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…

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…

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Summer Activities

Community Events See Me. iAm. HEAR: A Creative Activation of Youth Voices of Color July 31: 12 – 4pm | Portland Art Museum Courtyard and Madison Street Plaza The Portland Art Museum is collaborating with the City of Portland’s “Supporting Community Healing with Art” initiative and many partners to transform the Madison Plaza into…

Plans for Opening the 2021-22 School Year

To Our David Douglas Families, We hope you and your students are avoiding the heat and enjoying the summer break so far. We know it is still early in the summer, but we want to provide some information about our plans for opening the new school year in September. Both the State…

Meet the New Elementary Principals

The David Douglas School District is excited to announce the selection of new principals to lead three of our elementary schools beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Beginning July 1, Shannon Deems will lead Gilbert Heights Elementary, Matt Soule will lead Cherry Park Elementary, and Holly Wilkes will lead Lincoln Park Elementary.…

Join us for Summer Intercambio!

Dear David Douglas Families, You’re invited to our Summer Intercambio! A language exchange, o intercambio, is a meeting space for people to practice a new language with a native speaker in a conversational, informal setting. The exchange happens when two or more people learn from each other.  Our mission is to implement…

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DDHS and FRC Student Art

During a year full of challenges and evolving school plans, our student artists continued to create! Read a few words from their art teachers below and follow the links to view their work. David Douglas High School “In spite of the hardships, the creativity we’ve seen from our students is awe-inspiring and showcases the…