Oakland Primary 

Principal:  Joshua Campbell

Address:  5415 Oakland Drive, Sumter, SC 29154

Phone:  (803) 499-3366     Fax:  (803) 499-3361

Welcome to Oakland Primary School for the 2020-2021 School Year. Our Mission at Oakland Primary is to “Educate the Whole Child.”  We do this by providing a wide array of educational and social activities throughout the school year. This year, because of COVID-19 Pandemic, some of our normal procedures and routines have been changed to keep staff and students as safe as we can. Please know that we want to get back to normal just as soon as it is safe to do so. Communication during this time is of utmost importance. Please check-in at our school website www.ops.sumterschools.net , or our official school Facebook page for up to date information. Listed below are a few important dates and events to get you started.

The first day of school for this school year is August 28.  Students in kindergarten and first grade should be ready to receive virtual instruction at that time.  The pre-kindergarten start date is September 4.  Those students will be provided work packets to complete with guidance from their teachers.

We will post a virtual Parent/Student Orientation complete with a tour of the school on our school Facebook page and school website by August 24.  Teachers will also place the information in their Google Classrooms.

Teachers will send out welcome information the week of August 20-24.  During these orientations, parents will receive back to school information, review virtual learning guidelines and expectations, and other information pertaining to the start of the school year.

Since the start of the school year is through virtual instruction, students in grades K-1 will require Chromebooks (computers). These computers will be issued before the first day of school.  Kindergarten pickup is August 24 and 25, and 1st grade pickup is August 26 and 27 from 8 AM-4 PM each day.  Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

Students will need supplies to complete on-line instruction, as well as when we return to the classroom. Supply “wish” lists for each grade can be found on the school website and Facebook page.

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures:  Student drop off will begin at 7:15am.  Please stay in the right hand lane if you are going to drop off by the parent drop off gate and a staff member will let the child out of the car.  For safety reasons, please have your child exit the car from the right hand side only.  The left hand lane is used for those wishing to park in the parent/guardian parking lot and walk their child to the parent gate.  Please note, due to safety guidelines, no parents/guardians will be permitted to walk to the classroom with their child.  We will have staff members assisting from the parent drop off gate to guide students to class.

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 -7:20 AM. In order to participate, students must arrive before 7:15 AM. Breakfast and lunch meals are free for all students.