The Arizona DHS Record (Blue Card) and How Eleyo Helps

– July 19, 2016

The first day of school is filled with unbridled excitement, well-crafted lesson plans, new outfits, and long registration lines. Wait – one of those things is not like the other. While the first day of school is an opportunity to kick off the academic year on the right foot, many Arizona school districts experience a rocky start due to newly-implemented registration requirements.

Arizona residents planning to enroll their child or children for onsite child care must complete, sign, and submit an Emergency, Information, and Immunization Record card. Also known as a blue card. Since the form must be completed prior to drop-off, many parents find themselves waiting in line as school administration staff work to get each student eligible for enrollment.

What is the Blue Card?

Arizona Blue CardBefore we get started, this registration document has three interchangeable names: Blue Card, DHS record, and Emergency, Information, and Immunization Record Card. Regardless of what it’s called, the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) Bureau of Child Care Licensing requires a completed blue card before a parent or guardian can enroll a child.

The DHS record is a two-page form where a child’s emergency information, immunization information, and medical information is collected. The form is available online, and it must be physically signed by a parent or guardian before any students can receive school-aged care.

Schools and programs must comply with the Department of Health Services (DHS) Card requirements, but just because they have to participate doesn’t mean the process has to be painful for staff and parents.

How Eleyo Helps

Using Eleyo, parents can fill out the DHS Card online. Then, schools can simply print the filled-out forms and have them ready for parent signatures on the first day of school. This relieves the district’s workload and saves significant amounts of time for both schools and parents.  

Eleyo’s system also saves your answers and auto-fills them for the next season or academic year. For example, students registered for 2016-17 academic year using our online Blue Card system can complete future registrations, for summer sessions or the next academic year, using autofill. This way all the answers from the last registration automatically populate, and parents can adjust or update any information that’s no longer correct.

Why Arizona School Districts Needs Eleyo

Eleyo works with customers to solve problems. It wasn’t until our team learned about the issues blue cards were causing Arizona school districts and families that our developers implemented new features. Eleyo is structured in a way that makes adding new features seamless. A number of school districts in Arizona already use Eleyo to make their schools better. If you’d like to learn more about Eleyo and what it can do for your district, get in touch with us.

 
Joe Hickey

About The Author

Joe Hickey

Joe is the Business Development Manager at Eleyo. Joe comes to Eleyo with a background in solving problems and helping companies succeed. He’s passionate about helping others and building strong relationships with his customers. He also is an expert in school software and community education management. When he’s not in the office, you can find him on the golf course or hockey rink, depending on the season.