Attendance Matters


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

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

Enroll Online for 2022-2023

Enrollment Information

Homebound Form

If a student has an illness that causes him/her to be absent eight or more days, the parent/guardian may make a request to apply for homebound instruction. The form must be completed by a medical practitioner. Practitioners can email, mail, fax, or deliver applications to Sumter School District, C/O Kathy Strickland, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, Sumter, SC 29150 or  Fax number is (803)  469-4006.

Homebound Parent Responsibilities Agreement

Transfer In District Options

Applications for Open Enrollment will be available April 3-28, 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.

Open Enrollment FAQ

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.

Elementary School Availability

Middle and High School Availability 

Out of Zone FAQ


Parents/guardians can appeal open enrollment or out-of-zone transfer decisions by submitting the application below.  Appeals must be submitted within 10 days of receiving the decision letter.

Open Enrollment Appeal Application Available After May 1, 2023

Out of Zone Appeal Application Available After May 1, 2023

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.

Click here to apply!