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

              CDE’s Beta Club will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items . All items will be donated to a local church food bank.Please send items in to help with this worthy cause.The class that brings in the most items will earn a prize!


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CDE Choir will perform at Swan Lake on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Please come out and support our wonderful choir.



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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 due by Friday, January 5, 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





  • Make all checks made payable to Crosswell Drive Elementary School
  • Certificates for doughnuts do not expire
  • Fundraiser ends on December 13th
  • Doughnut pickup will be in CDE Multipurpose Room on or before December 18th
  • Place all monies in a sealed envelope and give exact amounts only  to your child’s teacher
  • All monies profited will go 100% towards the 5th grade Washington D.C. trip

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

There will be NO SCHOOL the week of November  20-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. CDE wants to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe,gets lots of rest, spend time with the ones you love, and students please don’t forget to READ,READ,READ!

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.



  American Education Week is November 13-17, and  it’s time for us to show our public school pride to the world so “Raise Your Hand for Education”! We  thank the  individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

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           Friday, January 19, will be a full day makeup day for staff and students for the day we missed during the recent hurricane.  The day was previously listed as an in-service/workday and is the first date listed on our calendar for an inclement weather makeup day.


  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.