Travel Requirements

You are invited to travel with the team on 3/23/22 - 3/26/22 to the Wisconsin Regional if you are on the list, as long as all forms and money are turned in on time.

all forms are due on 03/14/2022 at 9:00 AM.

Permission Slip

Families must provide formal permission for their students to travel.

 

Students will be required to have their Permission Slip turned in on 03/14/22 @ 9 AM. 

 

If this is not turned in on time, your student will not be allowed to travel.

 

The permission slip can also be turned in to Mr. Washbush or Ms. Hinytz during the school day.

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Academic Forms

Students will be required to have all of their teachers insert their academic grade, attitude "grade", and sign the form.

Students will be required to have their Academic Form turned in on 03/14/22 @ 9 AM. 

 

If this is not turned in on time, your student will not be allowed to travel.

 

The permission slip can also be turned in to Mr. Washbush or Ms. Hinytz during the school day.

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Travel Fees

The travel fee for the Wisconsin Regional is $150, or to have sold 75 Mini-Regional Raffle tickets.

 

Since raffle tickets are due on 03/14/22 @ 6 PM, a student list and the required amount will be sent out via email, and on the website, for those who sold raffle tickets to help cover their travel cost.

If this is not turned in on time, your student will not be allowed to travel.

 

The permission slip can also be turned in to Mr. Washbush or Ms. Hinytz during the school day.

 

Travel Fees

Charger Robotics' operating philosophy is not to profit from our members paying dues and fees.  Every reasonable effort is - and will continue to be - made to reduce the program cost to families.

Travel Fees will only be paid by members intending to travel to the event.  This helps the team cover the rest of their costs related to:

  • Hotel room rates

  • Transportation (i.e. Coach Bus) costs

  • Team meal on Friday

  • Etc.

The travel fee must be turned into Dave Woods and Morgan Swartzendruber no later than 6:00 PM Tuesday, 03/14/22.

 

Get others to pay your travel fees for you!

 

Charger Robotics provides opportunities for families to reduce their individual travel costs by over-achieving on individual fundraising targets.  It is recommended that students utilize these opportunities when possible.

  • Participants will have $2.00 removed from their travel fee for every Mini-Regional Raffle Ticket sold.

  • Participants who are instrumental in facilitating a financial sponsorship of Charger Robotics (as determined by Advisors) from local businesses, universities, industry partners, or other qualifying charitable organizations will have travel fees reduced by 20% of the sponsorship level.

Note:  Fundraisers and sponsorships reduce travel fees for the current season.  Once travel fees are reduced to zero, any additional funds generated will be used to cover Charger Robotics operating expenses and offset costs of strategic projects and initiatives.

Note: Travel Fees will NOT be reimbursed to families if they find the trip unsatisfactory, or if they are sent home early.

School Attendance

Wednesday, March 23

  • All students traveling to Arkansas are expected to be at school on Tuesday.

Thursday, March 24  -  Friday, March 26

  • The entire travel team will be absent from school.

  • Other Charger Robotics members are expected to remain in attendance.

Monday, March 28

  • All students are expected to be in attendance.

  • Students on the travel team that do not return to school on Monday will not be allowed to participate at the Championship at the discretion of the Advisors.

 

Behavior Expectations

Hamilton School District requirements

  • All of the rules in the Hamilton School District Student Handbook, and in the Hamilton School District Board Policies apply during this trip.

  • Use common sense, be respectful, and behave responsibly.

  • There are a lot of concurrent activities happening at these events.  Advisors and mentors will have a lower tolerance on this trip than they may have had during Build Season.

Disciplinary Action

  • The Advisors are empowered by the District to terminate the student's participation in the trip if the student violates any rule in the Student Handbook or Board Policies.

  • Under these circumstances, parents will be required to pick up the student - or - the student will be sent home immediately by a common carrier at the parent's expense.

  • Students may also be subject to further disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion from school.

 

Travel List

30 students and 11 mentors will be traveling to the Arkansas Regional.  The coach bus sits 49 people, so there will be a minimum number of open seats.

 

Students (on coach bus)

[TBD]

Advisors (bus)

Dave Woods

Morgan Swartzendruber

 

Mentors (bus)

[TBD]

Mentors (separate vehicle)

[TBD]

WIP - Itinerary - WIP

Tuesday, March 3

​11:00 PM  -  Arrive at HHS, load trailer and coach bus

11:55 PM  -  Board bus & prepare for departure

Wednesday, March 4

12:00 AM  -  Depart HHS

04:00 AM  -  Arrive at a rest stop

                     Circle K, 1201 Toronto Rd, Springfield, IL  62712

04:20 AM  -  Board bus & continue the trip

05:50 AM  -  Arrive in St. Louis, switch drivers, bathroom break.

06:00 AM  -  Board bus & continue the trip

08:20 AM  -  Stop for Breakfast (up to 1.5 hours)

                      McDonald's, 201 N Missouri Ave, Corning, AR  72422

09:30 AM  -  Board bus & continue the trip

12:00 PM  -  Stop for Lunch (up to 1.5 hours)

                     Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 1000 W Main St, Cabot, AR  72023

  • Waffle House

  • Burger King

  • KFC

  • McDonalds

  • Little Caesars

01:30 PM  -  Board bus & continue the trip

02:30 PM  -  Arrive at Hotel, check-in

                     Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown

                     925 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR  72204

05:45 PM  -  Pit Load-In team departs from Hotel

06:00 PM  -  Pit Load-In team arrives at Venue

08:00 PM  -  Pit Load-In team departs Venue

09:00 PM  -  Pit Load-in team arrives at Hotel, team meeting in meeting room

10:00 PM  -  Room checks

10:30 PM  -  Lights out

Thursday, March 5

07:45 AM*  -  Event (Pit) Load in (backup time slot)

08:00 AM  -  Drive & Pit team meets in Hotel Lobby

08:15 AM  -  Drive & Pit team departs Hotel

08:30 AM  -  Drive & Pit team arrives at Venue

                     Pits, Machine Shop, Registration, and Inspection Open

09:00 AM*  -  Driver's Meeting, Field Open for Measurement & Calibration

                       Scholarship Row Opens

                       FLL Jr., FLL, FTC Demonstrations Begin

09:45 AM  -  Team meets in Hotel Lobby

10:00 AM  -  Team departs Hotel

10:15 AM  -  Team arrives at Museum of Discovery

                      500 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201

11:00 AM*  -  Lunch

12:00 PM*  -  Practice Matches Begin

01:45 PM  -  Team departs Museum of Discovery

02:00 PM  -  Team arrives at Venue

04:00 PM*  -  Scholarship Row Closes

                      FLL Jr., FLL, & FTC Demonstrations End

06:30 PM*  -  Practice Matches End

08:00 PM*  -  Pits and Machine Shop Close

08:30 PM  -  Team Dinner

09:45 PM  -  Arrive at Hotel

10:00 PM  -  Room Checks

10:30 PM  -  Lights out

Friday, March 6

07:15 AM  -  Meet in Hotel Lobby

07:30 AM  -  Depart Hotel

07:45 AM  -  Arrive at Venue

08:00 AM  -  Doors, Pits, and Machine Shop Open

08:30 AM  -  Opening Ceremonies

09:00 AM  -  Qualification Matches Begin

                     Scholarship Row Opens

                     FLL Jr., FLL, & FTC Demonstrations begin

12:00 PM  -  Lunch

01:00 PM  -  Qualification Matches Resume

04:00 PM  -  Scholarship Row Closes

                     FLL Jr., FLL, & FTC Demonstrations End

05:45 PM  -  Awards Ceremony

06:15 PM  -  Pits close

07:00 PM  -  Team Dinner

08:30 PM  -  Arrive @ Hotel (start packing non-essentials)

09:30 PM  -  Room Checks

10:00 PM  -  Lights Out

Saturday, March 7

07:30 AM  -  Meet in Hotel Lobby

07:45 AM  -  Depart Hotel

                     (we're checking out... grab all belongings!)

08:00 AM  -  Pits & Machine Shop Open

08:30 AM  -  Opening Ceremonies

09:00 AM  -  Qualification Matches Begin

                     Scholarship Row Opens

                     FLL Jr., FLL, & FTC Demonstrations begin

12:15 PM  -  Alliance Selections

12:30 PM  -  Lunch

01:00 PM  -  Scholarship Row Closes

                     FLL Jr., FLL, & FTC Demonstrations End

01:30 PM  -  Elimination / Playoff Matches

04:30 PM  -  Awards Ceremony Begins

06:00 PM  -  Awards Ceremony Ends

06:30 PM  -  Pits Close

07:00 PM  -  Depart venue, begin return trip

07:30 PM  -  Team dinner / celebration

                     Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 1000 W Main Str, Cabot, AR  72023

  • Waffle House

  • Burger King

  • KFC

  • McDonalds

  • Little Caesars

08:45 PM  -  Board bus & begin the return trip

Sunday, March 8

12:00 AM  -  Rest stop (20 minutes)

                     Gulf Gas Station, 1005 Walton Dr, Fredericktown, MO  63645

12:20 AM  -  Board bus & continue the return trip

03:00 AM  -  Bus driver switch

03:20 AM  -  Continue the return trip

04:20 AM  -  Rest stop

                      BP, 110 N Lewis Ave, Oglesby, IL  61348

  • Shell

  • Phillips 66

  • McDonalds

04:40 AM  -  Board bus & continue trip

08:30 AM  -  Arrive @ HHS, unload bus

09:00 AM  -  Depart HHS

 

Note: Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds and vehicle traffic patterns.

 

Transportation - Bus

Expectations

  • Students and mentors are expected to follow Bus Driver & Advisor directions.

  • No smoking / vaping is allowed on the vehicle.

  • No alcohol is allowed on the vehicle.

  • No glass containers are allowed on the vehicle.

  • Dairy items are not allowed on the vehicle.

  • Students and mentors are expected to act safely and professionally.

  • Remain seated while the bus is in motion when reasonably possible.

NOTE:  If a parent plans to personally drive their students home from the competition instead of on the bus, they must complete and turn in the school's parent release form to the Advisors by Saturday, 03/14/2022.  The release form is available at the office.

Head Count

  • The Advisors will conduct a student headcount after each boarding of the bus.

  • Students are expected to clearly and professionally announce their - and only their - presence.

Seating Arrangements

  • There are no specifically assigned seats on the bus.

  • Advisors may assign seats if problems arise.

Entertainment

  • DJ stage lighting, fog machines, laser displays, and loud music will not be allowed on the bus.

  • Helium, Argon, and other gas pressure vessels are not allowed on the bus.

Trash & Bio-Waste

  • Anything brought on the bus must be taken with you.

  • Students are expected to place their trash and recycling in the receptacles provided at each bus stop.

 

Arena & Event Location

Venue

UW - Milwaukee Panther Arena
400 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA

https://uwmilwaukeepantherarena.com/

 

(414) 908-6000

Expectations

  • Students and mentors are expected to follow Event Staff, Event Volunteer, and Advisor directions.

  • No Smoking / vaping is allowed.

  • No alcohol is allowed.

  • Students and mentors are expected to act safely and professionally.

 

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