Hello VA+DC FIRST® LEGO® League JR Community
As we weather the storm that is the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give our community an update on the status of the FIRST® LEGO® League JR season and what we can do now.
Season Status (Current and 2020-21)
· The current FIRST® season is suspended. No decision has been made as to when or if the season will resume, but you can stay updated on FIRST® news here.
· VA + DC FIRST® LEGO® League JR “BOOMTOWN Build” season is cancelled. With the continued announcements from Governor Northam and Mayor Bowser, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the season as it stands.
o We will be emailing all the coaches and assistant coaches of teams who have registered and paid for a VA + DC FIRST® LEGO® League JR expo with registration fee options and further guidance.
o If FIRST® is able to reinstate the BOOMTOWN Build season, then we will attempt to reschedule expo events. However, in our current situation, we will continue to follow the advice of federal, state, and local governmental departments and agencies.
· FIRST® CHAMPIONSHIP & other Invitationals have been cancelled. This has impacted many of our regional teams who were making plans to travel and compete. These teams have continued to work and represent our region over the past few months. We appreciate their dedication and we share in their disappointment.
· NEXT SEASON: There have been no changes made regarding the status of the 2020-21 FIRST® season. With the response to COVID-19 changing rapidly, FIRST® will continue to keep the community informed as to any changes.
What can we do now?
VA+DC FIRST® LEGO® League JR
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