Oakland Primary School

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. 

 Jump Camp: Class rosters will be posted Wednesday, August 2, the day of our Back-to-School Jump Camp, which is scheduled for 12 – 3 p.m. This is a drop in, so please plan to spend about 30 minutes in the classroom filling out information as well as completing an activity with your child. You will be able to sign up for parent pick-up cards either before or after your scheduled time. 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. 

 For the 2023-2024 school year, PreK and kindergarten students will start on a staggered schedule.  Students in those grades would attend school one day from August 3 through August 9.  Daily student attendance will begin August 10.  This time is being set aside for mandatory Kindergarten Readiness Assessment testing and GOLD testing for PreK students. Teachers will contact parents/guardians to let them know which day they will come the first week of school to complete the testing.  All PreK and kindergarten students will begin on a regular schedule the following week, August 10.  

The first day for first grade students is August 3, and they attend every day from that point forward. 

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,  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 his/her 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 with a valid ID.  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.      

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 2023-2024 school year. We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding school year as we continue to educate the whole child!