Regular Attendance is the key factor to your success!
The Attendance Staff is here to assist students and parents with any questions and concerns that will ensure the success of your student’s attendance here at Downey High School.
A phone call or note from the parent/guardian is required to excuse absences that are verified in accordance with the Education Code and Board Policy (C.A.C. Title 5, Sec. 420). The Attendance office can be reached at (209) 576-4222. Excused absences allow the student to make up work that occurred during the absence (2 school days for each day missed).
Responsibility for requesting missed work lies with the student.
Should the attendance office receive the phone call prior to 1:30 p.m. on the same day that the student is absent, he/she will not be required to come to the attendance office for a re-admit to class. The teachers will receive notification indicating the absence.
If a phone call is not received on the day of the absence, the student will be required to come to the attendance office upon their return for a re-admit slip. If a student brings a note to clear the absence, these notes must be in pen, include the full name of the student, state the date(s) and reason for absence, and have a parent/guardian signature.