Welcome Back

We hope you had a wonderful winter break. Here is some helpful information that you need to know going into 2024! ParentSquare David Douglas School District uses ParentSquare for District and school-level communications. It provides a safe method for principals, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians to communicate and share information through email, text,…

Winter Break 2023-2024

All students will be on winter break from December 18th, 2023 to January 1st, 2024. School will resume for all students on January 2nd, 2024. The 2023-24 school year calendars are available here. School buildings will be closed during winter break, but our District office will be open! List of free or…

Winter Weather Procedures

As the weather changes arrive, we must be prepared for the possibility of snow and ice creating hazards during the school commute. If winter weather causes dangerous road conditions, we will either delay the start of school by two hours or close for the day entirely. When this happens, we will share…

Congrats Grow Your Own Graduates!

This year, we have the opportunity to celebrate two of our Grow Your Own Program (GYO) graduates, Ms. Dee Dee Bradley & Rob Harris! Ms. Dee Dee and Rob have been long time David Douglas employees. On Saturday, December 9th, Ms. Dee Dee will receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and Rob…

DDHS Presents Newsies: The Musical

Come and support our David Douglas students this November!   Tickets are available now for the Performing Arts Department’s fall production, Disney’s Newsies The Musical!  The Story Set in turn-off-the-century New York City, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When…

Elementary and Fir Ridge Campus Fall Conferences

Conferences provide an opportunity for families and teachers to connect and discuss students’ strengths, academic progress, social development, and overall performance in school.  David Douglas School District values interpersonal relationships, family engagement, and collaboration. Conferences allow us to build relationships between our families, teachers, and school staff.  We are committed to collaborating…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 9th, 2023 David Douglas School District is proud to recognize the thriving Native American community in Portland. We celebrate and amplify Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 9. This day allows us to reflect on our work and how we can continue acknowledging the history that has made us who we are.  Our…

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Celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s National Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month! We are excited to recognize our amazing Latinx/Hispanic community and invite you to join in the celebration. The David Douglas School District will celebrate and honor the legacy of Latinx Americans during Latinx/Hispanic Heritage recognition month. Spanish is the home language for approximately 1500 students’ in DDSD. Our most recent…

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2023-24 Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! Our staff is hard at work preparing to welcome students back to school. As your family settles into the new school year, this information below may be helpful. First Week Schedule The first week of school begins September 5, 2023. But the first day will vary…