Message From the Principal
It’s hard to believe we are approaching the end of 2023. December is a hectic month for students and their families. Staff always prioritize reducing anxiety while students maneuver their busy schedules during this time of year. I want to take a moment to thank you for your commitment to David Douglas High School and your support for your students and our staff. The success our school has experienced during the first few months would not have been possible without the support of parents and caregivers. At David Douglas High School, we realize our students thrive when caregivers and parents work together to provide a quality education for students.
Our staff continues to work on professional development focused on creating relationships with students and families to strengthen the learning process. These relationships allow teachers to build an environment where students participate in a safe, supportive, and rigorous learning community. As always, please check in with your students regarding their current grades as we enter the final six weeks of the first semester. I have a few reminders to help your students succeed. First, students must complete and turn in all homework assignments. Next, it is essential that students arrive on time for their classes. Students with acceptable attendance experience high academic success during their high school careers. David Douglas High School starts at 7:40 am every day except for late starts on Wednesdays, when school begins at 9:00 am. Please ensure your student arrives on time daily and has good attendance. Being on time promotes positive habits in the workplace.
Lastly, remind your students to keep their cell phones and other electronics off and away during the school day from 7:40 am-2:30 pm. I have included scholarly documents from our school improvement coordinator on cell phones’ negative impacts on our students in a number of ways. Let’s finish strong as we approach the final days of the first semester.
Greg Carradine, Principal