Willow Drive Elementary School
Principal: Jackqueline Thomas
Address: 26 Willow Drive, Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 773-5796 /Fax: (803) 778-2847
School Day:  7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Willow Drive Elementary School, home of the Soaring Eagles, will host an orientation for students in kindergarten through 5th grade and their parents on Thursday, August 11, 2022, between the hours of  9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.   A “Jump Start Camp” will be held for our rising 5th grade students and their parents on August 11.  More information is forthcoming.  Orientation for Prekindergarten will be held Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m.  Your child’s classroom teacher will make parental contact by August 9.  This contact will include information to schedule a classroom visit and back to school information.  Parents will receive bus schedule information, register for a car pick- up decal, and have an opportunity to join the PTO.  Classroom assignments will be posted in the front lobby of the school and displayed on each classroom door. The first day of school for first through fifth grades is Monday, August 1.  The first day for prekindergarten and kindergarten students is August 22.

Breakfast will be served each morning from 6:50 to 7:30 a.m. beginning August 15.  Students should not report to school before 6:50 a.m., as there will not be supervision available until that time. We highly encourage students to be on time for school each day.  Students are considered tardy at 7:30 a.m. and must be brought into the front office by an adult to be signed in when tardy.  Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures:  There are two areas available for students to be dropped off in the mornings and picked up if they are car riders.  The front drive-thru area is for students in grades first, second, and third.  The side drive-thru area (near big playground) is for students in Kindergarten, fourth, and fifth grades. If your student has a sibling, then all can be dropped off or picked up at the drive-thru of the youngest sibling.  In the interest of safety, students should not be dropped off at the front door of the school building.  Afternoon pickup will be in the same location where students are dropped off in the mornings.  Students will be dismissed by 2:15 p.m.  Car riders should be picked up no later than 2:35 p.m.