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Career Day at Duncan Elementary
05/12/2019
Special day support Career Focus program
Kaleidoscope Winner
01/03/2019
Karthryn Irwin has the right stuff!
Duncan December Book Fair
12/04/2018
Book fair set for this week
Students at three elementary schools are on the move this year
09/17/2019
Roberts, Havel selected for Building Healthy Communities program
UCS Update - September 13
09/13/2019
The latest news from across UCS
Focus on early elementary reading and writing continues in UCS
09/12/2019
Increased literacy consultants provide more support for students

Principal's Message

We look forward to welcoming all of the Duncan families back for an early visit to the school on Wednesday, August 28th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  It is important that our students have the opportunity to visit the school and locate their new educational classroom.  We want our students to feel confident with navigating the hallways and excited about their first day of school.  This year we will communicate grade level classroom assignments for your child in a convenient and secure manner.  We will be emailing the classroom assignments to you directly using the e-mail addresses on file in PowerSchool on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, prior to our scheduled welcome-back visit at 3:00 p.m.  You will also be able to view your child’s placement via the PowerSchool Parent Portal that will be available after 3:00 pm, beginning Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  If you do not receive an email or are unable to access the information through the Parent Portal by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, please contact the Duncan office at (586)797-4600.  As always, our Duncan staff available during classroom visits to assist our community with identifying the new classroom placements.  Beginning on Thursday, August 29th, this information will also be available on PowerSchool and through the district’s customized App.

Click here for the 2019 Suggested Supply List

Our Mission

The Community at Richard J. Duncan Elementary School is devoted to academic excellence. Sound instructional strategies will provide our students with a foundation of skills that will prepare them for lifelong achievement in a global society.

We Believe...
* All students can learn and achieve.
* All students can teach and learn from each other.
* All parents are partners in their children’s education.
* We will value individuality and diversity.
* We will maintain high expectations for all children to be responsible and caring students.
* All children need a safe and secure learning environment- both physical and emotional.
* We will help students become lifelong learners so they can adapt to a changing world.

January 9th
Bagel Day
4:00—D.E.C.O. meeting

January 14th
6:00 to 8:00—Rink Night

January 21st -
No School—Martin Luther King day

January 24th & 25th
10:00—Variety Show
12:04 dismissal
Records Day

January 29th
8:00 pm.m. Band-O-Rama

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.