Our School 2020 – Updated 5/2021
April 28, 2021
Dear Families and Staff of David Douglas High School,
We have been notified that an individual at David Douglas High School meets the presumptive positive case definition for COVID-19. We are working closely with the Multnomah County Health Department and Multnomah Education Service District on how to best keep those that may have had contact with this person safe. As part of a general response to keep everyone in the cohort safe and to protect the health of our community, we are temporarily transitioning the affected cohorts to Comprehensive Distance Learning.
Please note that if you are NOT separately notified that your student needs to quarantine, they are able to continue attending onsite activities at this time.
Each COVID-19 exposure situation is unique and may need a different response. In this case, the district is taking the following steps:
1. Confirming the report of the presumptive positive case of COVID-19 with the Multnomah County Health Department.
2. Sending a separate notification to all exposed cohorts and asking them to quarantine at home for 14 days to watch for any symptoms. This may include students and staff in the exposed classroom cohorts, bus routes, and activity/athletic groups.
3. Carefully following the mandated guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the school setting, including daily cleaning and disinfection requirements from Oregon’s return to school guidance.
4. The names of students and staff who report a COVID-19 event or illness to the school will be kept confidential. We ask that you please respect the privacy of anyone impacted by COVID-19.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to stay home when sick, wear a close-fitting, multi-layered face mask, practice physically distancing, and practice good health-hygiene habits. These include washing your hands frequently with soap and water, covering your coughs and sneezes, and avoiding contact with people who have signs of illness. Wearing a face mask reduces the spread of respiratory virus, but masks are not a substitute for physical distancing. Individuals should maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside of their household even when wearing face masks. It’s also important that you notify the school if your student develops symptoms of COVID-19 or if your student or a household member receives a positive COVID-19 test result. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date with the school office.
If you have health related questions, please contact your school nurse, your healthcare provider, your local health department, or check the CDC website.
John Bier, Principal and
Ann M Loeffler, MD Deputy Health Officer, Multnomah County Health Department email@example.com
Parents and Students of David Douglas High School:
Summer School Credit Recovery Registration is now open!
Please complete this form to reserve your space.
- Summer School will run from June 24 to July 20.
- All courses are FREE (no cost).
- Summer School courses are for recovery credit (retake a course that you previously failed).
- Students may register for up to two courses at a time on a first come, first serve basis.
- Students will work at their own pace and can work on the course at any time, but must attend one session at David Douglas High School where teacher assistance is available.
- The only grade that can be earned in Credit Recovery is a “C”.
- When complete, students can sign up for another course.
- The NCAA Clearinghouse does not accept David Douglas High School’s credit recovery to satisfy their core requirements.
If you have a specific question, please email your counselor directly.
Monthly Zoom Talks With Caty Buckley:
Let’s Talk Teens
with Caty Buckley
School Social Worker
All sessions are held via Zoom 6:00 – 7:15 PM
*Spanish interpretation will be available*
May 12th 6:00-7:15pm
Hello David Douglas Families.
We want to offer you an opportunity to hear about summer resources,
ways to help your student feel ready for school in the fall
AND hear from our school nurse about vaccines for teens.
This month’s Let’s Talk Teens is bringing you Tips, Tools, and Resources
in order to support you and your teen as they wrap up this school year.
Please join us on Wednesday, May 12th at 6pm!
April 19th, 2021: Quarter 4 classes begin!
DDHS Important Upcoming Dates
School Return On Monday April 19th 2021 In Person & CDL – Hybrid!!!!
See you In Class!!!
Information for Hybrid Students:
Video Created by—Freshman Aaron Busi
Return TO Campus
Here’s the link to the 4/7/21 Zoom event:
DDHS Family Informational Night Hybrid Learning!
You will need this passcode to view the video.
For more details and updates, go to the Meal Service page on our website.
Quarter 4 Begins April 19th
Please see our Return to School protocol videos,
Looking Forward to seeing you all on the 19th !
Video: Return to school process – English
Video: Proceso de regreso a la escuela – Spanish
Video: Tiến trình để trở lại trường học – Vietnamese
Fiidiyow: Nidaamka Iskuulka Loogu – Somali
The Student Health Center at David Douglas High School is open
8:45 am-4:45 pm weekdays for in-person, phone and video visits.
Call 503-988-3554 to make an appointment.
Student Health Centers are also open at
Centennial, Parkrose, Roosevelt and Reynolds high schools.
Student Health Centers are like having a doctor’s office at school.
We offer convenient physical and mental health care services to all Multnomah County students ages 5-18.
There are no out-of-pocket costs .
We can also connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance.
For more, visit the Student Health Center website.
Stay connected at Student Health Center Facebook
and Student Health Center Instagram.
Carradine Named DDHS Principal
Greg Carradine has been named the new Principal at David Douglas High School after 23 years of extensive leadership, serving the school community as a teacher, coach, division chair, coordinator, and administrator.
On July 1, Carradine becomes the 9th DDHS principal, the 7th to lead the entire campus (from 1962-66, two administrators shared the job) since the school was built in 1954.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with David Douglas’ staff, students and families to create a positive learning environment so ALL students can develop essential skills for their post-secondary choices,” Carradine said.
He replaces John Bier, who will retire at the end of this school year after serving as Principal for the past 13 years. Greg will remain Assistant Principal for the remainder of the school year, while also engaging in transition activities in preparation for taking over as Principal.
Armed with a pair of associate degrees, Greg began his career working as a diesel technician. He was hired in 1997 as an instructor in Electronic, Automotive and AutoCad at David Douglas High School. He also served as assistant varsity football coach from 1997-2010 and was honored as Assistant Football Coach of the Year in 2004 and Teacher of the Year in 2007. He chaired the Professional-Technical Department from 2005-10.
In 2010, he was hired as the DDHS Attendance Coordinator. The following year, Greg graduated from Marylhurst University with a BA in Communication.
He also previously served as the school summer school principal in 2011.
Greg graduated from Portland State in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership while earning his K-12 administrative license. That same year, he was named the DDHS Athletic Director and was twice been named the Mt. Hood Conference Athletic Director of the Year. He served as Athletic Director until 2019, when he was elevated to Assistant Principal.
“Greg is an amazing educational leader who time and time again has demonstrated his vision, his strong leadership, and most importantly his belief in students,” David Douglas Superintendent Ken Richardson said. “His commitment to student achievement, growth, our continued equity work, and passion for student and family engagement, are just some of his strengths. His genuine care for students and families and his true understanding of servant leadership is a model for us all.”
The David Douglas High School PTSA desires to aid
the all-around graduating senior who has an aptitude
for further education, definite educational goals, and
plans to enroll in an accredited trade school,
community college, college, or university.
Scholarship apps due April 30th.
Click here for the application.
For more information on scholarships being offered please see:
The College & Career Center Website
Scholastic Art Award Winners, Congratulations!!!
Congratulations to DDHS junior Xochitl Nuno!!!
Xochitl’s artwork titled Worn (below)
earned a national Silver Medal
in the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!
Here is a link to all the winners and their works,
Congratulations and good luck in the competition!
Scots Center Will Be Available To Students
M-TH, 8-12 & 12:30-4
to better assist students after school.
Have a great start to the 4th Quarter:)
Please Visit the Activities Page and the Athletics Tab
to see all the Up to Date News!
Updates From The Multnomah County Student Health Center:
New Newsletters 🙂
Current North Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday
Welcome to Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)!
Below you will find a few helpful items:
- Family Technology Support
- Review of the daily schedule
- Distance learning expectations
- Makeup registration information
- View Spanish Translations
Ms. V’Marie created this video to help you understand how to find your GOOGLE classroom!
———-> Google Class Tutorial Click Here!
Distance Learning Expectations:
- Take responsibility for your education
- Be respectful of both your teacher and your classmates
- Be on time and attend every class…attendance will be taken
- Your video will need to display your screen name as your StudentVue name
- Your microphone will need to be muted unless you are speaking
- Other electronic devices should be off and away during class time
- Wear school appropriate attire
- Choose a good location…in a quiet/low traffic area
- Stay focused with your attention on the lesson being presented
- Be an active participant, don’t be afraid to ask questions and be brief and concise with responses
- Stay up-to-date with your assignments/work and check your school email and Google Classroom for communication regularly
- Be confidential…protect personal information, both yours and others
Misuse and being inappropriate can lead to disciplinary actions and disconnecting your student electronic accounts.
A New Scholarship Opportunity will be coming!
The Denise Lisac Memorial Scholarship Fund
Read about how you can be a part of this!
A few things to note:
Update on Nov. 7th SAT Exam at DDHS: Cancelled
We will not be holding any SAT or ACT tests until our students are cleared to come back to school for in person learning.
- CLUB DESCRIPTIONS 2020 -21 Fall Club Guide – Jan 2021 Updated
- Scots Center
- For To Go Meals, Please click here.
- Family Technology Support
- You can access your course schedule through STUDENT VUE.
- If you haven’t been “invited” to a google class yet, reach out to your teacher.
- All teachers emails are their first name_last firstname.lastname@example.org
Current High School Office hours
8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday