• Mrs. Kimberly VanDuren, Principal                       Kimberly VanDuren      

    Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

    Welcome to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Website.  On March 16, 2020, MLK closed due to the ongoing concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the extended school closure, all teachers have created a Google Classroom and students should be checking it daily beginning on March 30, 2020, to access their curriculum, instruction and assignments.

    Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself with any questions or concerns you may have during the school closure. The school phones are forwarded to my home, so I am available to assist you when you call.  Children benefit greatly when parents and school staff communicate and collaborate; and in this unique situation, this is more important than ever.  We all have a common goal – for your child to be successful at school.  On behalf of the staff and faculty of MLK, I thank you for your support.  We are honored that you send your child to MLK.  We miss seeing the students each day and look forward to returning to the MLK building soon.
    Stay healthy and safe.

    Kimberly VanDuren

    Utica City School District

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary

    211 Square Street Utica, NY 13501

    Phone: 315-368-6720

    Fax: 315-792-0051


    Moving Forward…Together