Pocalla Springs Elementary

Principal:  Michelle Curry-McBride

Address:   2060 Bethel Church Road, Sumter, SC  29154  

Phone:  (803) 481-5800     Fax:  (803) 481-5813


Pocalla Springs Elementary School is dedicated to educating “Every Child, Every Day!” Friday, August 28, is the first day of virtual learning for students in grades K-5. Pre-kindergarten will begin September 4.

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration/testing will take place August 10-14. Please visit our school’s website for more information. A Back to School drive-in orientation will be held Wednesday, August 26 from 8AM-6:30 PM.  Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.  Parents will have an opportunity to participate during the respective morning or afternoon hours. Please enter the designated gates as listed below:

Gate 1

Kindergarten  (7:30-9 AM or 12-1:30 PM)

First Grade     (9-10:30 AM or 1:30-3 PM)

Second Grade (10:30 AM-12 PM or 3-4:30 PM)

Gate 2

Third Grade  (7:30-9 AM or 12-1:30 PM)

Fourth Grade (9-10:30 AM or 1:30-3 PM)

Fifth Grade    (10:30 AM-12 PM or 3-4:30 PM)

During this time, parents can drive up to stations to pick up back to school information, school supplies, Parent Portal instructions, and meet staff members, while remaining in their cars. Also, there will be a station for students to return their summer reading logs from their Summer Backpacks given at the end of the year. A special surprise will be given to each child who turns in their log.

Chromebook distribution will take place August 10-13 for kindergarten, first grade and new students from 4-6 PM. They will also be distributed August 26 from 8AM- 6:30 PM at the bus drop-off area.

Please see the school and district’s websites for breakfast and lunch distribution information during virtual learning.

Pocalla Springs Elementary School embraces our motto #PocallaProud!  Our teachers and staff are proud that we will be increasing STEM by integrating STREAM and Coding into our core curriculum. We will continue to educate “Every Child, Every Day” by partnering with our awesome business partners and PTA. We are thrilled about starting this year where we will be STREAMing at the SPRINGS!