There are situations that may require another adult to take care of your child who is a minor, these could be occasioned by a trip or a school activity which requires travel to a location that’s away from home. As a parent or a guardian it is a requirement by law to give your consent on your child being away from home while in the care of another adult. A good way to lawfully do this is by the use of a permission slip.
What is a Permission Slip?
If you are in the United States a permission slip refers to a document that a given school or organization sends home through the use of a student to a parent or guardian to obtain consent for the student to travel under the care of the school or the respective organization for a specific event or field trip.
It is a requirement by law for these documents to be provided by organizations or schools. This is in order for them to be legally allowed to take care of students especially those who are considered to be minors during a trip. Though this may vary from state to state or between different countries these laws are generally present and this is in accordance with the laws that minors must be given consent by their parents as well as guardian in order for them to be transported by another adult. The key information that can be obtained from a permission slip might include the student’s name, the location where the field trip will be held as well as the emergency contact information.
This site recognizes the importance of issuance of a permission slips and we have permission slip templates that various schools or organizations can use to simply the process of designing and producing them.
In case you are part of a school or a preschool that operates on a system that makes use of these slips to obtain permission from parents for their kids to engage in various activities, you can freely download and make use of our exquisite permission slip templates. Our templates can be easily customize to fit your specific needs and you can comfortably use them to ask for the permission of parents or guardians to let their children take part in some activities as well as field trips.
You will help in guaranteeing the safety of students with our templates that are Microsoft Word and Excel compatible. You will thus be in a position to easily and more conveniently manage field trip or any other campus initiated trip or event. By choosing to use our permission slips you will be able to appreciate the magic and great help of online slips in improving on the safety of the school life of children, their parents and generally your school or respective faculty.
Our versatile templates will enable you to allow faculty members to let in parents on the activities that it hosts and they can be used for various things such as;
Permission slips usually come in either of the two ways that will be outlined below:
Both types will contain information that will be explaining the activity that your child will be engaging in and they will also indicate that you have given your consent for your child to take part in them. Both will also include the date as well as the time for the respective activities. Apart from these similarities they are different from each other.
The blanket permission slips normally have a complete waiver of liability. By consenting to this slip you will be agreeing that the school may not be liable for any injury to your child during the trip no matter what or who caused the injury. This means that any mistake committed by the school or teacher due to negligence will not be held accountable to any injury to your child during the trip. The word is ‘may’ because these kind of slips are disliked by many courts in various states and it is likely that the waiver may not be enforceable.
On the other hand the informed consent permission slips will explain the school activity and any other natural or inherent risk/s that can be occasioned by the nature of the trip. By appending your signature you will be agreeing that the school will not be liable to any injury to your child occasioned by the inherent risks. However the school will be held liable to any injury caused by their own negligence and not the inherent risks.
It is good to know which type of permission slip you are dealing to avoid consenting to something that you will regret in future.
The site specifically offers field trip permission slip templates that will help to easily and more conveniently come up with suitable field trip permission slips. It is also good to note that our slips come with a cut-away section located at the bottom. This cut away section should have the emergency contact information as well as the signature that the student will need to return the slip to the teacher. They are good and easily customizable letter as well as permission slips that can be sent home with the students.
Our field trip permission slip has a section at its top that can be used to elaborate on the activity to the parents and guardians as well. There are also two tables at the middle that can be used to quickly provide the most salient details as relates to the activity. These could be the location, the date, time and what is required for the activity.
As mentioned earlier on what is striking about our field trip permission slips is the cut-away sections at the bottom. This will enable you to have a way of ensuring that the students can more easily bring back the signature as well as the contact information of their parents’ or guardians’.
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As much as teachers would like to take their students to various escapades there is a need for them to provide permission slips to obtain the consent of the parents or guardians. Parents and guardians normally fill out the slip and this signifies that they have given their consent for their children to take part in the respective activities, mostly school-related activities such as field trips. They act as a good way to provide information to parents concerning the activities and they can also more importantly act as a legal cover for the school.
It is also good to remember that one needs to get their supervisors’ permission before taking a trip. An adequate permission slip should be able to provide clear details for a given activity and it should also be able to give the parents an easy time in deciding to consent to giving their children to engage in the given activity. The signature of the parents is legally binding.
The steps outlined below are a summary with a brief account of what has been outlined above. Key issues have been elaborated as far as the permission slip is concerned.
Coming up with a permission slip should be easy after going through the steps outlined in this article. You can also make use of our permission slip templates to ease your work. You can also check out and use our lds permission slips. Let this site simplify your work and help you to easily and more conveniently obtain the parents’ consent for a field trip as well as other school activities.
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