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● Kickoff ● 
● COVID-19 Guidelines ● Questions? ●

Kickoff

The official FRC Kickoff is today!!  We will be sharing out a zoom link in the #announcements and #general channels this morning and watching the broadcast together.  The broadcast will start at noon and last about 1 hour and then we'll have a general team session afterwards to discuss some plans for the season and answer questions. 

To be clear, the time frame for all of this is from 12:00 noon today until 2:00pm this afternoon - no really, that's today, Saturday, January 9th.

You should make every effort to try and join us for the broadcast but if you can't then the program will be available on Twitch and YouTube afterwards.  The Twitch link is: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires

COVID-19 Guidelines

The first thing you are going to want to do is read about our Meeting Guidelines for COVID.  This will be required reading for all participants for the coming year.  The executive summary is included below:
  • The Zebracorns have developed a plan for dealing with COVID-19 during the 2020/2021 season and beyond.
  • The overall goal is to reduce risk as much as possible while still providing to students as many of the benefits of the team as possible
  • The balance between risk and reward for students and mentors will be continually evaluated throughout the school year
  • The team will apply a set of rules which is at least as cautious as NCSSM guidelines and may be more strict in specific cases. NCSSM guidelines are available at https://www.ncssm.edu/protecting-our-community
  • We will have remote meetings be our primary mode of operation
  • In-person meetings will sometimes be necessary. When they occur they will
    • Be limited in size
    • Attempt to include the full set of students during the course of the season
    • Follow social distancing guidelines
    • Be restricted to NCSSM-approved mentors and residential NCSSM students
    • Require the use of PPE at all times (face masks and safety glasses)
    • Require pre-meeting temperature screening
    • Require hand sanitizing prior to start of meeting
    • Maintain data for contact tracing if needed
    • Clean up according to NCSSM standards before ending the meetings
  • Participations in competitions will be evaluated as more detail becomes available

Questions?

As always, if you have any questions, please send an email to mentors@team900.org.
 
Physical Lab Hours
While we are under restrictions for COVID-19, Lab Hours will be limited.
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