Answers to most questions about kickoff can be found here. We are busy preparing for the event, and so we ask that read through these before emailing or calling for more information.
• When is Kickoff?
o July 24-27, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm.
• Who is eligible to participate?
o Full-time teachers, media specialists, and counselors employed by one of the PUBLIC schools in our 30 county service territory are eligible to participate.
o Take our short Eligibility Quiz at Facebook. Click HERE to take the quiz.
• Who is NOT eligible to participate?
o Paraprofessionals, administrators, office staff, and other school employees are NOT eligible.
o Private schools, day care centers, homeschools, and HeadStart Center employees are NOT eligible to start.
• How do I register for Kickoff?
o Online registration is now CLOSED. You may register in person the day of the event.
o It is not necessary to register more than once.
• What documentation do I need to bring?
o Please bring proof of identity and employment. If your employee ID badge has a photograph AND your title, that will suffice. If not, bring a photo ID and documentation that indicates your title (e.g. Teacher) like a contract or a letter from your administrator.
o Pay stubs will NOT be accepted as proof of employment.
• If I’ve shopped before, do I still have to bring ID?
o Yes, all shoppers must bring the required documentation.
• I can’t be there for kickoff. Can my friend shop for me?
o No. We are unable to accommodate Buddy Boxes during Kickoff.
• What if I’ve shopped already this summer? Can I shop during Kickoff?
o Yes! You may shop for Kickoff. This starts a new school year and doesn’t count against your monthly shopping visits.
• Are guests allowed to accompany me?
o You’re welcome to bring a guest with you. These guests are ONLY allowed to walk through with you. They are not allowed to shop. However, if you are bringing children, you must supervise them at all times as this is a working warehouse with lots of activity and heavy machinery in operation.
o Children may NOT be left unattended in vehicles or outside during your visit. Older children (under the age of 15) may not act as supervision for younger kids. Pets are not allowed on campus at all.
• What can I expect to find at Kickoff?
o Sample inventory is posted on our website. This inventory WILL vary during Kickoff.