Please read the following policies and liability/release agreements and sign below to acknowledge that you have read and agreed to ALL.
Field Trips: I give permission for my child to go on a field trip with JCA staff. I agree that I will be informed of field trip information at least one week prior to the field trip date. I understand that transportation may include public transportation, bus, or vans to get to the destination.
Food (lunch/snack): I agree that when there needs to be a packed lunch or snack at the JCA or an event that the JCA has off-property that I will adhere to the food policy at the JCA. This means NO peanuts, tree nuts, or meat products.
Program Agreement: I give permission for my child to participate in all program activities similar to those described in the newsletter, brochure, or website. I understand that the Director of Communal Life and Learning (Director) reserves the right to change the program activities or instructors and cancel programs should the Director deem that it is necessary and appropriate to do so.
Photo Release: The JCA may use photos taken of your child or family (without names or other identifying information) for publicity, JCA website, and for grant applications. Identifying photos will never be posted on Facebook or other social media. (*You may request a Photo Release opt-out form in the JCA office)
Parent Communication Service: I agree to be added to the parent communication app service. Your information will not be used for any solicitation or superfluous communications.
Expectations/Dismissal: I have informed the Director of any limitations my child has and agreed to abide by the Director's judgment as to whether or not the needs of my child can be accommodated. I understand that non-disclosure of any physical, emotional or behavioral issues may result in the dismissal of the child from the program with no refund. I understand that my child must follow the stated behavior expectations and safety rules and that the Director reserves the right to dismiss any child whose behavior interferes with the rights and safety of others or consistently disrupts group dynamics and/or activities. In such cases no refunds will be given.
Authorized Pick Up: I understand that only authorized adults are allowed to pick up my child from any JCA event. Authorized adults include Parents/Guardians on the registration form. I must inform the program administrative staff of any additional authorized adults.
Family Programs: Family programs will be clearly designated as such throughout the year. When attending a family program, parents/guardians are expected to participate with their child and monitor their child's behavior. While we have staff at these programs running activities, their role is not the same as it is during a school session, and they are not able to provide extensive individualized supervision for children.
Sun and Bugs: I understand that outdoor exploration is an integral part of the JCA program and that my child may be exposed to things like sun, ticks and insects. I understand that it is my responsibility to apply sunscreen and insect repellent to my child prior to bringing them to the program. I hereby give permission for JCA staff to assist my child with the application of sunscreen, insect repellent and/or topical anti-itch cream. I understand that some ticks may transmit diseases after being attached for over 24 hours and it is my responsibility to do a thorough body check of my child every day and to remove any ticks that may become attached. I understand that if a child finds a tick on their body, trained staff will remove it and save it if possible so you have the option to test it. I am responsible to do a complete check upon my child’s return home.
Medical Consent: I do hereby request that the JCA staff take whatever steps necessary to secure medical treatment for my child in the event that my child appears to be in need of such treatment. I consent to the rendering of all necessary treatment, including admission to a hospital or other appropriate health care facility, and I accept financial responsibility for the expense. I authorize the agents or employees of JCA to execute whatever forms might be necessary to ensure complete and adequate care of my child.
Release from Liability, Indemnification Agreement and Covenant Not to Sue: In consideration for use of the facilities and program at the JCA, I COVENANT NOT TO SUE and agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS The Jewish Community of Amherst, its agents and employees from any and all causes of action, claims, demands, losses or costs of any nature whatsoever arising out of, or in any way relating to, my child's participation in a JCA event/program. I hereby certify that I have full knowledge of the nature and extent of risks inherent in the JCA event/program, and that I am voluntarily assuming all risks, whether known or unknown. I further understand that the terms of this agreement are legally binding and I certify that I am accepting this agreement after having carefully read and understood the same, of my own free will.
Payment, Cancellation, and Refund: We understand that you may need to cancel altogether. Please inform JCA program administrative staff as soon as possible to notify us of the cancellation. We refund all but $200 in the case of withdrawal (e.g., move, we cannot meet a child's needs) within the 1st month of the beginning of school. THERE IS NO REFUND AFTER YOUR CHILD’S FIRST MONTH OF SCHOOL.