Menlo Park in Temporary Remote Learning

Dear Menlo Park Elementary Families, We are sorry to have to let you know that because of an ongoing high level of staff absences, we are moving to temporary remote learning starting tomorrow, January 20th. Our staff absentee level has hovered in the 20-25% range for much of the past 2 weeks,…

Community Update

To Our David Douglas Families, As we prepare to close schools Thursday and Friday, we wanted to provide you with this update. First, we want you to know that with the exception of one elementary school our intent is to reopen schools on Tuesday, Jan. 18, following the long holiday weekend. Next…

Closure Jan. 13-14

To Our David Douglas District Families, As you all know, cases of COVID-19 continue to spike in large part because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Infections of our staff and students are accelerating quickly. We expect this acceleration to continue as this month goes on. We are at the…

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Board to Hear Bond Recommendations

The blueprint imagery used in this article and linked bond pages are not renderings of future plans. They are simply artwork created from existing building photographs. The David Douglas Bond Development Committee held the final of five meetings on Monday, Dec. 13, when it approved the framework of a roughly $150 million…

Changes to COVID Protocols

David Douglas District Families, We want to wish all of our families a restorative and celebratory Winter Break filled with friends, family, peace and relaxation. This school year continues to be challenging for all of us, and we hope that you are able to take some time to simply recoup. We also…

YouthTruth Survey – Fall 2021

David Douglas District Families, As we do every year, we are asking our families to complete our annual YouthTruth family survey. Beginning November 29th schools will be contacting parents/guardians via email with an invitation and a link to complete the survey. This anonymous survey is critically important to us. It tells us…

Help us Plan our Financial Future

The District is beginning to build our 2022-23 budget, and we need your help. The District also received millions of dollars from the Oregon Student Investment Act (SIA), and even more from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) in response to the COVID pandemic. We are hosting a…

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A Conversation With Our Principals: How Our School Leaders Are Putting Our Equity Plan Into Action

Updated 1/20/22 This year, our Equity Department will be conducting Town Hall interviews with each of our David Douglas principals in alignment with our DDSD Equity Plan.  These interviews provide a platform for our principals to take a stance on equity and share their position in detail. Additionally, they have the opportunity…

Aztec Dancers performing at the 2021 El Carnaval del Barrio

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November 1st begins Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). This is a time to commemorate the rich and diverse cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples.  At the same time, this is also an opportunity to educate ourselves about the challenges Native people have faced historically and in our current society. Not only is…

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Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2021-22 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 article may be helpful. Return to School Guidance How will our schools follow state guidelines and mandates around COVID-19 safety? What will…