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LAUSD South VEX IQ League at Dodson Middle School

Date
25-Oct-2022 - 3-Feb-2023
Event Code
RE-VIQC-22-0140
Program
VEX IQ Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
24
Spots Open
9
Event Region
California - South
Standard Registration Opens
3-Oct-2022 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
11-Nov-2022 20:00 EST
Price
$155.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

This league is primarily for teams from schools in LAUSD Local District South. Teams from schools in other LAUSD Local Districts may participate if space is available. The league will be meeting in Carter Hall. A map showing parking and Carter Hall is available in the Documents tab.

When you register for this league, please choose Pay Later as your Payment Method and bring your league fee check for $155 per team to the League Coach Orientation or to the first league session. Please make your check payable to Dodson Science Club

A League Orientation Workshop for Coaches and Event Volunteers will be held on Tuesday October 18, 2022, one week before the first league session. The workshop will have two parts:

  • League Orientation for Coaches and Event Volunteers: 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Equipment setup and logistics for Event Volunteers: 6:00-7:30 PM

Teams will be invited to submit Digital Engineering Notebooks online and to schedule Remote Judging interviews by December 16, just before the Winter Recess. Remote Judging Interviews will be held during the two weeks before the final league session. Details will be sent to registered teams via email and posted on the Judging Format tab by November 30.

Before your first league session, teams need to upload the release forms for all student and adult team members in RobotEvents.com.

Each league session begins with Team Check-in and Robot Inspection. Teams need to check in by 5:00 PM and robots need to pass inspection by 5:15 PM to be included in the Teamwork Challenge match schedule.

At Team Check In for the first league session, teams turn in league fee checks, verify that they have uploaded release forms for all team members, and sign up to provide one volunteer for at least one league session.

At the three Qualifying Sessions, each team will be scheduled in four Teamwork Challenge Qualifying Matches.

At the final Championship session in January, teams participate in up to three Driving Skills Matches and up to three Programming Skills Matches. Robot Skills Challenge Matches are not scheduled. Judges may also request follow-up interviews with some teams. The Championship session concludes with Teamwork Challenge Finals Matches and Awards.

Teams need to provide at least one volunteer for at least one session. If we do not have enough volunteers, we may not be able to complete all scheduled matches. See the Volunteer tab for details.

We will have two competition fields and two practice fields at each session.

Food and beverages may be available for purchase if allowed by LAUSD policy.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 25-Oct-2022
Venue/Location:
Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School
28014 South Montereina Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
United States
Date: 15-Nov-2022
Venue/Location:
Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School
28014 South Montereina Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
United States
Date: 6-Dec-2022
Venue/Location:
Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School
28014 South Montereina Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
United States
Date: 3-Feb-2023
Venue/Location:
Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School
28014 South Montereina Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Agenda for the first three league sessions, the Qualifying Sessions:

4:00-4:30 PM  Doors open. Set up
4:00-4:15 PM  Volunteers check in
4:30-5:00 PM  Teams check in
4:30-5:15 PM  Robot Inspection
5:15-5:30 PM  Opening Ceremony/Announcements
5:30-7:30 PM  Teamwork Practice and Qualifying Matches
7:30-8:00 PM  Teams depart. Tear down. Doors close

Agenda for the last league session, the Championship Session:

4:00-4:30 PM  Doors open. Set up
4:00-4:15 PM  Volunteers check in
4:30-5:00 PM  Teams check in
4:30-5:15 PM  Robot Inspection
5:15-5:30 PM  Opening Ceremony/Announcements
4:45-7:30 PM  Robot Skills Matches
7:30-8:15 PM  Teamwork Finals Matches and Awards
8:15-8:45 PM  Teams depart. Tear down. Doors close

Volunteer

The league needs four trained volunteers that can attend all sessions

  • 1 Emcee, 2 Referees, 1 Computer Operator

Each team is invited to provide at least one volunteer for at least one session:

  • 2 Check-in, Queue Crew, (one adult, one can be student)
  • 1 Field Reset (student)
  • 2 Practice Field Official (one adult, one can be student)
  • 2 Robot Design Judges (adults, Championship Session only)

Volunteers can be scheduled at Team Check In.

A brief overview of the volunteer roles is available online at:
http://link.roboticseducation.org/vrceventdocuments_volunteerresources_volunteerrolesoverview

Other volunteers are welcome. Please contact the Event Partner or Event Sponsor.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

If any session has to be cancelled, we will offer an additional session.

If league events can’t be held in person indoors, we will explore the possibility of holding the remaining league sessions in person outdoors. If league events can’t be held in person indoors or outdoors, then we will try to convert the remaining league sessions to Live Remote Tournaments. Skills events must be held in person, but it is possible to schedule one team at a time, to hold events outdoors, and to schedule events on weekends in January for better light and temperatures.

If teams are not allowed to meet in person, then teams will be encouraged to try VEXcode VR and to compete with the new VIQC Virtual Skills in VEXcode IQ:
https://www.vexrobotics.com/get-started/vex-vr-skills.

The Event Partner will contact teams if any league sessions must be reschedules or modified. Teams should keep their contact information up to date on RobotEvents.com and include both school and non-school phone numbers.

Refund Policy

Full refunds minus the $5.00 processing fee will be available until one week before the first session. After that, refunds based on special circumstances may be made at the discretion of the Event Partner.

Judging Format

All Remote Judging - The Initial Team Interviews will be conducted remotely, and Engineering Notebooks will be submitted to judges digitally via a link found within the "My Account" panel of the team contact on RobotEvents.

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From: leroy@larobotics.org <leroy@larobotics.org>
Sent: Friday, December 2, 2022 22:14
Subject: Remote Judging for 2022-23 LAUSD South VEX IQ League at Dodson Middle School

Greetings to all teams participating in the
LAUSD South VEX IQ League at Dodson Middle School
        Link to League Website:  RobotEvents.com/RE-VIQC-22-0140.html

As you may recall from the league website, this league will use Remote Judging. We will be using the same Remote Judging process for LAUSD leagues and Regional Championships this season that we used for LAUSD leagues and Regional Championships last season. For information about Remote Judging, see Pages 29-31 of the Guide to Judging.
        Link to Guide: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-Guide.

This league has 15 teams registered. The following six awards will be offered:
        Excellence Award (Judged)
        Teamwork Champion (2)
        Design Award (Judged)
        Robot Skills Champion
        Judges Award (Judged)

The Excellence Award and Teamwork Champion winners of should qualify for Regional Championships. If a team double qualifies for Regional Championships by winning more than one qualifying award, the extra spot goes to the next highest unqualified team on the Robot Skills ranking at that event. If any spots remain unfilled at Regional Championships, additional teams could be invited from Southern California Region teams on the World Skills Standings. Scoring high on Robot Skills at the final league session is another way to qualify for regional championships.

The Southern California Region currently has 380 Elementary School teams and 203 Middle School teams registered. LAUSD currently has 197 Elementary School teams and 74 Middle School teams registered. LAUSD has 52% of the Elementary School teams and 36% of the Middle School teams in the Southern California Region. We hope to secure approval soon for LAUSD to host two Regional Championships at each grade level.

According to the Qualifying Criteria, 32 Worlds spots are reserved for Southern California Elementary School teams and 19 Worlds spots are reserved for Southern California Middle School teams. Roughly 1/12 of all Elementary School teams and 1/11 of all Middle School teams in the Southern California Region will advance to Worlds.
        Link to Qualifying Criteria: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-QC

Remote Judging Due Date:
        Friday, 12/16/2022, 5:00 PM PST (The last day of classes before the Winter Break)
        Submit Remote Judging Sign-Up Form
                Link to form: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-Dodson
                Include your link to Team Photo
                Include Remote Judging Interview Schedule Preferences
        Submit Link to Digital Engineering Notebook on RobotEvents.com (My Account)
        Submit Participant Release Forms on RobotEvents.com (My Account)

Remote Judging Interviews: 
        Tuesday, 01/31/2023 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Final league session:
        Friday, 02/03/2023 4:30 PM – 8:15 PM

Important Notes

  • Teams must submit a Remote Judging Sign-Up Form by the Due Date to be scheduled for a Remote Judging Interview.

    • Teams should submit a link for Team Photo with the Sign-Up Form.
    • The Team Photo should include students, coaches, mentors, and robot with license plate visible
    • Teams can indicate their schedule preferences for Remote Judging Interviews in 1-hour blocks.
  • Teams must submit a Link for Digital Engineering Notebook by the Due Date to qualify for the Excellence Award and Design Award. Teams that created hardcopy notebooks can scan them in and submit them as a PDF or as a Photo Gallery.
  • All Remote Judging Interview participants (students and one adult) must complete the online Participant Release Form by the Due Date. You should have already done this for the league. Any team member who does not have a Participant Release Form on file might not be allowed to participate in a Remote Judging Interview. If the adult team member does not have a Participant Release Form on file, the team might not be allowed to participate in a Remote Judging Interview.
  • The 2022-23 League Remote Judging Interview Schedule will be available a few days after the Due Date.
            Link to form: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-Sched
  • Remote Judging Interviews will be conducted using Zoom Breakout Rooms.
            Link to Zoom meeting: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-Zoom
  • Team members will not be allowed to Chat or Share Screens during Remote Judging Interviews.
  • Remote Judging Interviews will be limited to 10 minutes.
  • Remote Judging Interviews will follow a script based on the Team Interview Rubric.
  • The Engineering Notebook Rubric and Team Interview Rubric are Pages 33 and 34 in the Guide to Judging.
            Link to Guide: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-Guide

Volunteer to be a Remote Judge

Coaches and mentors are invited to volunteer as Remote Judges for leagues or Regional Championships that their affiliated teams are not attending. Additional volunteer Information is available on the Remote Judge Sign-Up Form.
        Link to form: tinyurl.com/23-RJ-Judges

Thank you for all that you do for students.

LeRoy

LeRoy E. Nelson
Event Sponsor
LeRoy@LARobotics.org
310-529-4637 (cell)
310-937-7226 (home office)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campus map showing parking and Carter Hall.

Dodson MS Map

 

Waitlist

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