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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
  1. Asista a la Noche de Regreso a Clases y a las conferencias de padres y maestros
  2. Visita la escuela y su sitio web
  3. Apoye las expectativas de la tarea
  4. Envíe a su hijo a la escuela bien descansado y listo para aprender
  5. Inculque habilidades de organización
  6. Enseñar habilidades de estudio
  7. Conozca las políticas disciplinarias
  8. Participe en:
    • tutoría o tutoría a estudiantes
    • dando una charla para el día de la carrera
    • asistir a conciertos escolares, obras de teatro y eventos deportivos
    • acompañando excursiones y bailes
    • organizando actividades de recaudación de fondos
    • asistir a las reuniones de la junta escolar
  9. Tomar en serio la asistencia

  10. Tómese el tiempo para hablar sobre la escuela.

Wellness Resources

As a district, our singular concern is the safety and well-being of all our students, families, and staff. To facilitate ease of access, the resources provided on this page have been obtained from trusted national, state, and local government agencies; as well as private organizations and members from a variety of Downey Unified School District programs.

If you are concerned about your child, someone else, or need help for yourself, please reach out to your school office or an organization below:

  • Contact your child’s school counselor through your school’s main line or counseling office during normal business hours (Hours may be adjusted due to the school dismissal.)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
    or text “START” to 741741
  • California Youth Crisis Line  Open 24/7 (800) 843-5200
  • Suicide Prevention Center (800) 727-4747
  • Teen Line for teen to teen help: teenlineonline.org or text “TEEN” to 839863
  • Care Solace 24/7 Support, (888) 515-0595
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT) ACCESS Line (800) 854-7771

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