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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
Vex IQ is a robotics program. We are 5th graders and are on the same team called “Hydralion.” Here we will tell you the steps of the tournament.
First, you go through inspections. Inspections is when you go to a table and they look at your robot. After they look at it they put your robot in a box to see if it is not too big. Next, you go to your pit area to either strategize, practice, and hangout. Next, we go to queue to really strategize with the team you are competing with. Quick note: you are not working against the other team. You are trying to get as many points as possible with the other team.
After Queuing you go onto the field. You wait a bit for the team next to you to finish. After that off you go stacking hubs in building areas to give you points. How you get points is by getting orange hubs in the scoring area. Each hub is worth one point if you get it in the scoring area. You can also stack hubs, those are worth two points. There are also yellow hubs on top of the hanging bar. If you knock a yellow hub down it is worth one point, but if you put it in the scoring area it is worth two points. You can park under the hanging structure to score points. This way is worth one point. The last way is doing a high hang or a low hang. A low hang is where you can slide a piece of paper under the robot. The high hang is where you can slide a hub under the robot. When you finish after one minute it's back to the pit to prepare for the next round.
There are five rounds you play in. After that the judges add up your average, for instance ours was 6.50.
Now after all that there are finals. The finals are when you take the two best teams and the two worst teams and put those two together and then you do that again to the next best and worst teams and so on. Our team came in third in the whole tournament. It was a very fun experience, and we encourage that others should do it too.