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CWFDES Named a Purple Star School
CWFDES Named a Purple Star School

School Announcements

Aviator Updates

For the latest and most up-to-date information see the weekly Aviator Update from Ms. Kortokrax.

PreK Applications now being accepted

2024-2025 K - 5th Grade Registration Information

Sign - up for a Registration Appointment 

Please remember if you are NOT in the district for Duke Elementary you will need to complete registration at your home school. 

Look up your school & bus route information online using SMCPS Elocator

The documents / forms that are NEEDED for every student are as follows:

  1. Parent / Legal Guardian Photo ID

  2. Child’s Birth Certificate (proof of birth)

  3. Child’s Social Security Number / Card (optional)

  4. Child’s Immunization Records / Certification

  5. Current Proof of Residency - 

    1. Can’t be older than 30 days from the date of registration. 

    2. If you live with somebody and no utility bills are in your name - NOTARIZED Landlord Affidavit with Proof of residency for that address and person attached and a piece of mail showing that you receive mail at that address (if applicable)

    3. SMECO (electricity) bill, Water Bill, Lease / Rental Agreement with ALL signatures
  6. Legal Documentation (if applicable)

  7. Student Record Release (to request records from previous school)

  8. Registration Form (4 pages) with signature

  9. Maryland Home Language Survey Form

  10. Universal Screening Flier / Form

  11. Student Health Information form      

  12.  Maryland Lead Testing Certificate Form (preK, K and 1st graders)

  13. Immunization Certificate form (top portion only)

  14. MD School Record of Physical Examination Form

  15. Prior Early Care


Visit our PTA page for upcoming events and Spirit night information

SOAR Mission:

Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School implements S.O.A.R. expectations for all students across all school settings.  

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Welcome to Duke

Welcome to Duke, where smiles greet you at every corner! Here, your child's education is not just a journey but a delightful adventure. Our dedicated teachers nurture curiosity, foster creativity, and inspire a lifelong love for learning. In our inclusive and supportive community, diversity is celebrated, and every student is valued. Parents, you're invited to be active partners in your child's growth, ensuring a strong foundation for their future success. Join us, where friendships flourish, and dreams take flight!

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