Freight Frenzy Coach Email Volume 16: 12/26/21 – Dean’s List Submission Issues and Practice Judging event
Greetings Coaches & Mentors!
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Here is what I have for you today:
- Dean’s List Submission Issues – Deadline has been extended
- Practice judging event in scoring system
Dean’s List Submissions – Deadline has been extended
We are aware that coaches are currently unable to submit their Dean’s List nominees. FIRST is working to resolve the issue but it may not be resolved until next week. The deadline has been shifted to Jan 6. I will be keeping an eye on things and follow up with FIRST if it is not fixed by the end of the day on Monday, Jan 3rd.
Practice Judging Session and Coaches Chat
There is now an event in the scoring system called “Practice Penguin” that you can use to practice for your judging session. (Please ignore the event titled WA Remote Team Practice Judging Event)
If one of the two lead contacts for the team log into the scoring system at https://ftc-scoring.firstinspires.org/ they’ll see an event named “Practice Penguin” under the “Remote Events” header (screenshot attached). That event should have a “Judging” button, which when clicked has the same interface as the actual judging will have for their interleague event. There they can upload documents for judging as well as find the link to send to their students to use for the judges interview.
That link will load them into a lobby where teams will wait until the judges let them into the main interview space. For the purpose of the practice event we WILL NOT be doing interviews at the specified time, but this allows teams to practice loading into the lobby and test out their software prior to the interleague.
We will also be having a Coaches Chat & walk through of judging with the scoring software starting at 6:30 pm Jan 6. The coaches chat portion will be from 6:30 – 7:00 pm and the judging information/training portion will start at 7:00 pm. Feel free to invite students to the judging portion.
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Have a wonderful new year!
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