2023-24 Back-to-School Information

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Welcome to the 2023-24 school year!

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

First Week Schedule

The first week of school begins September 5, 2023. But the first day will vary for students, due to a gradual entry schedule. Few the first week schedule here

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 use a platform called 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 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 YouTube 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).

The Happenings

Keep tabs on upcoming activities taking place in our school district and community with The Happenings! Watch for the monthly publication in your inbox and visit The Happenings webpage throughout the month for event details.

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

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

For bus service information, including how to register your child to ride the bus and route information, please visit the Transportation Department webpage.

Throughout the school year bus information can be accessed from the “Families” and “Departments” website menus

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 “Families” and “Departments” 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 “Families” or “Students” website menus

Before and After School Programs

Fall 2023 Enrollment for Champions is open now! Visit the Champions website to register online. Fall 2023 Champions Flyer

Learn about Champions and SUN school programming your child can participate by visiting our Before and After School Programs page.

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

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