CARGO CONNECT Coach Email Volume 17: 1/5/22 Volunteers Needed!
If you are new to this email this is the place where you will find all of the Washington specific FIRST LEGO League information. Coaches and team administrators in the FIRST system for the CARGO CONNECT season will be added weekly. Every email from me will be numbered and that number lets you know which update it is, if you miss an update you can find it on our website.
I have 7 items for you today:
- Volunteers Needed!
- COVID Update
- Event reminder from the Judge Advisor
- Remote event info
- State Championships info
- Global Innovation Award info
- Shipping addresses for awards
- Next Coaches Chat
We need volunteer judges for our remote events on 1/22/22! If your team has already competed, or you want to help, we would appreciate it! These events cannot happen without volunteers like you!
Please log in to your firstinspires.org dashboard and click volunteer and search events in Washington!
Participants 5 and up need to show proof of Vaccination or negative COVID test to attend in person events. This is an update for Students and Spectators.
We are working with our Event hosts closely regarding the increase in positive COVID cases and the lack of available COVID tests. Teams will need to be prepared to pivot to a Remote Championship if needed. I will let teams know ASAP if any changes are made.
Event reminder from the Judge Advisor
There were several instances the two weekends of qualifiers that were brought to our attention in the judging sessions.
With remote judging, we understand that coaches and/or parents are in the room with the students. Please remember the judging session is for your teams to share what they have done with the judges. Coaches are not to allowed to coach the team on responses, ask the team questions, interact with the judges, ask the judges questions, etc. If you are in the room with your team while they are in their judging session the expectation is that you sit quietly and don’t interact with your team unless absolutely necessary. Coaches interfering in the judging process can negatively impact your team. If you have any questions, please reach out to me directly.
Remote Event info
Remote event information can be found here- https://firstwa.org/first-lego-league-challenge/challenges/remote-event-information/
List of teams participating in the remote events- https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=6f7e282971844cf8844aab5d16a89394
If your team is not planning to attend, please email me asap. Teams will be added to the remote event hub soon.
State Championships info
The in person State Championship will take place on 2/5 and 2/6. This event will be held in person robot game will be on Saturday 2/5 at the Amazon Meeting Center in Seattle.
The remote judging portion will be in the morning on 2/6. There is no in person judging or robot game on 2/6.
Global Innovation Award info
Global innovation award information was emailed out to teams before Christmas.
Shipping addresses for awards
If you won an award at either of the Tacoma events, or either of the Snohomish events, please fill out this form so I can ship your trophies or plaques. https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/34c0609473364381b8acb5118d64b6f6
Next Coaches Chat
Our next coaches chat will be on January 11th.
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