• Principal's Message







    Dear Families,

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at James E. Duckworth Regional School.  The faculty and staff are excited and prepared for the arrival of your children.  

    The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  The bus drivers will be calling to confirm the bus number, drop off and pick up times for your children.  You may also go to the www.pgcps.org website and click on the transportation tab for more information.   Please be sure that your child has a name tag attached to their book bag for easy identification.

    As you may know, parent support is crucial to the overall academic success of children.   Your support in the following areas will make a difference:

    •    Have your child in school and on time every day.  If your child is absent, please notify the school in writing.

    •    Talk to teachers on a regular basis about performance, specific needs, and help if necessary.

    •    Read to your child each day

    •    Become a PTO member and participate in other school activities.

    If your child was approved for free and reduced lunch last school year, you must complete the process for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you need assistance with this process, please contact Ms. Gabriella Gamez for assistance.

    I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.  I hope to see you at the Back to School Fair on August 26, 2017 at Bowie Bay Sox stadium from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  You must register in order to receive a back pack.


    Yolanda G. Cosby, M.S.Ed


    James E. Duckworth School

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