School Communication

20Alert Notification

        Academy School District 20 uses a rapid communication system called 20Alert. 20Alert is used to keep families informed of activities, emergencies, and student absences. 20Alert, hosted by AlertNow, will provide reliable cost-effective communication to the District 20 community. Parents will be able to receive information not only from the district, but also from Douglass Valley regarding specific events and reminders.  Parents are automatically enrolled in this system through their Infinite Campus Parent Portal account and may elect to receive information through email, texting, and/or cell phone.


Office Telephone

           Students may use the office telephone only in the case of emergencies.  Arrangements for visits to a friend's home/activity after school are not considered emergencies.


School Newsletter

           Our school newsletter is available on-line and is published electronically once a month.  You may access the newsletter by accessing the school website at You will recieve a 20Alert Notification when the newsletter is available online.


DVE Website

           Our school website is full of information! You can check the school lunch menu, check the school calendar for events, and read the monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with the school. 


Parent Participation at DVE

Parents are our greatest asset!  We are fortunate to have an active and supportive community.  We average almost 1,500 volunteer hours yearly from that excellent resource--you.  We are successful because you are involved. Our school programs can only happen with the time and talent of our numerous volunteers.  These programs are a necessary component to make great things happen at Douglass Valley!



School Accountability Committee (SAC)

The Douglass Valley SAC has been created to:

  1. Act as a face-to-face communication link between the community and the school personnel         
  2. Serve as a sounding board for the administration
  3. Promote community involvement and ownership
  4. Provide recommendations for the school's plan for improvement.
Community Use of the Building

           Community organizations may be allowed to use the building under District 20 rules and regulations for a rental fee.  Scheduling should be done through our School Secretary.

Parent Sounding Board

           The Douglass Valley representative to the Parent Sounding Board will meet with other parents from the district and administrators to foster school/community communications.  This group meets monthly with the Superintendent.

General Information/Questions

           We encourage you to call the school and check out facts if you have concerns.  Do not wait and later wish you had discussed the matter with the appropriate person.  We want you to be a part of Douglass Valley.  Please feel free to call the school at 234-4200 to let us know if we can be of any help to you.