Covid-19, and Acknowledgement of Risk

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The collective effort and sacrifice of Washington residents staying at home limited the spread of COVID-19. But community transmission of COVID-19 within Washington State continues, including transmission by individuals who are infected and contagious, but have no symptoms. Infected persons are contagious 48 hours before developing symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”), and many are contagious without ever developing symptoms (“asymptomatic”). Pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people are likely unaware that they have COVID-19.

We know that the return to school is an important step in the resumption of activities. However, the decision by Governor Inslee and the Department of Health to allow return to school does not mean that attending school or childcare is free of risk. Attending school could increase the risk of the child becoming infected with COVID-19.  The health impacts of COVID 19 are still not fully known or understood, although it is known that there are potentially serious health concerns, including possible fatality. Some children and youth may develop a rare complication that can impact young people who have had COVID-19. It is called Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).  Asymptomatic children may also transmit the illness to others.

Each parent or guardian must determine for themselves if they are willing to take the risk of enrolling their child to physically attend school classes, including whether they need to take additional precautions to protect the health of their child and others in the household. They should particularly consider the risks to household members who are adults 65 years or older, or anyone who has an underlying medical condition. Parents and guardians may want to discuss these risks and their concerns with their pediatrician or other health care provider, or to consult such sources as the Center for Disease Control,

West Sound Academy is conscientious about following health protocols and expects full cooperation in this regard.  On July 15, 2020 WSA will host a Q&A session on re-opening and the health and safety protocols for parents, students, and visitors.  These protocols may also be found at  These protocols are subject to change and modification depending on evolving information.  There may be incidents or activities throughout the school day where a protocol may be modified at the discretion of supervising adults.

I understand the risks associated with enrolling my child in school, and agree to assume the risks to my child and my household. I also agree to follow all safety requirements that the West Sound Academy imposes as a condition of enrolling my child.  I understand that if my child has a condition that requires a reasonable accommodation related to the safety protocols, I will discuss this with appropriate school personnel.

Providing my full name and today's date is the equivalent of my printed signature on this agreement.

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Please provide the following information for your most rapidly available emergency contact. This person must be able to transport your child from school as soon as possible if he or she presents symptoms.