REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 GAMES HAS NOT OPENED YET. To Register Online for the Kiwanis Special Games on Friday, May 19, 2023 at West Valley College:
Click here to go to our legacy website, Athlete Registration Page; once there, follow the instructions for the athlete registration. You can also download and review the "Teacher's Registration Packet". Please ignore the first page that makes reference to the 2020 games...we are having a technical issue and will correct that asap.
Note that April 1 is the deadline for Registrations AND April 8 is the deadline for Athlete T-Shirt Orders.
Booster T-Shirts are no longer available for Pre-Order, but any prior Booster T-Shirts are good to wear!
Everyone attending should wear a Special Games T-Shirt (Teachers, Aides, Parents, Classmates, Siblings).
Blue, undated Booster T-Shirts will be available near Athlete Services, starting 8am on the day of the games (May 13).
KIWANIS SPECIAL GAMES INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
The annual Special Games Day will be held FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 • arrive by 8:00 am to get a good spot. Games officially begin at 10am and are done around 12n. West Valley College • 14000 Fruitvale Ave • Saratoga ▪ CA ▪ 95070
As in previous years, Bay Area Kiwanis Clubs are sponsoring this event. As Teachers, it is our responsibility to register our students including ordering their free T-Shirts, notify parents and obtain their permission. REGISTRATION IS ONLINE www.k-sg.org DEADLINE – April 8 (Athlete Registration including T-Shirt Orders)
CONTACT – email firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE REGISTRATION - when registering Online please remember Athlete Registration includes Athlete T-Shirt Orders. Booster T-Shirts are no longer available for pre-order. Booster T-Shirts will be available near Athlete Services beginning at 8:00 am on the Day of Special Games. ATHLETE GROUPS – due to participation increasing to nearly 1,000 Athletes, we are no longer offering registration for Athletes wishing to compete with those from other schools. Each registered Classroom will be assigned to a Group and each Classroom will compete as that Group together throughout Special Games.
• School Name and Banner Name
• Adaptive PE Teacher Name or School/District Coordinator
• Classroom Teacher Name
• Classroom Age Group
ATHLETE INFORMATION – After entering Classroom Information, you will need to enter each Athlete’s First Name, Last Name, and T-Shirt size.
EVENTS – AFTER THE GAMES ARE DECLARED OPEN, ALL CLASSROOMS WILL REPORT TO THEIR GROUP’S FIRST EVENT for roll. This first event will be printed prominently on each Athlete’s nametag. After the Kiwanis Group Leader completes roll, the Group may compete at their FIRST EVENT. The Classroom Teacher (or designated representative) will work with the Kiwanis Group Leader to determine which events and in what order to compete. Group may repeat events.
PARENT RELEASE AND EMERGENCY FORM – although we have a form available online, please use one from your district/school if available. A form for each Athlete attending should be completed prior to the Games; however, the form does not need to be submitted beforehand. You will want to make two copies, one for your own use in case of emergency and a second form should be delivered upon arrival at the Games to the Nurses’ Tent.
NOTICE TO PARENTS, COLLEGE MAP AND DIRECTIONS should be distributed to parents so they may prepare their child for the day and make arrangements to attend. We are still making arrangements with West Valley College for parking, so parking instructions and any permits required will be available online.
T-SHIRT PICK-UP – distribution of Athlete T-Shirts will be coordinated by Special Education and APE personnel. Should you have any questions, please contact your Lead APE Teacher, Lead APE Special Educator or Special Education Administrator. Booster T-Shirts are not dated – no need to get at new one. For new Boosters (Teachers, Aids, Caretakers, Parents, Siblings), Booster Shirts will be available near Athlete Services from 8:00 am on the Day of Special Games. For last-minute changes, come to Athlete's Services after 8:00 am on the Day of Special Games.
NOTE: EVENT IS FRIDAY MAY 19, 2023 AND DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING IS APRIL 1, 2023. Please ignore any other dates on these documents while we work to update them.
On Friday, May 19, 2023, students, teachers, volunteers and more, will start gathering at West Valley College in Saratoga for the Kiwanis Special Games. Buses will be transporting the student athletes and parking will be well designated. Note that the parking lot at West Valley College will be entered from Fruitvale Avenue...you'll see numerous signs accordingly.
If any questions arise, you will find numerous Kiwanis Volunteers there to help you. Anyone with a yellow 'volunteer' shirt on can assist - including the Key Club volunteers from the high schools. There's only one rule: have fun!