Limited In-Person Instruction

To our David Douglas District Families and Staff: The David Douglas School Board has unanimously affirmed our intent to continue providing high-quality Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) for all students through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. To be clear, the David Douglas School District was always going to provide CDL for…

DDSD Celebrates Black History Month - Feb 8-12

Celebrating Black History Month: Feb. 8-12

To help us commemorate Black History Month, the David Douglas School District’s Staff of Color Affinity Group has put together a presentation of instructional materials that will be updated each Monday this month. The following slides were created by Etema Banks (DDHS), Vanessa Crawley (Mill Park), Muhammad Rahman (Floyd Light), Taye Spears…

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Introducing the Family Cafe

Dear David Douglas Families, We’re excited to announce a new virtual community meeting space that we’re rolling out in February! Please join us as we launch Family Cafe: Together Strong. Each month the Family Cafe will explore a different topic through a safe and trusting learning space. Families and staff will have…

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Congrats to our DDHS Music Teacher Jennifer Brooks!

We are pleased to announce that our David Douglas High School music teacher and David Douglas District music coordinator, Jennifer Brooks, has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Music Committee to receive a Section award representing Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming! Brooks began teaching…

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School Board Recognition Month

It’s cliché by now, but also true. It’s been an extremely difficult year for everybody – students, our families, school staff and, of course, our School Board members. For nearly a year now, our all-volunteer School Board has been meeting virtually and steering our District through a pandemic shut down, a racial…

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David Douglas Dads Club Tree Recycling

When the time comes to dispose of your tree, keep the David Douglas Dads Club’s tree recycling program in mind. Their annual program gives student clubs, teams and organizations the opportunity to raise funds for their group by assisting with tree collection. Groups interested in participating this year can sign up by…

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Taye Spears Named 2021 Asst. Principal of the Year

LàShawanta ‘Taye’ Spears of Alice Ott MS is the 2021 Assistant Principal of the Year for the State of Oregon. The award was announced last week during a surprise visit to a virtual Alice Ott staff meeting by Craig Hawkins, Executive Director of Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA). She was nominated…

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Native American Heritage Month

Each November since 1986, we celebrate, honor and recognize the cultures and heritage of the people who were the original discoverers, inhabitants, explorers and settlers of what we would come to call the Americas. Millions of these indigenous people lived and thrived for at least 20,000 years in traveling communities, small villages…

Student Investment Account Hearing

The David Douglas School District has modified and received its Student Investment Act (SIA) grant from the State of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Education requires that school districts provide an opportunity to its community to give input on SIA grants once received. That opportunity to comment will be during a hearing…

Long Range Facility Plan

The David Douglas School District is developing a long range plan for our facilities, including potential remodels, safety improvements, major repairs, new construction or replacements. The intent is to narrow the scope to projects most needed and develop estimated costs. Teams have been meeting and planning over the past several months. A…