Automatic emails coming to a mailbox near you

Beginning this week team coaches may receive automatically generated emailsfrom the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad. The system is set to generate emails to selected coaches when new items are added to Science Olympiad News, Division A Rules Updates, Division B Rules Updates, and Division C Rules Updates.

The appropriate email will be sent to each coach depending on the division that was entered during the online registration process. It is possible to opt out of the email updates by selecting "unsubscribe" at the bottom of each email.

Request for Rules Clarification

Answers to vexing questions about event rules may be found in the Rules and Updates section. Coaches must file an online Request for Rules Clarification. The request will be reviewed by the event supervisor and event associates. When a decision is reached the coach will be notified and the clarification will be posted for all coaches to read. All clarifications will be made public.

Replies to requests for rules clarification will be posted in the Rules and Updates section of this Web site.

New Guide Released for Elementary Science Olympiad

The Los Angeles County Science Olympiad has released its guide Preparing for the Elementary Science Olympiad.

The guide is shared to help you understand the philosophy and priorities of the Elementary Science Olympiad and prepare your students. Please refer to the Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad Handbook, which was written in response to questions and observations made during many years of the Science Olympiad. The Handbook includes general preparation information for the Science Olympiad.

This guide includes a description of several categories of events that are commonly included in the elementary division, along with a few “ways to prepare” (WTP). These are suggestions for strategies and topics that may help your students have fun and success at the Science Olympiad. This guide includes examples to illustrate the types of preparation that might be helpful. Please note that the events used in these examples may or may not be part of the Elementary Science Olympiad in a particular year.

Link: Preparing for the Los Angeles County Elementary Science Olympiad