Join the Team!
Are you sure you’re part of the team for the 2020-2021 school year? Review the steps below to make sure that you have done everything required to be an official member of Team 3128!
Though Intro Day and NarWeek have passed, if you are still interested in joining the team, simply sign up here and follow the steps below, contact one of our student leaders for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org! Please note that our Mechanical and Controls departments are at capacity for the 2020-21 season. To find out about our other departments, visit this page.
- Sign up on our team roster. This will get you added to our mailing list so you know everything that is going on. Please use an email you check regularly.
- Review the Team 3128 Handbook. The handbook contains information on the basics of what our team does, the code of conduct, team information for parents, build season, etc. You will also need both you and your parent to sign the “Code of Conduct Agreement” page, located on the second page of the same document as the Parental Consent & Waiver (see Step 5).
- Complete Team 3128 Safety Training. Because of the nature of what we do, safety is paramount to our team. That’s why we require all members to complete safety training and take the safety quiz.
- Sign up on STIMS, our league information manager, by January 9, 2021. This will let you attend tournaments and be involved in official robotics events off-campus. This step requires a parental unit to finish. You can find detailed instructions for new members here and returning members here. The Consent and Release Form, which must be signed to complete STIMS, has changed this year due to COVID-19! Please make sure to read the form carefully, and have your parental unit read it carefully too. As a new requirement this year, all youth team members must register in order to participate in any remote or in-person FIRST activities.
- Turn in the Parental Consent & Waiver for 2020-2021. You and your parental unit must read, understand, agree to, and sign the waiver. Once it’s been signed, upload both pages to this form.
That’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and contact our coaches and leaders.
Starting Nov. 2020
Some extracurriculars are allowed to reopen on the CCA campus starting November 2020. This includes Robotics, meaning that you can come to the Robotics Workshop on the CCA campus (even if you are still in Distance Learning for school). This is completely optional, and you can be a full member of Team 3128 even if you choose not to come to the Workshop in person.
There are a lot of rules and regulations governing this but if you are interested, please talk to your Department Coordinator. Find out your department’s plans for meeting (when, where) and what “Pods” they are putting together.
In order to be eligible to join a “Pod”, you MUST do the following:
- Complete all 5 steps in the “Join the Team” above to ensure that you are a registered member.
- Thoroughly review the Team 3128 COVID-19 Safety Plan.
- Read the CCA “Health & Safety Agreement” with a parental unit. Have your parental unit sign the document, then scan (or take a picture of) the signed document and upload to this form.
- As part of the agreement, you must also review SDUHSD Reopening Information.
- Additional steps may have to be followed depending on how reopening proceeds.
- If you are in the Mechanical Department, pass the “Mech & Construction Safety Quiz.” If you are in the Controls Department, pass the “Controls & Electrical Safety Quiz.” Go to the Safety page to find the links to these quizzes.
Once all signed documents have been received, you may join a Pod (see your Department Coordinator for available Pods) and begin in-person training.
Procedures for entering the workshop, social distancing, sanitizing, etc. are all outlined in the team’s “COVID Safety Plan.”
Currently, workshop time priority is given to the Mechanical and Controls departments because they require access to machine tools and the robot.
Finding the Workshop
Our Workshop is located right under the Learning Commons. You can see where our workshop is on this map. There are two ways to get to our workshop:
- From the school. Take the stairs between the B building and the Learning Commons towards the Admin Parking Lot. Our workshop is just past the Nest on the right side of the gate (the fenced-in area).
- From the Admin Parking Lot Our workshop can be accessed by entering the large concrete sidewalk just right of the Administration building. It is the fenced-in area.
Growing Your Skills
After you’ve signed up, there are lots of different ways to grow your skills:
Learn your way around the workshop. Through various talks and hands-on explanations, mentors and students explain how to use various tools and the various procedures of the team. Unfortunately, while we are in an online setting, this won’t be possible, but videos may be provided soon!
Attend Workshops and Classes. Throughout preseason, our members and mentors will be giving lessons and working with new members to help them learn more and be ready for build season.
Be Involved. Often, the best learning experience comes with jumping right into it. With the guidance of more experienced mentors and members, pursue projects and participate in what interests you.
Take a look at our team resources. Our team has collected information that we think is important, and you can find all of that on our resources page.
If you have any scheduling/team questions, you can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.