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Grow Your Own Graduates

David Douglas, we were delighted to have two GYO paraprofessionals graduated over the 2020 Winter Break. Eleasha Tryon and Alex Vu have completed their requirements to become licensed educators in the David Douglas SD, with the help of the GYO program. In direct alignment with the DDSD Strategic and Equity Plan, we have prioritized our efforts…

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Expanding Preschool Options

The David Douglas School District is a step closer to providing preschool for all District families who want it. The District has been approved for 126 additional preschool slots through Multnomah County’s Preschool For All grant program. The additional slots will allow David Douglas to achieve its long-standing goal of providing preschool…

Winter Weather Procedures

As winter arrives we all must be prepared for the possibility of snow and ice creating hazards during the school commute. If winter weather causes dangerous road conditions, we will either delay the start of school by two hours or close for the day entirely. When this happens, we will share the…

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Introducing ParentSquare: Our New Communication Tool

David Douglas families, We are excited to announce that we have transitioned to a new communication platform. We now are using ParentSquare for District and school level communications. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and make communicating easy. It provides a safe method for principals, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians to communicate…

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New Administrators for 2022-23

The David Douglas School District will have new principals at five schools for the 2022-23 school year. The District has three additional new administrators and has also named an interim principal to the position permanently. Meet our new administrators: Lindsay DeFazio, Earl Boyles Elementary Principal Lindsay DeFazio has been selected as Principal…

Changes to COVID Protocols

David Douglas District Families, We want to wish all of our families a restorative and celebratory Winter Break filled with friends, family, peace and relaxation. This school year continues to be challenging for all of us, and we hope that you are able to take some time to simply recoup. We also…

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Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2021-22 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 article may be helpful. Return to School Guidance How will our schools follow state guidelines and mandates around COVID-19 safety? What will…