DUSD’s Response to the Coronavirus

Adapting as a Community

The Downey Unified community is forward-thinking and always looking to strive for the best…because our kids deserve the best! Find out how we continue to adjust our strategy as more news and regulations related to the Coronavirus are released.

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As we continue to transition through the various phases of the pandemic, I would like to thank all of our students and families for their patience, flexibility and grace as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented and ever-changing landscape together.

Dr. John A. Garcia, Jr., Ph.D.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Are face masks required on campus?

Masks are recomended, not required, on any school campus and at the district office.

What does a higher-grade surgical mask mean?

Only a suggestion for students to wear these higher grade masks at this time, please click here to read more about the details of higher-grade surgical masks.

Can my student have a desk shield?

Yes. Please let your child’s teacher know you would like a desk shield made available for your child.

Is there still a daily COVID Screener for students?

No. Beginning this new school year, 2022-23, the Daily COVID Screener has been put on hold; however, it can be reinstated at any time, so please make sure your contact information is up to date to ensure you recieve the latest updates from the district and your child’s school. 

What if my student travels outside the state or country?

Please see the travel advisoryand guidance per the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. Please click the link above or contact your school nurse if you have any questions.

What is considered a "close contact"?

A “close contact” is someone who waswithin 6-feet of a person with COVID for more than 15 minutes.

Will I be contacted if my student is considered a "close contact"?

Your schoolwill contact you directly and give you instructions on the next steps, such as testing,quarantine requirements and arranging for school work.

What cleaning and sanitizing protocols are taking place at schools?

Eachschool day, all classrooms, restrooms and workspaces are sanitized, with specialattention on high-touch surfaces. All cleaning products have been selected fromthe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved list “N” as effectiveagainst COVID-19. Custodial and other staff responsible for cleaning andsanitizing schools surfaces and objects are trained on manufacturer’s directionsand Cal/OSHA protocols.

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Free and Low Cost Internet

Downey Unified is committed to continuing learning for all students. We understand that not all families have access to high speed Internet access at home at this time. Below are resources for families to obtain low cost Internet access.

Free Wi-Fi Access through the Downey City Library

Virtual Library sites throughout the City of Downey provide free access to the internet. All you need is your Downey City Library card and PIN.

Visit https://www.downeylibrary.org/freewifi

Low-cost Internet and Assistance:

EveryoneOn (Find offers)

EveryoneOn works with a wide range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and device providers to bring low-cost internet service and affordable devices to those who need it.

If you qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) EveryoneOn will provide you with enrollment assistance to provide information about all available low-cost Internet offers and help you navigate through the application process from start to finish.

You may qualify for affordable home internet if you are participating in one of the following programs:

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)
  • Medi-cal
  • Have a household income under $40,000/year

Visit www.everyoneon.org

Acceso gratuito a Wi-Fi a través de la biblioteca de la ciudad de Downey

Los sitios de la biblioteca virtual en toda la ciudad de Downey brindan acceso gratuito a Internet. Todo lo que necesita es su tarjeta y PIN de la biblioteca de Downey.

Visit: https://www.downeylibrary.org/freewifi

Internet y asistencia a bajo costo:

EveryoneOn (Encuentre ofertas)

EveryoneOn ayuda a llevar un servicio de Internet de bajo costo y dispositivos asequibles a aquellos que lo necesitan. EveryoneOn trabaja con una amplia gama de proveedores de servicios de Internet (ISP) y proveedores de dispositivos para presentar sus soluciones de bajo costo en nuestra plataforma.

Si usted califica para el Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar (NSLP, por sus siglas en día) EveryoneOn le proporcionará asistencia de inscripción para proporcionar información sobre todas las ofertas de Internet de bajo costo disponibles y ayudarle a navegar a través del proceso de solicitud de principio a fin.

Usted puede calificar para Internet residencial asequible si participa en uno de los siguientes programas:

  •  Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar (NSLP)
  •  Ingreso suplementario de seguridad (solo para solicitantes mayores de 65 años)
  • Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI)
  • Medi-Cal
  • Un ingreso familiar inferior a $40,000/año

Visite www.everyoneon.org

Enroll From a Distance

Like our classrooms this fall, enrollment is now available online for your convenience.

Transitioned to paperless online registration TK-12


Phone Compatible

Now able to accept electronic payments

Designated stations at each school site for parents