District News Items
Free meals for children ages 18 and younger will be served throughout the summer at three David Douglas schools. There is no registration; all children are welcome.
Breakfast will be served from 9:00-9:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:30-1:00p.m., Monday thru Friday. This free meal service, through the Summer Food Service Program for Children, will be available beginning Monday, June 24th and ending Friday, August 16th. There is no meal service on July 4th.
June 10, 2013
The David Douglas School District is honored and excited to announce that the Oregon Department of Education has awarded the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) Program to our school district. The David Douglas School District will assume responsibility for the program on July 1, 2013. We look forward to working with families and children to provide a great Early Childhood Education environment.
Thanks to the generosity of District voters, David Douglas has used a portion of our bond measure funds to purchase new curriculum for students. This is the first time the District has been able to adopt new curriculum in many years. Thank you David Douglas voters!
Here are the unofficial results of the David Douglas School Board elections held May 21. Cheryl Scarcelli Ancheta, Donn Gardner and Kyle Riggs are incumbents who retained their seats on the Board. Christine Larsen and Shannon Raybold are newly elected members.
The last day of the 2012-13 school year is Thursday, June 13, which is a half-day of school for students. On June 13, elementary schools will release students at 11:55 a.m. (parents, please be prepared to pick your students up at the bus stop); middle schools will release at 10:30 a.m.; David Douglas High School will release at 11:00 a.m.; Fir Ridge Campus will release at 10:40 a.m.
Because of bond construction projects (thank you, voters!), two schools will get out earlier. The last day of the school year for students at Menlo Park Elementary and Ventura Park Elementary is Tuesday, June 11, which is a full day of school. Both schools, along with the North Powellhurst building, will be closed to the public this summer while construction goes on.
Please mark your calendars now for a change to the school start date for the fall. The 2013-14 school year begins on Monday, Sept. 9, one week later than normal. That’s right. Summer break will be one week longer this year.
These are the lessons that have been a David Douglas School District favorite for many years!
Session I June 17–June 28
Session II July 8–July 19
Session III July 22–August 2
Session IV August 5–August 9 (short session)
The David Douglas School District has received an Equal Opportunity Schools matching grant that will allow David Douglas High School to expand its Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings and recruit more students into the high-rigor classes, especially underserved students.
The David Douglas School Board has unanimously adopted the 2013-14 budget. For the first time in three years, the budget does not include any significant cuts in personnel or service. It also does not include any significant additions to programs, but seeks to maintain current service levels.