Principal: David Wright
Address: 975 South Main Street, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 803-773-5723 Fax: 803-778-2918
School Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Wilder Elementary School will host a back to school orientation for all students and parents on Friday, August 18. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade will meet at 9:00 a.m.; second and third grades will meet at 10:00 a.m.; fourth and fifth grades will meet at 11:00 a.m. Parents and students are asked to meet in the multi-purpose room, and classroom assignments will be posted in several locations throughout the school. Tuesday, August 22 is the first day of school for kindergarten through fifth grade. Wednesday, August 23 is the first day for preschool.
Breakfast is served from 6:50 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. The first bell is at 7:30 a.m., and the tardy bell is at 7:40 a.m. Office hours are from 7:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures: The horseshoe on South Main Street is the only drop-off and pick-up area for car riders. Drop-off is no earlier than 6:50 a.m. in the front of the school. Parking spaces are provided for parents who must walk students to class or pick them up in the afternoon. If parents have a conference, they should park in the parking spaces provided in the front of the school. All parents must report to the main office for a visitor pass.
All walkers will enter and exit through the two gates located on South Main. Gates are located on the picnic shelter side of South Main and at the corner of South Main and Newberry. The student’s address will determine which gate he or she will use in the afternoon. Parents should not park along the fence or in the church parking lot. Parents should also not walk through the exit to receive children.
All day care and bus riders report to the bus port at the end of the 100 Building on Floral Avenue. All special needs bus riders report to the bus port on Floral Avenue (back of the school).