Snow Days Make-Up Schedules

Dear David Douglas Community, As you know, this has been a severe winter so far, causing an unusually large number of snow days. The District has had 9 snow days to date. We typically see no more than 1-2 in a given year. This has created an enormous loss of critical instruction… Read more »


School Board Recognition Month

The David Douglas School District joins the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.” David Douglas’ seven School Board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors… Read more »

Snowy Road crop

Inclement Weather Procedures

With winter weather comes uncertainty about school closures, delays and snow bus routes. Here is some clarification regarding David Douglas’ procedures. The decision to keep school open, to close, or to have a delayed opening is based on our ability to safely transport students to and from school. Please discuss with your… Read more »

EPAP—Community improvements in action at David Douglas

  For several years, the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has worked with us to improve the lives of families in our School District. EPAP was convened by the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and now U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to address education, infrastructure, safety, housing, equity and other important issues affecting… Read more »

Testing for Lead in Water

We strive to keep all David Douglas schools safe environments for learning, teaching and working. And our intent is to keep our community informed about efforts we are taking to preserve that safe environment. This is an update on our lead testing program for water. The District began testing water for lead… Read more »

Message to our Community from Superintendent Richardson

Dear David Douglas District families: The recent election and the events following during the past week have been very emotional for many people in our community and have created a lot of questions, concerns and, in some cases, conflict. We see it in the news and hear these concerns in our community… Read more »

Emily Leach, Senior VP and Relationship Banking Manager for Pacific Continental Bank, and Gilbert Heights Principal Shane Bassett meet with a student

Principal for a Day 2016

Every October, community and business leaders from across the Portland region head into schools to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a school principal. Principal for a Day, organized by All Hands Raised, gives our community leaders a first-hand view of teachers teaching, students learning, and the incredible work… Read more »

SBAC Opt-out

  This letter is also available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Somali   Dear Parent/Guardian With the 2016-17 school year well under way, I wanted to take a moment to provide some important information about this year’s state tests. Last spring, students in the David Douglas School District and around Oregon… Read more »


Reduced Price Internet Access

Comcast is striving to bring Internet to more students and families across the country through their Internet Essentials program. If your child qualifies for free and reduced lunch you may also be eligible to receive Internet at a reduced price. The program offers Internet services at $9.95 a month (the monthly fee… Read more »