Joyce Perkins | Sumter School District
Coordinator of Attendance
803.469.6900, Ext. 507
Medical Homebound Instruction
Pursuant to South Carolina’s Regulation 43-241, Medical Homebound Instruction is available for students who cannot attend school, regardless of any or all accommodations provided, due to accident, illness, or pregnancy. Medical Homebound Instruction is intended to provide academic assistance for students experiencing a medical crisis until the student is able to return to school. This service is appropriate for short term intervention and should not be viewed as a long-term replacement for regular school attendance. The goal is to help the student successfully return to school as soon as possible
Step 1: A parent/guardian may make a request for their student to receive Medical Homebound Instruction. The Medical Homebound Instruction application must be completed by a medical practitioner.
Step 2: The parent/guardian must have the student’s medical practitioner read and sign the Physician Letter.
Step 3: The student’s completed Medical Homebound Instruction application, along with the signed Physician Letter, can be email, mail, fax or delivered to Sumter School District, C/O Kathy Strickland, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150 or Kathy.Strickland@sumterschools.net. Fax number is (803) 469-4006.
Transfer In District Options
The application window closed April 28, 2023.
Open enrollment is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The purpose of this process is to increase students’ access to educational opportunities within Sumter School District. Acceptance is based on program availability and grade level/school capacity.
Out of Zone Transfer (Hardships)
An out-of-zone transfer request is available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade to address situations that occur outside of the open enrollment process to include hardships. Documentation must be provided to support the request.
Transfer Out of District Options
Out of District Request for Release
The Board of Trustees may grant requests for students to transfer out of the district. The parent/legal guardian must submit the request in writing to the superintendent who will make a recommendation to the Board. The district will assume no responsibility for tuition to the receiving district. Requests must be received two weeks before the scheduled Board of Trustees meeting.
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