensions. Must have sold magazines (2). Minimum 2.5 GPA. No outstanding school fees.

On the collection dates (Sept. 17 and 18) students must bring the full $210 in cash, along with the signed field trip form and the parental consent form, both of which are located under News Briefs, in an article titled “Update: College Tour.”