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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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

The David Douglas School Board has issued a resolution declaring Monday, Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, recognizing the significant contributions to our society and our District by Native Americans. We celebrate and commemorate their histories and their cultures and recognize the Native community that thrives in our own city of Portland.…

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

One out of every four students in the David Douglas School District proudly claims Hispanic/Latinx heritage. As we do with all students, we treasure and celebrate these students every day. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we get to give special recognition as the nation celebrates National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Our Latinx…

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Complete the 2020 Census – Time is running out!

There isn’t much time left to make sure ALL of us are counted. Let’s show our diversity and be seen! Why it’s so Important For every person not counted in the 2020 Census, our community will lose $4,600 every year over the next decade for valuable community programs like education, healthcare and…

Chromebook Distribution: Fall 2020

Elementary and Middle School Students: Friday 18th 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Locations Ron Russell, Cherry Park, Ventura Park or Gilbert Heights Elementary and middle school students will use the Chromebooks that were distributed to families in the spring. Families who have more than one elementary/middle school student can…

2021 Budget Committee Openings

The David Douglas School District has two openings for its 2021 Budget Committee. The District is seeking District residents to fill the positions. The Budget Committee is made up of 14 members. Seven members are the current School Board members, while the remaining seven, including the vacant positions, are residents appointed by…

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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…

Class of 2020 Graduation Videos

David Douglas High School and Fir Ridge Campus seniors have officially graduated! The last few months of their educational years didn’t unfold as traditionally envisioned. Nevertheless, we are full of pride for their accomplishment and excited to see what they do next. Not being able to hold traditional graduation ceremonies, the high…

School Resource Officers

David Douglas School Board Chair Andrea Valderrama released a statement today that she would bring a resolution next week to the School Board terminating the District’s agreements with the Portland Police Bureau and discontinuing our use of School Resource Officers (SROs). The resolution also directs the Superintendent to cease any further negotiations…