Gregory Portland TFA and NIETOC
Welcome Speech and Debate Community!
Gregory-Portland High School cordially invites you to our annual TFA and NIETOC Qualifier being held In-Person on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
We will be offering all TFA events except World Schools Debate. We are pleased to offer novice divisions of Extemp, Poetry, and Prose. If a novice division does not make, it will be collapsed into its varsity counterpart. A novice is defined as a student in their first year of High school competition.
TFA rules and time limits will be used for all events.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY REGISTERING FOR THIS TOURNAMENT YOU AND YOUR SCHOOL ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS FOR THIS IN PERSON TOURNAMENT. FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT!
1. Masks – Competitors and sponsors are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear masks when not competing.
2. Social Distancing – Every effort will be made to provide adequate social distancing for schools. We will do our best to section off tables for each school in the cafeteria. It is the expectation of schools to stay in their designated areas when not competing.
3. Schools should not bring students that are COVID positive or who have exhibited COVID symptoms within 7 days of the tournament.
4. Although not required by TEA, if a student does contract COVID after the tournament, the school should contact Salena Pereida (Gregory-Portland coach) so that appropriate contact tracing can be performed.
5.Meals – We will be having some form of concession for students. Boxed meals from Chick-fil-a or McAlister’s will be available for purchase. We hope to secure a food truck on the day of contest but should schools not utilize the boxed meal option, it will be the sponsor’s responsibility to acquire meals for their students. A hospitality room will be provided for coaches and judges only. We will do our best to ensure that this is a pre-packaged meal option as well. Please click on this link to submit an order for a boxed lunch and/or dinner for your competitors.
6. There should be a school-approved chaperone with students at all times.
7. Cross-entries – Students in IEs may cross enter at their own risk. Students participating in CX may not cross enter in other events.