Back-to-School Information

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Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

Our staff has been hard at work preparing to welcome students back to school. As your family settles into the new school year, this information may be helpful.

Stay Connected


The David Douglas School District communicates news, information and emergency notifications through a variety of platforms. Use these options, not only to keep tabs on the latest news but also to ensure your family receives school closure and emergency notifications. Read about DDSD communications and notifications here.


We are excited to announce that we transitioned to a new communication tool. We now are using ParentSquare for District and school level communications. We encourage everyone to activate their ParentSquare account to take full advantage of this tool. Read more about our ParentSquare. As always, it’s extremely important that your child’s school has your current email address and phone number on file to ensure you receive classroom, school and district information.

Websites and Social Media

Bookmark the District website and your school’s individual website. They are resources to keep you informed throughout the year. Visit your school’s website for contact information, school procedures and important dates.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more District stories and photos throughout the school year. And check to see if your school has their own social media account(s).

First Week Schedule:

The school year begins September 6th but the first day of school will vary for students.

Elementary Schools:

  • Sept. 7, 8 & 9: Grades K-5 will attend their first day of school on one of three days. Schools are communicating assigned day information to families.
  • Monday, Sept. 12: All students attend

Middle Schools

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7: Grade 6 only
  • Thursday, Sept. 8: Grade 7 only
  • Friday, Sept. 9: Grade 8 only
  • Monday, Sept. 12: All grades attend

David Douglas High School

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6: Freshman only
  • Wednesday, Sept. 7: All grades attend

Fir Ridge Campus:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6: All Students attend

Community Transition Program

  • Friday, September 9: First year students only
  • Monday, Sept. 12: All students attend

PLT Late Start Note: All grades

Late start is not occuring on Wednesday, Sept 7. The PLT late start schedule will begin the following week.

School Calendars and Opening/Dismissal times:

View the school year calendars, opening and dismissal times here

Throughout the school year this page can be accessed from the “Our District” website menu

Bus Information

To enhance bus rider safety, we are implementing a few updates for bus riders this fall. To ride the bus, students must be registered for bus services and carry a badge. Learn more about the Bus Service Registration and Bus Pass Program.

Visit the Bus Route Information page to look up bus stop location and times.

Throughout the school year bus route information can be accessed from the “Parents” website menu

School Meals

David Douglas offers both breakfast and lunch at no charge to all K-12 students in the district. Visit the Nutrition Service webpage for menus, nutrition information, and updates on meal service.

Throughout the school year this page can be accessed from the “Parents” website menu

School Supplies

View our school supplies information page under the parents section of our website.

Throughout the school year this page can be accessed from the “Parents” or “Students” website menus

School Board Meetings

David Douglas School Board meetings are held at least once a month, typically on the second Thursday of the month. Oftentimes the board will choose to hold a work session, usually on the fourth Thursday of the month. View the meeting schedule and learn more about the board here.

Throughout the school year this page can be accessed from the “School Board” website menu

The Happenings Newsletter

Keep tabs on upcoming events with the District’s monthly newsletter. A printed copy is sent home with elementary and middle school students. Copies of the Happenings can also be found in school offices or on our District website.

Throughout the school year the Happenings webpage can be accessed from the “Community” website menu

Family Resources

Visit our website’s family resource section for a collection of webpages offering a variety of supports and information. Topics include food assistance, vaccine opportunities, financial, health and technical resources.

Throughout the school year the Family resource pages are accessible under the “Parents” website menu and often linked on the District’s homepage.