Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Hall VRC Spin Up Qualifier

Date
29-Oct-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8525
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
60
Spots Open
2
Event Region
Southern New England
Standard Registration Opens
24-Aug-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
26-Oct-2022 23:59 EDT
Price
$75.00
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Welcome to the 3rd annual Hall VEX Robotics Qualifier. This season opener will bring together teams from around New England. Our event is a qualifier for the Southern New England Championships.


Concessions (TBD) will be available all day.


REFUND POLICY:
Refunds will be available to teams that request cancellation of registration 7 or more days prior to the event. No other refunds will be processed. Refunds are processed by Hall Robotics not the REC Foundation.


Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 29-Oct-2022

Venue/Location:
William H. Hall High School
975 North Main Street
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

Schedule: (Is A Guide for the Day And Subject to Change)
7:00 am Doors Open
7:15 - 9:00 Registration and inspection
9:00 - 9:15 Drivers meeting, Announcements and introductions
9:15 - 12:30 Qualification Rounds
12:30 -12:45 Alliance Selection
1:00 - 4:00 Elimination Rounds & Championship Rounds
4:00 Awards

Volunteer

Volunteers: Please contact Michael_Wilkosz@whps.org or (860)748-8358 for information about our Event.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, changes to the schedule will be emailed to team contacts.

Options

  1. Event may be delayed to allow additional time for travel.
  2. Event may be cancelled due to the weather.

Announcements will go out by 6:00AM the morning of the event. All teams are encouraged to use their best judgement when deciding to attend.

Refund Policy

REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will be available to teams that request cancellation of registration 7 or more days prior to the event. No other refunds will be processed. Refunds are processed by Hall Robotics not the REC Foundation.

In the case of the event being cancelled by the event partner, refunds will be offered less the Event Partner expenses.

Health and Safety Policies

West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS) is looking forward to the continued transition from a pandemic emergency response model towards a more standard public health approach. To maximize successful in-person learning and minimize the impact of respiratory disease, WHPS will follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the Department of Public Health (DPH), and the West Hartford/Bloomfield Health Board (WHB). Our COVID-19 Community Level is currently “Low.” Throughout the year, WHPS will closely monitor the situation and respond appropriately with flexible prevention strategies. To support these efforts, please read the following information carefully.

 

Vaccination  

Increasing vaccination rates in our students, staff, and community is our greatest strategy for keeping our schools open. The CDC recommends COVID-19 primary series vaccines for everyone ages six months and older and COVID-19 boosters for everyone ages five years and older, if eligible. In addition, everyone six months of age or older can also receive a seasonal vaccine for influenza.  

 

Tests

Students and staff should test if they develop COVID-19 like symptoms. All WHPS schools have been supplied with COVID-19 test kits, which are available to students and staff at no cost. Please contact your principal or school nurse if you need a COVID-19 test kit.

 

Isolation

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must contact Human Resources at 860-561-6691. Those who test positive should isolate for five days with the day of the positive test being Day 0. These absences will be deducted from your annual or accrued sick days. After the five day isolation period, staff are allowed to return to work if they have been fever free for 24 hours. It is still mandatory to wear a mask from day 6-10 when returning to work after a positive Covid case.  

 

For those who have had a known exposure, the CDC recommends that instead of quarantining, exposed persons should wear a high-quality mask for ten days and get tested on day 2 or 3 and again on day five from the exposure. After that, a home test is sufficient. 

 

Mask Use

Masks will continue to be optional in West Hartford Public Schools except on days 6-10 after a positive test. People may choose to wear masks as an additional layer of protection. Masks will be available in schools. While masks on public transportation are no longer mandated, masks are still encouraged on school buses as a layered protection strategy.

The CSDE and DPH recommend the TEST-MASK-GO strategy to maximize time in school. This strategy allows staff with mild respiratory symptoms to attend work under the following conditions:

  • they are fever-free (< 100°F) and feel well enough to participate, 
  • they do not live with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the past two weeks, 
  • they test negative for COVID-19 prior to reporting in-person on every day they have symptoms, as well as one final test on the morning their symptoms have completely resolved. 

Individuals who have any respiratory disease symptoms should not use the Test-Mask-Go strategy if: 

•     they have a fever (≥ 100°F) or feel feverish (they should not report in-person until  their fever has resolved for at least 24 hours without the use of medication) 

•     they live with a person who recently tested positive for COVID-19 (within the past two weeks)

 

COVID-19 Dashboard and Tracking

WHPS will report student and staff cases weekly and maintain the COVID-19 dashboard starting at the beginning of the school year.

 

WHPS will continue to emphasize frequent hand washing and run the ventilation systems in each building at full capacity as directed by DPH guidance as mitigation strategies. WHPS encourages the use of outdoor learning spaces whenever possible. School events, before and after school programming, sports, and all activities will proceed as planned. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources office.

Judging Format

  • All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.