Email Blast- FIRST HQ Closed 1/1/13~Surrogate Kit Pickup Reminder~2013 FRC Season Workshops~Consent & Release Forms~Print your Team Roster
FIRST HQ Closed 1/1/13: FIRST Headquarters will be closed on Tuesday, 1/1/13 in recognition of the New Year’s holiday. Our regular business hours will resume Wednesday, 1/2/13 at 8:30 am ET.
Surrogate Kit Pickup Reminder: If a team is unable to pick up its KoP at the Local Kickoff selected, an alternate, or “Surrogate” team may be designated to do so. The team must provide FIRST with an authorized Surrogate Kit Pickup letter, signed by the main or alternate contact, on school or sponsor letterhead that follows this template: http://tinyurl.com/cy6kkfr.
All Surrogate Kit Pickup letters must be received at FIRST no later than 5:00 pm ET on 12/31/12. The surrogate letter should be sent or faxed to:
Attn: FRC Team Support/Operations
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Fax #: 603-666-3907
Or scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 FRC Season Workshops: All of the 2013 FRC Season Workshop videos have been posted and are ready for viewing, with topics that include Robot Builder, the robot ideation process and Programming 101. You can find links to all of the videos with descriptions on our website: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/firstplace/frc-kickoff-workshops.
Consent and Release Forms: If you haven’t done so already, please consider which 2013 FIRST Consent and Release form your team members will be submitting this season. Remember, if you choose to submit the electronic Consent and Release form you will only need to do so once to attend the 2013 FRC competition events. Students and their parents access the electronic form in STIMS; adult mentors in TIMS).
If anyone on your team opts to submit a hard-copy Consent and Release form instead, please download at: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/first-student-team-information members-system-and-consent-form and follow instructions for submission located in the “Process Overview Document”.
Michigan (FiM) and MAR (Mid-Atlantic Robotics) teams will find instructions specific to their Consent and Release form submissions in the “process overview document” as well.
Print your Team Roster! No matter which method you choose (electronic or hard-copy), you MUST print off your Team Roster from TIMS and bring it with you to your Kickoff, and your initial competition event. To print the Team Roster:
1) On the Team Summary page in TIMS, scroll down to the “Student/Roster” field.
2) Click “View” next to Team Roster.
3) Click Printable Roster.
4) If you have any students/mentors who are providing hard-copy forms, please write in their names on the printed roster and attach their Consent and Release forms.
For more information about the 2013 Consent and Release form, including FAQs and a helpful process overview, please visit: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/first-student-team information-members-system-and-consent-form.