Due to the high probability of heavy wind and rain from Hurricane Ian, all schools will dismiss early on Thursday, September 29. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11 AM. Middle schools will dismiss at 11:30 AM. High schools will dismiss at 12:30 PM. All afterschool activities are canceled.Friday, September 30 will be an eLearning day for all students in Sumter School District. This means schools and office buildings will be closed, and all activities, including athletic events and field trips, are canceled. Because we are an approved eLearning district, this day will not have to be made up, and lessons and assignments will be posted in Schoology. Students will complete eLearning assignments later if they are unable to participate due to power outages, lack of internet service, or other barriers.
In order to help ensure the safety of our students and staff, Sumter School District works in conjunction with emergency management and law enforcement officials when making decisions regarding inclement weather in our community. Although the forecast could change, we wanted to give our families and staff enough notice in order to prepare for the inclement weather. Please remain safe.
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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)
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.
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.
Mrs. Pamela D. Rhodes, Principal
Cherryvale Elementary School
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.
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.