Lemira Elementary School

Principal: Dr. Vanessa Smith-Canty

952 Fulton Street

Sumter, SC 29153

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

School Hours: 6:50-2:15


Lemira Elementary School will begin its  H. A. P. P.Y (Having a Positive Productive Year)  year with a celebration of excellence during an orientation program for students and parents Thursday, August 15, at 5:00 p.m. for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade students, and 6:15 p.m. for second, third, fourth, and fifth grades students. Parents and students are asked to report to the cafeteria upon arrival.  Class assignments will be posted in various locations around the school.  We look forward to WELCOMING you to a great year of learning opportunities!!!

Kindergarten Kamp for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will be held Tuesday, August 6, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  August 20, is the first day of school. Information regarding pre-kindergarten will be discussed at orientation. School hours are 6:50 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., and office hours are 6:50 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  As a reminder, school uniforms are mandatory at Lemira.

 Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures: All students may be dropped off in the morning at the traffic circle in front of the school’s entrance on Fulton Street and exit on the Boulevard Road. Parents are reminded not to drop students off before 6:50 a.m.  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. Parents arriving without a car tag number will be asked to go into the office to have their credentials verified. For safety reasons, parents will not be allowed to 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.