To report an absence, call (562) 869-7301 x5530 (24 hrs)

Reporting an Absence

All absences must be reported by telephone, in person, or by a signed note.  Parents/guardians must provide the following information:

  • Student name
  • Student ID #
  • Reason for absence
  • Date(s) of absence

If your student is absent 3 or more days in a row, you will need to provide a doctor’s note.

Tardy Policy

Punctuality is important for students to learn so they may achieve their greatest academic potential.  It is important for students to understand that tardiness to class is unacceptable.  Therefore, the students, staff, and parents of Downey High School have implemented the following Tardy Sweep Policy:

  • Students are allowed 3 notes or phone calls each semester stating why the student is late.  Phone calls must be received before the student arrives to school.

Tardy Procedures

When the tardy bell rings, all teachers will lock their  doors.  Doors will remain locked for ten  minutes.  Any students arriving late will  be sent to tardy sweep. All students outside of class without a pass will be  directed to Tardy Sweep where they will remain the entire period. When students arrive to Tardy Sweep, the  following will happen:

  • Students will be required to sign in with their ID number
  • Students will be required to complete an  assignment
  • Students will not be allowed to talk to do class  work
  • Student will be assigned other tasks as  necessary

For more information about Inter and Intra District Permits visit the District Permit page here