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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6

Teaching is a Work of Heart Has there been a more important time to appreciate our teachers? May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Following an 18-month pandemic shutdown, teaching and learning from home, wildfires, winter freezes and the rest, we all thought getting back into our schools would make everything better. In…

Join us for Native American Cultural Night on May 20th

The DDHS Indigenous Student Club and the DDSD Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC) have collaborated with community partners to host a Native American Cultural Night on Friday, May 20th! The free event is open to the public and will include music, dance, traditional foods, and workshops for all ages. Come join…

Masks Optional Beginning March 14

To Our David Douglas Community, Students and adults entering David Douglas schools and facilities will no longer be required to wear masks as of Monday, March 14, though mask wearing continues to be encouraged, supported and welcomed for those who want or need that proven extra protection. As you likely are aware, the State of Oregon…

Fentanyl Warning

To Our David Douglas District Families,Sadly, over the past couple of days two Portland-area teenagers have died after what were believed to be accidental overdoses of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl. Neither of these students were attending school in David Douglas, though one of them did grow up in our District before moving…

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…

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…