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LAUSD North VEX IQ League at Vintage Magnet Elementary School

Elementary School Only

Date
21-Oct-2023 - 20-Jan-2024
Event Code
RE-VIQRC-23-2618
Program
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
League
Event Format
In-Person Invitational
Field Control System
N/A
Capacity
24
Spots Open
2
Event Region
California - South
Standard Registration Opens
4-Sep-2023 20:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
15-Nov-2023 20:00 EST
Payment Deadline
18-Nov-2023 10:00 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 Region North. Teams from schools in other LAUSD Regions may participate if space is available.

This league will be meeting in the Auditorium and the outdoor Cafeteria/Lunch Area at Vintage Magnet Elementary School. Parking is available on the street.

When you register for this league, please choose Pay Later as your Payment Method and bring a league fee check for $155 per team to the first league session. Please make your check payable to Friends of Vintage Magnet.

Teams will be invited to submit Digital Engineering Notebooks online and to schedule Remote Judging interviews by December 18, the first day of 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 the 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 9:45 AM and robots need to pass inspection by 10:00 AM to be included in the Teamwork Challenge match schedule.

At Team Check-in for the first league session, teams turn in league fee checks and verify that they have uploaded release forms for all team members.

At the first Qualifying Session, each team will be scheduled for one Teamwork Challenge Practice Match and three Teamwork Challenge Qualifying Matches.

At the next two Qualifying Sessions, each team will be scheduled for four Teamwork Challenge Qualifying Matches.

At the final Championship session in January, teams need to check in by 8:45 AM and robots need to pass inspection by 9:00 AM to be included in the Teamwork Challenge Finals match schedule. Teams will have the option to participate in up to three Driving Skills Matches and up to three Autonomous Coding Skills Matches. Robot Skills Challenge Matches are not scheduled. The Championship session concludes with Teamwork Challenge Finals Matches and Awards.

We will have two competition fields and two practice fields for each of the four sessions. We strongly encourage each school to bring one practice field, we have plenty of space outdoors and it would be useful for each team to practice before their matches.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Grade Level: Elementary

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Oct-2023
Venue/Location:
Vintage Street Elementary School
15848 Stare Street
Los Angeles, California 91343
United States
Date: 18-Nov-2023
Venue/Location:
Vintage Street Elementary School
15848 Stare Street
Los Angeles, California 91343
United States
Date: 9-Dec-2023
Venue/Location:
Vintage Street Elementary School
15848 Stare Street
Los Angeles, California 91343
United States
Date: 20-Jan-2024
Venue/Location:
Vintage Street Elementary School
15848 Stare Street
Los Angeles, California 91343
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

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

8:30-9:00 AM  Volunteers check in
9:00-9:15 AM  Doors open. Set up
9:15-9:45 AM  Teams check in
9:15-10:00 AM  Robot Inspection
10:00-10:15 AM  Opening Ceremony/Event Meeting/Announcements
10:15-12:15 PM  Teamwork Practice* and Qualifying Matches
12:15-12:30 PM  Teams depart. Tear down. Doors close
*Only during first session

 

Agenda for the last league session, the Championship Session:

7:30-8:00 AM  Volunteers check in
8:00-8:15 AM  Doors open. Set up
8:15-8:45 AM  Teams check in
8:15-9:00 AM  Robot Inspection
9:00-9:15 AM  Opening Ceremony/Event Meeting/Announcements
9:15-12:15 PM  Robot Skills Matches / Team Interviews
12:15-1:00 PM  Lunch
1:05-2:30 PM  Teamwork Finals Matches and Awards
2:30 PM  Teams depart. Tear down. Doors close

Volunteer

Volunteers will be provided by Vintage Magnet. 

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, league events will be postponed to the following Saturday.

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.

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 and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Full refunds minus the $5.00 processing fee will be provided if the event is cancelled prior to the first session. After the first session, partial refunds may be made at the discretion of the Event Partner.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

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.  Initial Interviews and Notebook submission deadlines may be scheduled ahead of the event date.

Teams will be invited to submit Digital Engineering Notebooks online and to schedule Remote Judging interviews by December 18, the first day of 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.

Details posted 11/30/23:

For each team, by the Remote Judging Due Date on Monday, 12/18/2023, 5:00 PM PST:
    Submit Remote Judging Sign-Up Form at tinyurl.com/24-RJ-Vintage
    Submit Link to Digital Engineering Notebook on RobotEvents.com, My Account
    Submit online Participant Release Forms on RobotEvents.com, My Account

Remote Judging Interviews:  
    Wednesday    01/03/2024    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  (in Winter Recess)
    Saturday         01/13/2024    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Final league session:
      Saturday        01/20/2024    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM (includes lunch break)

Important Notes

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

    • The Sign-Up Form includes coach and alternate contact information.
    • The Sign-Up Form includes a link for a Team Photo.
      • The Team Photo should include students, coaches, mentors, and your robot with license plate visible.
    • The Sign-Up Form includes the team’s schedule preferences for Remote Judging Interviews in two-hour blocks.
  • Teams must submit a Link for their Digital Engineering Notebook by the Due Date to be eligible for the Excellence Award, Design Award, and Innovate Award.
    • Teams that created hardcopy Engineering Notebooks can convert them to Digital Engineering Notebooks. For example:
      • Scan each page and submit them as a PDF (preferred).
      • Photograph each page and submit them as a Photo Gallery.
  • All Remote Judging Interview participants (students and one adult) must submit the online Participant Release Form by the Due Date.
    • Your team members should have already done this if your team attended any previous events.
    • Any team member who does not have a Participant Release Form on file might not be allowed to participate in a Remote Judging Team 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 Team Interview.
  • The Remote Judging Interview Schedule will be available a few days after the Due Date.
  • Remote Judging Team Interviews will be conducted using Zoom Breakout Rooms.
    • Link to Zoom meeting: tinyurl.com/24-RJ-Zoom
    • Team members will not be allowed to Chat or Share Screens during Remote Judging Team Interviews.
    • Team Interviews will be limited to 10 minutes.
    • Team Interviews will follow a script based on the Team Interview Rubric.
    • Team members should be prepared to show judges their robot construction and the most creative features of their robot.
  • The Engineering Notebook Rubric and Team Interview Rubric are in Judging Documents with the Guide to Judging and Judging Resources.

For additional information, contact LeRoy Nelson at  
    [email protected]  or  310-529-4637