British Columbia Christian Academy

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Long Term Home Stay Agreement

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  • Host Family Responsibilities

    1. Each adult member of the Host Family living at home must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

    2. In the event the Host Family is away from home during the Student’s stay, the Host Family will make arrangements for someone to perform the obligations under this agreement during their absence. This person must also undergo a Criminal Record Check and be approved by the Homestay Coordinator.

    3. The Host Family will notify the Homestay Coordinator immediately of any additional student or guest living at the home. The Host Family cannot host two students of the opposite sex or two students speaking the same language. The Host Family agrees not to host students from any other school or organization while hosting BCCA students. BCCA reserves the right to limit the number of International Students a Host Family may have subject to the wishes of the Student’s family.

    4. The Host Family will provide a clean and safe environment within the home. The Host Family will not require the Student to baby-sit or do housework other than from keeping his/her room and bathroom clean.

    5. The Host Family will provide basic furniture, which includes a bed, closet, desk or study table, chair, and good lighting in a separate room designated for the Student.

    6. The Host Family will provide three healthy meals a day. An evening meal will be prepared for the Student. The evening meal can be left for the Student if he/she comes home late from school or if the Host Family is not home.

    7. The Host Family will provide the Student with a key to the house.

    8. The Host Family will arrange for transportation to and from B.C. Christian Academy for the Student.

    9. The Host Family will ensure homework is completed by the Student each day. The Host Family will bring the Student to the library regularly and obtain a library card for the Student. The Host Family must ensure that a copy of the Student’s report card is forwarded to the Student’s parents. This may best be done via the Student’s legal guardian, in consultation with the Homestay Coordinator. The Host Family will read the school’s monthly newsletter and correspondence to keep informed of all events at the school. The Host Family will attend parent/teacher conferences.

    10. The Host Family will bring the Student to church every Sunday.

    11. The Host Family will make an effort to show the Student some local places of interest and include the Student in the family’s activities for the duration of the Student’s stay.

    12. The Host Family will contact the Homestay Coordinator immediately if difficulties arise and work with the Homestay Coordinator towards resolving any issues.