Attendance Matters each and every day


Joyce Perkins | Sumter School District
Coordinator of Attendance
803.469.6900, Ext. 507



Attendance Policy and Procedures

Sumter School District Attendance Policy

Sumter School District Tardy Policy

Sumter School District Parents Attendance Frequently Asked Questions

Sumter School District Attendance Guidelines

According to Board Policy AR JICDA-R, tardies are listed as a Category I Disorderly Conduct Offense.

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Enrollment Information

Enrollment Survey

Enrollment Survey (Spanish)

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.netFax number is (803) 469-4006.

Medical Homebound Instruction and Physician Letter

Step 4:

Once the medical homebound application is approved, the parent/guardian must read and submit the Medical Homebound Instruction – Parent Responsibilities Agreement 2024-25.

Medical Homebound Instruction – Parent Responsibilities 2024-25

Transfer In District Options

Open Enrollment Ended 30, 2024

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.

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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