Excuse an Absence
To excuse an absence please call 503-261-8353
Bell Schedule and School Calendar
Visit the Bell Schedule and School Calendar page
Communications, Emergency Notifications and Closure Procedures
Communication Tools and Contact Information
The David Douglas School District communicates news, information and emergency notifications through a variety of platforms. Families can use these tools not only to keep tabs on the latest news but also to ensure your family receives school closure and emergency notifications. Learn about District Communications and Emergency Notifications here
We are using ParentSquare for school and District communications. ParentSquare is designed to keep parents informed and make communicating easy. It provides a safe method for principals, teachers, staff, and parents/guardians to communicate and share information through email, text and phone messages.
We encourage everyone to activate their ParentSquare account to take full advantage of this tool. Without activation, all families will receive messages to their email address and phone number. But an activated account makes communication even easier and gives parents the ability to customize how they receive messages. Parents can access their account through the ParentSquare website or mobile app. Download the free ParentSquare app, from the Apple Store or Google Play.
How to Activate your PS account
With the email invitation:
The District emailed families a few times, inviting them to activate their account and will send the invites occasionally. If you received an email, follow the invitation link to get started.
Without the email invitation:
Check your spam folder for the email. If you think the contact information your school has on file might be outdated, please contact them to make sure the information is accurate. It’s extremely important that your child’s school has your current email address and phone number on file to ensure you receive classroom, school and district information.
To register without the email invitation, visit parentsquare.com/signin (or install the ParentSquare app) and follow the prompts to sign up. You must register with the email address and phone number that is on record with your school. Getting Started with ParentSquare Flyer
The decision to keep school open, to close, or to have a delayed opening due to weather conditions or other emergencies is based on our ability to safely transport students to and from school. Please discuss with your child the arrangements that need to be made in the event that students are sent home early.
Visit the DDSD Family Resources page for information on food, health care and more.