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Bus back to Deerfield, 2017 Family Weekend. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Lesley Koeppel

Monday, October 23, 2017 from 2:45 PM to 2:45 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NYC pick up location...Early bird discount Oct 1, 2017 $55.00 $4.02
DARIEN pick up location...Early bird discount Oct 1, 2017 $55.00 $4.02
DARIEN pick up. Regular priced ticket (after 10/3), no discount Not Started $65.00 $4.57
NYC pick up. Regular priced ticket (after 10/3), no discount Not Started $65.00 $4.57
LATE sign up NYC Not Started $100.00 $6.49
LATE sign up Darien Not Started $100.00 $6.49

Share Bus back to Deerfield, 2017 Family Weekend. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

Event Details

Serena Bowman and Lesley Koeppel, two current DA parents, are again organizing buses back to Deerfield on Monday, October 23rd, for those who are bringing their students to the NYC/CT area after Family Weekend. The school does not provide transportation back to campus after Family Weekend  (students are given off on that Monday).

Please read this letter carefully.  When you are done, you can register your son or daughter here on the Eventbrite site.

- This bus is not organized by Deerfield Academy but by parents.  This will be our 8th year arranging this for fellow parents/guardians who don't want to travel back up to Deerfield after doing the round trip for the weekend. Deerfield Academy is not responsible for this bus (but they are okay with our arranging it).  

- The bus is a coach bus where there are no seat belts, as charter bus companies are not required by law to have them.

- Please remind your son or daughter that they should abide by the same standards while on the bus as if they were at school. There will be no chaperones.

- We cannot take any child without having their parent/guardian's consent. By signing up and paying through this Eventbrite site, you will be granting your permission and release of liability. Please read the waiver below before signing up. If you sign up, you understand and agree with all of the above, and with the waiver, and thus grant permission for your son or daughter to ride the bus.

- PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MUST BE THE ONES TO SIGN UP THEIR CHILDREN (The exception, for students who want to buy their own ticket or for parents/guardians who want to pay for another student who is staying with them for the weekend, is that THEY MUST FOLLOW UP BY HAVING THE STUDENT'S PARENT/GUARDIAN EMAIL US THE WAIVER/PERMISSION, pasted below, BEFORE OCTOBER 22nd. WITHOUT THAT EMAILED WAIVER, THE STUDENT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE BUS).

As parents of Deerfield students ourselves, we won’t be working on this over Family Weekend so please plan accordingly.

- YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE in order to reserve a spot on the bus for your child. Make sure you sign up for the correct location for you (either NYC or Connecticut).

Early Bird special: If you sign up before October 1st, your cost will be discounted at $55.00 (plus the Eventbrite       fee).

After October 1st, your cost will be $65.00 (plus the Eventbrite fee).  

 - After Wednesday the 18th, the cost will be $100 (plus the Eventbrite fee).

- Refund policy:  Once you have paid, you will only be able to get a refund through Eventbrite before October 11th. If you need to cancel before the 11th, simply go back online to Eventbrite and do it there. 

- Financial Discount: For anyone needing financial assistance in the form of a discounted ticket, please email Melissa Persons at Deerfield Academy mpersons@deerfield.edu.  She will provide you with the code to use BEFORE you register.

- Confirmations: We will send out more details/reminder to all who registered right before Family Weekend. But until then, here is the basic information you will need to make your plans and to share with your son or daughter:
(copy, paste and send this part to your son or daughter):

The NYC buses will leave Manhattan on Monday, Oct. 23rd from 1st Avenue, between 97th and 98th Streets (east side of 1st Ave.) promptly at 2:45.

The Darien bus will leave from the back of Whole Foods promptly at 3:35.  Darien riders, please note: do NOT follow the time on the top of this Eventbrite (it is for the NYC bus riders, but there was no way to list two times here!). YOUR BUS DEPARTS AT 3:35 promptly and not 2:45!!!!

Please have your son or daughter print out their ticket (you will receive it upon purchase) to hand us before boarding the bus. You can also show us the confirmation on your phone.  This will make it easier to board the bus.

Water, apples and snacks will be provided.  

The bus will not wait if you are late!  In order to be considerate of all the students who arrive on time and need to get back to school for a quick dinner and then study hall, the buses CANNOT wait if your son or daughter is running late.  If someone is late and misses the bus, we cannot refund you the money. So please plan on having them arrive on time...there is always traffic so plan accordingly!**


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Please register carefully to make sure you choose the correct pick-up location and to claim your "early bird" discount if you are in fact registering early!

Feel free to share this information...We are only sending this to everyone in the tri-state area and a few others we know personally but everyone is included. Please understand that this is a huge undertaking and we want to make it go smoothly for all of us (over the last few years we have had 3 buses!). Read the FAQ's below for answers to some questions you may have.  If after reading the FAQ's and you still have questions, feel free to email us!

Thanks,
Lesley Koeppel and Serena Bowman
(Lkoeppel@me.com) and (serenabowman@me.com)

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SAVE THE DATE for the ladies Holiday Luncheon in NYC!  

Tuesday, December 12th                 

invitation to be emailed in November

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Waiver to be read and understood before signing your son or daughter up for the bus:
My child and I understand that the bus back to Deerfield on Monday, October 23rd is organized by parents. Deerfield Academy is not responsible or liable in any way. The parent organizers are not liable in any way. The bus is a coach bus where there are no seatbelts (standard on coach buses). My son or daughter will abide by the same standards while on the bus as if they were at school.

FAQs

 

* Do I need to email you the waiver if I am the parent/guardian and I am the one who bought the ticket?

    No.  You don’t need a waiver since your purchase serves as your permission/waiver.  The waiver is only for parents/guardians whose child either bought the tickets themselves or if the ticket was purchased by a friend's parent. 

* Can I buy more than one ticket at a time (Either because I have more than one child or because we have other students staying with us)?

     No.  Please register each student individually as it will be easier for us to keep names, and the headcount, organized. 

* Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No.  Because the registration serves as your permission and waiver, registration is not transferrable.  If you cancel before October 11th, you will get a full refund.  If it is after the 11th and your child cannot take the bus but you do have someone who would like their seat (and will pay you directly for that seat), please email us with that change AS WELL AS having that other parent/guardian fill out and email back the waiver.

* What happens if my son or daughter is late or misses the bus.

In order to be considerate of all the students who have arrived on time and need to get back to school in order to get to dinner and study hall on time, the buses CANNOT wait if your son or daughter is running late.  If they are late and miss the bus, we cannot refund you the money.  So please plan on having them arrive on time (arrive by 2:40 for NYC and 3:30 for Darien)!  It will only take a few minutes to board the buses which will pull out at exactly 2:45 (NYC) and 3:35 (Darien).  

* Is there a special code for financial support? 

Yes.  Please email Melissa Persons at Deerfield Academy mpersons@deerfield.edu BEFORE buying your ticket.  In this case, after you hear back from Melissa, make sure you sign up before October 18th. ** To get the maximum discount, sign up before October 1st to get the Early Bird discount AND then use your special code from Melissa to get that discounted.   

* Can I buy a ticket for my son or daughter's friend who is staying with us for the weekend?

Yes. You can buy them a ticket in their name but then you MUST have their parent/guardian email us their waiver before the 18th. Without that emailed waiver, we cannot allow them on the bus.  You must coordinate this with them and make sure they follow through.

* Can my son or daughter buy their own ticket?

Yes. they can buy their own ticket but then you (parent/guardian) MUST email us their waiver (above) before the 18th. Without that emailed waiver, we cannot allow them on the bus. You must remember to do this as we won't be able to send out reminders.

*  How do we sign our child up for buses back to school on other weekends (holidays and vacations)?  

Your student will be able to sign up for buses to and from NYC, Connecticut  and Boston for all other holidays and vacations except for this one, Family Weekend. If you have any questions about those buses at that time, you can ask someone at school or have your child ask.

* Where is the waiver for those whose children have signed up themselves or who have had a friend's family get the ticket for them? 

Here it is!  Cut and paste it, and email it back to us before the 18th (Again, this waiver is ONLY NEEDED by parents/guardians who were not the actual person to buy the ticket)

WAIVER/PERMISSION:

 

Name of your son or daughter (first and last): 

 

Parent/guardian's name:

 

Parent/guardian's E-mail address: 

 

Please read the following:

 

My child and I understand that the bus back to Deerfield on Monday, October 23rd is organized by parents. Deerfield Academy is not responsible or liable in any way. The parent organizers are not liable in any way. The bus is a coach bus where there are no seatbelts (standard on coach buses). My son or daughter will abide by the same standards while on the bus as if they were at school.

 

Cut and paste this entire waiver into a new email and email it back to us. This will serve as your electronic signature. 

 

* Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Lesley Koeppel (Lkoeppel@me.com)  

 

Serena Bowman (serenabowman@me.com)

 

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