Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some of the frequently asked questions by families of FIS athletes. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact a member of the Athletics Department.
Hosting visiting athletes is an integral part of the FIS Athletic program and is a reciprocal arrangement with all of the schools against whom we compete. It is the backbone of the ISST organization.
Under ISST regulations, all participating athletes must be housed by the host school's families. Providing accommodation and meals with host families substantially reduces the costs to the visiting athlete and makes participation possible.
Please refer to sec. 29.0 of the FIS Athletic Handbook as well as the Housing and Concession Stand Obligation form that is distributed when students are selected to teams.
If for any reason you are not able to host students on a particular weekend, please refer to these guidelines:
1. If the housing list for a particular weekend has been distributed, it is your responsibility to FIRST arrange for a trade of hosting date with a family listed as "Reserve" for your child's team. Then please inform Frances Dielmann, Athletic Dept Admin. Asst. of the new arrangement for the visiting players. She will make the change on the final housing list on the day the visiting team arrives. (Please refer to the Housing and Concession Obligation form that is distributed when students are selected to teams.)
2. If during the season, you need to change the weekends you have signed up for, please email Frances Dielmann as soon as possible. The Athletic Department will endeavor to balance the housing assignments as equitably as possible. Your careful attention to the sign-up sheet at the beginning of the season and prompt communication of any need for changes will enable the assignment process to run much more smoothly.
In some sports, especially those for which FIS does not offer Grade 6-8 teams in the same season, Grade 7 or 8 Students who are age 13 on or before given dates of the school year may try out for Varsity or JV teams.
Specifically, students may try out for Varsity and JV teams in:
- Volleyball if they are age 13 on or before 1 September,
- Swimming if they are 13 on or before 1 December,
- Softball, Baseball, Golf and Tennis if they are 13 on or before 1 March.
Rugby has special rules that can be found in the Athletic Handbook.