Dear Families of the Fairmont Private School community,
We are writing to let you know that in response to the growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Sacramento/San Francisco trip.
We know this is disappointing news, but I hope it also comes as a relief as our community tackles this global health challenge. While we hope most of you will be able to travel with us and still experience this enriching program that we’ve been planning all year, we realize life may get in the way of unforeseen changes like this. WorldStrides is working with us to create flexible options for families that wouldn’t be available in normal circumstances.
New Travel Dates
We are working closely with our WorldStrides Account Manager, to finalize new travel dates for our group. As of today, we are tentatively rescheduling our dates to May 20-22, 2020. WorldStrides will work hard for us to keep all program inclusions the same but may have to modify the program based on availability.
For Participants that Purchased the Full Refund Program
Any participants that purchased the Full Refund Program will continue to be protected by this investment through our trip’s date change. If participants need to cancel at any time up to the day before travel, they will still receive all monies back, minus the cost of this program and the nonrefundable deposit.
For Participants that Opted out of the Full Refund Program
Any participants that opted out of the Full Refund Program are still eligible to travel. If participants are not able to travel on the new dates, WorldStrides is making an exception and only retaining 15% of the base cost of the tour. The rest will be held on your WorldStrides account as a transferable credit. WorldStrides has worked to make this credit more useful for your family by making it transferable. It can be transferred within your family or any family in our community. By selling it to another participant who plans to participate on a trip, you can recoup most of your costs.
The credit is also good for other kinds of programs that WorldStrides operates, including teacher-led tours both domestically and internationally, and in specialized areas like performing or sports. You can explore www.worldstrides.com for a complete program listing. Please note this credit does not have cash value and needs to be applied to a program by 8/1/2021.
For now, please don’t call WorldStrides’ Customer Support numbers. As you can imagine, the lines are very busy with long wait times. Our process will be handled automatically, and there is no need to call and wait.
Thank you for your patience in dealing with this evolving situation.