Manchester Elementary School 

Principal:  Dr. Joan Tye

Address:   200 West Clark Street, Pinewood, SC, 29125

Phone: (803) 452-5454 Fax: (803) 452-5423

http://mes.sumterschools.net

 

The teachers and staff at Manchester Elementary School will welcome our kindergarten through 5th students with a virtual start Friday, August 28. Pre-kindergarten will begin September 4.  

 A virtual school-wide Back to School orientation will be held Thursday, August 20 for students in grades K-5. A separate virtual orientation will be held September 2 for pre-k students. A link will be posted on our school’s website, social media platforms, and in the teachers’ Google classrooms. During these sessions, parents will receive back to school information, learn the importance of joining PTA, hear virtual learning expectations, review Parent Portal requirements, and meet staff members. We will also post a tutorial on how to use the Google Classroom and web-based applications for learning.

We will have Chromebook distribution (dates below) stations set up at the front of the school near the office.  We ask that only one parent or guardian accompany the student.  Face coverings or masks are required for adults entering the school. We will only have one family at the Chromebook check out station at one time.

Chromebooks will be distributed to new students in grades 2-5. If a student in grades 2-5 does not have a Chromebook, they may check one out from the Chromebook station at Manchester between 8:30-11 AM and 1-3 PM on August 20 or 21.

Kindergarten and first grade Chromebook distribution will take place August 25-26 between the hours of 8:30-11AM and 1-3 PM.  Since we will be distributing so many Chromebooks, the teacher will call each family and set up a specific time for Chromebook pick up for kindergarten and first grade students.

Please see the school and district’s websites for breakfast and lunch distribution information during virtual learning. Breakfast and lunch meals are free for all students. Teachers will contact parents with a specific date and times for school supplies and materials pick up.

More information will be provided as we begin school. Please check our school website as well as Manchester Elementary’s Facebook page for updates. Our office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30-3:30, so please call 803-452-5454 if you have questions.