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The Trust COVID School Waiver

Continental School District No. 39
 

 
 

Governing Board                                                                                   Address

Andrew McGibbon, President                                                                1991 E. White House Canyon Road

Sergio Arellano, Clerk                                                                            Green Valley, Arizona 85614

Shelley Kais, Member                                                                            Telephone: 520.625.4581

Stephen Oesterle, Member                                                                     Fax: 520.648.2569

Richard Ulery, Member                                                                          http://www.continentalesd.org

 

Administration

Roxana Rico, Superintendent

DeAnna Cuevas, Principal

Steven Lathen, Director of Student Services

Greg Schubert, Director of Business Services

 
Dear Parents and Guardians:

The safety and health of your child at school is our top priority.

COVID-19 (also commonly known as Coronavirus) could be seen as the worst threat to public health in the past 100 years. It is highly contagious and continues to spread quickly in Arizona. Unfortunately, we’ve seen that even when strict precautions are in place, some people still get sick.

Our job is to work with you to help keep children and their educators healthy. We also want you to clearly understand the risks and what we’re doing about them, so you can make the best decision for your family.

In order for the district to remain fiscally responsible with taxpayer funds, the district is looking at purchasing an addendum to the insurance policy.  This addendum will cost the district $20,000.00. We are asking all parents to sign this waiver so that the district will have a zero deductible on any claims against the district. The school will avoid having to pay thousands of dollars of deductibles should COVID claims be filed against the district.

Although Continental School District is taking many steps to protect your child from the spread of COVID-19 (as outlined in our Continuity of Operations Plan/Mitigation Plan which can be accessed from our website), it is impossible to reduce the risk to zero. As an example, a child may contract COVID-19 outside of school, show no symptoms at all, and unintentionally infect a classmate.

By signing the waiver, you’re agreeing not to make a legal claim against the district if your child gets sick. It’s another way of acknowledging that no matter how hard we try, we cannot control every environmental variable.

By signing the waiver, you’re also agreeing that when your child leaves home to attend class in-person, they are not sick, and especially, that they are not running a fever. You are also agreeing to keep your child at home if they show any of these symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty     breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Any other symptom of illness, whether or not you believe it’s related to COVID-19

Yes, it’s a long list of symptoms, but our hope is that, if everyone does their part, we can avoid unnecessary risks at school.

Finally, the waiver means that you are agreeing to keep your child at home if they have had a positive COVID-19 test. One waiver form will need to be completed for each child attending Continental School.

We know this is a difficult time, so we’re working hard to make many educational options available to you and keep you fully informed. In that spirit, if you have questions or need more information, feel free to contact me anytime. I’d be happy to talk things through with you.

Thank you in advance for doing your part to make sure every child stays safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Roxana D. Rico

Superintendent