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 25-27 and 30-31, 18 (specific times can be found HERE)
• 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 Still unsure? A quick way to find out if you’re eligible can be found HERE.
• 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 Registration is now CLOSED for Opening Day. You may still register here for Thursday-Tuesday. Eligible teachers may walk up Thursday – Tuesday during operating hours without registering online. Walkups are NOT allowed for Wednesday/Opening Day.
o It is not necessary to register more than once.
• What documentation do I need to bring?
o If we have a 2018-19 staff roster for your school, you only need to bring your photo ID. We will be posting a list of which schools have sent in rosters in our TH Facebook group.
o If we do NOT have a roster for your school, 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.
• 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 16) may not act as supervision for younger kids. Pets are not allowed on campus at all.
• Does it matter which day I come to Kickoff? Will I miss out on stuff if I can’t come the first day?
o No, it doesn’t matter which day. Inventory will be the same every day.