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The IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge is an 8-week competition that unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and mayors toward the common goal of transforming your community's health. This year's Community Challenge starts January 7th and runs through March 3th.
We have created promotional flyers, sharing guides, and Sanctioned Community Event resources to help you and your community make the most of this year’s Community Challenge. Click the following links to download helpful materials to plan for and promote your participation.
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We've compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions. If you don't see the answer to your question, feel free to contact us.
The IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, presented by H-E-B, is a free 8-week, statewide competition in which Texas communities compete to see which communities can demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living! The 2019 Community Challenge runs from January 7 - March 3, 2019 until 5:00 p.m.
Yes! Because you're awarded 500 points for registering for the Community Challenge, we delete all user accounts from the previous years, allowing you to once again earn points for your community just for signing up.
Additionally, and only if eligible, you have the option to opt-in to the School District Challenges during registration.When you opt-in and choose a School District, you will ensure that all the points you earn for your community during this year's Challenge will also be accredited to the school district you choose during registration.
The School District Challenge is a separate, side-competition for school staff and faculty, as well as parents of students, in grades K-12. So, if you are a teacher, an employee of a school or district, or a parent of a student(s) in grades K-12, you're eligible to opt-in to participate. This means that by opting in, every time you submit a healthy activity and earn points, your school district will also receive credit for your points during this year's Community Challenge.
For example, Mrs. Jane Doe is a teacher at Austin ISD. During registration, she decides to opt-in to the School District Challenge, while also choosing to represent the city of Austin. During the first week of the Challenge, she decides to upload a Healthy Selfie, worth 200 points. Because she opted into the District Challenge during registration, she'd earn 200 points for both Austin and Austin ISD. Had she not opted in, those 200 points would only have been awarded to Austin.
Remember, the School District Challenge is only available to school and school district staff and/or faculty and parents of students in grades K-12.
If you don't meet that criteria, you are not allowed to opt-in to represent a school district.
No. In order to participate in the School District Challenge, you must also be participating in the Community Challenge, meaning you are required to represent a Texas community.
If you are eligible for the District Challenge but forgot to opt-in during registration, you can edit your user account and opt-in retroactively. It's important to note that if you do forget to opt-in during registration but decide to do so at a later date, only those points you earn after you've opted-in will be awarded to your district. Points earned before you opted-in cannot be retroactively awarded.