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    Team coaches, please check this page regularly for clarifications about events. If you have a question about an event, please e-mail Heather McKean. Wednesday, April 2, is cut-off for receipt of questions ... otherwise, we won't have time to get an answer for you. All questions and responses will be posted online no later than Wednesday, April 9 (4:00 p.m.).

    Event Question Response
    Elastic Launched Glider - B Division
    What is height of event room? To be posted ASAP.
    Sign-Up Events Will we be able to sign up for non-scheduled events at registration on Friday? There will be pre-scheduling for sign-up events starting approximately 2 weeks prior to the tournament. If coaches (or designees) aren't able to pre-sign-up, event sign-up will be at event locations on Saturday 8:30-9:00 a.m.
    Impound & Sign-Up Times Impound time is indicated at 8:30-9:00 a.m. When does sign-up actually begin? Impound is at the event location from 8:30-9:00 a.m. If coaches did not pre-sign-up for a time, the sign-up sheet will be available at event location 8:30-9:00 on tournament day.
    Impound & Sign-Up Times Do competing students need to be present at impound or sign-up? Competing students do NOT need to be present for impound or sign-up (if didn't pre-sign-up; however, whoever is impounding/signing up must have all required equipment and information to properly check in - INCLUDING CORRECT SPELLING OF STUDENTS' NAMES. Otherwise, it is possible the team could be disqualified. 
    Trial Events - B & C Division What trial events will be at the WA State tournament? Trial events at the 2016 Washington Science Olympiad Tournament are B Division: LEAF Challenge and Potions & Poisons; C Division: LEAF Challenge and Radio Lab. Teams participating in these events at the state tournament should download above link (rather than going to the national Science Olympiad web site). Coaches, please notify us whether your team plans to compete ... so we can make necessary accommodations. NOTE: Alternates may compete in trial events.
    # of Team Entries in Trial Events How many teams from a single team can compete in trial events? Only one entry per team in trial events. Generally, alternates are used for trial events, however, regular team members may also compete ... but only one entry per team.
    Changing Rotation for Trial Events We have a student who wants to compete in a trial event that is same time as regular event. May we change our rotation for trial event/s only?  No, teams may not change their rotation for the trial events (or regular events, for that matter).
    Mission Possible - B Division When is the Transfer Sequence List turned in? Transfer Sequence Lists should be faxed to 509-359-7450 or e-mailed to by noon Friday, 4/15. Only if absolutely necessary, turn in at team registration on Friday, 4/15. Be sure your team name and number are CLEARLY identified on all pages.

    Contact Information

    Science Olympiad Tournament Directors: Heather McKean & Sue Murphy
    258 Science Building
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6809
    fax: 509.359.6867

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