Inclement Weather Policy

The safety of teams and volunteers is extremely important to FIRST Washington. Because we live in such a geographically diverse area and weather can vary greatly, we trust our event hosts to decide whether it is safe to hold an event as well as do what is best in compliance with their respective school district’s policy.  For the same reasons, coaches need to look at the conditions in their area, consider the safety of their participants as well as their school district policy (if affiliated with a school) when deciding if they should attend their scheduled event.

We do not guarantee that a make-up event will be scheduled if an event is cancelled (though we can certainly look into rescheduling if it is feasible) and if a team chooses not to attend a scheduled event, no additional event will be offered.

If your event is happening, but your team chooses not to attend, please notify us right away so we can pass the info on to our hosts.

FLL: Email Jacque Grimm at Include your team number in the subject line of the email.

FTC: Email Adrienne Collins at Include your team number in the subject line of the email.

If you are a volunteer for either program, email Mara Kealey at Include your event in the subject line of your email.

Event Status Report

If the event status is Not Cancelled (GREEN) – That means your event is running as planned. If the event status is CANCELLED (RED) your event has been cancelled due to weather.

This document will be updated by 6:15 am the day of your event.


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FIRST® Washington offers a hands-on learning experience to inspire young people about science, technology, engineering, and math. FIRST® Washington welcomes students and volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities, and work hard to build an inclusive learning community. With the help of community and industry support, FIRST® Washington offers the most comprehensive STEM and career connected learning in the state.

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Grades 2 - 4

Captures young curiosity by exploring real-world scientific challenges, learning teamwork, and working with motorized LEGO® elements.

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Teams of middle and high school-aged students are challenged to design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams’ creations.

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High school-aged teams compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.

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