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Important Documents

Student Handbook

This document contains school policies and procedures that students and parents should know.
Download: English

Parent Involvement Policy

The document outlines a parent involvement policy for the school, fostering collaboration between school and families.
Download: English & Spanish

Home School Compact

This document explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all our students reach grade level standards.
Download: English | Spanish

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Wellness Resources

For Students

For Parents

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Virtual Calming Rooms

Helpful Information

Athletics Participation

Requirements: There are three main requirements to sign up for a sport.

  1. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA along with good citizenship.
  2. Must have a completed Physical Evaluation Form on file.
  3. Must have an Emergency Card on file.

DUSD Sports By Laws

i-Ready

i-Ready is an online program that will help determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows teachers to meet your student exactly where they are and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains.

Learn more: Visit the Family Center

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

End-of-year statewide test results to get a complete picture of your child’s learning.

Learn more: CAASPP: A Parent’s Guide

School Zone Traffic Laws

Become familiar with the special laws related to keeping schools safe. Learn more: School Zone Traffic Laws

Common Sense Media

Discover family-friendly media you feel good about sharing with your kids. Entertainment and technology recommendations for families.

Visit: commonsensemedia.org

School Site Council

WHAT IS A SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL?

School Site Councils are the major part of the overall decision-making structure at our school. They are a very special group of people who are elected by their peers to represent the members of a school community. Their primary role is to guide the Site Planning Process to ensure that the needs of all students are specifically addressed in the School Site Plan. The School Site Plan is a living document that highlights the goals for the school and the programs and dollars that the school needs to turn these goals into a reality for students.

2023-2024 School Site Council Meeting Dates

See: Schedule

Parent Participation Opportunities

Each year, we ask for volunteers who would be interested in being elected to serve on our school’s School Site Council. This committee is comprised of nominated teachers, students, administrators and parents.

Your responsibilities would be to attend a few meetings throughout the year. The function of the committee is to review and update the school plan, review its implementation and effectiveness, and help develop a budget and approve expenditures.

If you are interested, please fill out the form: Parent Participation Form

English Language Advisory Council (ELAC)

If your student has been identified and classified as an English Learner, then we would like to ask if you would be interested in serving on our English Language Advisory Council.  English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), is a group of parents and guardians who voice their opinions and help to create a program for the Limited English Proficient (LEP) students.  ELAC discusses funding, classes, books, attendance and other topics that affect the English Learners (EL).

If you are interested: Submit Interest Form

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed 

  1. Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  2. Visit the school and its website
  3. Support homework expectations
  4. Send your child to school well-rested and ready to learn
  5. Instill organization skills
  6. Teach study skills
  7. Know the disciplinary and bullying policies
  8. Get involved by:
    • mentoring or tutoring students
    • giving a talk for career day
    • attending school concerts, plays, and athletic events
    • chaperoning field trips and dances
    • organizing fundraising activities
    • attending school board meetings
  9. Take attendance seriously
  10. Make time to talk about school
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How to Transfer Back to Warren or Downey High School

Requirements

Transfer ONLY at the beginning of each semester.

Attendance: 85% total attendance rate

Credits: (All courses completed in blocks of 5 or 10 credits)

Seniors Semester 1 160 Credits
Semester 2 190 Credits
Juniors Semester 1 100 Credits
Semester 2 130 Credits
Sophomores Semester 1 60 Credits
Semester 2 90 Credits