April 6, 2019
Willow Alston-Socha, email@example.com
Division A Teams:
This Division A tournament has a capacity of 20 teams.
Competition season is approaching quickly and it is time for the emails to begin! Please bear with the length of this email and read all the way through as each part includes important information regarding forms and Avogadro.
At some point today, everyone will receive a google form with permission/photo consent information in it. Every student on the team must have this form on file to compete. If Google Forms are new to you, there is a tutorial video to help you. Here is the link.
If some of your parents don’t have internet access, you can use the attached Paper copy (Spanish version), but please limit this unless absolutely necessary. We have to scan every one of these papers and keep them and with 18,000 students participating this year, it’s a bit overwhelming and cumbersome.
As in years past we will be using Avogadro for scoring and team member registration. If you have not tried to log in to Avogadro yet, please do so today! Here is the website.
Your login is your username (not your email address), which I will send you individually later today. I have attached the user manual to this email, and here is the link for a video to help you get started on this. Additionally, please reset your password prior to logging in for the 1st Time
Make sure to also watch this video; it explains why we use self-scheduling.
You need to login and self-schedule into the walk-in events – this opens tomorrow morning, 7am on March 18th and closes at 5pm on April 1st. After April 1st, you must email me to change your self-schedule selections. Your team members do not have to be filled out to do this part.
You will need to turn in the Vandalism & Behavior form signed by you, your principal, and your students when you check into the competition. 1 per team. This form is attached and can also be found on the website.
If you have any questions feel free to email me back!
January 11, 2019
Hope you are well!
We are beginning to gear up for the 2019 Durham Regional Science Olympiad tournaments! There are three things that I’d like to bring to your immediate attention.
- We’d love for coaches to help us round up volunteers for our events. Generally, we hope that each team can supply at least one volunteer for events (more is better). Please share the links for our March 2 Durham Regional B/C Division tournament and/or the April 6 Durham Regional A Division tournament volunteer sign-ups. We VERY much appreciate your help in this.
- We have scheduled a Coaches Q&A session for the Durham Regional tournaments on February 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Media Center at Riverside High School (Durham). During this session, we will have a representative from NCSO on hand to answer questions about specific events. You’ll also have a chance to see the facility (Riverside is the location for the B/C Division and Southern is set up on a similar blueprint, so the buildings are very similar) and to ask questions of the tournament directors. No sign up is required for this session. We did this last year and coaches found it VERY helpful, so I encourage you to attend.
- We have a Durham Regional website that we have begun using to post information. This is just an additional place you can find information. If you haven’t participated in one of our Durham Regional Tournaments, you may find this a useful way to get more familiar with our location.
Thanks so much for your support of our Durham Regional tournaments. Willow Alston-Socha (Director, Division A tournament) and I will be in touch soon with finalized schedules, homebase assignments, and much, much more!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Linda P. Tugurian, PhD NBCT
Durham Public Schools
511 Cleveland St.
PO Box 30002
Durham, NC 27702
919-560-2000 Ext. 21659, 919-560-2647 / Linda.Tugurian@dpsnc.net