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Here at the Desert Sunset Health Office, we care for students in need of medical attention. Whether that involves administering approved medications or mending a scraped knee, our staff is here during school hours to ensure our students stay safe and healthy. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any health questions or concerns.

When your child is ill

The last thing we like to hear is that one of our students is sick. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please let the front office know and keep your child home until they recover.

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Deep cough
  • Congestion/runny nose unrelated to allergies

If a student becomes sick while on campus, we will contact you and care for them here in the health office until you are able to pick them up.

In the case of a communicable disease such as chickenpox or pink eye, please don’t bring your child back to school until 24 hours have passed since the last sign of illness.

In case of emergency

When it comes to children, we do our best to expect the unexpected. We also do our best to plan ahead in case of emergencies, which is why we ask that you help us out by keeping your child’s emergency contact information up to date. If we are unable to contact you in the event of an emergency, injury, or illness, we will reach out to your child’s listed emergency contacts. If you need to make any changes to what we have on file, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

If your child has any food allergies or has a disease such as diabetes or asthma, it is important that you keep this information on file as well so we can work together to ensure their safety.


Our district complies with the Arizona Department of Health Services regarding student immunization guidelines. If you have any questions regarding immunizations, please refer to the SMUSD Immunization page.