Please sign below to indicate that you have read the entire student application packet and provided the correct information needed to enroll your child in Southwest Open School.
If the student does not live with parents, please fill out the following information on the people with whom the student lives:
I have read, understand and will abide by the district's policy of Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications. Should I commit any violation or in any way misuse my access to the school district's computers or computer system, including use of the Internet and electronic communications, I understand and agree that my access privileges may be revoked and disciplinary and/or legal action may be taken.
If I am 18 years or older, I hereby release the school district from all costs, claims, damages or losses resulting from my use of district computers and computer systems, including use of the Internet and electronic communications, including by not limited to any user fees or charges incurred through the purchase of goods or services.
Your signature on this Acceptable Use Agreement is binding and indicates you have read the school district's policy on Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications and understand its significance.
As the parent or guardian of this student, I have read the district's policy on Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications. I understand that access to the Internet and electronic communications is designed for educational purposes and that the school district has taken reasonable steps to block or filter material and information that is obscene, child pornography or otherwise harmful to minors, as defined by the Board. I also recognize, however, that it is impossible for the school district to prevent access to all materials or information I might find harmful or controversial and I agree not to hold the district responsible for any such materials and information accessed by my child. Further, I accept full responsibility for supervision if and when my child's Internet or electronic communications use is not in a school setting.
I hereby release the school district from all costs, claims, damages or losses resulting from my child's use of district computers and computer systems, including use of the Internet and electronic communications, including but not limited to any user fees or charges incurred through the purchase of goods or services.
I hereby give permission to issue an Internet and electronic communications account for my child and certify that the information contained on this form is true and correct.
Your signature on this Acceptable Use Agreement is binding and indicates you have read the district's policy on Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications carefully and understand its significance.
While your child is a student at SWOS, it is highly likely that he/she will be taking a trip with their class. Class trips are an important part of the curriculum and it is expected that students participate in trips that are a part of their class content. Parents receive a trip itinerary and information regarding the trip. Teachers are available to answer any questions parents may have concerning trips both before and after the trip.
While a student is on a SWOS trip, it is imperative that a high trust level be established between staff and students. When SWOS staff takes your child on a trip, all SWOS norms must be followed. It is illegal for students to possess or use drugs or alcohol on the school grounds or on any school sponsored activity. If a student possesses or uses drugs or alcohol on a SWOS trip, that student will be expelled from SWOS for the remainder of the school year. The parent is immediately notified and will become responsible for transporting that student home. Please sign the form below to indicate that you understand you will take over responsibility for your child if they possess or use illegal substances on a SWOS trip.
I understand that I will have to accept full responsibility for my child if he/she chooses to possess or use illegal substances on a SWOS trip. This means I will have to make immediate arrangements for my child to be transported back home ASAP.
, hereby grant permission to
Southwest Open High School, its employees or representatives, to take and use photographs, videotape and digital images of me for use in promotional or educational materials. These materials might include printed or electronic publications, websites or other electronic communications. I further agree that my name and identity may be revealed in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the image(s). I authorize the use of these images indefinitely without compensation to me. All negatives, positives, prints, digital reproductions and videotape shall be the property of Southwest Open School.
, parent or official guardian of
, hereby grant permission to
Southwest Open High School, its employees or representatives, to take and use photographs, videotape and digital images of my child for use in promotional or educational materials including printed publications or materials, electronic publications or presentations and websites. I agree that my child's name and identity
in descriptive text or commentary in connection with the image(s). I authorize the use of these images indefinitely without compensation to me. All negatives, positives, prints, digital reproductions and videotape shall be the property of Southwest Open School.
Please read this entire Acknowledgment & Assumption of Risks and Release & Indemnity Agreement (hereafter, "Document") carefully before signing. The student (hereafter, "participant") must sign this Document. If participant is under 18 years of age (hereafter sometimes "minor" or "child"), one of the participant's parents or legal guardians, or both (hereafter collectively "parent/s"), if available, must also sign. In consideration of the services of Southwest Open School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charter school association (referred to in this Document as "SWOS"), in allowing participant to participate, I (participant and parent/s of a minor participant) acknowledge and agree as follows:
Participating (whether simply attending, observing or actively participating) in SWOS year-round educational, experiential, instructional, recreation and/or adventure activities associated with academic programs, curricular or co-curricular activities or otherwise, includes risks. These activities can take place on or off SWOS premises in Colorado or in other locations in the United States and/or in foreign countries. Activities, which may be led or conducted by SWOS staff, volunteers, contractors or others, may include, but are not limited to: classroom activities; competitive or non-competitive athletic sports and/or games, practices and events; P.E. and other athletic activities, including use of weights and weight room activities; hiking; backpacking; camping (winter and summer); cross-country, alpine or back-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and other outdoor winter activities; rock climbing or bouldering (indoors or outdoors on artificial surfaces or natural rock), canyoneering and use of low or high ropes courses, challenge courses or zip lines (all of which may include use of ropes, harnesses and/or other technical gear); rafting, kayaking, canoeing, or other boating, including riding in chartered motor boats; swimming in pools, rivers, lakes, and/or oceans; road and mountain bicycling; urban and/or trail running; horseback riding; archery; welding; glass blowing; day or multi-day field trips or other trips; service learning projects; SWOS club or intramural activities; use of homestays and other accommodations; use of any equipment, facilities or premises; travel in airplanes, vans, buses or other vehicles to and from SWOS or during trips, events or otherwise (collectively referred to in this Document as "activities"). Activities may take place as mandatory or optional segments during the SWOS academic year or summer curriculum, and may be scheduled or unscheduled, supervised or unsupervised, and include activities undertaken during participant's free and/or independent time. Participant and parent/s ofa minor acknowledge that participant's choice to socialize or participate in activities with SWOS staff members outside school hours and/or unrelated to a SWOS organized field trip, outing or program is not a SWOS related activity, and participant does so entirely at their own risk. I, (and my parent/s, if I am a minor) acknowledge that the inherent and other risks, hazards and dangers (collectively referred to in this Document as "risks") of these activities can cause injury, damage, death or other loss to participant or others. Parent/s of minor participants agree to discuss the nature of these activities and risks with their child and give their child permission to participate in all SWOS activities. The following describes some, but not all of those risks:
Risks present in an outdoor environment. These risks include travel in high altitude (up to or possibly above 13,000 ft.), mountainous, desert
and/or wilderness terrain, both on and off trail and on land or water. Participants' travel may be subject to storms, including rain, lightning, strong winds, snow or ice; tides, currents, waves, reefs or whitewater; extremely hot (geothermal) or cold water or weather and rapid and unpredictable weather changes; flash floods; mud or rock slides; fast moving rivers, oceans or other water bodies; difficult stream and/or snowbridge crossings; falling or slippery rocks; falling or fallen timber; avalanche dangers; stinging, venomous and/or disease carrying animals, insects or microorganisms; poisonous plants; wild or domestic animals and other natural or man-made hazards. Hazards (both on land and above or below water level) may not be marked or visible and weather is always unpredictable.
Equine risks. Riding or dealing in any way with horses (including donkeys, mules or ponies) includes risks. Horses are unpredictable in all circumstances and, without warning, can kick, bite, stomp, stumble, rear, bolt, fall down, and react to the environment, sudden movements, noise, light, vehicles, people, other animals or objects. Horseback riding can involve equipment that may fail, saddles that may slip and other riders who may not control their animals. WARNING: Under Colorado law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revised Statutes.
Decision making and conduct risks. These risks include the risk that the participant or a fellow participant, SWOS staff member, contractor, or other person may misjudge the participant's (or others) capabilities, health or physical condition, or misjudge some aspect of travel, instruction, medical treatment, weather, terrain, water conditions or water level or route location. These risks also include the participant's judgment in managing his or her own health issues, including any responsibility for self-medication.
Personal health and participation risks. The participant's mental, physical or emotional condition (including use or abuse of alcohol or any prescription or non-prescription drugs), disclosed or undisclosed, known or unknown, combined with participation in these activities includes risks. Although SWOS personnel may review participant's health and medical information, SWOS cannot anticipate or eliminate risks or complications posed by participant's mental, physical (including fitness level) or emotional condition.
Risks associated with any active, athletic and/or competitive activity. Participating in, training or conditioning for, and/or practicing and competing in any activities can involve frequent and repetitive use of the arms and legs, lifting or carrying weight, balancing, coordination and endurance. Risks include that a participant may overestimate his or her abilities or fitness; be inattentive; lose control and trip or fall and/or collide with others, the ground, rocks or trees or encounter other water/terrain/road/trail/other hazards; not understand the functioning of (or misuse) the equipment; fail to negotiate steep, uneven or difficult terrain; not control his or her speed or experience equipment malfunction.
Service learning project risks. Risks include those associated with activities such as building, digging, lifting, construction, maintenance and repair (including trail work). Projects may involve the use of tools and equipment (i.e. hand tools, power tools, hammers, ladders) and substances (paints, cleaning agents) that can cause injury resulting from use, misuse or malfunction.
Geographic location risks. Activities may take place in remote locations, several hours or up to a day from medical facilities, causing potential delays or difficulties in communication, transportation, evacuation and medical care. Medical facilities may sometimes be primitive, inadequate or inaccessible. Additional delays can result if circumstances require transport from a foreign country back to the U.S. for medical care. Although SWOS staff or contractors may have access to wireless communication devices, use of these devices (whether inside or outside the U.S.) in outdoor or wilderness terrain and/or in any other terrain or location is unreliable and inconsistent.
Risks associated with premises. Participants may cook, or engage in other chores on SWOS premises. In addition, boulders, ruts, slippery walkways, uneven ground or other conditions may exist in and around the SWOS grounds.
Equipment risks. The risk that equipment used in an activity may be misused, or may break, fail or malfunction. This includes participant's personal equipment, SWOS equipment or any other equipment (whether purchased, borrowed, or rented). Participants choosing to bring and use their personal equipment (including any safety gear) assume full responsibility, along with parent/s of minors, for choosing appropriate equipment and for the fit and condition of their equipment. Helmets or other safety gear (required or used for some activities) may prevent or lessen injuries in some instances; however, use of safety gear is not a guarantee of safety, and injury can occur even with the use of this gear.
Boating and swimming risks. These risks include potential water obstacles or hazards such as rapids, boulders, trees/bushes and branches, ropes, fences, other boats; waterfalls, holes, reversals; slipping on wet rocks or boat ramps or jumping off rocks into the water; falling overboard; impact with rocks/equipment/the river bottom/other people; being swept into a river current; or experiencing a boat capsize or collision.
Climbing risks. Whether climbing, or using zip lines or ropes or challenge courses, risks include the possibility of slipping and falling partway or to the ground; burns; pinches; jolts; belayer inattention or error; losing grip on the rock or a climbing hold; impacting the rock face, a climbing tower, cable, objects or people; being hit by rock or debris fall from above; loose or damaged climbing holds; and equipment failure or misuse.
Cooking, camping and travel risks. While camping or otherwise, participants may cook over a gas or propane stove and are subject to the risk of gas explosion, scalding or other burns. Contaminated water is a risk in natural or primitive settings and water may be disinfected, filtered or boiled before use. Food or water is also provided by vendors, contractors, host families or public restaurants with risks of contamination or allergic reaction. Camp sites may be subject to falling trees and/or branches, floods, wildlife disturbances, and other hazards.
Free or unsupervised time. Participants may have free or unsupervised time during sleeping hours, before, during and after the start of an activity, and at various other times. Unsupervised time may include free time and/or brief periods of time outdoors, stationary and alone (solo). During both supervised and unsupervised activities, all participants share in the responsibility for their own well-being.
U.S. and International travel risks. Travel inside or outside the U.S. can involve unique risks such as political unrest, terrorism, contact with unusual diseases, exposure to contaminated food or water, dangerous road or travel conditions, thievery, abduction and other risks. Participants may be subject to laws and legal systems in foreign countries that do not provide the same protections as the U.S. legal system. NOTE: Although SWOS considers current gee-political climates in choosing international program locations, SWOS personnel are not experts in assessing the likelihood of terrorist activity, political unrest, the need for vaccinations or other issues. The participant and his or her parent/s are responsible for conducting their own independent investigation through the U.S. State Department, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization or other sources, should they have any concerns about program locations.
Risks regarding conduct. The potential that the participant, other participants or third parties, may act carelessly or recklessly.
These and other risks may result in participants: falling partway or falling to the ground or into the water; being struck by, colliding with or impacting objects, people, vehicles, animals, the rock face or the bottom of a water body; experiencing vehicle or boat collision, capsize or rollover; getting caught or entangled in objects above or below water; reacting to high altitudes, weather conditions or increased exertion; becoming lost or disoriented; suffering gastro-intestinal complications or allergic reactions or experiencing other problems. These and other circumstances may cause heat or cold related illnesses or conditions (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, cold water immersion, frostbite or heat exhaustion/stroke); dehydration; hyponatremia; drowning; high altitude sickness (e.g. high altitude pulmonary or cerebral edema); heart or lung complications; broken bones; paralysis or other permanent disability; mental or emotional trauma; concussions; sun burn or other burns; illnesses (including contracting animal/insect borne or contagious diseases); infections; cuts; wounds; or other injury, damage, death or loss.
I (participant and parent/s of a minor participant) agree:
Participant is voluntarily participating with knowledge of the risks. Therefore, participant (and parent/s of a minor) assume and accept full responsibility for participant, for the inherent and other risks (known and unknown, described above or otherwise) of these activities and for any injury, damage, death or other loss suffered by participant (and parent/s of a minor), resulting from those risks, including the risk of participant's own negligence or other misconduct.
Please read carefully. This Release and Indemnity Agreement contains a surrender of certain legal rights. I (adult participant, or parent/s for themselves and for and on behalf of their participating minor child) agree as follows:
1) to release and agree not to sue SWOS, the Montezuma Cortez RE-1 School District, and each of their respective officers, directors, teachers or other employees, agents, representatives and volunteers, including but not limited to leaders, guides and mentors, and all related or affiliated individuals or entities (hereafter individually and collectively "Released Parties"), with respect to any and all claims, liabilities, suits or expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) (hereafter "claim" or "claim/s"), for any injury, damage, death or other loss in any way connected with my/my child's enrollment or participation in these activities, including use of any equipment, facilities or premises. I understand I agree here to waive all claim/s I or my child may have against the Released Parties, bind my/my child's estate and any family member/heir/other party bringing claim/s, and agree that neither I, my child nor anyone acting on my or my child's behalf, will make a claim against the Released Parties as a result of any injury, damage, death or other loss suffered by me or my child;
2) to defend and indemnify the Released Parties ("indemnify" meaning protect by reimbursement or payment), with respect to any and all claim/s brought by or on behalf of me, my participating child or spouse, my/my child's other family member/s, heir/s or estate, a co-participant or any other person for any injury, damage, death or other loss in any way connected with my/my child's enrollment or participation in these activities, including use of any equipment, facilities or premises.
This Release and Indemnity Agreement includes claim/s of or resulting from the Released Parties' negligence (but not any of their gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless misconduct), and includes claim/s for personal injury or wrongful death (including claim/s related to emergency, medical, drug and/or health issues, response, assessment or treatment), property damage, loss of consortium, breach of contract or any other claim.
I (participant and parent/s of a minor participant) further agree:
Participants and parents of a minor participant: I have carefully read, understand and voluntarily sign this Document and acknowledge that it shall be effective and legally binding upon me, my spouse, participating minor child and other children, and parent/s/participant's other family members, heirs, executors, representatives, subrogors, assigns and estate. The participant must sign below. If participant is a minor (under 18 yrs. of age), one of the minor's parents or legal guardians, or both, if available, must also sign below.
I give permission for my child
to participate in any Southwest Open School (SWOS) field trips. In the unlikely event of an accident involving my child, I request that the trip leader (s) secure emergency services (in-eluding rescue, evacuation, and medical treatment) for my child and grant them legal permission to sign for such emergency services. I agree to incur any additional expenses associated with such action. As parents/guardians, we understand that field trips are a significant part of SWOS curriculum. I have decided that our child is physically, mentally, and socially able to participate in these field trips. I acknowledge that any medical or accident insurance we consider necessary will be our responsibility to locate and purchase. I have read and agree to these terms and do hereby release SWOS and its employees and volunteers from liability for damages, injuries, or losses that may occur while my child is on a SWOS field trip.
SWOS staff has my permission to give my child:
In an emergency, contact me at:
If you cannot reach me, please contact:
The following form is required for participation in the Southwest Open School program.
Your signature at the bottom of this form affirms that you have read and understood the following:
Important Notice to Parents - Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students & Student Recruiting Info
The "No Child Left Behind Act of 200 l" passed certain new requirements with respect to Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students and Student Recruiting Information:
If you DO NOT want your student's name, address and telephone listing released to Armed Forces recruiters, YOU MUST SIGN THIS FORM.
Your statement of objections will not be placed in your child's records, and we will not release this information to military recruiters without your written consent.
As parent/guardian of
I do not give permission for the Southwest Open High School to release any information regarding the above student to any branch of the US Military.
Must show insurance card at time of visit or sign attestation form for sliding scale.
Parental Consent: I understand that my child may be seen at Four Comers Youth Clinics (FCYC) only with my consent if under 18 years of age or not emancipated, or able to provide minor consent in accordance with Colorado state law, and that this consent will remain in force through the age of 21 or until I revoke said consent in writing. It is my responsibility to notify the clinic about changes in guardianship or insurance. The only exceptions to this policy are: a student may be seen one time to discuss the need for services; services will be provided in case of any emergency.
Release of Information: Four Comers Youth Clinics is a HIPAA compliant health center. Information in my child's healthcare record is confidential and will not be released to any unauthorized person or agency without written consent. In conformance with Colorado law guiding all medical facilities, my son/daughter may request that visits and health information remain confidential, under some circumstances. For me or any other party to have access to healthcare records regarding such information, my child must complete a written release.
Data Sharing Information: I understand that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) provides funding for health services I/my child receives at this school-based health center, and is legally able to receive information regarding services provided to patients. CDPHE receives combined data for all patients, and this data does not specifically identify any individual patient.
Coordination of Care/Billing: I authorize FCYC to disclose all or any portion of my child's healthcare record to any person or entity performing record keeping or billing services for the Four Corners Youth Clinics and any person or entities performing billing on behalf of Four Comers Youth Clinics. I also authorize the staff of FCYC to disclose all or any portion of my child's medical record to persons or entities pertinent to his/her health care, including the primary care provider listed on this form, school health paraprofessionals, Every Child Pediatrics staff, the Food Service Director, and the Montezuma County Public Health Department in order to best provide for the health and safety of my child. I understand that if my child is scheduled for an overnight school trip, basic medical information such as allergies, immunization status, and current meds may be shared with the supervising teacher to provide for a safe and healthy environment during the trip. I also give consent to access my child's school immunization information and for it to be entered into the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS).
I give my consent for the named patient to receive necessary and/or advisable health services from the staff of FCYC.
Four Corners Youth Clinics, located on the SWOS campus, provides School Nurse Services to SWOS students.
This is separate from the full clinic services consented to in the Consent to Treatment form.
Part of the school nurse duties includes offering students the following over-the-counter medications, but this action requires your signed consent. A list of the medications available is below. Please check off any/all medications that we may offer your child.
By providing my signature below, I give my permission for my student to be given the listed medications in the age appropriate dosage, per package instructions, during the school day when appropriate after nursing assessment.
Health Care Plans are needed for students with asthma, allergy requiring Epi Pen injection, diabetes and/or seizures. These must be filled out and signed by your health care provider or with consent through the Four Corners youth Clinics and will be shared with school staff.
Immunization Registry notice: Your child's shot record is being entered in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) – a confidential, statewide immunization tracking system – unless you choose to exclude your child's record. If you wish your child exempt from immunizations you must complete the form annually. Please speak with the nurse if you have any questions.
This allows Four Corners Youth Clinics to share medically necessary information with Southwest Open School and the school to share pertinent school records.
I certify that this request has been made voluntarily and that the information given above is accurate. Disclosure of information between entities will follow minimum necessary guidelines. I understand that this consent may be revoked at any time, with the exception that disclosure of information has already occurred prior to the receipt of the revocation by the above-named provider. If written revocation is not received, the authorization will be considered valid for a period of time not to exceed 1 year (365 days) from the date of signing.
I have read and agreed with all statements made in this authorization. I understand that, by signing this form, I am confirming my authorization for use and/or disclosure of the Protected Health Information described in this form with the people and/or organization named in this form.