Sunday before travel
On Sundays, tickets are purchased and an itinerary is sent to your student’s manager.
Wednesday before travel
By Wednesday, you should have received your student’s flight itinerary for Friday from your student’s dorm manager. If you have not received it please call or email your student’s dorm manager.
On the Travel Day
Parents and guardians must arrive at the airport 2 hours before the scheduled landing. Get a gate pass from the airline counter and proceed immediately to the gate. You must have a photo ID in order to get a gate pass. If you are unable to do this, you must appoint someone else. They will be expected to follow all the regulations listed here. When the students and staff get off the plane, they will meet the parents and review the news of the day. The escorts may need to catch a turnaround flight immediately, so you must be at the gate 1 hour before landing time. The escorts will not bring the students out of the gate area to you; you must get a gate pass to go into the gate to pick up your child.
On the return travel day
Parents and guardians must arrive at the airport 2 hours before the scheduled landing. Get a gate pass from the airline counter and proceed immediately to the gate. You must be at the gate and ready to board one hour before travel. Please make certain your child has eaten and used the toilet before this time.
What to Pack
- One backpack
- TSBVI photo ID
- If over 18, state photo ID
- medicine to last until the next time the student goes home (or they may not be allowed to fly)
- cane or pre-cane as assigned
- change of clothes and toiletries
- students should have eaten lunch before travel
Flying can be a hectic and stressful activity for students and staff alike. Please do your best to ensure your child is calm, fed, and rested by the time they arrive at the gate. We will do our best to be reliable, safe, and supportive.