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Off-Campus Learning and Field Trip Permission and Release of Liability

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An inherent part of Herron-Riverside High School’s curriculum utilizes our community’s resources (Marian University, neighborhood parks, Central Library, etc.) to aid us in fulfilling the Indiana Department of Education’s course requirements as well as our school’s mission. Additionally field trips are scheduled periodically each year. Please sign the bottom of this form in order for your student to participate in these activities as well as for all field trips during your student’s years of attendance. Specifics regarding each field trip will be made available to parents/guardians before the event.

"I, the parent/guardian of the student named below, hereby grant permission for my son/daughter to attend field trips throughout his/her/their attendance at Herron-Riverside High School. I am in accord with the purpose of and procedures governing Herron-Riverside High School field trips. I understand that adequate and appropriate supervision will be provided. I recognize, however, that unanticipated situations and problems can arise on any trip that are not reasonably within the control of supervising teachers, staff and volunteers. I further agree to release and hold harmless Herron-Riverside High School, their agents, officers, employees, and volunteers, from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands, judgments, costs, interest and expense (including attorneys fees and costs arising from such activities), including any accident or injury to the student and the costs of medical services.

In the event of an injury requiring medical attention, I hereby grant permission to the supervising teacher or staff, including volunteers, to attend to my son/daughter. If the injury warrants further medical attention, I expect every effort will be made to contact me to receive my specific authorization before action is taken. If efforts to contact me are unsuccessful, I grant permission for necessary medical treatment to be given, including permission to the supervising teachers or staff, including volunteers, to take my child to the physician, dentist or hospital.

If it becomes necessary for my student to leave a field trip or off-campus learning site and return to Herron-Riverside High School independently, whether for reasons of health, accident, failure to conform to rules established by the teacher in charge, etc., I agree to accept full responsibility for the cost of medical care, transportation and other incidental expenses."

This permission form also serves as a contract that the student and parent/guardian understand and agree to the guidelines from each teacher as to making up missed assignments due to participation in a field trip.