Willow Drive Elementary
Principal:  Jackqueline Thomas

Address:  26 Willow Drive, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: (803) 773-5796     Fax: (803) 778-2847

School Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  



Willow Drive Elementary School, home of the Soaring Eagles, will host an orientation for students and their parents on Friday, August 13 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Your child’s classroom teacher will contact you by August 13 to schedule a time to visit and receive back to school information.   A separate orientation for Prekindergarten will be held Thursday, August 19 at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. Parents will receive bus schedule information, register for a car pick- up decal, and have an opportunity to join the PTO.

Classroom assignments will be posted in the front lobby of the school and displayed on each classroom door.  The first day of school for Kindergarten through fifth grades is Tuesday, August 17.

The first day for Prekindergarten is August 23.

Breakfast will be served from 6:50 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  We encourage students to be on time for school each day.  Students are considered tardy at 7:35 a.m. Any parent or community stakeholder who would like to sign up for a one-on-one meeting with the principal is asked to call the school to schedule.

Drop-off/pick-up Procedures:  In the morning, all students should be dropped off using the drive-thru from Willow Drive to Miller Road.  This area is drive-thru only. In the interests of safety, students should not be dropped off in front of the school building.  Students should not report to school before 6:50 a.m. as there will not be any supervision available until that time. Parents who need to enter the building may park in a visitor parking space and come to the front office.


Afternoon pickup will be in the same place where students are dropped off in the morning.  All students will be dismissed at 2:15 p.m.  Car riders should be picked up no later than 2:35 p.m.