Willow Drive Elementary

Principal:  Preston Spratt

Address:  26 Willow Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: 803-773-5796     Fax: 803-778-2847

School Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.  Tardy: 7:35 a.m.



Willow Drive Elementary School, home of the Soaring Eagles, will host an orientation program for students and their parents Friday, August 16, according to the following schedule: 8:30 a.m. for kindergarten and third grade; 9:30 a.m. for first and fourth grade students; and 10:30 a.m. for second and fifth grade students. An evening orientation with the principal will be held at 6:00 p.m. for families unable to attend during the morning.

A separate orientation for pre-kindergarten will be held Wednesday, August 21, at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. During the orientation program, parents and students will hear a brief message from the principal, meet their teacher, visit the classroom, learn about our STEAM program, register for a car pick-up decal, and have an opportunity to join the PTA. All students who attend will receive a special treat!  Any parent or community stakeholder who would like to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the principal is asked to call the school to schedule.

Classroom assignments will be posted in the front lobby of the school and displayed on each classroom door.  Tuesday, August 20, is the first day of school for kindergarten through fifth grade. Information regarding pre-kindergarten will be discussed at orientation on August 21.

Drop-off/pick-up Procedures:  In the morning, all students should be dropped off using the drive-thru from Willow Drive to Miller Road.  This area is drive-thru only. In the interests of safety, students should not be dropped off in front of the school building. Parents who need to enter the building may park in a visitor parking space and come to the office. Students should not come to school before 6:50 a.m. as no supervision is available until then.

Afternoon pickup will be in the same place where students are dropped off in the morning.  All students will be dismissed at 2:10 p.m.  Car riders should be picked up no later than 2:45 p.m.