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The mission of the Dysart Unified School District Health Services Department is to provide high quality health care that enables students to optimize performance physically, mentally, and emotionally to achieve academic success while minimizing interruptions in the classroom.
The Dysart Unified School District's Health Services Department is dedicated to:

  • Providing effective health education that motivates students to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles that enhance intellectual and personal growth and development
  • Administering health screenings to identify and address deficits that impact academic success
  • Identification of community resources to provide opportunities for health care access for families and staff
  • Monitor, advise, and respond to trends in local and worldwide health issues that may affect the community

Each elementary school is staffed with a health services assistant who is supervised by a rotating Regional Registered Nurse that provides medical consultation, training, and delegation for unlicensed health staff. Each High School is staffed with a Registered Nurse and a health office assistant.


child receiving shot from doctor

Pursuant to A.R.S. 15-872, A.A.C. 702 and 706, a student must be current with the following immunizations to attend Kindergarten through 12th Grade:

  • Diphthera, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP or DT or DTP)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Booster or Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster (Tdap) (Required for students 11 years and older)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis) (for students age 11 and older)

Or have a current exemption form in the approved Department of Health format on file at school. If your student does not meet this requirement, parents will receive a referral notice at the beginning of the year. Students may be excluded from school until the requirements are met.

Immunization Exemptions

If you would like to learn more about vaccine preventable diseases, please click on the link below to obtain a personal beliefs exemption form for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

If you are comfortable with your understanding of vaccine preventable diseases, please complete one of the following forms.

student washing hands
COVID Mitigation

Dysart takes the health and safety of our students and staff seriously. Any staff or student that tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate for a minimum of 5 days. Dysart strongly encourages regular hand washing, and has PPE available upon request. Face coverings and COVID-19 vaccinations are not required.


Child using asthma inhaler

To protect the health and safety of students with chronic health conditions, health staff requires a Medical Management/Action Plan for life threatening conditions be filled out by a medical provider to provide valuable information in the care of the student. For more information, please contact your child’s campus health office. You are encouraged to alert all other school personnel (transportation, nutrition services, teachers, administration) that may have contact with your child, so they are aware of your child's condition and the treatment that may be required during school hours.


health history form with pencil on desk
Health History

Health history is a vital piece of information that communicates the medical history of the student to the health office staff. The health history is part of the Annual Update on the Parent Portal. In the annual update, parents will have the opportunity to:

  • Add or delete medical conditions
  • List the student's Primary Care Provider
  • List medications taken at home
  • Provide consent for health screenings
  • Give approval for over-the-counter medications to be given at school


Hearing and Vision screenings are performed at the beginning of the school year in conjunction with the Arizona State Law and Department of Health Guidelines.

eye chart

Hearing and Vision Screenings performed each year:

  • Preschool, kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades
  • Students new to district and/or special needs
  • Students identified by teachers
  • Provide consent for health screenings
  • At the request of parent/guardian

A parent may choose to opt out of hearing and vision screening by completing and returning the Hearing and Vision Opt-out Form below.