Black History Month 2017

Black History Month

  As we observe Black History Month throughout the month of February, it is interesting to take a look back at where it all began. Harvard scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson, know as the “Father of Black History”, began promoting what was called Negro History Week in 1926 during the second week of… Read more »

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District graduation rate trends upward

The Oregon Department of Education has released statewide graduation rates from 2015-16. David Douglas High School continued to trend upward, as it has for the past several years. DDHS continues to outperform the state average, especially among districts with a similar demographic makeup. The ODE has highlighted the work at DDHS, and… Read more »

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 »

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A message to our community

Spanish     Russian     Vietnamese     Chinese     Somali   Dear David Douglas Community, We are writing today to communicate and reaffirm that the David Douglas School District Staff and David Douglas School Board are committed to providing safe and respectful places of learning for ALL students. On November 16th, a communication… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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How to get emergency notifications

The David Douglas School District sends emergency communications in several ways. Here are the options you have for receiving notifications in the event of a weather closure, power outage, natural disaster, or other school crisis.   FlashAlert Newswire and Messenger FlashAlert is the system David Douglas and other districts use to get… Read more »

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2015-16 State Report Cards Released

Today, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released report cards for the state’s 1,239 schools and 197 school districts, including those for David Douglas. Report cards serve as a tool for helping schools and districts share information on student demographics, performance on state assessments, student outcomes, and educational programs. This year, schools… Read more »