Principal:  Dr. Cornelius Leach

Address:   24 Pinewood Road, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-775-0648     Fax: 803-436-2987

School Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


Millwood Elementary School will host the Mustang Back to School Bash for all students and their parents on Thursday, August 16, from 3:00– 7:00 p.m.  The schedule is as follows: Pre-kindergarten mandatory orientation – 3:00–4:00 p.m.; kindergarten – 4:00 p.m.; first grade – 4:30 p.m.; second grade – 5:00 p.m.; third grade – 5:30 p.m.; fourth grade – 6:00 p.m.; and fifth grade – 6:30 p.m.

We invite all Millwood families to join us for a fun and informative evening.  Parents and students may meet their child’s classroom teacher and other faculty and staff including the school nurse, bookkeeper, attendance clerk, receptionist, media specialist, cafeteria manager, art, music, physical education, and computer teachers.   The PERK afterschool program will be accepting applications.  Parents may pick up bus route information and register for a parent pick-up number for the PPU dismissal system.
Monday, August 20, is the first day of school for grades kindergarten through five.  Wednesday, August 22 is the first day for pre-kindergarten.

Drop-off Procedures:  No students should be dropped off at the front of the school.  Drop-off time begins after 6:50 a.m., at either the Horseshoe (across from BI-LO)—PERK, Pre-k, K, and first, or Mustang Drive (left of school, fifth grade portal)—second, third, fourth, and fifth.  Students who arrive tardy (after 7:30 a.m.) must be signed in by a parent or guardian on the Indent-a-Kid System in the office.

Pick-up Procedures:  Preschool, kindergarten and first grade students will be picked up at the horseshoe. In addition, older siblings of these students will be picked up at the horseshoe. Dismissal is at 2:05 p.m.  Parents will not be permitted to park off school grounds and walk into the Wedgefield Road gate (the horseshoe) to pick up children.

At 2:05 p.m., all bus riders and day cares (with buses—no cars will be permitted) will be dismissed for pick up on Crestwood Drive.

Walkers will be dismissed at 2:10 p.m.  Car riders in grades two through five will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.

Students will be picked up along the fence in the former bus pick-up area (Mustang Drive).  Parents will be assigned a number to be placed on the dashboard of the car and on the student’s book bag.  Students will be dismissed according to the order of the cars.  If a student’s pick-up number is lost, parents MUST come in to the front office with an ID to pick up the child.

All parent pick-up cars must turn left when exiting the gate on Mustang Drive (the left side of the school).