Important School Information

 

NEW START TIMES FOR 2017-18

David Douglas adjusted the school start and end times for 2017-18 in order to facilitate a smoother transportation system and accommodate families. The start and end times for Ventura Park are:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:35 am breakfast
9:00 am classrooms open

9:10 am instruction begins
9:15 am tardy bell

3:30 pm dismissal
Wednesday
9:35 am breakfast
10:00 am classrooms open

10:10 am instruction begins
10:15 am tardy bell

3:30 pm dismissal
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do we register? Registration Forms are available on the DDSD website.  Other required forms may be requested at time of registering. Please bring completed forms to our school office beginning Monday, August 21.

How old should students be to register for kindergarten? Kindergarten students MUST turn 5 on or before September 1, 2017 in order to qualify for the 2017-2018 school year.

Where is the school supply list? We do not use supply lists.  Instead, we request a Student Supply Fee, and all supplies are provided. We will begin collecting Student Supply Fees at Back to School Night.  $20.00 per student is requested.  An additional Kindergarten Snack Fee of $15.00 is also requested.

MAINTAINING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM INTERRUPTIONS
Students are dismissed at 3:30pm, everyday Monday-Friday. If you pick up your child at school, please plan to wait until 3:15. Picking up students can be disruptive to each child and to the class. Students are not released earlier than 3:30 except in cases of emergency.

DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CHANGE
Fluoride tablets will no longer be distributed at school, as in years past. David Douglas School District will instead be working with Multnomah County School and Community Oral Health in providing services in the area of dental sealants. For more information: https://multco.us/services/dental-sealants.

LICE MANAGEMENT POLICY
Under the David Douglas SD lice management policy, students with symptoms of nits and/or live lice may remain at school and in class. If nits/lice are observed on a student by a staff member, the school health assistant or the school nurse is informed as soon as possible, who then makes contact immediately with the child’s family, to inform the family and to provide treatment information. Having nits/lice is a student’s personal/private health information; however there may be times when, as a preventive measure, the school provides head lice management information to parents of students in individual classrooms. All parents are encouraged to follow the head lice management strategies recommended by the Multnomah ESD School Health Services at the Head Lice Resource Info web page: http://www.mesd.k12.or.us/Page/510.

CHAMPIONS (before and after school child care)

Champions offers:

  • Before and after school programs beginning before school at 6:30 AM, and after school until 6:00 PM on school days
  • All day sessions on non-school days
  • Winter Break, Spring Break, and summer camp programs are open to all families – even those who don’t attend Champions during the week.
  • Champions is State Licensed and accepts DHS subsidy

Enroll today by visiting our online registration system at www.discoverchampions.com
For assistance enrolling or to learn more call Champions Customer Care at 1-800- 246-2154
Area Manager Sherri Burks may be reached at 503-701- 3488 or sburks@klcorp.com
Associate Area Manager Tim Oberg may be reached at 503-388- 0811 or toberg@klcorp.com