Classified Employee Week

The first week of March each year reminds us how grateful the David Douglas School District, our families and our students are for our amazing classified employees. March 1-5 is Classified Employee Week, and this year we have even more reason for gratitude. This has been an extremely difficult year for everybody,…

High School World Language Adoption: Community Review

World Language instructional materials are up for adoption. The adoption of instructional materials, which follows ODE’s seven-year adoption cycle, will be ready for our Spanish Levels 1-3 and French Levels 1-3 classrooms in Fall 2021. Our high school World Language Department has spent the last year and a half reviewing instructional materials. After…

2020 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2020 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Income Tax Return and Instruction booklets. Who qualifies for the exemption? A child qualifies if he or…

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Congrats to our DDHS Music Teacher Jennifer Brooks!

We are pleased to announce that our David Douglas High School music teacher and David Douglas District music coordinator, Jennifer Brooks, has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Music Committee to receive a Section award representing Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming! Brooks began teaching…

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School Board Recognition Month

It’s cliché by now, but also true. It’s been an extremely difficult year for everybody – students, our families, school staff and, of course, our School Board members. For nearly a year now, our all-volunteer School Board has been meeting virtually and steering our District through a pandemic shut down, a racial…

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CDL Extended Through Spring Break

To our David Douglas families, Due to persistently high levels of coronavirus cases, ongoing uncertainty, and the need for families to have consistency for planning, the David Douglas School Board has extended Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) through at least Spring Break. This means that unless there is a dramatic drop in the…

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David Douglas Dads Club Tree Recycling

When the time comes to dispose of your tree, keep the David Douglas Dads Club’s tree recycling program in mind. Their annual program gives student clubs, teams and organizations the opportunity to raise funds for their group by assisting with tree collection. Groups interested in participating this year can sign up by…

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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…

Student Investment Account Hearing

The David Douglas School District has modified and received its Student Investment Act (SIA) grant from the State of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Education requires that school districts provide an opportunity to its community to give input on SIA grants once received. That opportunity to comment will be during a hearing…