Housing

# ISST

Curfew, Supervision & Safety for Host Parents and Student Guests

The following rules and guidelines are intended to clarify what the expectations are for both host families and guest athletes with regards to curfew and supervision.

  1. NO guest athlete is allowed to leave the host family’s local environment (walking distance) without adult supervision.

    Definition:  It is acceptable for guest athletes to visit local (walking distance) cafes or take a walk in the local area without adult supervision. It is NOT acceptable for guest athletes to leave the host family’s local environment without adult supervision. In this case, guest athletes MUST return to the host family no later than 22.00.

    Student athletes who are in grade 8 MUST be supervised by an adult at ALL times.
     
  2. If host family adults take guests out in the evening then it is important that they return at a reasonable hour (22:00 hrs - 23:00 hrs). Furthermore, guests should be mindful that they are in competition and therefore getting enough sleep throughout the visit is important.
     
  3. City centers and high profile tourist attractions: Clearly ISST competitions provide wonderful opportunities for visiting athletes to not only compete but also to visit some of the best cultural sites in the world. However, even if this is a host family’s local environment we urge host families to use discretion if/when visiting such sites. Click HERE to see the current travel advice from the US state department.
     
  4. It is only acceptable for guest athletes to travel with their housing partner(s) along with host students/parents or family members from the tournament venue to the host family before or after the day’s competition. From the housing pick up guests must be accompanied by a member of the host family or designated person cleared by the Tournament Director.

Student athletes who are in grade 8 MUST be supervised by an adult at ALL times.

Curfew, Supervision & Safety

Host families and guests may NOT negotiate changes to the following guidelines or or any other rules or provisions set forth by the host school. Should anyone become aware of a violation of the following they MUST report to the Tournament Director. The guests concerned could be removed from the host family home, placed under the direct supervision of his/her coach or sent home.

INITIAL HOUSING PICK UP, TRAVEL ON COMPETITION DAYS & MEALS:

On arrival guests must be picked up and accompanied by a member of the host family or designated person cleared by the Tournament Director.

Host families will arrange for suitable transport if necessary. Normally, this is expected to be a private car to and from the sporting events. However, it is understood, that some cities operate with excellent public transport systems. A member of the host family must accompany guests during all transportation. The host school will designate pick up and drop off times.

Guest athletes must travel with their housing partner(s) accompanied by the by a member of the host family or designated person cleared by the Tournament Director when traveling to and from the tournament venue. 

Host families will provide their guests with a suitable meal at whatever time may be necessary. As well, as provide a box/packed lunch (or money for lunch) during the competition and for the return journey home. When a visiting team has organized a team dinner and will not eat with the host family then host families will be notified in advance of the tournament by the Tournament Director.

SAFEGUARDING:

During the period of the Tournament, host parents will act in ‘loco parentis’ to their athlete guests, and as such, treat the athlete guests as they would their own children, and have the same expectations with regards to behavior. Athletes must fully respect the host parents and obey all instruction. This applies in all situations irrespective of location, during the period of the tournament.

Smoking, any other use of tobacco, the drinking of alcohol and the use of drugs are not permitted by the guests. For consequence, please refer to section 2.7

Guests must be provided with privacy for showering and changing and bathroom facilities should have lockable doors.

Guests should not have to share a bed, but can be offered a sleeping bag on a couch or an air mattress instead.

These regulations apply to all students: both those from the host school and those visiting throughout the competition’s duration and for visiting students. It also applies during the journey to and from the site of the event.

Guests should be extremely careful when using host family's internet access for downloading files (music, movies, etc.) or programs.