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Downey Library

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Wellness

Important Documents

Griffiths Guide

This student handbook will assist you to be organized in your studies and inform you of our school policies and procedures.
Download: English

School Parent Involvement Policy

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

School Parent Compact

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

Internet Acceptable Usage Agreement

While internet resources can provide tremendous opportunities for education, please become familiar with the uses that are prohibited by the District.
Download: English

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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.

Download: Middle School Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Form

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

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) 904-3580

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

Get Connected

Q-Parent Connect

Q-Parent Connect will allow you to access student grades, attendance, and additional information. Once enrollment is complete, the parent/guardian should receive a Parent Connection account log-in and temporary password.

  • If you do not remember your Q-ParentConnection pin or password, please use the links under the Login button to receive that information.
  • If you do not currently have a Q-ParentConnection account, please contact your child’s 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

Downey USD App

Stay connected with your student’s grades and attendance. Parents can also listen to or read dialers and emails with important information sent home from the school and district.

  1. Download app from your app store
  2. Follow Doty
  3. Click on Parent Connection
  4. Enter pin and password from Q-Parent Connect
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

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School

  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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