Welcome to Cherryvale Elementary School!

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Cherryvale Fall Book Fair CLICK HERE for more information. 

Fall 2022 Book Fair Letter

September 26 – October 4

Be an Attendance H.E.R.O. 

Be Here Everyday, Ready to Learn, and On Time


Student arrival begins at 6:50 AM. 

Breakfast ends at 7:25, so please arrive before 7:25 to eat breakfast. 

Instruction begins at 7:30 AM each morning.

Dismissal is at 2:10 PM.  

All car riders should be picked up before 2:45 PM.

(No early pick-ups after 1:45 PM)


School Information!
School Supplies: 

GREAT NEWS!!  Christ Community Church is providing school supplies for all students again this school year.  The only school supplies that students need to bring is a bookbag and their school-issued Chromebook.  

More important back to school information is posted below.  Click on the links to view the information.

Bus Routes
Chromebook Information
District Back to School Information
Drop Off/ Pick Up Procedures
Meet the Teacher and Orientation
School Start Times and Breakfast
Title I Information
Uniforms Update

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.

in the News

Open Enrollment Information

Open Enrollment Information  Elementary Open Enrollment Availability  Middle/High Open Enrollment Availability Open enrollment is May 1-May 31.  Applications are online only. Parents can access the applications from the district website.  A laptop is available in the […]


Be An Attendance H.E.R.O.

Be an Attendance H.E.R.O.   Be Here Everyday, Ready to Learn, and On Time!  REMINDERS:  Student arrival begins at 6:50 AM.  Breakfast ends at 7:25, so please arrive before 7:25 to eat breakfast.  Instruction begins at 7:30 AM each morning. Dismissal is […]


Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements Students enrolled in grades 5K to 12 in both public and private schools must be up-to-date on their shots. Click here to view requirements (English) Haga clic aquí para ver los requisitos (Español)


School Information

School Information Breakfast and Lunch Bus Routes DHEC Back to School Immunization Tool Kit Discipline and SOAR Expectations  District School Year 2021-2022 Calendar Drop Off/ Pick Up Procedures Mask Requirement Consent to Opt Out Form  Parent Portal (Visit […]


Christ Community Church Provides School Supplies

Christ Community Church (CCC) is providing all school supplies for the students at Cherryvale Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year.  A special thanks goes to Mark Yoder and members of Christ Community Church for […]


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 Ms. Pamela Rhodes, Principal, or Christopher Jones, Bookkeeper, for more information. FERPA Information Parent’s Right to Know Letter FERPA […]