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.
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY
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.