Native American Advisory Group

The David Douglas School District seeks to create a Native American/Alaska Native parent advisory group to help us reach out to our Native American community. Any Native American parent is invited to attend our Native American/Alaska Native Night to begin talking about the purpose and goals of this advisory group. This meeting… Read more »

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

  NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING   The David Douglas School District will hold a public meeting to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 on the following dates:   May 1, 2017 Budget Committee Meeting/Testimony received. The purpose of the meeting is to receive… Read more »

Inclusive District Resolution

The David Douglas School Board has adopted an Inclusive District Resolution. This resolution outlines how David Douglas will protect every student from discrimination and harassment. The adopted resolution is attached below in the following languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Somali.   English:                … Read more »

Music in Our Schools Month

Once again, music programs from across the country are celebrating Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). The nationally recognized celebration, led by the National Association for Music Education, has been taking place since 1985. What began as an advocacy day in New York on March 14th, 1973 expanded nationwide to a month long… Read more »

SBAC Opt-out

  This letter is also available in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese and Somali   Dear Parent/Guardian Statewide assessments are just around the corner, and I want to remind parents/guardians of their rights to opt their children out of these tests. Last spring, students in the David Douglas School District and around Oregon… Read more »

District Graduation Rate Trends Upward

The Oregon Department of Education has released statewide graduation rates from 2015-16. David Douglas High School continued to trend upward, as it has for the past several years. DDHS continues to outperform the state average, especially among districts with a similar demographic makeup. The ODE has highlighted the work at DDHS, and… Read more »

Snow Days Make-Up Schedules

Dear David Douglas Community, As you know, this has been a severe winter so far, causing an unusually large number of snow days. The District has had 9 snow days to date. We typically see no more than 1-2 in a given year. This has created an enormous loss of critical instruction… Read more »

School Board Recognition Month

The David Douglas School District joins the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.” David Douglas’ seven School Board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors… Read more »

Inclement Weather Procedures

With winter weather comes uncertainty about school closures, delays and snow bus routes. Here is some clarification regarding David Douglas’ procedures. The decision to keep school open, to close, or to have a delayed opening is based on our ability to safely transport students to and from school. Please discuss with your… Read more »

EPAP—Community improvements in action at David Douglas

  For several years, the East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) has worked with us to improve the lives of families in our School District. EPAP was convened by the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and now U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to address education, infrastructure, safety, housing, equity and other important issues affecting… Read more »