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Resources - Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Currently the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Maricopa County Health Department (MCHD) are recommending non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) and community interventions to limit the spread of germs that cause disease.

Because protection from all respiratory viruses is similar, this is a good time to review NPI strategies we can all use to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as the flu. Dysart Unified School District staff take these precautions at our schools in order to ensure a healthy learning environment for students.

Practice Healthy Habits: 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues and wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stop shaking hands. Greet each other in a different way.

Stay Home When Sick:
Stay home when you are sick, and keep sick children home as well. View Dysart’s guidelines on student illness, flu season and helpful hints on when to keep your child home from school. If your child is not at school, remember to report their absence, per our absence procedures. 

Clean Often:
Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces such as keyboards, tablets, phones, or door knobs.
Dysart maintenance staff is regularly sanitizing our campuses, especially frequently-touched objects and surfaces. We have cleaning/sanitizing supplies and sanitizing wands at each site.


Want to learn more about the Coronavirus, what it is, situation updates and prevention tips? Below are links to trusted sources of information that might help.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is offering free, online learning resources including engaging videos, downloadable resources, free Carmen Sandiego activities, games, and videos, as well as support for educators, families, and students.

Scholastic offers day-by-day projects, online resources, and activities to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe is giving K-12 institutional customers globally — who currently make Creative Cloud apps available to students who login through on-campus labs — the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a great online learning website for students of all ages. The site offers short video lessons on thousands of topics, and their programs are personalized to allow children to learn at their own pace. To top it off, all videos and resources are free for all users. Check out their daily schedules for students ages 4-18. 

TIME for Kids offers interesting articles, photos and videos on topics like politics, the environment, entertainment, sports and health. 

Learn to code online! provides free K-12 computer science lessons and games to help students learn how to code at an earlier age. is supported by tech company donors, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and many more.

Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids
The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids features fun games, riddles and puzzles, to supplement any online learning for young children. 

PBS Kids
PBS Kids is a great online learning option for K-12 students who love interactive content, including sing-along videos, TV series, games, virtual lessons and more. You can also download their PBS Kids Video app for live-tv streaming.

CoolMath offers online math games that help students ages 3+ with basic math lessons, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, money and more. is appropriate for ages 3 through 12 and includes math games for pre-K students.

National Geographic Kids
What could be cooler than learning about animals? On National Geographic Kids, students of all ages can enjoy science experiments, animal watch cameras and a ton of activities to keep them busy for hours.

Common Sense Media
Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home.  Provide some structure and schedule to your family's day (updated regularly).​
Common Sense Media launched, a free online resource to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of Covid-19. The site is filled with high quality lesson ideas and activities, organized by grade band and a variety of helpful resources for parents and educators, all curated by the team at Common Sense.​

Broadband Resources for Families [PDF]
Internet access during the COVID-19 emergency is more important than ever before. A fast, reliable, and affordable internet connection can help each of us stay connected to healthcare services, school coursework, and each other. High-speed internet is not yet available everywhere in Arizona, but there are many special offers and options to help you find low-cost (or no-cost) internet solutions at the time you need them most.​

Schoology Help:
If you’ve already reached out to your teacher and still need help with Schoology, please contact 623-271-0112 or [email protected] for assistance between 7:45am and 3:45pm, Monday-Friday.

Computer / Device Help:
Please contact our IT Support Hotline at 623-876-7071 or [email protected]

City of Surprise
In response to COVID-19, the City of Surprise is communicating with public health partners at the regional, state, and national level to make sure we’re working together to provide the most accurate and timely information to our community and to safeguard the health and safety of our residents.

El Mirage
The City of El Mirage has created a downloadable document for information.