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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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Help Us Plan Our Future

To Our David Douglas Community: During the past two months, the District has been developing a long-term Strategic Plan. We assembled a 25-member steering committee, heard from you last month in a virtual community meeting, held several targeted focus groups, and 1,238 of you completed our Strategic Plan survey. Now we need…

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New Metrics for Reopening Schools

To our David Douglas District Community, The State of Oregon has updated the metrics that it uses to determine whether students can return in person to schools and classrooms. Based on data and what has worked in other countries or other states, these new metrics are designed to get more students back…

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…

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Take Our Strategic Plan Survey

This fall, the David Douglas School District has begun working on a 5-year community-wide Strategic Plan. As a part of this process, we want to hear from as many community members as we can to help shape our goals for the future. Please take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey to share your…

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Pride Month 2020

The David Douglas School District recognizes June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We stand with and support, appreciate and honor our LGBTQ+ students, families, and staff. On June 11, the David Douglas School Board read a proclamation that concludes: “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the David Douglas School Board of Directors strongly encourages…

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Family Resources – Summer 2020

For the latest information please visit this page Family Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic Activities   Family Technology Support   Child Care   Food Resources   Health Care   Housing Assistance Resources   Learning Resources   Mental Health Resources   Preventing the Spread of Virus   Senior Resources   Meals/Food Pantries Our free…

Facilities Planning Committee

David Douglas community: We need your help to create our long-term future. The David Douglas School District is embarking on a facility planning process. We value a collaborative process with our community to determine how our schools could be improved to best support our students’ learning over the next years and decades.…

Schools Closed March 16-31

Note: Since this article was written, the Oregon schools closure was extended through April 28th. For the latest information, please visit this page. School Closure Letter To Our David Douglas Community, Governor Kate Brown has ordered all schools in Oregon to close beginning Monday, March 16 and remaining closed until April 1.…

Our SSA Investment Plan

We extend our thanks to our entire David Douglas community for the thoughtful input you gave us regarding our Student Success Act (SSA) investments. We have developed a plan based on your input, which was reviewed and approved by our School Board on Thursday, Feb. 27. We could not have gotten to…