FRC Update: Surrogate Kit Pickup Reminder/Consent and Release Forms/Print your Team Roster

Surrogate Kit Pickup Reminder— Deadline 1/3/12: If a team is unable to pick up its Kit of Parts (KoP) at the Local Kickoff selected, an alternate team may be designated to do so. The team unable to attend must provide FIRST with an authorized Surrogate Kit Pickup letter, signed by the main or alternate contact, on school or sponsor letterhead.  Please find a template for the Surrogate Letter here:

All Surrogate Kit Pickup letters must be received at FIRST by January 3rd, 2012.

The surrogate letter should be sent or faxed to:
attn: FRC Team Support/Operations
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Fax #: 603-666-3907; or scanned and emailed to

Consent and Release Forms: If you haven’t done so already, please consider which 2012FIRST Consent and Release form your team members will be submitting this season.  Remember, electronic Consent and Release forms “cover” individuals at all 2012 FIRSTcompetition events (students and their parents access the electronic form in STIMS; adult mentors in TIMS ).

If anyone on your team opts to submit a hard-copy Consent and Release form instead, please download at: and follow instructions for submission located in the “Process Overview Document”.

Michigan (FiM) and MAR (Mid-Atlantic Robotics) teams will find instructions specific to their Consent and Release form submissions in the “Process Overview Document” as well.

Print your Team Roster! No matter which method you choose (electronic or hard-copy), you MUST print off your Team Roster from TIMS and bring it with you to your Kickoff, and your initial Competition event.  To print the Team Roster:

1)    On the Team Summary page in TIMS, scroll down to the “Student/Roster” field.

2)    Click “View” next to Team Roster.

3)    Click Printable Roster.

4)    If you have any students/mentors who are providing hard-copy forms, please write in their names on the printed roster and attach their consent and release forms.

For more information about the 2012 Consent and Release Form, including FAQ’s and a helpful Process Overview, please visit:

This is our last email blast of 2011—thanks for a great year!  FIRST Headquarters will be closed on Monday, January 2rd and will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Have a happy and safe New Year, from everyone here at FIRST Headquarters.

Go Teams!


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