F.J. DeLaine Elementary

Principal: Maria Newton-Ta’Bon

Address:  5355 Cane Savannah Road, Wedgefield, SC 29168

Phone:  803 494-2661     Fax:  803 494-2675

School Day:  7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

http://des.sumterschools.net

Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 11, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade. Parents and students are encouraged to attend to meet the teachers and receive pertinent information concerning expectations, assignments, and necessary supplies.  Upon arrival, please report to the multi-purpose room located at the rear of the campus for a brief meeting with the principal.  Following the meeting parents will be released to meet their child’s teacher.  The principal, Mrs. Maria Newton-Ta’Bon, will be available throughout the day for parents who would like to meet with her personally.

The school’s dress code remains in effect. Students should be properly dressed at all times. Please remember that students may not wear flip-flops or slides. Any sandals that are worn must have a strap that goes around the heel. Additionally, remember that shorts, skirts and dresses must no shorter that the width of a dollar bill from the top of the kneecap.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures:  Between 7:00 a.m. and 7:25 a.m., students should be dropped off at the entranced marked “Buses Only.”  Please do not drop off students before 7:00 a.m.  The rear door will be locked at 7:25 a.m., after which time students should be dropped off at the front of the building at the main office. At 7:25 a.m. all students will be in class preparing for the day of instruction. There will be no exceptions to this time in order to prevent cars and buses from entering at the same time. For students arriving after 7:25 a.m., a parent must accompany them to the front office to sign them in for the day. For afternoon dismissal, student pick-up is at the main office parking lot in front of the school.