Downey School Core Values
Welcome to the Downey Elementary School! Our school is an inclusive K-5 building that provides an excellent education to all students. At Downey School we believe that learning is a partnership between the child, parent/guardian, and Downey School professionals. As a staff, we believe that open and honest communication with parents/guardians is important, and we value the input from parents/guardians. To ensure that Downey School is a safe environment for all students and staff to take academic/professional risks, we live by the 6 Downey School Core Values:
Courage, Pride, Excellence, Respect, Responsibility, Inclusion
November 13, 2020
Dear Downey Community,
I am amazed that we are just about 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving and we are still in person at Downey School. Thank you to the entire Downey community for adhering to the COVID safety guidelines, this is why Downey is still open!
This past Monday we welcomed all grade 2 students for in-person learning four days a week. On November 16th, we will welcome all grade 3 students back to Downey for in-person instruction. The district heard feedback from both teachers and parents that it is very hard for these young learners to learn via zoom three days a week. We listened to the input and found a way to bring these young learners back to school. In order to accommodate full classes, there have been many classroom moves throughout the building. Every single classroom is filled with students, as well as the library, cafeteria, and gym. We are at full capacity here at Downey School!
Hybrid Model Updates:
If a student is absent, there is no longer the option to zoom into the classroom for instruction. If your child is quarantining for 14 days, the teacher can provide school work for the student, so they don’t fall behind. However, if your child is traveling, teachers will not be providing school work ahead of time. The student will make up their work when they return from their travels.
All students K-5 including Fully Remote Students are required to receive the influenza vaccine by December 31, 2020.
Thank-you to many of you who have sent in your documentation already.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is critically important to reduce the impact of respiratory illness on our community.
After your student/students' vaccination, please remember to e-mail the documentation to: email@example.com
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
PTO Updates & Information: 2019
Minutes from the September 11, 2018, PTO Meeting
Minutes from the October 2, 2018, PTO meeting
Minutes from the November 6, 2018, PTO meeting
Minutes from the December 5, 2018, PTO meeting
Minutes from the February 5, 2019, PTO meeting
Minutes from the March 5, 2019, PTO meeting
Minutes from April 22, 2019, PTO meeting
Minutes from the May 7, 2019, PTO meeting
Minutes from the June 4, 2019, PTO meeting
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Downey Gift Book Program
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