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Downey City Library

i-Ready

TLC Family Resource Center

WeTip: Confidential Reporting

Students are often afraid to report incidents for a multitude of reasons. WeTip’s Reporting System offers an anonymous way for students and their families to report various happenings like wellness concerns, vandalism, bullying and discrimination without fear.

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Wellness Resources

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For Parents

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Important Documents

Parent Involvement Policy (PIP)

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

Parent Student Handbook

The handbook outlines all the school policies and procedures.
Download: English

School-Parent Compact for Achievement

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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School Supply List

This helpful list covers all the supplies your child will need for the year.
View: English & Spanish

Uniform Complaint Procedure

English | Spanish

2024–25 DUSD Parent Student Guide

The Parent Student Guide contains the District policies and procedures you and your student should know to make the most of your school year.

Download the Guide: English | Spanish

Health Policy Information

Please read the documents below for important information about Downey Unified Health, Medication & Illness Policies:

2024–2025 Illness Policy
2024–2025 Medication Policy
2024–2025 Medication Guidelines

Health Forms

A complete list of health forms is available below. Please download, fill out, and turn in any forms that are applicable to your child. Your protections under HIPAA.

Immunization Requirements

All students must be immunized to attend school at DUSD. Please click on the forms and information below to learn more.

Student Accident & Sickness Insurance

Even though we take precautions to protect your child from injuries, accidents can and do happen while students are participating in school activities on campus, on school trips, and during extra-curricular activities and sports.

Although DUSD does not carry medical or dental insurance for your child, a variety of low-cost medical/dental insurance plans are available through Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc.

More Information
Brochure: English | Spanish

2024–2025 Letter to DUSD Parents: English | Spanish

DUSD Parent & Family Engagement Policy

Family engagement is the participation of parents and/or family members in the two-way communication involving student learning and related school activites
English  |  Spanish

Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards

Important information for those who are enrolled in Downey-Montebello SELPA.
English  |  Spanish

Request to Not Release Student Information

Form: English | Spanish

Fees, Charges, and Deposits

Download Information Sheet: English

True Lasting Connections (TLC) Family Resource Center

The TLC Family Resource Center partners with more than 50 agencies dedicated to providing support to children and families within Downey Unified. TLC also ensures that each referred student receives the physical and emotional support they need.

Downey Council PTA H.E.L.P.S.

Information regarding a food pantry sponsored by Downey Council PTA for the students and families of Downey Unified.

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Get Connected with the Downey Unified App

Use the app to stay connected. Parents can also listen to or read dialers and emails with important information sent home from the school and district.

  1. Download the app from your app store
  2. Follow your school
Click this button to get the Q-Parent Connect application on the Apple Store
Click this button to get the Q-Parent Connect application on Google Play

How to Report an Absence

Improving attendance is an essential strategy for reducing achievement gaps. When students reduce absences, they can make more academic gains. Attendance Matters! However, we understand that there are instances beyond our control when a student can not attend school. In that case, please choose one of the following ways to report an absence:

Log on to Parent Connect

parentconnection.dusd.net

Email the Front Office

Send an email with:

Include the following the following information:

  1. Student’s First and Last name
  2. Date of the absence
  3. Reason for the absence
  4. The name of the person calling

Call the Front Office

(562) 904-3583

Leave a voicemail with:

  1. Student’s First and Last name
  2. Date of the absence
  3. Reason for the absence
  4. The name of the person calling

Ways to Help at Home

  • Have your child speak and answer questions in complete sentences.
  • Read with your child every day.
  • Monitor your child’s television, video game, and Internet use.
  • Encourage your child to use the library.
  • Instead of asking, “How was school?” try asking:
    • “What made you smile today?”
    • “Who did you sit with at lunch?”
    • “Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.”

DUSD Tech Help Desk

Monday – Friday
In person 7 am – 4 pm

By phone 6 am – 4 pm
(562) 469-6905

helpdesk@dusd.net

Need help? We are here for you!

The best way to reach the Help Desk is by email.

i-Ready Resources

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.

Parent Training
English | Spanish

Tips for Using i-Ready During School Closures
English | Spanish

Words of Wisdom

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

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