Health Attestation Form

Buncombe County Schools will begin transitioning from our HSSA program (bus health monitor) to a parent attestation program beginning on November 30. This means parents will need to perform the wellness check before sending their child to the bus stop.

Beginning the week of November 16, students will bring home a health attestation form that parents must review and follow the provided guidance. Essentially, each morning beginning on Monday, November 30, parents will need to take their child’s temperature and answer “no” to the provided health questions in order to allow their child to ride the bus.

Please know that bus riders, just like car riders, will now receive their wellness check and temperature screening when they arrive at school. Please see the email in conjunction with this call for more information.

The question’s you’ll need to ask are:

--Have any of the children you are sending to the bus stop had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or has any health department or health care provider been in contact with you and advised you to quarantine?

--Have any of the children you are sending to the bus stop had any of these symptoms?
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New cough
New loss of taste or smell

--Since you were last at school, have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please do not send your child to school.