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We will add information to this webpage as our plans for the 2020-21 school year develop. Please continue to check this page for more details in the coming weeks.
Pick Up Times Rescheduled for Sept. 17 & 18
CDL Virtual Meetings
Completed Q&A Sessions: Recordings and Slides
We held a series of Question and Answer sessions to provide families information about Comprehensive Distance Learning and the upcoming school year.
Miss a session or want to revisit the slide presentation given during the meeting? View session recordings and slide shows below.
- General CDL Q&A session recording (August 11th)
- Nepali session recording (August 26th)
- Cherry Park, Menlo Park, Mill Park, Ventura Park session recording (August 28th)
- Earl Boyles, Gilbert Heights, Gilbert Park, Lincoln Park, West Powellhurst session recording (August 31st)
- English: CDL Plan Slide Presentation
- Spanish: CDL Plan Slide Presentation
- Earl Boyles, Gilbert Heights, Gilbert Park, Lincoln Park, West Powellhurst: CDL Plan Slide Presentation
- Cherry Park, Menlo Park, Mill Park, Ventura Park: CDL Plan Slide Presentation
- Middle School CDL Plan Slide Presentation
- DDHS and Fir Ridge Campus: CDL Plan Slide Presentation
Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
Comprehensive Distance Learning Overview
This three minute summarizes the Comprehensive Distance Learning program.
- English CDL Overview Video
- Russian CDL Overview Video
- Spanish CDL Overview Video
- Chinese – Coming soon
- Somali – Coming soon
- Vietnamese – Coming soon
FuelEd is the online curriculum that our K-5 students will be using this fall during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Follow the link below to watch a video overview of how the curriculum works and how your students will be interacting with it.
Comprehensive Distance Learning Guidance
David Douglas Community,
The David Douglas School Board last night approved our Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) Plan, and it will be submitted to the State of Oregon next week. To provide stability, planning and consistent expectation for families, the Board also voted to extend our CDL instruction model to January 4, 2021, barring an unforeseen change in the course of the COVID-19 virus that would make an earlier in-person opening possible.
Under state health metrics, the David Douglas School District is required to open for the 2020-21 school year next month under CDL, which mandates rigorous, real-time online instruction between teachers and students.
Please anticipate that your student(s) will attend school online through CDL until at least Jan. 4, 2021.
But please also be assured that your student(s) will be supported throughout CDL by our teachers, counselors, building administrators and all of our school staff. Every student will have their own computer device, have their own classroom teacher(s), have daily virtual interaction with their classmates, and have access to other supplies and materials needed.
Students and families will continue to be supported academically, socially, emotionally and nutritionally. Under CDL, students will be graded; attendance will be taken; participation will be expected; and great care will be given.
We know that these are extraordinarily difficult times for everyone, and especially for our disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous and people of color. We are committed to centering this process on equity, so that every single student in David Douglas has the opportunity to Learn, Grow and Thrive, even if we are doing so apart.
We hear you. This week, we have held two virtual family meetings to listen to the concerns of more than 600 of you. In the coming days and weeks, the District and each of our schools will continue to host these virtual meetings to get your input and questions.
For the sake of parents, students and educators, we must begin this extraordinary year differently. The normal start date of school would be Sept. 8. But rather than jumping right into class, for the first few weeks our educators will be getting to know our CDL plan, their new curriculum, and most importantly their students and families. There will be a lot of communication with you and your student(s) before the first formal classes begin in mid-September.
Additional details about the year-opening calendar, curriculum, computer devices, meals, daily schedules, your student’s teacher, and more will be coming soon. We will be communicating that information and more at least weekly.
A graphically detailed guidance document that describes and defines CDL can be seen below.
In the meantime, please remember that we continue to provide daily grab-and-go meals – free breakfast and lunch to every child aged 0-18. They are available from 9-11 a.m. every day at four sites: DDHS-South, Ron Russell MS, Gilbert Heights ES, and Ventura Park ES. We also continue to host food pantries for all our families four days a week at five sites, and we’ve gathered a multitude of family and learning resources for you to utilize. You can find all of this information and more on our website.
- Chinese – CDL Guidance
- English – CDL Guidance
- Russian – CDL Guidance
- Somali – CDL Guidance
- Spanish – CDL Guidance
- Vietnamese – CDL Guidance