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    The control of communicable ("catching") disease/illlnesses during the school year is a difficult problem and a grave responsibility.  The first responsibility must fall upon the home as parents/guardians know the normal appearance of their children and should be the first to detect signs of illness. Now, more than ever, Parents will need to check their child for illness before coming to school. 

    The following rules will help control communicable diseases in the community.  Please keep this information at a convenient location for reference. Do not send your child if he/she shows signs of illness. Do not send a sick child to school for the nurse to decide whether he/she should be in school. If in doubt, call the family physician.

    Steps to follow if your child is showing signs of your child is having signs of illness (even one symptom):

    1. Please keep your child home and Contact School to report SICK ABSENCE. Keep child home till they feel better and symptoms have resolved. COVID testing is NOT required but please Contact Nurse if you have COVID positive case to report or if you have questions regarding illness symptoms and returning to school. HOME COVID TESTS are available at the Sunrise Health Office. Contact Nurse to pick up testing kit if needed. There is limited supplies of HOME COVID TESTS. HOME COVID TEST are for Sunrise Students ONLY to assist in their return to school sooner. 

    2. Follow Isolation guidelines- Maricopa County Guidelines for Signs of Illness

    3. Follow Return to School guidelines- DVUSD guidelines on illness

    A- See a health care provider and or recieve a negative PCR or antigen COVID-19 test, AND provide written proof of the negative test to the campus nurse, AND no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine AND symptoms have resolved.


    B- Your child does not see a healthcare provider and then the following must occur: Child must stay home from school for ten (5) days from when symptoms first appeared, AND at least 24 hours after last fever without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have resolved.


    C-Your child may return to school if symptoms are confirmed by a healthcare provider to be part of a known chronic noninfectious condition (e.g., allergies, asthma, migraines); OR the child a laboratory-confirmed alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider (e.g. STrep Throat or Influenza), AND at least 24 hours after last fever without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have resolved. 

    If seeking COVID testing sites, Review these flyers for testing sites:COVID testing sites 

    If you Follow up with MD for chronic illness diagnoses, please review taps on the side for diagnoses-if needing further medical treatments at school. 



    Some of the signs and symptoms of acute illness are:



    FEVER (oral temp 100.0 over higher)

    Running Nose or Congestion

    Loss of Taste/Smell



    Rash, Undiagnosed Rash

    Red/watering eyes

    Flushed face/Paleness



    Swelling to Face/Neck

    Shortness of Breath

    Head Lice/Nits

    Continuous Pain

    Restlessness at Night/Fatigue


    KEEP HIM/HER HOME UNTIL SIGNS OF ILLNESS HAVE RESOLVED OR TEMPERATURE HAS BEEN NORMAL ONE WHOLE DAY. Normal temperature is about 98.6 F.  Take temperature at mid‑afternoon each day if you suspect it is above normal.  The student can return to school after parent has followed quarantine/isolation guidelines from the Maricopa County Public Health or physician health plan for student. If there is any doubt of health concerns, call the family physician.  If every parent follows these procedures, it will save much suffering and the spread of contagious diseases, some of which may be life‑threatening. 

    Don't hesitate to call your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child.