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Important Documents

Student Handbook: Pioneer Passport

This document contains school policies and procedures you and your student should know.
Download: English

Home School Compact

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

Parent Involvement Policy

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

Sign Up for the PTA

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Internet 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

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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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 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.


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

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) 904-3572

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

Technical Support

DUSD Help Desk

Monday – Friday

The best way to reach the help desk is by email.

In person help is available: 7 am – 4 pm

Phone help is available: 6 am – 4 pm
(562) 469-6905

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.

Meeting: March 11, 2024

Download: Agenda

Meeting: December 4, 2023

Download: Agenda

Download: Minutes

Meeting: September 25, 2023

Download: Agenda

Download: Minutes

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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