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First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:26:28 -0400
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Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]>
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It was me that asked about the roster. I had not seen this "TIMS" that you
spoke of. Googling it does show a few references. I have my account on
my.usfirst.org, and when I log in I can see the teams I can administer and
I even have an option to create a new team. I also see a statement that if
I *DON'T* see my teams, then I will need to be invited to them from TIMS. I
do see my teams, so that is not a problem. But it looks like TIMS is
something *above* my.usfirst.org. When I go to the team summary for my
team, at the very bottom there is a student/roster and a way to invite
parents. Is that what I need to do? Invite the parents using that system? I
would like to know what the registration process will look like to the
parents so I can explain it to them before I just email them a link out of
the blue.

1. Is TIMS the same as my.usfirst.org?
2. What exactly do I tell my parents they need to do to register the
children?
3. When they go to register, what information will they need to have onhand?
4. By what date do the children need to be registered?

Now that I think about it, my daughter is on my team, so I can try and
register her first, but I don't really know where to begin.

Sorry for all of the clueless questions!

Skip


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On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:13 AM, Ralph Grove <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I think FLL is paying your fee to the verification company ($2.50 for each
> coach). also, information stays with verification company, which is
> probably in the business of doing background checks for volunteers. This
> background check is good for one year. They should not store personally
> identifiable information beyond getting a pass or fail after the check,
> this would be worth checking, which I think they might be doing. With this
> verification you can probably work as volunteer for other non profit
> organizations too.
>
> also someone was asking about the team roster being an excel spreadsheet.
> TIMS should generate roster after kids are officially registered in TIMS.
>
> Regards,
> Chintan Dixit
> Coach, RoboLTZ
>
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