Chisum Independent School District (“District”) cannot guarantee that there will be no exposure to students to COVID-19 and/or a mutation or variation of COVID-19 despite the health and safety measures implemented by the District. By choosing to have their student(s) receive instruction in-person at District facilities or by choosing to utilize the District transportation system for transportation to and from school and/or to and from school events, there is a risk that those student(s) will be exposed to COVID-19 and/or any mutation or variation thereof. Such an exposure can occur either directly or indirectly whether or not a mask, gloves or other personal protective equipment are worn. Anyone, including a healthy person, is susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and/or a mutation or variation of COVID-19.
The District will not be able to strictly follow the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 guidelines, Texas Education Agency COVID-19 guidelines, or other guidelines related to COVID-19 established by any other governmental entity at all times. For example, social distancing will not always be possible on buses or other school transportation vehicles, during classroom instruction, at lunch time, or during other times in the instructional day.
Additionally, students may be exposed to COVID-19 and/or any mutation or variation of it if they participate in District extra-curricular activities such as sports, band, ag, or other UIL competitions. Social distancing and other mitigating measures will not always be possible or practical during practices, games, performances, or other extra-curricular activities.
Parents and guardians assume all risks to their students related to exposure to COVID-19 and/or any variation of COVID-19 if they choose to allow their students to receive instruction in-person at District facilities, to utilize the District transportation system, and/or to participate in District extra-curricular activities, including the risk of exposure to or the infection of COVID-19 and/or a mutation or variation of COVID-19 and any risk of illness, bodily injury, permanent disability and/or death related, directly or indirectly, to COVID-19 and/or a mutation or variation of COVID-19.
This assumption of risk applies equally to adult students who elect to receive instruction in-person at District facilities, to utilize the District transportation system, and/or to participate in District extra-curricular activities.