We the undersigned parent(s) and student, acknowledge and agree that, as a student at Moeller High School and as parent(s) of that student, entering in the school or being on the premises, having personal contact with teachers, classmates, and other Moeller High School staff, involves a certain degree of risk, namely of parent(s) and/or student acquiring a communicable disease, including COVID-19, and then potentially passing it on to others, including family members. Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, the characteristics of the virus, and the close proximity of students, teachers and staff at Moeller High School, there is an elevated risk of student contracting the disease simply by being in the building, on the premises, or at any Moeller High School function. The same is true for parent(s) of a student at Moeller High School.
By signing this Handbook below, we acknowledge and agree that after carefully considering the risks involved, and having the opportunity to discuss these risks with any healthcare professional(s) of our choosing, we voluntarily and willingly accept those risks and acknowledge that returning to in-person classes and other in-person Moeller High School functions is the choice of each family, including ours. If student or parent(s) who visit Moeller High School have underlying health concerns which may place them at greater risk of contracting any communicable disease, including COVID-19, we acknowledge and agree that we will consult with a health care professional before student or parent(s) return to Moeller High School, attend any Moeller High School function, or visit Moeller High School. Moreover, we acknowledge that while adherence to safety and precautionary measures (e.g., social distancing guidelines, face masks, hand washing, etc.) may reduce possible exposure to the risk of contracting a communicable disease, the possibility of serious illness and death remains. We do hereby accept and assume sole responsibility for any illness acquired by student or parent(s) while at Moeller High School or any Moeller High School function, including possible infection with COVID-19.
We further acknowledge, understand, and agree that we have obligations to the school and its employees/staff members, students and others to take certain precautions and make certain disclosures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as outlined by the State of Ohio and the applicable local public health department.