Oakland Primary 

Principal:  Joshua Campbell

Address:  5415 Oakland Drive, Sumter, SC 29154

Phone:  (803) 499-3366     Fax:  (803) 499-3361

School Day:  7:30 a.m.– 2:15 p.m.


The school day begins daily at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:15 p.m.  Students reporting later than 7:30 a.m. will be marked tardy.  Breakfast is served daily from 6:50 until 7:20 a.m.  Note: Students who wish to eat breakfast should be dropped off no later than 7:10 a.m. in order to have time to eat before going to class.  Student drop off begins at 6:50 a.m.

Class rosters will be posted August 16, the day of our Back to School Orientation, which is scheduled for 11 a.m.­–3 p.m.  The teacher will contact you the week prior to set up a time for you to come to school for the Orientation.  You will also be able to purchase an Oakland t-shirt and sign up for parent pick-up cards. We will also have booths set up with information regarding bus transportation and day care for before and after school care if needed.  Copies of the school supply wish list can be found on the school’s website or Facebook page.

The first day of school for Kindergarten and first grade students is Tuesday, August 17.   Parents are asked to pin a small piece of paper on their child the first day of school with the child’s name, telephone number, and bus numbers if applicable.  If the child will be picked up daily, please indicate parent pick up or the name of the daycare that will pick the child up.

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures: For drop off, please stay in the right hand lane and pull up as far as you can to a staff member if you are only dropping off.  If you wish to park and walk your child to the door, please stay in the left hand lane and park in the parent parking lot and cross to the sidewalk at either end of the parking lot.  You may then walk to the door to drop off your child.  An OPS staff member will assist your child to their classroom.

For parent pick up, you will be issued two cards with a number specific to your child.  Please make sure to have that daily to pick up your child.  If you do not have the card, you will be asked to go to the main office to pick up your child.  You may either wait in the line that forms from the right lane, or walk up to pick your child up from a classroom located near the drop-off/pick-up location.     Prekindergarten classes will begin on Monday, August 23.

On the first day of school, the students will receive a packet of information to share with parents.  Please complete all requested forms and return them to the school the following day, especially concerning emergency contact/allergies information.

Please check the school’s website (ops.sumterschools.net) or the Oakland Primary School Facebook page for the supply lists and other pertinent information as we get closer to the start of the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding school year as we continue to educate the whole child!