DUSD launches summer enrichment programs

DOWNEY – Beginning the first two weeks in June, Downey Unified School District will be launching its summer enrichment programs for students, including summer school at each high school, Extended School Year programs (for special needs students), Summer 101 and STEAMworks.

Available at Columbus, Downey and Warren high schools, summer school programs are available for high school students Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from June 6 to July 13. 

A summer enrichment program titled STEAMworks will be located at Lewis, Price and Unsworth elementary schools as well as Sussman Middle School, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., beginning June 12 through July 17.  This program instructs them on the basis of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). 

Summer 101, a five-week program for kindergarten through eighth-grade students, will be located at Griffiths Middle School, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon beginning June 12 through July 7.

Downey Unified is also participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program, providing meals without charge to all children, ages 18 and younger Monday through Friday.

For any questions regarding the summer enrichment programs, please contact each respective school site for additional information.  For any questions regarding the Seamless Summer Food Services Program, please contact the Department of Nutrition Services at (562) 469-6672.

The Downey Unified School District’s office hours have also been altered during the summer school schedule, only open Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.