Pocalla Springs Elementary

Principal:  Michelle Curry-McBride

Address:   2060 Bethel Church Road, Sumter, SC 29154

Phone:  (803) 481-5800     Fax:  (803) 481-5813

School Day:  7:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m.


The main office has been moved and will face Bethel Church Road. It is important to register new students, Prekindergarten students and Kindergarten students early.  Registration can take place online or at the main office, and we need to ensure that we have all paperwork for your child’s records.  All registrations require the student’s birth certificate, immunization record, and two proofs of address (utility bill or lease agreement, for example).

Student Orientation in Grades K-5 will be held on Friday, August 13 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. according to the following schedule: 1–2 p.m. for Kindergarten, first and second grade students and 2–3 p.m. for third, fourth and fifth grade students. Students and parents will meet teachers, view bus schedules, locate classrooms and receive other information.  Kindergarten–second grades (Gate 1) will enter through the new main entrance. Third–fifth grades (Gate 2), will enter through the doors by the red flag.  Chromebooks will be issued during the orientation hours for new students. The first day of school for students in K-5 is Tuesday, August 17. Prekindergarten’s first day is August 23, and Prekindergarten Orientation is Friday, August 20 at 9 a.m.


Late arrivals and early departures during the school year may impact student grades and the chance for perfect attendance.  For late arrivals, students report to the attendance office for a tardy notice.  The late-arrival entrance will be in the main office entrance.  For early departures, on the morning of the early dismissal, parents must send a note to the administrators.  For safety, students are released only to persons on the student’s emergency sheet and with written permission of the parent or legal guardian.  Proper identification must always be presented.  After 1:30 p.m., students are dismissed only with the approval of the grade-level administrator. 


Drop-off/pick-up procedures:  To drop off students, enter (Gate 2) nearest the marquee and drop off students at the covered area past the guidance office.  Drop-off time for car riders begins at 6:50 a.m. for students who wish to eat breakfast.  Dismissal is at 2:15 p.m.  Car riders in Grades Prekindergarten through first and their siblings are picked up at the covered area past the guidance office (drop-off area).  Car riders in second through fifth grade (Gate 1) are picked up at the covered area behind the cafeteria. 

This information is subject to change.  Please visit our website, Facebook, and twitter often for the most up-to-date information.