Expectations of Lego Robotics Team
Welcome to the LEGO robotics season! LEGO league is a competition organized by the FIRST organization. FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. It is a nationwide organization that has organized Junior Robotics competitions like LEGO league and senior robotics competitions. You can learn more about the organization and the LEGO competitions at their website, http://www.usfirst.org.
1. You will make every effort to attend all practices. You should arrive on time and stay for the entire practice time. If you cannot make the practice, you should let your team coach know in advance that you will be absent. Your team and the success of the team depend on you to participate, be responsible and attend meetings/practices. Students may only have 3 excused absences from meetings/practice and 1 excused absence from a competition before being dropped from the team
2. We ask for a contribution of $75 from each participating member to cover initial team registration, registration for competitions throughout the season, possibly T-shirts, batteries and other incidentals. Please make checks payable to Wilson Middle School. (Please put students name on the check in the memo section.)
3. You are expected to act as “gracious professionals” at all times. Although this is a competition, FIRST team members help other teams whenever possible. You should feel free to ask for technical help from other teams and give information freely. This is a learning experience above all else. Students will have different levels of experience, and that is OK.
4. LEGO league is NOT a spectator sport. You are expected to participate fully in building the robot, programming the robot and developing winning strategies for the competitions. You are also expected to arrive on time to the tournaments and participate in the competitions.
5. You will have a role on the team. You will be expected to fulfill your responsibility to the best or your ability. You are expected to be friendly, respectful and helpful to all the team members at all times during practices and the tournaments. You are also expected to clean up after yourself and pick up all pieces before being excused from practice.
6. You are expected to maintain your academic grades and citizenship in all of your classes. If grades begin to decline, team members may be put on a temporary probation from practices/competitions until grades improve.
1. You are responsible for getting your child to the practices and picking them up after the practices. You are responsible for your child’s behavior during practice and at tournaments/ competitions.
2. Please see contributions noted in #2 and expectations in #1 in the team member expectations above.
3. Parent involvement really benefits the team. Therefore, you will need to participate to help the team in some way, this may include: attending and helping at the competitions, providing snacks or other services for the team members; and providing carpools to the competitions.
4. You are responsible for getting your child to and from competitions or making suitable arrangements.
5. If your child brings home a kit of robot parts, you and your child are responsible for returning all the parts in working order. Each team is responsible for caring for their robot and pieces. You, your child and your child’s team are responsible for replacing any lost robot kits or pieces that are damaged or destroyed during the season.
During September, October, November, and December the team will be practicing at Wilson MS, Room 1225 Ms. Inglish’s or occasionally, 1235 Mrs. Jackson’s room from 3:15 to 4:15pm Mondays and Wednesdays. In the beginning of November the competition season will begin. We hope to participate in local and/or qualifying tournaments (TBA) and, if we qualify, possibly LEGOLAND. For more information you can contact Mrs. Jackson or Ms. Inglish at:PJackson@gusd.net or firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 244- 2050 EXT 1235 (Mrs. Jackson) 1225 (Ms. Inglish)
Robotics Club Info Sheet
Turn in to Room 1235 or 1225 on or before Friday, September 9th.
Additionally, the only way we are going to make this work is from help from YOU the parents/ guardians. Please provide us with an email or phone number so that we can contact you as needed. Please feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks for your help. Please write neatly.
Student Name _____________________________ HR Room ______________
Student signature_____________________________ Date ________________
Parent signature(s)________________________________________________ Date _____________
Phone # (______) _______ - _______________ Cell Phone #_______ - _______________
Please make checks payable to Wilson Middle School for $75. Include student name in the memo.
Student Class Schedule: Subject Teacher Room #