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Career Day at Duncan Elementary
Special day support Career Focus program
Kaleidoscope Winner
Karthryn Irwin has the right stuff!
Duncan December Book Fair
Book fair set for this week
UCS Update - August 18, 2019
Latest News from across UCS
UCS, USPBL celebrate Back to School on August 22
Portion of ticket will go to support school safety initiatives in UCS
Forbes Magazine recognizes Utica Community Schools as one of Michigan’s top places to work
UCS is the only public K-12 school district to earn the recognition

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

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link