EnrichED FAQ

FAQs

Caledonia EnrichED is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of educational enrichment opportunities at Caledonia Community Schools through the collaboration of parents, educators, and the community. One program is currently operating under our the umbrella; Caledonia Robotics. 

Due to a lack of volunteers, Caledonia Odyssey of the Mind (OM) did not operate under EnrichED during the 2020-21 season - seeking volunteers for 2021-22 season.

PROGRAM BREAK DOWN

Robotics

  • Jr FLL            2nd-3rd grade
  • VEX IQ          4th-6th grade
  • MS VEX        7th-8th grade
  • HS VEX         9th-12th grade

RAD Drone

  • RAD Drone    7th-12th grade

KICK-OFF MEETINGS

Informational kick-off meetings are held prior to each season to educate parents on each Caledonia EnrichED Program, as follows:

  • Robotics        August 3 for 2021-22 (due to extended 2020-21 season)
  • RAD Drone    TBD

HOW TO REGISTER

Online registration opens the night of the information meeting for a limited number of weeks.  Links can be found for each program on the Caledonia EnrichED website. 

TEAM REQUESTS

Each registration form provides team members the opportunity to request a friend and, for those returning, to remain on the same team. While these requests are considered, they are not guaranteed.

COACHING

Teams will not be formed until 2 coaches (or 1 coach/mentor, in the case of HS VEX program) have been named for each team. Coaches are required to complete a background check.

EQUIPMENT & SHIRTS

All materials and equipment for teams, necessary to participate in competitions, will be provided, or funded by, each program. All Caledonia EnrichED team members are also provided with a t-shirt. The opportunity to purchase extra shirts for family members is often available for those interested.

FEES

Payments will be accepted online via Paypal or by check, made out to: "Caledonia Enriched" and mailed to PO Box 194, Caledonia, MI 49316. Please do not send or deliver money to school. All returned check fees will be the responsibility of the issuer.

2021-2022 RATES

  • Jr FLL                           $40
  • VEX IQ                          $55
  • MS VEX                        $65
  • HS VEX                        $75
  • RAD Drone                   $TBD

SCHOLARSHIPS

Caledonia EnrichED provides a limited number of scholarships to families who demonstrate significant financial need. Families may self-refer or be referred by school personnel or Caledonia EnrichED members. To be considered, please have a parent or guardian complete the following form.

PRACTICES

Each team’s practice schedule and location is determined by the coaches, with input from the team.

SCHEDULES

Jr FLL Robotics 2021

  • August 3       Information Night
  • Sept-Nov      Team Practices      
  • Nov 19         Show Me Showcase

VEX IQ Robotics 2021-22

  • April 25         Reveal Night
  • August 3       Information Night
  • Sept-Nov       Team Practices
  • Nov-Jan        Regional Tournaments
  • March           State Tournament *
  • April              World Finals *

VEX Robotics 2021-22

  • May 22         Reveal Night
  • August 3       Information Night
  • Sept-Feb       Team Practices        
  • Oct-Dec        Leagues Meets (optional)
  • Oct-Feb        Tournaments (team’s choice)
  • February       HS State Tournament *
  • March           MS State Tournament *
  • April              World Finals *

 * only for teams that advance