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.

Welcome to Pocalla Springs Elementary! We are anticipating an amazing 2022-2023 school year filled with excitement and learning.

Registration Information:

It is important to register new students, prekindergarten and kindergarten students early.  Registration can take place on-line 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 PreK-5 will be held on Thursday, August 11 according to the following schedule: Orientation will begin at 1:00 p.m. for Grades PreK-2. Orientation for Grades 3 – 5 will begin at 3:00 p.m. 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. Staff members will be available to assist students with finding their homerooms. PreK- second grade (Gate 2) will enter through the main entrance. Third through fifth grades (Gate 1), will enter through the doors by the red flag.  Chromebooks will be issued during the orientation hours for kindergartners and new students.

Instructional Day:

The first day of school for students in Grades 1 – 5 is Monday, August 15. Prekindergarten and kindergarten students will be testing during the week of August 15-19. There will be a staggered schedule for prekindergarten and kindergarten students. Parents will be given appointment times during orientation. Prekindergarten and kindergarten students will only come to school during their appointment time for testing. August 22 is the first day of school for all Prekindergarten and kindergarten students. The school day is from 7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures:  To drop off students, enter (Gate 1) 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 2) are picked up at the covered area behind the cafeteria.

Pocalla Springs is a Title I school, and school supplies will be furnished by the school throughout the year.  Parents are only responsible for purchasing book bags. Take-home school supplies will be given to parents during orientation.

Open House will be held on Thursday, September 29. All students and parents are welcome to attend. This information is subject to change.  Please visit our website, Facebook, and twitter often for the most up-to-date information.