The first week of March each year reminds us how grateful the David Douglas School District, our families and our students are for our amazing classified employees. March 1-5 is Classified Employee Week, and this year we have even more reason for gratitude.
This has been an extremely difficult year for everybody, but our frontline employees have put our families and students first, taking on new challenges to meet their new needs.
Cooks and cafeteria workers are assembling three meals every weekday, packing them up, and getting them to our transportation department. From there, our bus drivers are delivering them to bus stops and distributing them to families. Many have also made home deliveries.
Office staff have been rotating in school offices and/or answering calls to our schools from home, preserving the connections between families and school.
Instructional assistants, in addition to supporting Comprehensive Distance Learning, have helped to deliver food, meals and school supplies during drive thru events.
Custodians and maintenance have continued to keep our buildings running, clean and safe for visitors, whether from COVID-19, ice storms or power outages.
Our IT techs rounded up, repaired and distributed thousands of chromebooks to families, while developing tutorials and staffing a tech hotline for our students and families.
Our clerical staff have spent the year working at home or safely coming into the office to keep the business of running a school district moving smoothly.
The list goes on. We are thankful every year for our David Douglas classified employees, and especially this year when they’ve carried us.
Thanks to all of our classified employees for all you do every day.
View the 2021 proclamation recognizing Classified Employee Week