Lemira Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Vanessa Smith-Canty

Address: 952 Fulton Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Sumter, SC 29153

Phone: (803) 775-0658  Fax: (803) 778-2730



Lemira Elementary School will begin its  H. A. P. P. Y. (Having a Positive Productive Year)  2020-21 school year with a school-wide virtual orientation program for students and parents August 25 at 11:00 AM.  A virtual Meet the Teacher event will be held and posted online August 26 (prekindergarten and kindergarten-10AM; first grade-11 AM; second grade-1PM; third grade-2 PM); and August 27 (fourth grade-10 AM; fifth grade-11 AM).

Kindergarten and first grade students will be able to pick up their Chromebooks and textbooks Monday, August 24 from 8:30-11:30 AM. Chromebook and textbooks distribution to new students and Chromebook repairs/trade-out and textbooks distribution for returning students is scheduled from 12:30-3:30 pm under the car pickup breezeway. Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

We will begin our first day of school with virtual learning on August 28. Pre-kindergarten students will start September 4. Students will continue to use their school district-issued Chromebooks for instructional assignments and activities. As a reminder, when the district resumes face-to-face instruction, Lemira’s students are expected to adhere to the Lemira’s uniform dress attire listed on the website.

School hours are 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and office hours are 7:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Please continue to review the SSD and Lemira website (lme.sumterschools.net) for additional information regarding meal distribution.

Face-to-Face Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures:

When face-to-face instruction resumes, all students must be dropped off in the morning under the car pickup breezeway, and cars will exit on Boulevard Road. Parents are reminded not to drop students off before 6:50 AM.  For students’ safety, parents are reminded not to drop their child or children off in the grassy area across the street from the school on Fulton Street.  During pick-up, all car riders will be dismissed through the gate under the breezeway using their car number.  Each student will be provided numbered car tags and book bag tags.  For safety reasons, parents will not be allowed to leave their cars and walk-up to the car pick-up gate to retrieve children, and students will not be permitted to cross Fulton Street to walk to their rides. All students must be picked up by 2:45 PM.

Links to all of the virtual events will be placed on Lemira Elementary School’s website, social media pages, and teachers’ Google classrooms. We look forward to welcoming you back to a great year of learning opportunities!