Welcome to Crosswell Drive Elementary

I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Crosswell Drive community. My focus is to implement the facilitation of leadership toward positive student outcomes. My commitment to the success of our students and staff is paramount and a top priority. I pledge my expertise, knowledge, and experience to my staff, our students, our families, and our community to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to succeed here at Crosswell Drive Elementary.

Dr. Shawn Hagerty

Welcome Letter  From The Principal




                                                    INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE!


School District officials have been in close contact with local emergency management officials to monitor the weather. Currently, all weather and road conditions are favorable. While we plan to dismiss at the regular time today, all afterschool activities for students and staff members are cancelled.

Due to freezing temperatures overnight and the potential for icy road conditions, Sumter School District will open on a two-hour delay for students and staff on Thursday, January 18. Breakfast will not be served.

Schools will open two hours later than their normal start times. Students who ride a school bus should report to their bus stops two hours later than usual.

We remain mindful of the safety of our students and staff, and we will continue to monitor the weather conditions.






This Friday, January 19, 2018 will be a FULL DAY of school for staff and students due to Hurricane Irma.




Animal Ambassadors is  a fun, exciting, USDA certified animal science education company based in South Carolina.  Their mission is to bring awareness to our students  about exotic animals from around the globe.  By traveling to schools and other public and private venues throughout South Carolina and surrounding states, they  make it possible to conveniently educate with intriguing, interactive, hands-on animal presentations.  Their hope is to  inspire students to help with the preservation and conservation of our vast animal kingdom.

Animal Ambassadors is coming your way on Thursday, February 1, 2018. In order for your child to attend this FREE program, they must return their signed permission slip. Photos with a Kangaroo, Ball Python, or Bearded-Dragon  can be purchased  for $10.00 for each individual animal or $25.00 for all 3 photos. Cash or check is payable to Animal Ambassadors. Please bring exact change.


Congratulations to  kindergarten teacher, Ms. Angela Taylor, who will represent Crosswell Drive Elementary as our Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year. We are so proud of you for achieving this great honor.




The following are inclement weather makeup days for Sumter School District:

January 19 (due to Hurricane Irma)

February 19 (due to snow/ice day)

March 29 (due to snow/ice day)

These days were previously listed as in-service/workdays and are listed on our calendar for inclement weather makeup days.  State law mandates that school districts use the inclement weather days indicated on their calendars as makeup days. School districts are required to make up the first three days. If more than three days are missed, the local school board of trustees, by a majority vote, may waive no more than three days.


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               It’s time for CDE’s Science Fair! Science fair packets went home last Friday. Students in 4th& 5th grade will be REQUIRED to complete and present a science project. Projects for 3rd grade students will be optional. All Science Fair projects are now  due by Friday, January 12, 2018. Please contact your child’s teacher for more information.



CDE  Welcomes Mr.Greg Thompson as “Principal of  the Day”

5th grade Washington D.C. Trip Reminders

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  • 1st payment is due Friday, December 1, 2017 of $100.00
  • Make all checks payable to Crosswell Drive Elementary
  • Online payments can be made to Scholastica( see information packet)
  • Adult parents and other persons going on the trip also need to submit their first payment by December 1,2017

Thank you for all you do! If you have any other questions feel free to contact Mrs.Erica Wright @(803) 775-0679 or email erica.wright@sumterschools.net


It’s Crossing Guard Appreciation Week. Thank you to Mrs.Dangerfield, Mrs.Welch, and Mrs.Sessions for helping keep CDE students safe as they walk to and from school! Crossing Guard Appreciation day will be Friday, November 17, 2017.


  Second graders at CDE have become expert meteorologists. Von Gaskin from WIS News 10 dropped by for a visit with CDE. She  shared some great information about the weather and weather forecasting.

Students need to attend school daily to succeed.We need your help please make sure your child is at school everyday, on time and ready to learn.

If your child’s destination after school CHANGES,for your child’s protection, we MUST have a note written by the parent or guardian authorizing the change of destination or a phone call no later than 1:00 PM.


 Beginning on August 28, 2017, we will have name tags for your car. Please place the tag on the rearview mirror or on the passenger’s side of your car. We will call your student by their name. Please encourage your student to listen for their name to make dismissal move more smoothly.


Due to a tremendous amount of car riders this school year, the location for grades 1st-5th, please come in the car rider’s line off of Mathis Road. Cars are to use Poinsett Road and Mathis Road only. Cars are to turn in behind the Early Head Start building and drive around the “pick-up/drop-off” loop, and then turn left back onto Mathis Road. Cars are not to drive down Crosswell Drive during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. 

Bus riders and all day care riders “pick-up/drop-off”:  Due to safety, only school buses and day care vans are to use Crosswell Drive during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  You may click here to get a visual of the street directions




Crosswell  Drive will have two regular education buses which will be Bus 10 and Bus 21. Please check back for  bus routes as well as pickup and drop off times.Please direct all bus questions or concerns to  Mr. Josh Johnson at (803) 481-4480 ext. 6205.

Transportation for students with disabilities has already been coordinated and if there are any questions please contact Ramona McFadden in the Special Services Department at (803) 774-5500 ext. 200.