Bates Middle School  

Principal:  Jeffrey Barrineau

Address:   715 Estate Street, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: (803) 775-0711/Fax: (803) 775-0715

School Day: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 17.

Bates Middle School will host an orientation for eighth grade students and a mini-camp for sixth and seventh grade students as follows:

6th Grade Mini-Camp

July 28 from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

7th Grade Mini-Camp

July 29 from 8:00 a.m. –12:00 noon

8th Grade Orientation

August 13 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

No bus transportation will be provided for the mini-camps or orientation.

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures:

For the safety of students at Bates Middle School, all cars picking up and dropping off students should enter the drive from Scotkins Court and exit on Bailey Street.  Students are not to be dropped off or picked up on Bailey Street. Parents are not permitted to park in the front of the building to pick up students from 3–3:30 p.m.  This blocks traffic during peak times.