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Unread 09-02-2016, 10:13 AM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Our build schedule is:
M-F 6:30pm-9pm
Sat 8am-4pm
Sun (extra credit) 9am-5pm

Attendence during midterms is optional. Our schedule favors nights and weekends due to all of our mentors being working parents.

We may need to look at using our time more efficiently. Right now, it's drop in. I worry about mentors and students who feel the need to not miss a minute. That's a recipe for burn out. If we used these times to schedule subteam meetings for their respective projects, thus making it clear which people need to be in at which time, we'd probably get more done without overworking certain members.
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Unread 09-02-2016, 12:29 PM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

What about competition season schedule's? I'm really curious how many teams meet after stop build.

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Unread 09-02-2016, 03:37 PM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

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Monday OFF
Tu-Fri 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 9am-9pm (First two weeks and when needed)
The 9pm usually turns into midnight when needed.
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

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What about competition season schedule's? I'm really curious how many teams meet after stop build.
Depends. Generally the day or two right after stop build are pretty sparse if we bother to open up the shop. After that, we'll generally maintain the same schedule with earlier closings, but during a pre-regional week we're staying later to make sure stuff gets done that needs to get done.
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Unread 09-03-2016, 09:59 AM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Thanks for all the responses guys! Really appreciate it.
Working my way through them, so I have some data to bring to my team/school admin on how we can work this out.

Once again thanks for the info!
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

My team's build schedule is:

Tuesday: 4:30PM-8:30PM
Thursday: 4:30PM-8:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM-3:00PM

My team comes from two schools, so the students at the home base school do homework, etc. whilst students from the other school come over
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Last year we met 5 days a week starting out. The weekday schedule was 4 to 8 usually, but many of us would stay until later, sometimes almost midnight (mainly Friday nights that late.) As the season went on, we started meeting Saturdays, 10 to 2 I believe, sometimes earlier, sometimes later. The last week of build season, we were there most nights until nearly midnight, weekends upwards of 8 hours a day. Our policy is to attend every practice (maybe not when we switched to 7 days), and to be there for most of the time. Last year we had a more lenient schedule but since then we have harden it.
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Unread 11-19-2016, 11:22 AM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

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My team's build schedule is:

Tuesday: 4:30PM-8:30PM
Thursday: 4:30PM-8:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM-3:00PM

My team comes from two schools, so the students at the home base school do homework, etc. whilst students from the other school come over
Wow. That is significantly a lot smaller (less time) build schedule than most teams.
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

M-Th 6:30-9pm
Sat 8-6ish

Sunday when schedules are not met.
Typically if you are holding up the team, you may work more.
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

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Wow. That is significantly a lot smaller (less time) build schedule than most teams.
I figured as much. This still seems like a pretty big time commitment. I don't know the exact reason why our schedule is like this, although I think it may have to do with student engagement and mentor availability.

Interestingly, powerhouse and Hall of Fame team 67 has a very similar schedule to us, according to their website:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00PM-7:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Weekdays, we meet 5:00 to 7:30. Our school is out at 4:30 and students have to travel to our off-site lab. 7:30 is about as far as we can get before we have burnout and significant slacking off.

Weeks 4 - 6 we may push it up to 9 if we need. The goal is to not need it this (and every) season.

We typically meet Saturdays from around 11 - 4. Sundays if needed to meet a deadline.
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Unread 11-19-2016, 09:23 PM
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Build Season for Fusion is :

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30 PM to 9 PM (some stay late), 3:30 to 4:30 is mandatory study hall (students tutor each other and go to specific teachers when needed), supper (parent supplied) from 6 PM to 6:30 PM.

Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM, parent provided snack time.

Holiday's follow the Saturday schedule.

Team members in my Engineering Course are allowed to work on FRC during class.
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

My alma mater met Monday-Friday 5-9 and Saturday 11-6. We continued this schedule after Stop Build Day.

Many times we would stay much later than the scheduled times as well.
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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Our schedule is Mon -Tues 4:00-9:00
Wed. 4:00-5:30
Thur - Fri. 4:00-9:00
Saturday. 9:00-3:00
Mentors can participate every day but students
are limited to Saturday and one day during the week.
This policy keeps up the grades which keeps admin happy and
Allows more students access to design, build and drive.
We have over 60 members on the team and this policy is why. Many students
will quit when upperclassmen hog all the robot time.

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Re: Build Season Schedule Questions?

Build Season for 3216 is:
M,W,F 4-6
Sat 9-3
Around the last 2 weeks the meetings are typically much longer and often.
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