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






The Book Fair is coming to CDE !

When: November 9-16th
Where: CDE Media Center
Time: 7:30am-3:00pm


The MEGA PARTY has been rescheduled for  Friday, November 30,2018! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. More information will be sent home with students.

Just a reminder there will be NO SCHOOL for students and staff on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.


The Book Fair is coming to CDE!


When:   November 9th-16th

Where: CDE Media Center

Time:  7:30am-3:00pm


Benchmark Testing will begin next week. Please ensure that your child is present,on time, has had a good night’s rest, and comes ready to do their best.

Grades 3, 4 & 5:

Monday, October 29 — Reading
Wednesday, October 31 — Math
Thursday, November 1 — 4th Gr. Sci.& 5th Gr.Soc.Studies
Friday, November 2 — Make-Ups

Grades 1 & 2
**IOWA assessment for 2nd grade on November 5 & 7
Thursday, November 8 — Reading
Friday, November 9 — Math
*No make-ups will be given for grades 1 & 2.

Report Card conferences begin Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Please sign up with your child’s teacher.

Come show off your Halloween Costume   and Get Down At The Boo Bash on  Wednesday, October 31,2018.Please click the link below for more information…..


Boo Bash

Just a reminder that….

Monday,October, 22, 2018 is a Half-Day for students.Dismissal will be at 11:00am.Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Are you interested in taking courses in Food Handling,or Hotel/Motel Housekeeping or maybe you are interested in learning more about the internet. Sumter Adult Education is offering three Education courses( designed to prepare individuals for jobs at one of the hotels/motels,and food service industry right here in Sumter.For dates,times,cost, or more information contact:

Sumter County Adult Education
905 North Main St.
Sumter,SC 29150

(803) 778-6432


Out of an abundance of caution, all Sumter School District schools and offices will be CLOSED on  Thursday, October 11, 2018 due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Michael. Schools will reopen Friday, October 12 unless announced otherwise. Please stay safe! Please note, today is a full day.








The three inclement weather make-up days will now be HALF DAYS for all students. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:00am. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

                                                                                             October 22- Early Dismissal@11:00am
                                                                                              January 18-Early Dismissal@11:00am
                                                                                             February 18-Early Dismissal@11:00am                 



Parents please come out and receive important information concerning your child’s school followed by an opportunity for you to speak with your child’s teacher.We look forward to seeing you there.

  Title I Annual Fall Open House
  October 4, 2018
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Due to school closures as a result of Hurricane Florence, students will make up school on October 22, January 18 and February 18. State law mandates that school districts make up the first three days by utilizing the inclement weather days indicated on their calendars. If more than three days are missed, the local school board of trustees, by a majority vote, may waive no more than three additional days. A decision regarding the fourth day that was missed will be announced at a later time.



CDE’s Title I Open House has been rescheduled for October 4, 2018 from 6pm-7pm.










Please click on the link below  take a minute and review the new Sumter School District policy on Student Absences and excuses………….



All Smoky Mountain Fundraiser orders and monies must be turned in to your child’s teacher by Monday, September 10, 2018.



Just a reminder …….

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

It’s that time of year again…..we need your help as we kick off our first fundraiser of the year. Thank you in advance for supporting Crosswell Drive Elementary’s students.


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CDE is committed to do…………..


The  first day of school is Monday, August 20, 2018.

We will see you there. Let’s make this year EPIC!

Crosswell Drive Elementary Bus Routes

Route 208 (Friendship) Starts at 6:50 AM
525 E Calhoun St (Friendship Apartments At Mailboxes)
Route 208 (Friendship) Starts at 2:15 PM
525 E Calhoun St ( Friendship Apartments At Mailboxes)
Route 210 Starts at 6:15 AM
N Pike W & Jan — N Pike W & Marilyn Ave — N Pike W & Porter — N Pike W & 1000 Cashew Lane (Hickory Hollow Apts.) — N. Pike W & 1004 Mineral Circle (Middle of Spring Creek Apts) — S Pike W & Russell — Poulas & Sue Rembert — Albert Dr & Anderson St — Stark St & Pinson
Route 210 Starts at 2:25 PM
Stark & Pinson — Albert & Anderson — Poulas & Sue Rembert — W Moore & Margie Ln — N Pike W & Jan — N Pike W & Marilyn — N Pike W & Porter — 1000 Cashew Lane (Hickory Hollow Apts) — 1004 Mineral Circle (Middle of Spring Creek Apts)
Route 221 Starts at 6:00 AM
530 S Pike E (Magnolia Apts) — 107 Laverne Ave — N Main St & Ruth St — N Main St & Eaton Blvd — 96 Mickens St — N Main St & Bear St — 2015 N Main St — 80 E Brewington Rd — 1460 Holiday Dr — Rebecca Cove & Oswego Hwy — Bagnal Dr & Inglewood Dr (Luv-N-Care Daycare)
Route 221 Starts at 2:15 PM
Bagnal Dr & Inglewood Dr (Luv-N-Care Daycare) — 530 S Pike E (Magnolia Apts) — 107 Laverne Ave — N Main St & Ruth St — N Main St & Eaton Blvd — 96 Mickens St — N Main St & Bear St — 2015 N Main St (El Rancho Motel) — 80 E Brewington Rd — 1460 Holiday Dr

 CDE is ready to make this year EPIC with “Energetic and Powerful Instructional Classrooms”!



The first day of school is Monday, August 20, 2018




It’s almost time for school to begin again! Here are the dates and times for parents to drop in and meet your child’s teacher. See you there!

Thursday, August 16, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm



Please click on the following link to view our school supply lists for the upcoming school year.

CDE Supply List 2018-2019 (1)


Congratulations to CDE’s Campus Teacher of the Year, Ms.Angela Taylor. She is a kindergarten teacher at CDE and has been at the school for almost thirty years. What a great accomplishment and well deserved!


   Come and join the team!



          We are so excited to offer this School-Based Health program here at CDE! Your child can now be examined, diagnosed, and treated by healthcare providers while at school via Telehealth. Your kids shouldn’t have to miss school. You shouldn’t have to miss work.  It’s simple…just sign and return the consent forms to enroll in the program. Medicaid covers visits and  private insurance coverage, copays, and deductibles may  vary.

Please click HERE for more information and enrollment forms in English and Spanish or contact our school nurse, Michelle Devine.





The incident in South Florida, and others like them, are some of the worst cases of violence in schools. It can be difficult to think about the increase of school violence and what that means for students. School safety is important to protect all students and school personnel from violence. Please take a moment to read the response from our Interim Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Hamm in light of the recent events. 

 School Safety Letter from Dr.Hamm


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.


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 three regular education buses which will be Bus 8,Bus 10 and Bus 21. 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.