2020-21 School Year Plan & Family Resources

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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.


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Update Communication

April 20, 2021

To Our David Douglas District Families,

Schools Are Open

Our elementary schools are in the third week of a successful return to a hybrid in-person/CDL instruction model. High school and middle school students returned to our classrooms on Monday, so once again all of our schools are now alive with teaching and learning.

Many of our families chose to remain in CDL for the remainder of the school year, and our educators and staff will continue to meet their instructional and social-emotional needs online.

Meals

Our Nutrition Services staff continue to provide free meals for all students under a new distribution schedule that you can see here.

State Assessments

In a normal year, we would have notified you by now about pending state assessment tests and your option to opt-out. As you may know, the State of Oregon asked the federal government for a waiver from requiring students to take those tests this year. That request was denied, and the Oregon Department of Education is preparing a new request to reduce the number of assessments required.

Meanwhile, several other school districts have announced that they will not require their students to take state assessments, regardless of any plan the state may develop. The argument for this is that in this year of pandemic and online instruction, requiring standardized tests to assess student progress is not equitable and would further reduce instructional hours for students who have already missed too many. In other words, that for this year, these required assessments will cause more harm than good.

The David Douglas School Board will meet on Monday, April 26, to consider a resolution stating that our schools and students will not participate this year in any state assessments. We will keep you informed of their decision. The Board will hold this discussion just prior to our previously scheduled Budget Committee meeting.

Connect to Kindergarten

Our elementary schools will each host a virtual Connect to Kindergarten event at from 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 26. If you know anyone in David Douglas with a child going into kindergarten next year, please direct them to this web page for more information.

Next School Year

No one can predict the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, and cases in Oregon are currently rising. The spread of virus variants versus the pace of vaccinations will likely determine conditions next September, when the 2021-22 school year begins.

Right now, we are determined to fully reopen for full-time, in-person instruction in the fall, and we are already planning accordingly. Of course, we will be in regular contact with you to keep you up to date on progress and any changes.

Thank you,


Return to School Schedule

March 17, 2021

David Douglas Elementary Families,

Spring Break is just around the corner, and we are hoping that you and your students will have time next week to refresh, relax and enjoy time together.

As you know, we are reopening our elementary schools for in-person instruction after Spring Break. We wanted to share with you now what the schedule will look like in the days and weeks following Spring Break.

View our full letter about the return to school schedule here


Survey Results

In preparation for reopening to in-person learning we issued a few surveys to families in February and March. These are the results of those surveys.

February District wide Survey

March: Elementary Surveys


Elementary Report Cards

The David Douglas School District has revised the elementary report card for this year. This is a temporary one-year report card in response to Comprehensive Distance Learning. For further details please visit the Elementary Report Card webpage.


Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)

CDL Overview 

This three minute summarizes the Comprehensive Distance Learning program.

K-5 Curriculum

FuelEd is the online curriculum that our K-5 students will be using this fall during Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL). Explore the links below to learn more about how the curriculum works and how your students will be interacting with it.

FuelEd Overview
How to Log into FuelEd

Demonstration Video: How to log into FuelEd Account

FuelEd Parent Orientation

A virtual orientation meeting was held on October 16th. Review the powerpoint presentation and session recording below.

Tech Support

FuelEd Family Tech Support


Archived Communications

View Older 2020-21 School Year Plan Communications here