Wilder Elementary
Principal:  David Wright
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.

Jump Start Orientation:  Wilder Elementary School will host a “Jump Start” orientation for all students and parents Thursday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Our Prek-2nd grade focus will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by our 3rd-5th grade focus which will begin 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 and participate in our Jump Start activities.

School Hours of Operation:  Breakfast is served for bus students as they arrive and for car riders from 7 until 7:25 a.m.  The first bell rings at 7:30 a.m., and the tardy bell rings at 7:35 a.m. Instruction begins promptly 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 South 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.

Walkers Procedures:  All walkers will enter and exit through the two gates located on South Main Street. (Gates are located on the picnic shelter side of South Main Street and at the corner of South Main Street and Newberry Street.) 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.

Daycare/Bus Riders Procedures:  All daycare students and bus riders report to the bus port at the end of the 100 Building on Floral Avenue.  All Exceptional Education bus riders will report to the bus port on Floral Avenue (this is located at the back of the school).