Parents who plan to enroll their child in Sumter School District for the first time are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible to avoid last minute crowds. Parents may register their child in the school zoned for their residence during regular school hours. Persons unsure of their school zone may contact the district’s attendance office at (803) 469-6900, extension 414.
Children must be four or five on or before September 1 to enroll in preschool or kindergarten, respectively. State law mandates that children ages five to 17 must be in school.
Upon registration, parents are required to provide school personnel with the child’s official birth certificate or other proof of name and age, proof of residence, and the SC Immunization Form (DHEC 2740).
The district recommends that parents of children transferring from another school district also bring the child’s latest report card. Children transferring from out of state must have their health certificate information on a South Carolina form. Parents must take out-of-state certificates to a doctor or clinic in South Carolina to have the information transferred to the correct form.