Tournament participation

Q.   For our school’s team, we have ten 3rd graders, one 4th grader, and zero 5th graders. Can some of those 3rd graders “compete up” in the 4th and 5th grade competition? We were thinking to like when Rec & Ed lets kids “play up” a grade (but now down a grade).

A.  Sorry but all Olympians must participate at their own grade level designation, one team per grade per school.


Self-scheduled Events

Q: My school’s schedule is missing several events. How will we know what time our school is scheduled for those events?

A: This year, we have pre-assigned tournament times for all but five events: Back to Nature: Geology Rocks!; Estimania; In Bloom;Photon Phun; and Write It, Build It. Those events are “self-scheduled”, which means that your school’s head coach will pick from several available times for your school. They were only able to do that after we released the initial schedules.

Parents are unable to pick event times, so if you would like to know what your school’s time for an event is, consult with your head coach.

Accommodations for Students at the WESO tournament


My son has an IEP, he is dyslexic. If he does a test event, like iCompute, can we provide a reader, or can he use his reading pen provided by AAPS to assist?

Most likely he will have a team mate, but he should also have the ability to “read” himself.


Yes, your son can use the same adaptations at WESO that are specified in his IEP as he does in school.

In this case, his partner becomes the reader and he could bring and use the reading pen.

If you would like to request an accommodation for a student at the WESO tournament, please use the Contact Us form to let us know about it. We will do everything we can to accommodate all students.