Tournament Appeal Process
If this issue affects all teams and prompt communication can quickly fix a big problem (like supervisor using an inappropriate target distance... for instance),
Team Coaches - please contact the TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR , and also speak to the supervisor.
(Red sheet in your coaches' packet lists contact information.)
For less global problems, please allow students the valuable opportunity to practice self-advocating first:
Problems, questions or concerns at the competition:
Student competitors should speak with the event supervisor about this issue -- advocating for themselves and attempting to clear up the situation.
We know this is will be difficult, but it is an important part of Science Olympiad participation - it can be a great learning experience.
- Competitor (Student, not parent) asks the Event Supervisor questions/shares concerns in an orderly and well-mannered way.
- If concern is not resolved, competitor consults with head coach to initiate an appeal process. FOR BUILD EVENTS - STUDENTS MUST LEAVE THEIR DEVICE WITH THE SUPERVISOR.
- Only head coach can file an appeal. Please fill out the appeal form found on the head-coach's dashboard --
if time is critical or if you don't have a computer/smart phone please contact the tournament director, using contact info on the red page in your coach's packet.
- Appeal must be filed promptly, and no later than 30 minutes after the conclusion of the competition (end of the day).
- Questions regarding scores on the tournament scoring sheet should be submitted promptly and no later than noon on the Monday immediately after the award ceremony, please.
- The Appeal Committee will do its best to adjudicate as fairly as possible. The decision of the committee is final.
- Head Coach will be notified of its ruling, depending on circumstances, by any or all of the following methods: online, email, text and/or phone call.
When describing the issue, please provide:
- Names of students:
- Did students discuss issue with the supervisor?
- What period (time) did they compete? 9, 10:05, 11:10, 12:15, 1:20, 2:25?
- Did your students sign-off on a check-list? (build events typically have these, written tests, less likely):
- What is your concern - please be specific and detailed: