Family Resources – Summer 2020

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Family Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic


Meals/Food Pantries

Our free grab-and-go meals for children 18 and under will continue through the summer. They will be available Monday through Friday.

Meals can be picked up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at David Douglas High School South Building, Ron Russell Middle School, Ventura Park Elementary and Gilbert Heights Elementary.

In addition, food pantries will continue providing food for our families five times a week at four locations. Food pantries hours and locations:

Food Pantry Locations and Times
Cherry Park
1930 SE 104th
3:45 – 5:30 pm10:30 – 11:30 am
David Douglas HS (South Building – Football stadium lot3:00 – 5:00 pm
(Note time change)
Gilbert Park
13132 SE Ramona
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Mill Park
1900 SE 117th Ave
11:30 – 1:30 pm

View food resources here

Enrollment and Registration

As in the past, our school offices will be closed during the summer. If you or someone you know needs to enroll or register a student, it can be done online here.

Summer Learning Resources

It is important for your students to stay active and engaged in learning during the summer months. The COVID-19 pandemic has already created a loss of learning for many of our students.

We will continue to list learning resources and activities on our website. These include grade level supplemental learning activities, online educational resources, and other educational resources lists, all translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali.

Your students should make time to read every day. Every David Douglas student has a Multnomah County Library Card, which gives you access to thousands of books and online educational resources. The Library has a Summer Reading Program that your student can participate in. Information about your library card is also on our learning resource website.

See Learning Resources here

Other Resources

Explore our family resource buttons at the top of this page for other resources, including child care options, health and mental health care, and more. As we transition into summer we will update these pages.

SUN Program

There will be no Summer SUN programming this year.

Reopening in September

The first day of the 2020-21 school year is Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has released reopening guidance for schools called Ready Schools, Safe Learners. One thing we know for sure is that school next year will not look the same as it did before the coronavirus.

Recognizing that COVID-19 will likely continue to pose a public health risk throughout next school year, and that the prevalence of COVID-19 varies community by community, the ODE blueprint instructs school districts to develop a back-to-school plan that utilizes a mix of on-site and distance learning options to protect the safety of students, staff, and families. Districts are also to develop communicable disease management plans and contingency plans in the event of COVID-19 outbreaks––including returns to fully distance learning and modified school year calendars as necessary.

We will be developing a plan specific to David Douglas following ODE guidance. We will prioritize safety and student learning, with equity as our lens.

We will continue to communicate developments with you during the summer as necessary so that you and your students will be prepared.

Please have a safe and enjoyable summer, and take good care of yourselves and others.

Communication Archive

View an archive of our Covid-19 communications here