Do I need to house athletes from visiting schools?
By joining a St. John’s team, you are committing yourself to host visiting athletes, just as St. John’s athletes are housed when they travel. Please take a look at the schedule at the beginning of the season, and plan to house on those home dates when teams will be spending the night. The athletic programs cannot function without adequate housing.
For those new to housing, you are simply asked to provide a bed and meals for two or more visiting athletes, usually for only one night. A mattress on the floor is sufficient. Meals include dinner after the games and breakfast in the morning. You are requested to ask the visiting athletes if they would like a bagged lunch. If they decline, you are under no obligation to give them money or luncheon vouchers but many parents do provide a Boosters voucher to the athletes.
Do I bring a housing gift when I travel?
When athletes are housed with a host family on overnight trips, the athlete is expected to bring a small gift, or a hand-written thank you note, to show their appreciation. If you choose to bring a gift, nothing fancy or expensive is expected. A small box of chocolates is always appropriate.
How will we be informed of game schedules and fees?
The Athletic Department uses e-mail to send all information regarding schedules and fees. Please ensure that you provide an up-to-date e-mail address in order to receive this information. You are free to contact the Athletic Department by e-mail, telephone or in person, with any questions you may have. In the event of inclement weather which necessitates cancelling practices or games, we will notify parents via e-mail and the St. John's app.
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