A birth certificate or a certified copy
An immunization record
Proof of residency (utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement, escrow doc., etc.)
- Parent Identification
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), Varicella (Chicken Pox) 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 Hepatitis A immunizations (there are two needed) and 3-4 Hib vaccines. Children turning 11 years old, regardless of grade, will need to have a Tdap and Meningitis Vaccine.
Parents and guardians should contact their physician, the Arizona Immunization Program Office (602-364-3630) 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.
For information on free immunization clinics, please visit maricopa.gov/1809/Locations or call the Maricopa County Department of Public Health at 602-506-6900.
(Ref. DVUSD Policy JLCB)
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.