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Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2022-23 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 information may be helpful. Stay Connected Communications The David Douglas School District communicates news, information and emergency notifications through a variety of…

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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…

Bus Service Registration and Bus Pass Program

Dear David Douglas School District Families, To enhance bus rider safety, we are implementing a few updates for bus riders. Beginning in fall 2022, to ride the bus, students must be registered for bus services and carry a badge. This program is designed to enhance bus rider safety by giving the Transportation…

Aug. 17 Gilbert Park Pantry Closed

Due to excessive heat, the Gilbert Park Pantry will be closed on Wednesday, August 17. The Thursday, August 18 pantry at DDHS will be open. For the most up-to-date pantry hours, visit the Food Resources webpage.

ESS Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

Last week ESS, an education staffing agency, awarded recent DDHS graduate Andreina Luviano their Aspiring Teacher Scholarship. Each year ESS awards a scholarship to a student who is furthering their education with the desire to go into the education field. Andreina graduated from DDHS this year and is currently a Grow Your…

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Kindergarten 2022-23

Kindergarten registration is open for children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2022. If your child isn’t registered yet, we encourage families to register as soon as possible. Registering early gives incoming kindergarteners and their families the chance to get to know their teacher, become familiar with their school…

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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…

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Portland Parks and Recreation Lunch + Play Portland Parks and Recreation’s Summer Free for All program is back! Throughout the summer they will be hosting free concerts, movies, performances and meals for kids! Visit their website for details and schedules. Lunch + Play is a daily drop-in program with on-site staff providing…

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2022 Graduation Ceremonies

Our class of 2022 has graduatuated! Recordings of the David Douglas High School and Fir Ridge Campus ceremonies are available here: DDHS 2022 Graduation Fir Ridge Campus 2022 Graduation

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Meet Our 2022 Grow Your Own Program Graduates!

David Douglas, please join me in congratulating our 2022 DDSD GYO graduates! Ten graduates have completed the requirements to become licensed educators this year. In direct alignment with the DDSD Strategic and Equity Plan, we have prioritized our efforts to recruit, hire, support, retain, and continually develop a workforce that is racially…