Wilder Elementary

Principal:  Michael Riggins

Address:   975 South Main Street, Sumter, SC  29150

Phone: 803-773-5723   Fax: 803-778-2918

School Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

1st Bell: 7:30 a.m. 

Tardy Bell: 7:35 a.m.


Wilder Elementary School will host a “Jump Start” Back to School orientation for all students and parents Wednesday, August 2. Prekindergarten through 2nd grade will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by 3rd through 5th grade at 9:30 a.m. Classroom assignments will be posted in several locations throughout the school. Parents and students will be invited to go directly to the classrooms. 

Breakfast is served for bus students as they arrive and for car riders from 7 until 7:25 a.m.  The tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m.  Office hours are from 7:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

 Drop-off/Pick-up Procedures:  The horseshoe on S. Main Street is the only drop-off and pick-up area for car riders. Drop-off is no earlier than 7 a.m. in the front of the school. Parking spaces are provided for parents who must walk students to class or pick them up in the afternoon. If a parent has a conference, they should park in the parking spaces provided in the front of the school. All parents must report to the main office for a visitor pass.

All walkers will enter and exit through the two gates located on South Main. (Gates are located on the picnic shelter side of South Main and at the corner of South Main and Newberry.) The student’s address will determine which gate he or she will use in the afternoon. Parents should not park along the fence or in the church parking lot.  Parents should not walk through the exit to receive children.

All daycare and bus riders report to the bus port at the end of the 100 Building on Floral Avenue.  All Exceptional Ed. bus riders will report to the bus port on Floral Avenue (back of the school).