Principal Burns Dragon Update – April 12

Douglas Families, So it begins! Tomorrow will be the start of distance learning for our Dragons. We recognize this may invoke a variety of emotions and feelings, as this is new for all of us. I have directed my staff to be supportive, understanding and flexible in meeting both the needs of the students and the adults assisting them in this journey. Some days may be better than others. We just ask to do your best and we will do our best. I believe good communication will be crucial during this time. Please reach out to your teacher or me with questions, for guidance or support.

We will be reviewing distance learning at DES at the end of the week and make any necessary adjustments. Your feedback is welcome.

 I have no doubt the Douglas School Community will not only survive, but thrive during this endeavor. I know we are all creative, adaptive and fueled by grit. 

Be Safe, Be Smart.
Principal Burns

Familias de la Escuela Douglas,

Ahora comenzamos! Mañana será el comienzo de la Educación a Distancia para nuestros Dragones. Reconocemos que esto va a iniciar una variedad de emociones y sentimientos, ya que esto es nuevo para nosotros también. He instruido a mis maestros para que apoyen, comprendan y sean flexibles con todos los estudiantes y adultos que ayudaran en esta etapa. Algunos días van a ser mejores que otros. Solo le pedimos que hagan lo mejor y nosotros también lo haremos. Creo que la buena comunicación será crucial durante este tiempo. Por favor comuníquese con la maestra (o) de su estudiante si tiene preguntas para guía o apoyo.

Estaremos revisando el Aprendizaje a distancia en DES al final de a la semana y haremos los ajustes necesarios. Sus reacciones son bienvenidas.

No tengo ninguna duda que la comunidad de la Escuela Douglas no solo sobrevira, si no también prosperara en este nuevo esfuerzo. Se que todos somos creativos, nos adaptamos y estamos llenos de empuje.

Cuídense y sean inteligentes,

Director Burns

WCPSS COVID-19 Update

Please see the video below from WCPSS providing an update on where the county stands as we move into the weekend. We would also like to thank Chairman Sutton, who was the pivotal force in helping us provide meals to many of our Douglas families yesterday.


Stay safe families — allow yourself and others grace while we continue to work together to navigate our current state of affairs. An additional update will be coming from WCPSS today, and we will share it with you when we receive it.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the PTA or our Douglas staff if your family has a need.

Douglas Virtual Food Drive

Hello Douglas families!

An updated list of WCPSS food centers can be found here.

As a PTA, we recognize that we have many families who are limited by transportation or the hours that these centers are available. We are continuing to provide supplies to Douglas families. If you are in need, please reach out to the PTA (email: douglasdragonpta@gmail.com) and we will do what we can to help.

If you are able to support this effort, we have added donation options in PayPal and MemberHub. We are also accepting donations of food and hygiene products. Please message us for a dropoff/delivery address.

¡Hola familias Douglas!

Puede encontrar una lista actualizada de los centros de alimentos de WCPSS aquí.

Como PTA, reconocemos que tenemos muchas familias que están limitadas por el transporte o las horas que estos centros están disponibles. Continuamos brindando alimentos a las familias Douglas. Si lo necesita, comuníquese y haremos todo lo posible para ayudarlo (email: douglasdragonpta@gmail.com).

Si puede apoyar este esfuerzo, hemos agregado opciones de donación en paypal y memberhub. También estamos aceptando donaciones de alimentos y productos de higiene, envíenos un mensaje para una dirección de entrega / entrega.

Principal Burns Dragon Update – March 30

Greetings Douglas Dragons!

I hope everyone is doing well. Today teachers will be provided the implementation plan for distance learning (beginning April 16th) and will be digging into that information. You should have been contacted by your student’s teacher about your technology needs. Please reach out to them if you haven’t done so yet. I have amassed all of our Chromebooks and they are ready for deployment to those who need them, as soon as I receive directions from the county. Please know your teachers are diligently working to meet the needs of their students during this unprecedented time. If you need something from me, please email (dburns@wcpss.net). We all appreciate your grace, and please allow yourself grace as some days of homeschooling are better than others.

Saludos Douglas Dragons!

Espero que todos esten bien.  Hoy los maestros recibiran el plan de implementacion para el aprendizaje a distancia a partir del 16 de Abril y estaran investigando esa informacion.  Deberia haber sido contactado por el maestro de su hijo/a sobre sus necesidades tecnologicas.  Por favor, comuniquese con ellos si aun no lo ha hecho.  Acumule todos nuestros Chromebooks y estan listos para implementarse para aquellos que los necesitan, tan pronto como reciba instrucciones del condado.  Queremos que sepa que sus maestros estan trabajando diligentemente para satisfacer las necesidades de sus estudiantes durante este tiempo sin precedentes.  Si necesitas algo de mi por favor enviame un correo electronico (d.burns@wcpss.net).  Todos apreciamos tu gracia y permitete gracia, ya que algunos dias de educacion en el hogar son mejores que otros.

Cudite – Take care,
Principal Burns

Weekend Update

Hello Douglas families! A few weekend notes:

Everyone should have received a survey from their teacher about their family’s needs; please be sure to respond to this ASAP. This is VERY important for planning purposes.

Todos deberían haber recibido una encuesta de su maestro sobre las necesidades de su familia, asegúrese de responder lo antes posible. Esto es MUY importante para fines de planificación.

WCPSS is actively working to get devices into kids’ hands for remote learning. If you are in need of a device, please make sure you reach out to your child’s teacher. Additionally, we are trying to crowdsource some more devices to help supplement students at Douglas. If you have an old laptop, Chromebook or tablet device you are able to donate, please reach out. We do have someone available to wipe data off of these if you’re unsure about how to do it yourself.

We are also still accepting donations to provide families with food. Feel free to message us if you are able to provide, or if you are in need of food. Additionally you can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find additional food resources.

También seguimos aceptando donaciones para proporcionar comida a las familias. No dude en enviarnos un mensaje si puede proporcionar o si necesita alimentos. En necesidad si la comida? El servicio también está disponible en español enviando mensajes de texto a COMIDA al 877-877.

Thanks as always for supporting our Dragons, we are so proud of the work our community has done to help one another!