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 AM – 2:15 PM


Welcome to Pocalla Springs Elementary! We are anticipating an amazing 2023-2024 school year filled with excitement and learning. We have a new mascot…Corey the Croc! Our new school colors are green, yellow and white. 

Registration Information:

It is important to register new students, prekindergarten, and kindergarten students early.  Registration can take place online on Pocalla’s website http://pses.sumterschools.net or at the main office. All registrations require the student’s birth certificate, immunization record, picture ID of parent/guardian and two proofs of address (utility bill or lease agreement, for example). 


Orientation in grades K-5 will be held on Monday, July 31 according to the following schedule: Orientation will begin at 1 PM for grades kindergarten-2nd. Orientation for grades 3rd-5th will begin at 3 PM. Students and parents will meet teachers, view bus schedules, locate classrooms and receive other information.  Post cards will be sent home prior to orientation with the teacher’s name of your child. Staff members will be available to assist students with finding their homerooms. K- 2nd grades (Gate 2) will enter through the main entrance. 3rd-5th grades (Gate 1), will enter through the Palmetto Room. Directional signs will be posted. Orientation for preschoolers will be on Wednesday, August 9.

Instructional Day:

The first day of school for students in grades 1st-5th is Thursday, August 3. Prekindergarten and kindergarten students will test during the week of August 3-9. There will be a staggered schedule for prekindergarten and kindergarten students who will only come to school during their appointment time for testing. August 10 will be the first day of school for all prekindergarten and kindergarten students. The school day is from 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 

The main office will not be open until 7:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m.

Drop-off/pick-up procedures:  To drop off students, enter (Gate 2) nearest the marquee and continue straight and follow the drop-off signs.  Drop-off time for car riders begins at 6:50 a.m. for students who wish to eat breakfast. Students are tardy after 7:30 a.m. After 7:30 a.m, parents will need to go to the main entrance and walk their child to the Attendance Office. Dismissal is at 2:15 p.m.  Car riders in prekindergarten through first grade and their siblings are picked up at the colored fences (drop-off area).  Car riders in second through fifth grade (Gate 1) are picked up at the covered area behind the cafeteria. 

Pocalla Springs is a Title I school. School supplies and a clear book bag will be furnished by the school throughout the year. Take-home school supplies will be given to parents during orientation. Open House will be held on Thursday, August 31. Please visit our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram often for the most up-to-date information.