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Important Documents

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:

2023–2024 Illness Policy
2023–2024 Medication Policy
2023–2024 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

2023–2024 Letter to DUSD Parents: English | Spanish

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.

students at a robotics competition

Attendance

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.

ABSENCES MUST BE CLEARED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN WITHIN 10 DAYS.

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.

Helpful Information

Athletics Participation

Learn more about joining a sport.

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

School Zone Traffic Laws

Become familiar with the special laws related to keeping schools safe. Learn more: School Zone Traffic Laws

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

Common Sense Media

Discover family-friendly media you feel good about sharing with your kids. Entertainment and technology recommendations for families.

Visit: commonsensemedia.org