Cherryvale Elementary School
Principal: Pamela Rhodes
1420 Furman Drive, Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: (803) 494-8200 Fax: (803) 494-8233


Cherryvale Elementary School, where staff and students Believe, Soar, Lead and Achieve!, will begin virtual learning Friday, August 28 for students in grades K-5, and prekindergarten will begin Friday, September 4.  On Thursday, August 13 from 5-6 PM, Cherryvale Elementary School will hold a virtual Meet the Principal Zoom session. A virtual school-wide Back to School orientation will be held Thursday, August 20 from 6-7 PM. Teachers and staff will host a virtual Meet the Teacher event on Tuesday, August 25 from 5-6 PM for parents and students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. During this session, parents will receive back to school information, hear virtual learning expectations, review Parent Portal requirements, and meet staff members. Links to all of the virtual events will be placed on Cherryvale Elementary School’s website, social media pages, and teachers’ Google classrooms.

Chromebook distribution will take place August 20-21 for grades 3, 4 and 5. Kindergarten through second grade Chromebook distribution will take place August 25-26. Chromebooks can be picked up from 8:30 AM-4PM in the media center on these dates. Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

When students return to the in-person learning environment at Cherryvale Elementary School, student uniforms will continue to be mandatory. Students must wear pants, skirts, or shorts that are navy blue or khaki. They must also wear collared shirts, blouses, or sweaters that are white, light blue, or navy. They are free to wear Cherryvale t-shirts and sweatshirts at any time. These garments are available to purchase and order online from various local retailers.

Please see the school and district’s websites for breakfast and lunch distribution information during virtual learning. When in-person instruction resumes, breakfast is from 6:50 until 7:20 AM. In order to participate, students must arrive before 7:15 AM. Breakfast and lunch meals are free for all students.

Drop-off and pick-up procedures for students who are car riders will remain the same when we return to in-person instruction. During morning hours, parents must drop off car riders at the front entrance of the building. During afternoon hours, they must pick up students at the back of the building. The school building will open daily at 6:50 a.m. to welcome students.

Cherryvale Elementary is an ABC Site School, a Leader in Me and STEAM focused school. Therefore, teachers and staff look forward to expanding the arts and increasing STEM integration into the core curriculum. Cherryvale Elementary School’s staff members are ready to continue the implementation of the Leader In Me initiative, which focuses on staff and student leadership qualities. Administrators, teachers and staff invite families, stakeholders, and community members to visit the school and invest in our future—invest in students!