A Message from our principal:
I am so proud to be the Principal of Menlo Park School. The best part of this job is having a role in the lives of so many wonderful students, families and staff. As I enter into my 32nd year of working for the David Douglas School District and my 7th year as Menlo Park’s Principal, I have to say, I never imagined having school online or being in a global pandemic! These times are like none other that we have lived through.
They are challenging times with lots of uncertainty, and with that many of us are struggling. My goal is to try to be as consistent as possible for our children and stick to my values of caring and compassion for others. I know school online is not ideal for most of us. We would all prefer to be in-person and back to how we all remember school should be. I assure you that when the metrics tell us we will be safe, we will return to in-person teaching. I appreciate all families are doing to support students in learning, and recognize it is challenging. I also applaud our staff for switching to online learning so quickly.
This summer has allowed all of us to reflect on the spring and how we can make learning better for every student. We will be supplying each student with their own device so every child can login to instruction every day. We also have adopted a new curriculum called Fuel Ed. All staff will receive professional development around the new curriculum, best practices for teaching online and support for technological issues. This curriculum is designed to be taught online or in the classroom so it will allow teachers to seamlessly transition from online to hybrid learning. It also has a lot of supports built in for students and families such as translation tools and workbooks for families to access. Each child will receive their own “toolkit” to use at home. These are scheduled to arrive at Menlo Park the week of Oct. 12th.Once we receive the toolkits, we will reach out to you all with a distribution plan.
Next week we will be gradually transitioning to Fuel Ed. Teachers have been tirelessly been working to teach your children and learn the new curriculum. Please give them grace as we make this transition. As with any change there will be bumps in the road, but by working together we can make this a good year for your child(ren). Hang in there and please let us know if we can help you or your child. Hopefully, we will be back to in person instruction soon! Don’t forget we are serving meals free to all children 18 and younger in our bus lane from 12-1 on school days. Here are some links for you to help with the transition to Fuel Ed.
- Direct Link to YouTube Video: FuelEd How to Log In
- Link to the District Website link: DDSD FuelEd How to Log In
September 28th, 2020
To our David Douglas District Families,
VIRTUAL FAMILY NIGHT
We will hold our Virtual Family nights on the following date:
10/22 5:00pm-6:00pm PT
Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and get information about this years curriculum, Fuel ED.
We hope to see you all there!
Dear Menlo Park Families,
Fall weather certainly blew in over the weekend! I am missing you all as I think of our usual October celebrations and activities, but I have been so excited to continue seeing this excitement through my computer screen! Our Fuel Ed curriculum materials for students have arrived!
We are in the process of cataloguing and organizing these to have ready for families to pick up this week. Each student will be receiving about 4-5 boxes of materials to be used for school work. We will be sharing a video that shows the materials and suggests organization of them. Since these will be used all school year it is important to keep things in a safe place. See this week’s distribution schedule below. We will be doing a drive-up distribution in our bus lane and you will put the boxes into your car. If you are walking up you will need three people or a wagon to carry the boxes. Please wear masks so we can all remain healthy.
Wednesday Oct. 21st from 2:00-6:00PM
Thursday Oct. 22nd from 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday Oct. 23rd from 8:00AM-10:00AM
FAMILY TECH SUPPORT
Find answers to all of your technology questions at our Family Technology Support page.
Meal distribution and food resource information can be found HERE!
Changes in Daily Meal Sites
We have made some changes to the locations of our daily free meal distribution sites at some of our Bus Stops. We have eliminated 4 sites, and we have added 4 new sites.
See our meal drop off locations in the lists below…
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Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, we will no longer serve daily free meals at:
SE 103rd @ SE Knight
11907 SE Lexington (near SE 120th Pl.)
SE Foster @141st
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29, we will no longer serve daily free meals at:
SE 99th @ Ash
Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, will begin serving daily free meals at:
SE 125th @ SE Division (south side)
SE 118th @ SE Boise
SE 122nd @ Holladay
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29, we will begin serving daily free meals at:
SE 137th & Powell
To view times and all 45 locations where you can receive daily free meals, go to:
For more details, please go the District’s website at www.ddouglas.k12.or.us