February 19, 2021
Happy Friday Aviators!
We had a great week welcoming back our Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade students. Students did an amazing job showing accountability for mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing.
Please be sure to check out our RETURN TO SCHOOL PARENT COMMUNICATION as it contains information about times for arrival and dismissal. There are answers to many frequently asked questions. Now is a good time to start practicing mask wearing with your child(ren).
CLICK HERE to review more information about daily cleaning, ventilation, transportation
CLICK HERE to review more about what Duke is doing to prepare for a safe return for all of our students!
CLICK HERE to watch a Welcome Back video for students from Ms. Mandis.
Please note that for the third marking period, we do not have the ability to staff or arrange Cafeteria Parent Pick-Up or Walkers/Bikers to and from school. We will revisit this once we get students and staff acclimated to the CDC guidelines and requirements for social distancing.
Friday, February 26th: Two hour early dismissal (no Pre-K)
Monday, March 1st: 2nd-5th grade students return to school in hybrid format
PTA Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year
Protocol for Sick Student or Staff
Hybrid Assignments by Last Name
Bus Routes For Hybrid Learning
Also- Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students MUST have a responsible adult with them at the bus door for both pick-up and drop-off.
Birthday Celebrations and Treats
Families are encouraged to send in photos to be considered for inclusion in this year's yearbook. Some activities to consider:
- First day of school (virtual or in person)
- Theme Thursday photos
- "Trunk or Treat" or "Winter Wonderland Drive Thru" photos
- Candid learning photos
Send your photos to Mrs. Magill (firstname.lastname@example.org) today.
Information about ordering a yearbook (we will be conducting online sales) will be shared later this Spring.
New To Duke Elementary?
Please know that the email / online registrations that have been completed this summer are considered a temporary registration as the schools are closed. We are required to get the original registration documents before the students are allowed to physically attend school in person. If you did not come in for an appointment to register your child, I will need the originals of any documents that require your signature (and of course, I need your signature on them). These documents were emailed to us; therefore you should have them already. You do NOT have to redo all of your documents, just get me the originals of the documents that you submitted to us.
If you would like to get ahead of this, you could mail me the documents at the school address below:
c/o Lorrie Nicholas
The documents that I will need are as follows:
1) Student Record Release Form (if applicable)
2) Registration form (front and back)
3) Universal Screening Form
4) Student Health Information Form
5) Maryland Lead Screening Form
6) Parent portion of the MD Physical Form
7) Notarized Landlord Affidavit (if applicable)
8) Notarized Parent Affidavit (if applicate)