Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

We are less than a week away from the start of the 2020-21 FIRST Tech Challenge UNTIMATE GOALSM season. We will be hosting a Florida FTC Online kick-off event on the Florida FIRST YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/skGnfoOm_Es).  Please join us starting at 11:00am on Saturday, September 12, 2020 to learn about the Florida Remote Event plans.

The following are the topics contains in this email:

  1. 1.Florida Virtual FTC Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
  2. 2.Team Grants Available (Repeat)

 

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

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I am expecting to have another exciting Florida FTC start on September 12, 2020 with the announcement of the ULTIMATE GOAL game.  This newsletter has several of topics that will help you prepare for the season.

The following are the topics contains in this email:

  1. Florida Virtual FTC Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 10:30am
  2. Kick-off Help – Team Videos
  3. Team Grants Available

 

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

Is everyone ready for 2020-21 Florida FTC season?  Yes, COVID-19 is not stopping us from ensuring that our teams are able to enjoy the incredible learning experience of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. You should have received email communication from FIRST about the introduction of a remote event type. The following is the description of a Remote Event that is published in “FTC Game Manual Part 1 – Remote Events”:

Remote events were developed to mimic traditional FIRST Tech Challenge events, while practicing social distancing guidelines. Since Teams are not able to gather and compete in the traditional head-to-head competition format, the season’s official full Playing Field has been adapted to allow Teams to play as a single Team. Remote Teams may order an official half version of this season’s field, or compete using a modified version of the field, which will be released at kickoff on 9/12/2020. Teams will still sign up for events and will be provided a window to submit their own Match scores, which will determine their rankings. Unlike traditional events, the scoring of the official Matches is done by the Team, rather than an event volunteer.

The current plan is to start the season using the Remote Event type and then transition to physical events as we are able to according to the local safety requirements.   All of our leagues are also working on plans to provide access to a field for teams that do not have a field perimeter. I encourage teams to complete the FIRST team registration process and attend the Florida Virtual FTC Kick-off Event.

The following are the four topics contains in this email:

  1. 1.Florida Virtual FTC Kick-off Event – September 12, 2020 at 10:00am
  2. 2.Team Registration is Open

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

The last time you heard from me was early March as I announced the winners of our state championship and the teams that would be advancing to the Houston. A large number of Florida volunteers and teams would have been in Houston, TX last week participating in another fantastic FIRST Championship event. Unfortunately, the Houston Championship event was canceled due to the COVID-10 pandemic. I missed not hanging out with all of the great Florida volunteers and teams last week.  

I have limited my communication as we all of been dealing with the impact and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope everyone is safe and getting used to limited physical social activity. In the next couple of months, our attention will turn toward planning for the 2020-21 season and the kick-off events that will be happening in early September, 2020.

The following are the four topics contains in this email:

  1. COVID-19 Impact on FTC Events
  2. Amazon Grants
  3. Collins Aerospace Grants
  4. Upcoming FTC Season Teaser
  5. Jump Start Teams

Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors (Please distribute this email to your team members, parents, and mentors):

The last time you heard from me was early March as I announced the winners of our state championship and the teams that would be advancing to the Houston. A large number of Florida volunteers and teams would have been in Houston, TX last week participating in another fantastic FIRST Championship event. Unfortunately, the Houston Championship event was canceled due to the COVID-10 pandemic. I missed not hanging out with all of the great Florida volunteers and teams last week.  

I have limited my communication as we all of been dealing with the impact and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope everyone is safe and getting used to limited physical social activity. In the next couple of months, our attention will turn toward planning for the 2020-21 season and the kick-off events that will be happening in early September, 2020.

The following are the four topics contains in this email:

  1. 1.Florida FTC Championship Pictures
  2. 2.FTC Teams Helping During COVID-19
  3. 3.AMRoc Coordinating Shield 3D Printing
  4. 4.Makers Organizing Resources for Personal Protective Equipment

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