Parents will need to furnish the following information for all students entering the Deer Valley Unified School District:
- A birth certificate or a certified copy
- An immunization record
- Proof of residency (utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement, escrow doc., etc.)
- Legal guardian or custody papers, if applicable
- Official withdrawal form from the previously attended school (grades 1st - 12th)
The State of Arizona has revised the immunization requirements for preschool, kindergarten and first grade children entering school for childcare. In addition to Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT) and Polio (OPV) immunizations, youngsters need to complete a second dose of the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine and receive at least the first dose in a series of three for Hepatitis B prior to starting school. Children entering Preschool will need Hep A immunizations, there are two needed. Children entering Childcare, Preschool, Kindergarten, First and 7th grade will need to have had Varicella disease (Chicken Pox) or an immunization.
Parents and guardians should contact their physician, the Arizona Immunization Program Office (602-230-5852) or their school nurse if they have questions or would like clarification. Copies of the immunization form are available at all district schools. The form includes a place for certification of religious, medical or personal exemptions, if appropriate.
Pupils who lack documentary proof of immunization shall not attend school during outbreak periods of communicable immunization-preventable diseases as determined by the Arizona Department of Health Services or local health department. The department of health services or local health department shall transmit notice of this determination to the school administrator responsible for the exclusion of the pupils.
The Deer Valley district offers parents the opportunity to express their preference for any district school. Students can request a open enrollment to attend any school in the district provided space is available. Parents registering their children at a school other than their home school will be responsible for transportation. Principals at each school will accept open enrollment requests based upon capacity as determined by current enrollment and an anticipated growth margin. To determine home school, refer to the attendance boundary maps or check our database with your address.
Registration is normally done at the school of attendance. Most school offices are closed during the month of July, and reopen two weeks before the opening day of school. It is especially important for students entering middle school or high school to meet with the school officials to plan their courses as soon as possible.
If your child has disabilities, has been identified as gifted or has been receiving special help, contact Student Support Services at 623-445-4943.