Cherryvale Elementary School
Principal:  Mrs. Pamela D. Rhodes
Address: 1420 Furman Drive, Sumter, SC 29154
Phone:  (803) 494-8200/ Fax: (803) 494-8233
School Day: 7:20 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.

Cherryvale Elementary School is a school where staff and students Believe, Serve, Lead, and Achieve! On Thursday, August 11 from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., Cherryvale Elementary School will hold Meet the Teacher and Orientation. During this session, parents will receive back to school information, review policies and procedures, and meet staff members. Also, on Thursday, August 11, our kindergarten team will hold their “Jump Start to Kindergarten” session from 5 – 5:30 p.m.  An Open House event will be held on Wednesday, September 14 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. More information for the events will be placed on Cherryvale Elementary School’s website and social media pages.

Chromebook distribution for new students in Prekindergarten through Grade 5 will take place on Thursday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and during the Meet the Teacher and Orientation event that same evening. Chromebooks can be picked up in the school’s media center.

Student uniforms at Cherryvale Elementary School will be optional. Uniforms will not be mandatory for the 2022-2023 school year due to the school uniform shortage from the various vendors. If students choose to wear uniforms, students must wear pants, skirts, or shorts that are black, navy blue, or khaki. They must also wear collared shirts, blouses, or sweaters that are white, light blue, or navy.

Breakfast is from 6:50 a.m. until 7:20 a.m. In order to participate, students must arrive before 7:15 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students.

Monday, August 15 is the first day of school for students in Grades 1-5.  Monday, August 22 is the first day for kindergarten and prekindergarten students. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) will be administered during the week of August 15-19.

Drop-off/pick-up procedures for students who are car riders will remain the same when we return for the 2022-2023 school year. During morning hours, parents must drop off car riders at the front entrance of the building. During afternoon hours, they must pick up students at the back of the building. The school building opens daily at 6:50 a.m. to welcome students.

Cherryvale Elementary School is a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) school and an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) school. Parents and students will receive more information regarding these initiatives at the parent orientation. Components of these initiatives will be embedded into the core curriculum. Administrators, teachers, and staff invite families, stakeholders, and community members to visit the school and invest in our future—invest in our students!

The administration and the staff of Cherryvale Elementary School are #ALL IN, #SumterSDProud, and we have our Falcon #TalonsUp as we are Excellence Under Construction!