Our DD is beginning preschool in fall. She is selectively vaccinated. We submitted her vaccination chart filled out by the doctor with his note "religious exemption".
Today we got a letter that we needed to fill out a form and submit a letter stating that we were requesting the exemption (no problem). What I didn't like was the tone of the letter, which made me feel like a criminal. (I guess it wasn't actually nasty but it made me feel bad) The phrasing was that despite her lack of immunizations, the school will be willing to accept her as a student based on our acceptance of the following, and then they proceeded to list all this stuff, like if there is an outbreak in our area of anything she's not vaccinated against she will be taken out of school; we have to give 4 additional emergency contacts and if she is slightly sick she will be sent home immediately; we hold harmless and indemnify the school, several things, blah blah blah.
I just want to know if this is a pretty standard letter. I mean, sure, if there's an outbreak in the area, I'm gonna be taking her over there to expose her and keep her home anyway. I'm not gonna blame the school. Emergency contacts, fine. I get it and all but it made me feel awful. This is totally the right school for us in every other way so I think it's especially hard for me.
Feedback, please. My older daughter had a different father so she was fully vaxed, so this is my first time dealing with the schools. Thanks all.