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Washington DC Packet
Dates: May 30-June 2 2017

Good morning,

The DATTCO/ Ellington Middle School Webpage is now up and running. This site is designed to make it easier for you to make and track payments for the upcoming trip. Below, I have developed a step by step guide to signing up. For most of you, this is probably unnecessary, as you are experienced enough with this type of procedure that it is comfortable or you can just have the kids show you how. However, I just want to be proactive in making sure that you are comfortable with the procedure.

Remember, we are asking that all students be registered at this site so that we can have a single place to track payments. So, please take the time to register as soon as possible.

If you have any special concerns or questions about the trip, please channel them through me so that I can get the information to the correct people. Any financial aid requests go through Mrs Kalagher in the main office here at EMS.

The steps to create an account are as follows:

Go to : http://tours.dattco.com/Tour/Ellington-Middle-School/DepartureDates

Select: Register (Top right of the page) Create your Account (your username will be the email address that you give; create a password) Find “Tours” in the menu bar at the top and navigate to our tour

(Washington DC then Student groups) Ellington Middle School Charter Check Availability If you have more than one child going on the trip, please select the appropriate number.

Click on the Star to the right to make it a favorite (this will make it easier to return to later).

Select: Book Now

Follow the booking instructions and procedures Select the Ellington School pick up option (it will be the only choice, but you have to select it anyway).

Select either to take or decline the Insurance by choosing the number of passengers Review the Summary and select Checkout If you chose the Insurance, you will have three options:

Pay in full

Pay the $35 deposit for the Insurance

Pay later

If you declined the Insurance, you will have two options:

Pay in full

Pay later

Either way, if you choose to pay at this point, your account is confirmed and active. If you choose to pay later, your account will not be active until DATTCO activates it. This will not take place until a day or so after you create your account, as it is a manual procedure.

Once your account is confirmed by Dattco, you will be able to go in and make installment payments at any time. Remember, though, that the Insurance payment is due by February 1st, 2017 should you elect to purchase it.

If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to me and I will walk you through it. The best way to alert me to the issue is via email at sdonovan@ellingtonschools.net>. I will respond as soon as I am able to do so.

Steve Donovan Ed.D

Washington DC Trip Coordinator