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The 2017-2018 enrollment season BEGINS!
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Greetings Ellington Parent/Guardians/Caregivers,

The 2017-2018 Enrollment Season has begun. The Registrar Office is accepting paperwork for students. All returning students are expected to return enrollment packets by June 162017 in order to secure seating for the upcoming school year. Due to the impending “return to R Street”, it is crucial that we make plans to secure student data before the transition takes place. This will increase the ability to provide proper resources and thorough support. Please plan to complete and submit the enrollment packet within the timeframe.

If your student is not planning to return to Ellington, please contact the Registrar Office as soon as possible so I can facilitate the proper withdrawal process. It is imperative to work proactively to increase proper implementation of the DCPS withdrawal policy. In addition we want to ensure the return of all Ellington textbooks and supplies prior to the transition back to R Street.

Enrollment Packets will be available for pick up in the Main Office of the Meyer Building. Please note no enrollment packets will be mailed, as DCPS has determined it more efficient to make the forms accessible online through the website. (*Click the link )

 The Registrar will accept enrollment packets Monday thru Friday 9:30am. – 4:30pm. In the Main Office of the Meyer Building. Please be mindful that school is still in “full swing” so your adherence to this time frame is important to making sure your can receive the best “customer service”. Please Note: The Registrar Office will be open extended hours until 7:30pmonThursday April 13, 2017. The Registrar Office will be CLOSED on Friday April 14, 2017.

All forms must be submitted by the parent/guardian to the Registrar Office in person. Forms will not be accepted by students. Forms should not be turned in to teachers or staff. Forms should only be returned to the Registrar Office at the Meyer Building.

Please contact the Registrar Office (202)727-6404 for questions or additional assistance with any special circumstances. Enrollment information will also be provided on the Ellington website, in the Ellington Express Newsletter and via Robo call. Please look out for information regarding special extended hours and a special weekend enrollment event.

Thank You for your assistance. “Teamwork makes the dream work”!

LeNae Franklin
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
@ Meyer Building 2501 11th Street NW Washington DC 20001, 202-282-0123

A complete DCPS Enrollment Packet will include the following:
● Chancellor’s Letter on Enrollment
● Enrollment Checklist
● Student Enrollment Form (Required)
● Residency Verification Guidelines (Required)
● Home Language Survey (Required)
● Military Recruitment Opt-Out/Media Release Form (Required)
● School Health Checklist
● Immunization Flyer
● DC Universal Health Certificate Instructions
● DC Universal Health Certificate (Required)
● Oral Health Assessment Form (Required)
● Notification of Rights under FERPA
● Release of Student Directory Information (Optional)

These documents are also available in:
Amharic (አማርኛ)
Chinese (中文)
Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

ALL ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM A STUDENT. Please make sure all forms are completed in their entirety. If you have any questions please contact the Registrar Office directly for assistance (202) 727-6404.

ALL ENROLLMENT PACKETS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR RESIDENCY VERIFICATION. ALL RESIDENCY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE TURNED IN WITH ENROLLMENT FORMS. A list of acceptable residency documents is provided with the Residency Verification Guidelines. Please note all documents must be unexpired.


Questions or concerns, please direct them to our Registrar, Lenae Franklin ( For incoming students you can also contact our Director of Admissions, Savannah Overton (