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Virtual Learning Days are scheduled for  November 23-25.  These days are required, but all lessons will be delivered virtually though videos and assignments posted in Google Classroom.  Students will NOT have face-to-face classes, and the building will be closed.  Students should complete lessons and assignments for ALL of their classes virtually each day.  There is no school on November 26 – 27 for Thanksgiving break.   

Hybrid Learning

A Days – Last Names Begin with A – M – Face to Face/Synchronous Instruction – Mondays & Thursdays

B Days – Last Names Begin with N – Z – Face to Face/Synchronous Instruction – Tuesdays & Fridays

Students must be in classes each from 7:30 am – 2:15 pm for both hybrid and virtual students.

Hybrid and Virtual Learning Expectations When Learning From Home: 
  • Determine a comfortable and non-disruptive place to work.
  • Make sure the District-Issued Chromebook is connected to power and WiFi.
  • Log on to the district-issued Chromebook BEFORE the start of each class session.
  • Make sure the camera and microphone are turned on.
  • Mute the microphone while not speaking.
  • Be visible and appropriately dressed.
  • Report any district-issued Chromebook issues to your school as soon as possible.
  • Rest each night to ensure attentiveness during instruction.

REACH Summer Arts!

Program Notification Letter (English)

Program Notification Letter (Español)

Click HERE to for the complete the Request for Screening/ Referral Form if you would like for your child to be screened.  

Updated Bus Routes!            
Click here to view the SSD Bus Safety Protocols Video                                                                                                                
2020-2021 Hybrid A/B School Year Calendar

Click here for additional IMPORTANT information about Hybrid Learning

Click here to view the Hybrid Transition letter from Sumter School District. 


Dear Cherryvale Elementary School Falcon Family: I am honored to introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of Cherryvale Elementary School. Over the past twenty-five years, I have held multiple teaching and administrative positions, but I consider my most important position to be an advocate for the students of Cherryvale Elementary and Sumter School District. As some of you are aware, I served as the assistant principal of Cherryvale Elementary School from 2015 to 2018, so Cherryvale already has a very special place in my heart. I plan to spend a lot of time reuniting with some of the families of Cherryvale and introducing myself to others. Together, we will celebrate successes big and small because every child has a success story. The students of Cherryvale will be loved, encouraged and valued daily and reminded that they have a special place in our school community.

My goal is to ensure all students of Cherryvale are happy, healthy and safe. I assure you that my educational background and professional experience will assist me in making that happen on a day-to-day basis. My preparation for the role of principal began by earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina Columbia and an education specialist degree in Literacy Leadership from Converse College. I have worked as a teacher and in instructional support roles on the elementary and middle school levels for seventeen years and as an administrator on the elementary level for eight years. I have experienced success in leading schools that are very similar to Cherryvale to levels of academic excellence. It is my intent to bring that same success to Cherryvale as we focus on raising student achievement through a rigorous and comprehensive instructional model that is aligned to the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

Again, I am honored to be selected to lead Cherryvale Elementary School as principal. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, Superintendent, and the Sumter School District Board of Trustees for entrusting me to lead such a wonderful school community. My promise to them and the Cherryvale family is that as principal, I will be ALL IN, FALCON READY and #SUMTERSTRONG every day.

Go Falcons…

Mrs. Pamela D. Rhodes, Principal
Cherryvale Elementary School

Mission Statement

The mission of Cherryvale Elementary is to ensure the highest quality education for all students, build character, and instill a desire for lifelong learning.

Visual and Performing Arts Mission Statement

The mission of Cherryvale Elementary School is to integrate the visual and performing arts (creative writing, dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts) in academic areas to prepare students for life-long learning.

Vision Statement

The vision of Cherryvale Elementary School is to empower students to achieve through building family and community relationships.

Visual and Performing Arts Vision Statement

The vision of Cherryvale Elementary School is to become a model arts integrated school by providing a quality comprehensive arts education for all students.

Cherryvale is a Leader In Me school!
“Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.”


S.T.E.A.M is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

Find out more about Cherryvale’s STEAM Program!



in the News

Virtual Meet the Teacher

Virtual Meet the Teacher Click here to view Meet the Teacher videos to learn about your teachers for this school year.  Click on your grade level and enjoy the videos that the grade level teams created. 


Chromebook Support

For technology issues, click here to submit an IT Support Ticket with the District Office.  Do you need help with your Chromebook?  Students and parents who need technology support from 8:00  AM to 4:00 PM […]


Cherryvale is an Arts in Basic Curriculum Site

   Cherryvale is an Arts in Basic Curriculum Site and receives grant funding each year from the South Carolina Arts Commission to pursue the school’s arts mission of integrating the visual and performing arts (creative […]


Title I Information Available

The school Title I plan is available for your review in the main office.  Please contact Dr. Henrietta Green, Principal or Christal Ames, Bookkeeper as needed.