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Changes to the 2018-19 School Calendar

Dear David Douglas Families, This communication is to inform you that the David Douglas School District has made changes to this year’s school calendar. Wednesday, May 8: All David Douglas schools will be closed Thursday, June 13: Full day of school Friday, June 14: Students last day of school (1/2 day) The…

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Youth Truth Survey

Chinese Russian Somali Spanish Vietnamese Dear David Douglas Parents and Guardians, Thank you for providing your valuable feedback through the YouthTruth surveys! You may recall that we launched YouthTruth surveys last November to hear from our students and parents/guardians on themes related to school climate and culture. I am excited to share…

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Best Communities for Music Education Award

The David Douglas School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the tenth time our District has received this prestigious, national recognition of our music program. This year we are one of only three…

DDHS Parent School Safety Letter

March 7, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians, At David Douglas High School we are committed to the health and safety of our students.  We have taken a proactive approach to make our school as safe as possible. We would like to take this opportunity to share some different resources and actions we…

Student artwork needed for the next District Family Calendar!

Each fall, District families receive a David Douglas wall calendar containing key school dates and photos from around the District. The project’s expenses are covered by the David Douglas Educational Foundation (DDEF), who is able to support the project each year with an anonymous donor’s contributions. Next year’s 2019-20 calendar will feature…

Culturally Specific Family Engagement Events

Your Voice Matters Series – Session 2 The David Douglas School District is holding culturally specific family engagement events. In our continuing effort to listen to the voices of our families and students, David Douglas School District leaders will be hosting March family listening sessions.  Our goal is to provide time and…

Drivers Education Registration

The Drivers Education registration process at DDHS has changed. It is now done through a lottery system. On Wednesday, March 13th, students can sign up in the DDHS main office during both lunches. This is the only opportunity to register. Students have the opportunity to put their name in to the lottery…

Native American Advisory Group Meeting: March 4th

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. The next meeting…

Graduation Rates Rise

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has released graduation rates for the Class of 2018 showing a sharp increase for the David Douglas School District, especially for traditionally underserved races/ethnicities. The District’s overall graduation rate last year rose to 75.57%, up 4.5% over the previous year. The overall, 4-year completer rate, which…

State At-A-Glance Report Released

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education…