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SUMTER READIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND TIMELY RETURN OF STUDENTS

SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

2680 West County Road 476

Bushnell, Florida  33513

352-793-2315

 

Press Release

 

Date:                     August 2, 2022

Contact:               Jessica Christian, K-12 Curriculum Supervisor

                               

 

Re:  SUMTER READIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND TIMELY RETURN OF STUDENTS

 

Welcome Back

Sumter County School District is looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to school on August 10, 2022. Sumter County is anticipating the most normal return to school since the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

 

Students are legally required to attend school in some format. Homeschool or Virtual School is always an available option for parents, but students must register. Call (352) 793-2315, Ext. 50312 for registration information.

 

Technology

A digital classroom is one of many important tools to help our students be successful in today’s rapidly changing global society. Schools in Sumter County have secured the electronic infrastructure needed for digital learning. Schools will kick off the year with a variety of technology advances, including the Sumter One-to-One initiative. “Sumter wants to stay on the cutting edge of technology, career preparation and innovation to help our students meet the academic needs of our students and the future workforce that will employ them,” says Superintendent Shirley.

 

The Sumter One-to-One initiative provides student laptops or tablets for every K-12 student. All students at South Sumter Middle, South Sumter High and Wildwood Middle High will receive an individual laptop to travel with the student throughout the day and home. Through Sumter’s One-to-One initiative, students have access to academic software, on demand assessments, tutoring, multi-media communication, and coding programs. Every student has a Microsoft 365 account with full access to Microsoft Outlook, Word, Sway, PowerPoint, Excel, and the TEAMs application, which allows for collaboration and communication amongst students and teachers.   

 

Student Meals at No Charge

Student meals are available daily at all schools and will be offered at no charge to all students as all Sumter schools are now designated as Title I. Schools offering meals at no charge to all students will allow more food options, more a la cart choices, and will generate revenue to make changes to cafeterias such as upgrading equipment.  

 

 

 

 

Student Transportation

The school district provides bus transportation for children living beyond walking distance of the schools. Again this year, all students must scan their student ID card as they enter and exit the bus.  Student ID cards may be picked up by students at school orientation. Bus information such as stop location, bus number, and arrival and departure times may be obtained by attending orientation, checking the e-link on the Transportation tab of the district website, or parents may call the Transportation Department at 793-5705. It is recommended that all children ride the bus on the morning of the first day of school to assist the driver in locating bus stops. As a reminder, students attending school out of zone from their normal school will not be provided transportation. Superintendent Shirley has a recommendation for parents, “On the first day of school, young children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade should wear identification tags with first and last name, telephone number(s), home address and the correct bus number. Parents or guardians should insure some family member is waiting for them at the bus stop. It is certainly possible that buses will be late the first few days of school.”

 

Orientation Schedule

School

Date

Time

Students

 

Bushnell Elementary

 

Friday, August 5

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Last names A-H

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Last names I-Q

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Last names R-Z

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Panasoffkee Elementary

 

Monday, August 8

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Last names A-H

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Last names I-Q

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Last names R-Z

 

 

 

 

 

Webster Elementary

 

Monday, August 8

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Last names A-H

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Last names I-Q

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Last names R-Z

 

 

 

 

 

Wildwood Elementary

 

Friday, August 5

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Last names A-H

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Last names I-Q

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Last names R-Z

 

 

 

 

South Sumter Middle

Monday, August 8

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

7th and 8th Grade

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

6th Grade

 

 

 

 

South Sumter High

Thursday, August 4

9:00 am – 11:00 am

9th grade

 

 

 

 

Wildwood Middle High

Thursday, August 4

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

6th Grade

Monday, August 8

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

9th – 12th Grade

 

 

 

 

Sumter PREP Academy

Thursday, August 4

9:00 am – 10:00 am

5th – 8th Grade

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

9th – 12th Grade