Weekly Announcements

New Announcements for Feb 18:

Heads up that we are NOT MEETING AT THE CHURCH this Tuesday, February 18th, for club.  We have a “VIRTUAL CLUB NIGHT,” meaning the kids will meet on ChessKid for a live online tournament from home.
ChessKid has changed something about where the tournaments are showing up, so I’m waiting on them before sending out detailed instructions.  In the meantime, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up reminder NOT to show up at the church this week.
Also heads up that the tournament requires WEB LOGIN — IT WILL NOT WORK FROM THE APP.  If your child can log on from their device, it will work fine, just not through the app.  Knowing how many kids probably haven’t input a password in a long time, find out NOW if they know their login information to get onto ChessKid via the website (not the app).  E-mail me ASAP if you need a password.  Please try chesskid (all lower case) first, as most kids never change it from the original one I send out.
VOLUNTEER REMINDER:  Each family is REQUIRED to volunteer 9 times / 9 hours during the school year.  There are 40 families who have not yet volunteered in September.  Pay attention to those e-mails that come from Sign-up Genius.  There are also links on our Facebook page and website.  Sign up for a job, check in for the job, and get credit!
As a gentle reminder… NEW ROOMS
Room assignments (room number and our descriptive nicknames):
Guppies: Conference Room (104 downstairs)
Minnows:  220 Blue Room
Rockfish:  224 Big Room
Swordfish: Church Lobby
Dolphins:  223 Corner Room
Sharks:  Nursery
Orcas: 222 Couch Room
Megalodons/Mosasaurus Combined:  221 Fridge Room
Candidate Masters:  Downstairs in the choir room
Let me know if you have any questions!

Looking ahead: 

Check out at all of the great opportunities for tournaments coming up!


Inclement Weather Policy

HRSCC follows the guidance of Virginia Beach City Public Schools for cancellations.  If school is cancelled or released early, or if after school activities are cancelled due to inclement weather, HRSCC will be cancelled that day.

Standing Announcements:

Please continue to sign up to Volunteer (once per month required).  Use the link pinned to the top of the Facebook page or from the Volunteer tab on the HRSCC dropdown menu to sign up in advance.  Our volunteer coordinator is logging your hours for the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (adults and kids).  If you would like to submit retroactive hours, please see Amy Nichols at club.

It is imperative that you let Coach Tina know in advance if you will NOT be at club.  This allows us to enter Byes in advance and know how many board numbers to lay out, saving time and allowing us to run each club meeting smoothly.  E-Mail prior to 4 PM on Tuesdays if possible.  Last minute absences (e.g. child comes home sick from school, car breaks down, impossible traffic, etc.) should be texted to 757-535-3880 prior to 5:30 PM, as should planned late arrivals.  Rounds will start between 6 and 6:15 PM weekly, so if you can guarantee arrival by 6, you will be paired (but you will miss training).  If you are a “no show” (absent with no notice), you will receive a zero point bye for that night’s round.  If your absence is known in advance, you are entitled to one half point bye per tournament.  Subsequent absences will receive a zero point bye for the same tournament.  Despite these pleas, we continue to have a few no-shows each week.

Chess Bucks:  Chess bucks (which replaced tickets) are awarded at check-in for ChessKid usage, tournament attendance, homework, etc.  See the Weekly Homework tab on the HRSCC dropdown menu for your assignments!   The chess store will be open each week for you to purchase items with your chess bucks.