Welcome Future Bears!

Warren High School Transition Guide

The Transition Guide was created to highlight all the fantastic opportunities available at Warren High School. Students can begin exploring interests and begin mapping out their path towards college and/or career opportunities. The Transition Guide also contains all the information students and families need to connect with the various support staff and departments on campus.
Meet the administrative team, your counselors, ASB and Athletic Directors, and many other special program staff, all eagerly waiting to welcome you to Warren High School, Home of the Bears!

Link Crew

Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience.

Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Link Crew trains members of the junior and senior classes to be Link Leaders. As positive role models, Link Leaders are motivators, leaders, and teachers who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

The Link Crew high school transition program provides the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses and understands that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.

link crew students


Student Attendance Expectations

Class attendance is considered to be an integral part of the learning experience at Warren High School. As such, students must actively participate in instructional activities designed by the teacher and missing these learning experiences may affect students’ academic success.

Students must abide by the following attendance expectations:

  • Attendance will be taken daily in each block/period and students will communicate daily with assigned teachers in order to be marked “Present”.
  • Students will inform teachers if they are unable to attend class if there are extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending class.

Reporting/Clearing Absences

Please report any absence of your student through Q Parent Connect. https://parentconnection.dusd.net All absences must be reported by a parent or guardian through this website within 10 days of the initial absence. Please note that this will be the only way to clear student absences and voicemails will not suffice. A guide for reporting absences with screenshots can be accessed here.

We encourage you to regularly review your student’s daily attendance and tardy record. Failure to clear absences within the time frame may impact student eligibility to participate in sports and extracurriculars.

If you have any questions, please leave a voicemail on our Attendance Support Hotline at (562) 469-7379 and one of our Attendance staff members will return your call.


Activity Eligibility Guidelines

These guidelines apply to ALL grade levels and pertain to all:

  • sporting events
  • school dances (including Prom)
  • class field trips
  • any other school-sponsored activities

1. Thirteen (13) or more unexcused period absences - Any student with 13 or more will be ineligible.

2. Outstanding Detention and/or Saturday School - Any student who willfully skips assigned detention and/or Saturday School will be ineligible.

3. Downey Unified School District attendance policy BP/AR 2160:

a. Parent/Guardians are allowed to excuse up to 7 days of absences. Beginning on the 8th absence, all absences must be verified by a physician, school nurse, health assistant or an appropriate school employee. Absences not verified will be considered unexcused.

b. Parent/Guardian will have 10 school days to verify the absence, beginning on the day the student returns to school.

c. For additional information, please reference our Parent/Student Guide under Parent Resources on our District website.

4. Unverified absences - After 10 days, unverified absences will only be excused by attending Saturday School or by providing legal documentation specifying the dates to be excused.

Attendance can be reviewed and excused using Parent Connect.

Off-Campus Passes

If a parent/guardian needs to take their student out of school before the end of the school day, the parent needs to write a note, send it with their student the same day, and have their student turn in the note to the attendance office before school.  The off-campus pass will be ready for the student to pick up during snack.  Please make sure that the note has the following information:

  1. Name and ID of student
  2. Time and reason for the early dismissal
  3. Signature of the parent or legal guardian only

The attendance office will contact the parent to verify authenticity of the note.  If unable to contact the parent or legal guardian, the student will not be permitted to leave campus.

Out of an abundance of caution and safety, only the parent or legal guardian has the authority to request an early dismissal. “Emergency contacts” are to be utilized by the school in case of a school emergency.  Students will not be released to emergency contacts unless the Attendance Office has been provided with written authorization from parent/guardian ahead of time.  Anyone checking out a student must have a valid ID card.