Beginning the week of June 12, 2023, we will be launching our Summer Enrichment Programs for our students, which includes summer school at each of our middle and high schools as well as Extended School Year (ESY) programs and STEAMworks for our elementary students.
The middle school summer program and ESY will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, and will run from June 13 to July 13.
The high school summer program and ESY will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will run from June 15 to July 21.
Downey Unified’s elementary summer enrichment program, STEAMworks, will be located at Carpenter, Gauldin, Price, Rio San Gabriel and Ward elementary schools, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This program, which runs from June 13 to July 13, will enrich approximately 2,400 students by instructing them on the basis of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). The elementary ESY program being held at Alameda Elementary will run from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday though Friday.
In observance of holidays, all summer school programs will not be in session on Monday, June 19 as well as Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.
Also beginning on June 13, our district will be participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program, providing breakfast and lunch at no cost to ALL children ages 18 and younger during the summer school session. Unlike previous years, meals must be eaten on campus as grab-and-go and drive-thru options will not be available this year. Meal distributions will be held Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for lunch throughout the duration of the summer school schedule; however, meals will not be distributed on the holidays noted above.
For any questions regarding the summer programs, please contact each respective school site for additional information. For any questions regarding the Seamless Summer Food Program, please contact our Food Services Department at (562) 469-6672. This institution is an equally opportunity provider.
The upcoming 2023-24 school year will begin for all Downey Unified students on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. Registration for next year will open on July 5, 2023.
If you have any further questions, please call the Registration and Enrollment Help Line: (562) 249-5205, beginning June 20 – through August 11, 2023, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please note that our helpline will be closed on the same holidays as our summer programs – Monday, June 19th, Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th.