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We will add information to this webpage as our plans for the 2020-21 school year develop. Please continue to check this page for more details in the coming weeks.

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Start of School 2020 – Updated 10/01/2020

Updates: October 2020

Club Fair Next Week ! 10/5 – 10/8

Next week October 5th – 8th will be a snapshot of some of our club offerings! 
Clubs will begin the following week, October 12th

Club Fair Times

CLUB DESCRIPTIONS 2020 -21 Fall Club Guide – Fall 2020

DDHS Families,

Welcome to Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)!

Below you will find a few helpful items:

Ms. V’Marie created this video to help you understand how to find your GOOGLE classroom! 

———-> Google Class Tutorial Click Here!

Distance Learning Expectations:

  1. Take responsibility for your education
  2. Be respectful of both your teacher and your classmates
  3. Be on time and attend every class…attendance will be taken
    1. Your video will need to be on and logged in via StudentVue name
    2. Your microphone will need to be muted unless you are speaking
  4. Other electronic devices should be off and away during class time
  5. Wear school appropriate attire
  6. Choose a good location…in a quiet/low traffic area
  7. Stay focused with your attention on the lesson being presented
  8. Be an active participant, don’t be afraid to ask questions and be brief and concise with responses
  9. Stay up-to-date with your assignments/work and check your school email and Google Classroom for communication regularly
  10. Be confidential…protect personal information, both yours and others


Makeup Registration

If you missed registration last week materials are still available.

Stop by the North Office between 8 AM – 3 PM any day this week.

All David Douglas High School staff are excited to kick off CDL. We have missed you!

Stay safe!

A few things to note:

Who Are The DDHS Faculty and Staff?
Click above to meet us:)!

New Link for the 21rst Century Community Learning Center!

Sun Updates

Sun Wrap Around Services

Listening Circles

Sun Listening Circles For Students


CDL Virtual Family Session

We held a virtual meeting on Sept. 2 for high school families to learn and ask questions about our Comprehensive Distance Learning plan. View the slide presentation from this meeting here.


August 20th Communication to Families

Greetings David Douglas High School Families,

This communication is to clear up miscellaneous questions we have received. Below you will find answers to questions we may not have answered previously:

Will students still be able to earn AP/College credit? 

Yes, we are still offering these courses and registration information will be provided by their instructors. 

Will Driver’s Education be offered?

Fall driver’s education is cancelled. Stay tuned for further updates about additional driver’s ed opportunities.

Will elective course offerings be available?

Yes, however some may be modified, condensed or not offered due to distance learning. Students may have limited elective choices in the Comprehensive Distance Learning model.

Will paper packets be available?

The most complete instruction will occur through our Comprehensive Distance Learning model, and we strongly encourage students to utilize this if they are able. However, we understand that this is not possible for all students and we will make paper packets available.

What happens if I miss one or more classes? 

Students will be expected to reach out to their instructor to secure makeup work.

Will learning platforms be consistent?

Yes, all District teachers will be utilizing Google Classroom in grades K through 12.

Why are students only assigned four classes per quarter?

Based on the feedback we received from students, parents and teachers, we have created a schedule that has reduced the number of courses students are enrolled in at once. Our schedule also allows us to be flexible when we return to a hybrid (part in person, part distance learning) model. With this schedule, students will still have the opportunity to earn eight credits during the school year and maintain progress towards graduation.

Please be watching for additional updates as they become available!

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August 19th Communication to Families

View Athletic and Activities Academic Requirements and Information for 2020-21

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August 18th Letter to Families

Hello David Douglas Families,

We are making some changes to our traditional David Douglas High School registration for the 2020/21 school year.  This year we will provide a drive through experience for current students to pick up their schedules, pay fines or fees, pick up musical instruments or other needed supplies, and finally to receive textbooks.

When: September 9th – Last name starting A-L – 12pm to 5pm

September 10th – Last names starting M-Z – 12pm to 5pm Cancelled due to poor air quality

September 11th – Students not able to attend on 9/9 or 9/10 – 9am to 1pm Cancelled due to poor air quality

Where:  Check in at the South Building parking lot – 1500 SE 130th Ave (by the football stadium)

School pictures and ID cards will not be available until we return to school in person.

You will be receiving a registration packet in the mail in the coming weeks with a map and details of the registration process.
Students who are new to the David Douglas School District should register online at https://www.ddouglas.k12.or.us/parents/registration-enrollment/register-your-child/online-registration/, or if unable to register online, you may pick up a registration packet at the main office located at 1001 SE 135th Ave.

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August 17th Letter to Families

Below you will find the Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) schedule that we will be following this fall for David Douglas High School students.  Our School Board voted to extend CDL for students until January 4, 2021, dependent on guidelines from the State of Oregon and Oregon Department of Education.

Rather than using our traditional two semester schedule, we will transition to a four quarter system for this school year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Note that this is a four period schedule and that all students will be attending live instruction classes four days a week for 50 minute class periods.  Another important aspect to understand about our schedule is that students will be attending only four classes per quarter, and will earn .5 credit per class per quarter. This schedule will allow us to focus our learning on the specific required courses which we feel is most important at this time. Students have the same credit earning potential as with our traditional semester system.  

The official student start date will be September 14, 2020. We plan on spending a portion of the first week familiarizing students with our CDL model. We plan on some special activities to help orient Freshmen and new students to David Douglas and the online learning environment.  At the time we are allowed to return to school in a more traditional manner, we plan to have our traditional Freshmen orientation day. 

Students will be expected to attend each class each day where attendance will be taken. If a student is absent from a class it is their responsibility to reach out to their instructor to get the necessary makeup work. Traditional grading A through F will apply.

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August 14th Letter to Families

Hello David Douglas High School Families,

As you may know, we are starting our 2020/21 school year in a CDL (Comprehensive Distance Learning) format. This means we will be holding school virtually, or online, through at least November 13th. 

We know this raises many questions and concerns for parents/guardians as well as students about how this school year will look. We are working on plans for the upcoming school year, and intend to share these plans with you next week. Beginning Monday, August 17th we will send out information to our families each day via email and post the same information on our David Douglas High School website.

  • Monday, August 17th – Schedule for CDL information
  • Tuesday, August 18th – Registration information
  • Wednesday, August 19th – Athletic and Activity information
  • Thursday, August 20th – Odds & Ends – Information not provided earlier in the week

We understand that after receiving this information, you may still have specific questions that are not answered in these communications. Please wait until the last communication is sent on Thursday to be sure your question was not answered. If your question remains unanswered, you may send it to our Office Manager at lisa_wallstrum@ddsd40.org, and she will forward your questions to the appropriate person to answer them for you. If we receive many questions on the same topic, you may see answers in future district wide communications.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this process. Please be assured we are working diligently to provide the excellent educational experience your student deserves.

Thank you,
DDHS Administration team

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